Legal Department

The Legal Department provides legal advice on behalf of the Court Administrator to the Judges and  Commissioners of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. 

In most cases, Court employees must not provide legal advice to the public.  However, State law does allow the Court to assist with small claims and with protective orders in matters of adult abuse and child protection.

Contacts

Chief Legal Counsel
Harlene Hipsh
Phone:  (816) 881-3652
Fax:  (816) 881-3164
E-mail:  hhipsh@courts.mo.gov

Administrative Staff Assistant
Nancy Zurow
Phone:  (816) 881-3652
Fax:  (816) 881-3164
E-mail:  nzurow@courts.mo.gov

Legal Counsel, Pro Se Specialist
James Bateman
Phone:  (816) 881-3652
Fax:  (816) 881-3164
E-mail: jbateman@courts.mo.gov

Legal Counsel, Employment Specialist
Susan Ikazaki
Phone:  (816) 881-3652
Fax:  (816) 881-3164
E-mail:  sikazaki@courts.mo.gov