Attorneys and Self Representation

Attorneys (lawyers) represent juveniles, children, parents, custodians, and agencies. The information below is provided to you to provide assistance to your client representation. 

Missouri Courts Electronic Filing Information

Sixteenth Circuit Electronic Filing Information

Guardian ad Litem Lists and Standards

Self Representation

A party may choose to participate in the judicial process without legal representation and represent herself/himself in court.  This is called pro se.  Although it is strongly recommended that a party be represented by legal counsel, self-represented parties have a right to access the judicial system without legal representation.

Practicing Before the Family Court Division


Training Videos for Appointed Attorneys


Juvenile Law CLE Presentations



Parent’s Report to Court 

Practice Tips for Interacting with Counsel for Other Parties