Court Administration

stairs imageThe Court Administrator is appointed by the Court en banc.  In Jackson County, the Court Administrator performs the administrative functions of the Court, the circuit clerk functions and the sheriff functions regarding civil process. 

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The Court Administrator appoints and/or supervises the following individuals: 

  • Legal Counsel
  • Deputy Court Administrator/Jury Supervisor
  • Deputy Court Administrator/Family Court
  • Juvenile Officer
  • Director, Division Support & Training
  • Public Information Officer
  • Director, Civil Process
  • Director, Civil Records
  • Director, Criminal Records
  • Director, Probate Records
  • Director, Court Services
  • Director, Human Resources
  • Director, Fiscal Office
  • Director, Court Information Technology
  • Management Analyst
  • Budget and Fiscal Operations Officer (Circuit)
  • Budget and Fiscal Operations Officer (Family Court)
  • Director, Assessment and Development Services (Family Court)
  • Director, Field Services (Family Court)
  • Director, Residential Services (Family Court)
  • Director, Family Court Resource Services (Family Court)
  • Director, Support Services (Family Court)
  • Director, Office of the Guardian ad litem ( Family Court)


If you have an issue or a concern that you would like to express to the Court, please contact:

Beverly A. Newman
Court Administrator
Jackson County Circuit Court
415 E. 12th Street, Suite 303
Kansas City, MO 64106


Jalilah Otto, Presiding Judge
Division 15
Jackson County Circuit Court
415 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106