Speakers Bureau

The judges of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Jackson County enjoy the opportunity to increase the public's understanding of the judicial system.  They welcome invitations to speak to community groups and at school functions.

The 16th Judicial Circuit Court is part of Missouri's state court system.  Judges hear and decide cases on issues involving state law, as well as, appeals from municipal courts located in Jackson County.  The judges preside over civil, criminal, probate, juvenile, family and small claims matters.

The judges would be glad to tailor their remarks to the interests of your group.  However, the judges are bound by the Judicial Canon of Ethics and must refrain from discussing a specific case pending before the Court or from providing legal advice.

To request a speaker, contact Public Information Officer Valerie Hartman at  816-881-3552 or by e-mail at valerie.hartman@courts.mo.gov.