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Associate Division 25 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Associate Division 25?
Where is Division 25 located?
Why is there a different Judge each week?
What happens if I ask for a Change of Judge?
What happens when a jury trial is requested?
What about Application for Trial De Novo?
Who do I call if I have questions about my Division 25 case?

What is Associate Division 25?

Associate Division 25 is part of the "Judicial Partnership Program" which partners the 31st Judicial Circuit with the 8th, 15th and 44th Circuits. Those Circuits are supplying additional judicial staff to the 31st Circuit. This is in response to a study that indicated Greene County needed six additional judicial staff to manage the current workload. Associate Civil, Small Claims and Landlord cases are the only cases heard in Division 25.

Where is Division 25 located?

The courtroom is now located on the 1st floor of the Judicial Courts Facility at 1010 Boonville, Springfield, MO.

Why is there a different Judge each week?

Division 25 is staff with judges from the "Judicial Partnership Program". These judges work one week at a time on a rotating schedule. When a case is filed in Div. 25, it is not assigned a judge immediately, but will be scheduled for appearance before a specific judge.

What happens if I ask for a Change of Judge?

Applications for Change of Judge filed in Division 25 will be granted. The case will remain in Division 25 but will be heard by a different visiting Judge.

What happens when a jury trial is requested?

When a request for jury trial is filed, the case will be assigned to a judge in Division 25 who will try the case.

What about Application for Trial De Novo?

When a Trial De Novo is filed, it will remain in Division 25. It will then be scheduled to be heard in front of a different visiting Judge other than who originally heard the case.

Who do I call if I have questions about my Division 25 case?

The Judges and employees of Division 25 are only here on a part-time basis and therefore cannot be reached by phone. Please call the Civil Division in the Circuit Clerk's office at (417)868-4074. Do not contact the Judge directly.