motions must be in writing and must be filed with the Clerk's office. Motions
should not be in letter form and should not be addressed to a judge, but to the
Clerk. All motions must be signed and must include proof of service
upon opposing counsel or pro se party. Rules 20.04, 84.01, 84.07 and 84.11. The
original and four (4) copies are required of all post-disposition motions and
applications, suggestions, replies and any other motion more than five pages
long. All other motions require only an
original or facsimile. Special Rule
2. Unless otherwise ordered, suggestions
in opposition may be filed within five (5) business days after the date of
service. Motions are decided on the pleadings without oral argument. Rules 30.10 and 84.01(a). Rulings are mailed or
faxed to the responsible attorneys or pro se parties.
Court accepts some filings by fax at 417-895-6817. Routine motions, pleadings,
or correspondence that require only one copy and that do not exceed five
(5) pages will be accepted for filing. Special Rule 8. A paper filed by fax shall have the same
effect as an original filing. Rule 84.01(b). The original document should not
be mailed or filed with the Court, but rather should be kept for production if
requested by the Court.
on appeal, briefs, writ petitions, transcripts, legal files, motions for
rehearing, applications for transfer, and suggestions in opposition to motions
for rehearing, applications for transfer or petitions for writs shall not
be filed by fax. Special Rule 8. Fax
filings received at the Court after
will be deemed filed the next business day.