Communications Counsel

Members of the media:

As the Supreme Court of Missouri's communications counsel, one of my duties is serving as media liaison for the Missouri Judicial branch. An important part of my job is to answer your questions, for example, about the Judiciary, legal procedure or the meaning of legalese. I am an attorney, but because I work for the Judiciary, I cannot offer opinion, interpretations or legal advice. Usually, however, I can provide background information and a contact with the appropriate person to facilitate your story.

I also maintain an electronic mail group that receives notices of cases scheduled for argument and opinions the Court issues. I also send messages occasionally about other topics about which I think you might be interested. If you would like to be included in the e-mail group, please let me know. (The dates for Supreme Court hand downs and oral arguments are posted on this website, as are the full texts and summaries of the Court's decisions.)

If you have ideas to improve the Court's communication with you, or ease your task in some way, please let me know.

Feel free to contact me for any assistance I might offer.

Very truly yours,

Beth S. Riggert
Communications Counsel

P.O. Box 150
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-3676