Court of Appeals to Convene at Truman

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at Truman at 9:30 a.m. March 24 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

A three-judge panel consisting of Judge Karen King Mitchell, Judge Anthony Rex Gabbert and Chief Justice Mary Rhodes Russell will hear oral arguments in three cases. Judge Joseph Ellis will also be present for one of the hearings.

The cases are appeals from previously held trials in area circuit courts. The judges will hear attorneys argue whether the trials had errors, which should cause them to be retried, or the trial court’s judgment reversed. The judges will read written arguments before the court session and may interrupt the attorneys’ arguments with questions.

This will be the ninth session of the Western District at Truman and the 22th time that the court has convened in Kirksville. It convenes regularly in Kansas City. Its jurisdiction is appeals from trial courts in 45 counties, including all of northwest Missouri and most of central Missouri.