The leader of the Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice delivered his state of the judiciary speech Tuesday—online instead of in-person for the first time in history.

Chief Justice George W. Draper III spoke about how the courts have made history this year – in the way they handled their cases during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Draper says Missouri’s legal system was better prepared than those in other states to handle the pandemic’s massive disruptions.
He also emphasized the importance of drug courts across the state…with almost 24 thousand graduates out of those programs.

A growing concern says the Chief Justice—the safety of judges and court officials:- through security upgrades for buildings