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Division VI: Judge Karen L. Krauser

COVID-19 Warning

Please read Presiding Judge’s Order the Circuit7 Website,

All parties, staff, Deputy and judge will be required to wear masks/face coverings. Masks should cover both nose and mouth. Failure to cover both could result in removal from the courthouse.

If you cannot attend your court date

  • If you are unable to appear due to illness, quarantining, or other legitimate reason, please contact the court at least 24 hours prior to your court date. You may be given permission to appear via WebEx (Video Conferencing or phone). Please contact the Court Clerk for more information at 816-407-3960 or email for a link to
  • CRIMINAL CASES - Failing to appear your court date could result in the issuance of an arrest warrant in criminal cases.
  • CIVIL CASES - Plaintiffs failing to appear at their court date could result in the case being dismissed. Defendants failing to appear at their court date could result in a default judgment being entered.


  • Link for Virtual Court on WebEx

    Meeting link:
    Meeting number: 968 314 856

    More ways to join:

    Join by video system
    Dial and enter your host PIN 0539.
    You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

    Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
    Access code: 968 314 856
    Host PIN: 0539

  • You can look to for updates to virtual court or court closures.
  • Only parties are allowed to address the court unless specifically requested by a party or court.
  • Please mute your phone or computer until your case is called.
  • Please dress appropriately as if you are coming to court.
  • Please find a quiet place to conduct the videoconferencing.
  • You are ordered not to record the proceeding. Supreme Court Rules prohibit any recording of the proceeding except by official court reporters.


Mondays       09:00 AM - DOR
09:30 AM - DOR Trials
02:00 PM - Arraignments (Criminal Court)
02:30 PM - Municipal Dockets Appeals/Change of Judge (1 Monday a month)
      Smithville Docket (2 Mondays a month)
      Criminal Docket calls, Hearings/Trials

Tuesday        09:00 AM - Criminal Docket with Private Attorneys
10:00 AM - Bond Hearings
11:00 AM - Arraignments
01:30 PM - Criminal Docket with Public Defenders

Wednesday   09:00 AM - Traffic
11:00 AM - Arraignments (Criminal Court)
01:30 PM - Preliminary Hearings/Trials on any type of case

Thursday      09:00 AM - Civil Docket
10:00 AM - Motion Hearings
11:00 AM - Arraginments
01:30 PM - Preliminary Hearings and Trials

Fridays          09:00 AM - Preliminary Hearings and Trials
02:00 PM - Preliminary Hearings and Trials


Failing to appear your court date could result in the issuance of an arrest warrant. If an emergency has occurred, you may contact the clerk at 816-407-3960 prior to the court hearing. A videoconference may be scheduled instead of personal appearance.

If you have failed to appear in court and have a FTA warrant, you may be able to appear at a time arranged with the Court to recall the warrant. Please call the Court Clerk at 816-407-3960 to schedule the date and time. Please have your case number ready. Do not come to court at unscheduled times expecting to have your warrant recalled. A prosecutor must be present for the judge to call your case.


    You can track your case and receive email/text reminders of your court date. Directions for "Track This Case"
    1. Go to Missouri at
    2. Enter case number or litigant name
    3. Click “Track This Case” for desired cases
    4. Provide your email address and mobile phone number (optional)
    5. Enter special characters in verification box
    6. Click “Track This Case”.

Updated 8/23/21.

Judge Karen L. Krauser
Division VI - Associates Cases
Judicial Assistant: Lacie R. Wilson
Tel: 816-407-3960