Division No. 3 Website

The Douglas County District Court Division 3's new website is live. The website includes a Hearings page which posts the hearings for being held in Division 3 that day as well as the next four business days.  In other words, the next business week.  

The Hearings page will update periodically with the goal of updating as frequently throughout the day as is reasonable.
Additionally, the site also includes a self-help section with frequently used forms. This section will be updated with additional fillable forms as they become available. 
Please take a minute to check out the new site and if you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Vernon Anderson at
Here’s the link, so you can bookmark it now:

Mary Shultz
New Community Service Work Coordinator - Tom Creel

Tom Creel is the newly hired Community Service Work Coordinator for Douglas County.

Tom has a B.S. in Political Science and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Missouri. Tom has spent the majority of his career with the Missouri Department of Corrections where he worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor and most recently an Adult Education Teacher.
Office hours for the Community Service Work program will be slightly reduced for the month of September with appointment hours of Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am  - 5 pm. This reduction in hours will allow Tom time to get out in the community and visit the great non-profits and government agencies the County partners with to find placements for community service workers.

Margo Moore will continue as part time support staff. Margo is capable of meeting with clients and will provide additional assistance during the transition.
The CSW generic email,, is maintained by multiple people and will remain operational. This is the most appropriate channel of communication, but if there are any urgent issues, please “CC” Heather Krase-Minnick at

Mary Shultz
New Public Hours

New public hours at the Law Library are 10AM to 1PM, Monday through Thursday.  The Library will be closed to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mary Shultz
New Library Manager

Mary Shultz began June 1, 2017, as the Manager for the Library.  Her hours are 9AM to 1PM, Monday through Friday.  Mary has over 43 years of experience in the legal field as office manager and legal assistant for Collister & Kampschroeder.

Mary Shultz