On Friday afternoon, June 5, 2015, judges of the Second Judicial Circuit including Presiding Circuit Judge Russell Steele, Adair County Associate Circuit Judge Kristie Swaim, Knox County Associate Circuit Judge Tom Redington and Lewis County Associate Circuit Judge Fred Westhoff convened for a “Court en Banc” meeting to deal with business concerning the circuit.
During the meeting the judges discussed bringing all three counties, Adair, Knox and Lewis, online with electronic filing by October of 2015, paying for some of the needed E-filing technology improvements for all three counties with their Law Library Funds and various court “rules” governing the way they are allowed to preside over their courtrooms.
Several Adair County officials and others attended the meeting, which was also covered by three local news organizations including The Edina Sentinel, the Kirksville Daily Express and KTVO Channel 3 News.
A recorded video of the meeting, in it’s entirety, along with an impromptu press conference video with Judge Steele following the meeting can be found below.
Second Judicial Circuit Court en Banc Meeting on June 5, 2015, in the Knox County Courthouse Courtroom
Impromptu Press Conference with Judge Russell Steele conducted by Danielle Brown of the Kirksville Daily Express, Eddie Kadhim of KTVO Channel 3 News and Echo Menges of The Edina Sentinel/nemonews.net.