United States Courts
Western district of Missouri
District Court Highlights Proposed Orders
All proposed orders must be e-mailed to the courtroom deputy for the presiding judge in the case in WordPerfect format.Please attach your proposed order to an e-mail and send it to the appropriate courtroom deputy. A list of courtroom deputies is available in the Administrative Procedures Manual which is available on our website.
The exception to the rule are proposed scheduling orders. They should be electronically filed and should not contain a signature line for the presiding judge. The proposed scheduling order should include the electronic signature of both the filing and opposing counsel. The non-filing party has 12 days from the filing of the proposed scheduling order to challenge their alleged agreement to the substance of the submission.
Certificate of Good Standing
The Western District of Missouri interprets “good standing” to mean that an attorney has fulfilled all requirements to be a member of the Western District bar (see Local Rule 83) and has no current disciplinary actions recorded. Additionally, the attorney must be current with all dues required by the District. Attorneys requesting a certificate, attesting to their status, are required to pay a $15.00 processing fee to the court. Certificates of good standing are available through our District CM/ECF site ecf.mowd.uscourts.gov. You will need your DISTRICT CM/ECF login and password. Have a credit card or bank account ready in order to submit the $15 fee.
Procedures for Requesting a Certificate of Good Standing
Upon entry of the event, court employees assigned to this task will receive an automatic email notification. The assigned employee will confirm the status of the attorney and prepare the certificate, which will include an electronic seal. The completed certificate is then emailed to the requesting attorney. Typically, this process can be completed within hours of submission.
Courthouse Closures: Scheduled and Non-Scheduled
Need to know if the building is closed due to bad weather, natural disasters, or other emergencies? You may contact the following for information about building closures and/or late openings: