Bond U.S. Court House Tours

Bond U.S. Courthouse
Christopher S. Bond U.S. Court House in Jefferson City, Mo.

Over the past 15 years, the Western District of Missouri Courts in Kansas City has had the privilege of conducting educational tours for individuals throughout Missouri and Kansas.

With the new addition of the Christopher S. Bond U.S. Court House in the Central Division, the court is pleased to announce the same outreach opportunity in Jefferson City.

Groups that might be interested in this opportunity may range from students starting in the fourth grade through college, Boy and Girl Scouts, senior citizen groups, civic organizations, law firms and special summer camps, to name a few.

The tours are designed to help people better understand how cases get to federal court and to also learn about the different agencies that participate in the judicial process. The speakers gear their presentations to accommodate the particular age group. With each speaker, time is allowed for a question and answer period. Groups of all sizes are welcome.

Tours at the Bond Courthouse
Tony Centobie, IT professional, demonstrates courtroom technology for tour participants.

The tours may include presentations from:

  • Clerk’s Office of the U.S. District Court
  • Investigative Agencies (ATF, FBI, DEA, ICE or Secret Service)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services
  • Federal Public Defender
  • U.S. Marshal’s Office
  • And a visit with a judge in his/her courtroom

A visual walk-through of the courthouse will also be conducted.

There is no charge for these tours, but they do require approximately one month’s advance notice and are usually held on Tuesday or Thursday. Typically these tours begin at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. Participants should arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of the requested start time. Cellphones are not permitted inside the courthouse.

We are certain you will find these tours both educational and enlightening. To learn more about the Bond Court House, visit the court’s website at For further information or to schedule a tour, please contact Cheryl LaBrecque at 573-659-7036 or by email:

To learn more about tour opportunities at the Whittaker Courthouse in Kansas City, visit the court’s website at

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