Heading to court is a phrase we're all familiar with, but what if the court came to you?
The Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals convened at Hannibal-LaGrange University Tuesday afternoon. For more than 30 years, the court has held some of its sessions on the road, in part as a way to help educate the public.
One of the court's judges says many people aren't even aware of their existence.
"You may be aware of the trial court, which is in a county courthouse, in every county in the state," Judge Robert Clayton said. "The Court of Appeals is in a courthouse in St. Louis. If you lose at the trial level, you're going to appeal to us. Most people don't even know we exist."
Following the sessions, the court opened up to a question and answer session from students and the public.
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