The Missouri Supreme Court Rules must be followed in every case filed in Missouri, even when a person is self-represented (“pro se”). A link to the Supreme Court Rules and Supreme Court Operating Rules can be located at the link below, provided for your convenience.
In addition, each Circuit in Missouri requires that their own Local Rules be followed. You will find the 38th Circuit Court Local Rules at the link below. All litigants, including those representing themselves (“pro se” litigants), are also required to comply with these Local Rules. Please be aware, under the 38th Circuit Court Local Rules, there are particular forms required in certain types of cases.