Duties of the Circuit Clerk
The Circuit Clerk is responsible to oversee and maintain records for all divisions of the Court for our county. These include Small Claims, Circuit & Associate Civil, Domestic, Juvenile, Probate, Traffic, Circuit & Associate Criminal. Some of the duties included are, managing caseload, preparing Court dockets, jury management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, reports with regards to financial & case management for internal audits, as well as reporting information required by the Court Operating Time Standards, Department of Revenue and the Missouri Highway Patrol, prepare a yearly budget, maintain a master Court calendar for all Wright County hearings, provide clerical assistance to the Judges holding Court, sound recording and maintaining the official court records. Though it is impossible to list all the duties, a very important part of this job is public service. The Circuit Clerk’s office acts as a liaison to the public with regards to judicial matters.
Meet Lori Jones
Lori Jones began her term as Circuit Clerk January 1, 2019. She started working as a Deputy Clerk for the Circuit Clerk’s Office in December 1999 then was elected to the position of Circuit Clerk in November 2018. She was born and raised in Wright County. Lori takes great pride in her community and is committed to the Office of the Circuit Clerk. With the help of great staff, the office operates with integrity and efficiency.
Pro Se Dissolution
For Pro Se Dissolution information, please contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office.
Ex Parte Order of Protection
During normal business hours of 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday- Friday, please appear in person at the Circuit Clerk’s Office to complete these forms. After hours you will need to go to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
Juror Information line for prospective jurors
If you received a Summons to Appear for Jury duty, please call this number to check the status of the trial prior to reporting for jury service.
- Press Release for Jurors
Rendering legal advice is not authorized for any court clerk or court staff member.