We will NOT be able to accept payments or process passport applications after 3:00 p.m. on the LAST working day of the month. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Anyone coming in for passports, we ask that you try to come in by 4:15 p.m. as our offices do close at 4:30 p.m and it does take a little bit of time to go through and process the passport applications. We appreciate your cooperation.
The Circuit Clerk's Office will be closed from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. on the third Friday of every month for staff meetings. Upcoming meetings will be held on:
July 18, 2014
August 15, 2014
September 19, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014
We would like to thank the following employees for their years of dedicated service as well as congratulate
them on their recent, current, or upcoming anniversaries with us:
Stacey Naile - 8 years
Mary Hubbert - 33 years
Phyllis Bruch - 12 years
Debbie Robertson - 7 years
Bridgett Riley - 1 year
Marking 1 Year
June 3, 2014 marked a milestone in the Scott County Circuit Courts as we celebrated our 1 year eFiling anniversary. The 33rd Judicial Circuit, consisting of Scott and Mississippi Counties, was only the 9th circuit court to go on eFiling. Still in its infancy, eFiling required innovation and trailblazing, as much was yet to be discovered about its concept and processes. As I look back on the last year and a half, the preparation seemed overwhelming, the kick off exciting, and what followed has been no less than a roller coaster ride. I recall nervous clerks as filings started hitting our queue and how we learned so much in just that hectic first week. The eFiling conversion didn't affect just clerks though. It was an adjustment for the judges of Scott County too, who suddenly found themselves calling cases without files to view. Instead they had only computer monitors, and two at that, with which to view pleadings and case history. As we all learned to toggle between the higher quantity of programs and screens, our automation quickly proved beneficial. Our office had, for a long time, suffered a heavy case processing backlog. The summer of 2013 we rolled up our sleeves and hit that backlog hard! Many clerks came in with me as early as 6:00 A.M., some choosing to work late instead, flexing their work hours to be more productive. That summer we overcame the plaguing backlog and by the fall of 2013, we were able to process current business in a timeliness that had, for a long time, been lacking. Yet it didn't stop there. Clerks continued to become more comfortable with their processing while the management staff continued to implement streamlined processes whenever and wherever possible. This story could not be told though, without giving credit to still another group highly effected by our case management conversion, the attorneys and their staff. eFiling greatly altered their way of doing business too. Without the cooperation and commitment of our court users, for which we are deeply grateful, our conversion would not have been successful.
Today, 12 months after kick off, we are able to completely process a heavy law day docket within a couple days at most. We are reaching goals that were simply dreams as little as 13 months ago. One can't help but have a swell of pride when considering the amazing improvements made so far. One can't help but get excited about those yet to come. I humbly applaud the efforts of all, most especially my court clerk staff, in making eFiling a success and offer my sincerest congratulations for a job well done!
~Christy M. Hency, Scott County Circuit Clerk
There are no current vacancies in the Circuit Clerk's Office.
Resumes received, are held on file for 12 months.
Please submit to: Christy M. Hency, Scott County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 587, Benton, MO 63736
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