Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller

Tara S. Green

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Circuit Judge Don H. Lester, Division B

Due to COVID-19, we encourage those involved in any cases to register for E-Notify, a free text/email alert system through which you’ll receive notice of changes in the case dates. 

Notice to the Public: The code of judicial conduct governing the behavior of judges forbids the judges of the 4th Judicial Circuit from discussing pending cases with the public.  Please do not call or email the Court expecting to speak with a judge about any case.  The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by actual parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case.  Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the judges.

Calendars and Instructions

  • Court Calendars
  • No ex parte dates at this time; please email the Judicial Assistant.


Judicial Chambers 4-077

At this time all felony proceedings are conducted via Zoom video conference.

Felony video conference proceedings are still formal court proceedings and, as such, attorneys and all participants are expected to wear appropriate courtroom attire.

Waiver of appearance is encouraged for all out-of-custody defendants.  If an out-of-custody defendant’s appearance is necessary or if the defendant wishes to appear, the defense attorney shall arrange the defendant’s appearance via Zoom video conference.

No notices to appear will be issued to the defendants.  Attorneys and pro se parties will be notified by email and Zoom invitation.

Division B Court Date Changes

Due to the number of cases involved, changes to court calendars will only be allowed upon good cause shown.  Please register now for E-Notify alerts to receive free updates by text or email.

*Reminder: Hearing requests should be scheduled via email request to