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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Justice Matters: Missouri’s treatment court divisions provide gift of renewed life

The most recent “Justice Matters” column by Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell takes a look at Missouri’s treatment court programs and how these programs bring hope to a great number of individuals and families. Russell wrote in her column, “They do so by helping addicted parents, whose children have been removed, become sober and

Free Legal Hotline Available to Ferguson Residents, Business Owners

Call 1(800)829-4128 to Reach Volunteer Lawyers Ready to Help Those Impacted by Violence, Looting and Vandalism in Ferguson Missouri citizens who have legal concerns as a result of recent turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, now have access to free legal services through The Missouri Bar, local bars and other legal service providers. “We have coordinated efforts with

New to Missouri? Find out if your living trust is legal here.

The average American will move 11.7 times in their life according to U.S. Census data. Sometimes that move can stretch to a new state. We recently received a question from a new resident of Missouri who was curious to know if a revocable living trust established in another state would be recognized under Missouri’s state

We The People showed me I could be an attorney

Photo: Students from Joplin High School compete in the 2014 We the People program held at the Missouri State Capitol on January 27, 2014. I was recently admitted to the Missouri Bar and I could not be more proud to say that I have accomplished my lifelong dream of becoming an attorney. In third grade, when

New videos help the public better understand criminal law and procedures

Thanks to a series of community education videos produced by the Mound City Bar Association, Missourians can gain a better understanding about some areas of criminal law and procedure. The Mound City Bar Association is based in St. Louis. Kendra Howard, president of the local bar, said the organization understands recent events have left the

Justice Matters: Voters retain final say over all Missouri judges

In her latest Justice Matters column, Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell outlines the importance of the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan and explains how judges remain accountable to the voters through the ballot box, regardless of how they are selected. The Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan, also known as the Missouri Plan, is a model for

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