Monthly Archives: February 2015

St. Louis Mini Law School Spring 2015 Focuses on Grand Juries, Municipal Courts and More

The Missouri Bar, in cooperation with Saint Louis University School of Law, is presenting the spring 2015 session of Mini Law School for the Public, a six-week program to educate the general public about legal issues that impact their everyday lives. In its seventh year in St. Louis, this spring series will tackle legal topics

The Missouri Bar is Accepting Nominations from the General Public for the Annual Pro Bono Publico Awards

Do you know a lawyer who deserves recognition for exemplary pro bono service? Nominate someone today for a 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award. In recognition of the attorneys or law firms who demonstrate exemplary service to low-income individuals who need legal assistance, and to encourage all attorneys to imitate their example, The Missouri Bar will

Contributions of Missouri’s Black Lawyers to Securing Equal Justice – Part 4

Shelley v. Kraemer Ten years after Gaines, Black lawyers in Missouri were once again responsible for the elimination of racial barriers which denied equal opportunities to Black citizens. The Supreme Court’s decision in Shelley v. Kraemer was the result of an organized effort involving hundreds of cases over a thirty-year period. As in the school

Contributions of Missouri’s Black Lawyers to Securing Equal Justice – Part 3

Missouri Ex Rel. Gaines v. Canada A St. Louis lawyer, Sidney Redmond, had an instrumental role in an important equalization case. Mr. Redmond was a 1923 graduate of Harvard College and he received a law degree from Harvard University in 1927. Redmond moved to St. Louis from Mississippi in 1929. In 1935 there were only

Contributions of Missouri’s Black Lawyers to Securing Equal Justice – Part 2

The NAACP Connection The NAACP was organized to eliminate racial discrimination in 1909. A Harvard undergraduate, Charles Garland, received a bequest from his father in 1919 of more than one million dollars which he used to establish the American Fund For Public Service in 1922. The Fund was devoted to the support of liberal causes,

Q&A with 2015 “We the People” Judges, Alumni

Danielle Atchison is a business immigration attorney at Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Overland Park, Kansas, and a member of The Missouri Bar. In addition to her areas of practice, she works to obtain legal immigration status for immigrant women and children survivors of domestic violence and other crimes through U-Visas and VAWA petitions

Contributions of Missouri’s Black Lawyers to Securing Equal Justice – Part 1

Introduction Black attorneys have been active in Missouri for more than a century. However, because the American and local bar associations originally denied membership to Black attorneys, the Mound City Bar Association was established in St. Louis in 1922. After a national organization of Black attorneys was organized in 1926, the Mound City Bar Association

Should You Appeal Your Property Taxes?

Missouri Lawyer Todd Miller explains why you might want to appeal and how the process works But for a few exceptions, the majority of homes and real properties are worth less than they were ten years ago. That is the bad news. The good news is that a soft real estate market is the perfect

Missouri Lawyers Work Together to Help Their Community Move Forward

A group of bar association leaders in the St. Louis area recently came together to discuss the ways they work to aid the public and improve their communities. In a video produced by the Mound City Bar Association, five leaders from different bar associations in St. Louis talk about some of the great programs and

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