Monthly Archives: April 2015

What is Law Day?

Law Day, May 1, is a national day set aside annually to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Law Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in our democratic republic and the importance of jury

Outstanding Citizens and Law Day Award Winners Celebrated at The Missouri Bar

2015 Outstanding Citizenship and Law Day Awards

The Missouri Bar, along with the Missouri National Education Association (NEA) and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), honored 24 students at the 2015 Outstanding Citizens and Law Day Awards Luncheon held Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Missouri Bar Center in Jefferson City. Reuben Shelton, president of The Missouri Bar, welcomed more than

Juror Appreciation Week 2015 Begins Monday

April 27 – May 1 Event Thanks 70,000 Missourians Contribution to the Courts Judges, lawyers and court clerks thank the 70,299 Missourians who reported for jury duty in state courts in 2014 as part of Missouri’s Juror Appreciation Week to be held this year from Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, 2015. During the

Supreme Court of Missouri’s Civic Education Committee Seeks Competitors for 2015 ‘Constitution Project’

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Committee on Civic Education is seeking applicants for the Constitution Project, a statewide competition for high school students that will be held during the fall 2015 semester and will culminate with championship rounds in Jefferson City. Individual award winners will receive $1,000 scholarships from sponsoring organizations. Statewide cosponsors of the

The Missouri Bar is Accepting Nominations for the 2015 Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards


In recognition of the vital role played by the state’s news media in improving public understanding of legal issues, The Missouri Bar is now accepting nominations for its annual Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards. We encourage members of the media to take this opportunity to shine a light on their efforts to improve public understanding

Six Answers to Help You Complete Your Free Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Form

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, 2015, and Missouri lawyers are volunteering their time to provide information, clarification and assistance to Missouri citizens in executing a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and a Health Care Directive, using The Missouri Bar’s free form.  Included with The Missouri Bar form are frequently asked questions

Free Materials, Clinics to Help Missourians Create Advance Directives

The Missouri Bar and Volunteer Lawyers Partner to Assist Missourians for National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 Missourians can easily set up their own durable power of attorney for health care thanks to free materials provided by The Missouri Bar or by attending one of more than two dozen free clinics throughout the state where

Supreme Court of Missouri Seeks Public Suggestions for Improving Municipal Courts

The Supreme Court of Missouri is urging Missourians to share their ideas on how to improve the experiences citizens have in Missouri’s municipal courts. The court said it is reviewing its rules governing certain aspects of municipal court divisions in response to recent events that have raised issues about practices and procedures in municipal courts in Missouri. Members

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