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Mini Law School Fall 2015 St. Louis Series Open for Registration

Class action lawsuits, the death penalty, surveillance and the public’s right to know on tap for fall series Starting next month, The Missouri Bar is once again offering a Mini Law School program in St. Louis that is open to the public. The Mini Law School for the Public, now in its seventh year, is

Young Lawyers’ Section receives national award for Civics to Inmates program

The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division presented a first place Award of Achievement to The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section for its public service Civics to Inmates program during the YLD Assembly at the ABA Annual Meeting held in Chicago on August 1, 2015. The Civics to Inmates program provides civics education taught by

Mini Law School: How to Have Your Voice Heard in Your Community

How to Apply to Boards and Commissions, Running for Municipal Office and Board Service 101 “We would love to see all of you run for something,” said Kathy Hart, Webster Groves City Council member, one of three women heading this week’s forum on holding public office. Hart, Genevieve Frank, administrator for the St. Louis County

Missouri Bar President Comments on Vetoed Legislation That Would Have Created New Court Costs to Fund Capital Projects

Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton yesterday received a letter from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon,in which the governor thanked the bar for its opposition to legislation which would have authorized new court fees to fund a number of local capital projects. Last month, Gov. Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 67 and House Bill 799, writing in his

Mini Law School: Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on the Law

Do you prefer lighter skinned people over dark? Kimberly Jade Norwood breaks down race and perception. Attendees take a test with results that might surprise them. This lecture not only looks at black and white in America, but skin color preference and perception in other countries and cultures. Norwood is a law professor at Washington

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