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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Educational Exhibits Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Missouri Plan

The Missouri Bar has partnered with the Missouri Humanities Council to produce a traveling exhibit and courthouse exhibits to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Missouri Plan and to help educate Missourians about how all Missouri judges are accountable to the voters. The Missouri Plan, otherwise known as the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan, was adopted

Magna Carta Traveling Exhibit to Showcase Rare Collections at Missouri State University

A national traveling exhibit on Magna Carta will be on display from October 12-23, 2015, at the Duane G. Meyer Library on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. The exhibit, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015, was curated by the Law Library of Congress and produced by the American Bar Association commemorating the

2015 Constitution Project Set to Kick off at Missouri Capitol

Students from 16 Missouri high schools set to compete in the 2015 Constitution Project will kick off the program and take part in orientation on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. The competition, set to take place in regional and championship rounds during the fall semester, gives students a

Supreme Court’s Municipal Division Work Group to Hold First Hearing in Springfield

Public Testimony about Improving Missouri’s Municipal Courts Invited A group formed by the Supreme Court of Missouri will hold its first hearing to gain public input into improving Missouri’s municipal court divisions. The hearing will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015, at the Plaster Student Union on the

Mid-Missouri to Host Mini Law School for the Public Fall 2015 Series

If you live in Mid-Missouri and are curious about the law or are an undergraduate at the university and considering attending law school, enrolling in The Missouri Bar’s Mini Law School for the Public may be the answer for you. The Missouri Bar, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and the Missouri River Regional

Thousands of Missouri Students to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act During Constitution Day Program on Sept. 17

Constitution Day

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program and HEC-TV Live in St. Louis will partner again this year to produce an interactive, televised program at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse on Constitution Day, September 17, 2015. This year’s program is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its

Two Journalists Receive 2015 Missouri Bar Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards

Incoming Missouri Bar President Erik Bergmanis presented two journalists the 2015 Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards at the 149th Annual Missouri Press Association Convention held September 12, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Columbia, Mo. Alan Scher Zagier of the Associated Press and Bill Freivogel of St. Louis Public Radio were presented with

Estate Planning – Where do I begin?

Missouri lawyer Michael Gunn outlines six goals when it comes to estate planning When people call me because they have finished procrastinating about estate planning, they almost always apologize that it has taken them so long. I remind them that as long as they are still alive and relatively competent, they are right on time.

Mini Law School for the Public Comes to Springfield for the First Time

Springfield area residents can take advantage of a series of “mini law school” courses offered for for the first time in Springfield this fall. The more you know about the laws that affect you, the easier it is to make good decisions about your life, your family and your finances. The Missouri Bar and the Springfield

Supreme Court Municipal Division Work Group Shares Interim Report

Report identifies areas of study and cities where public hearings will be held The Supreme Court of Missouri received an interim report from the court’s Municipal Division Work Group on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The report is part of an ongoing effort to improve the municipal court division, to make sure every defendant in every municipal

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