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Missouri citizens may nominate lawyers for The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Award

Do you know a lawyer who deserves recognition for exemplary pro bono service? Nominate someone today for a 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award. The Missouri Bar strives to recognize lawyers who provide assistance to Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens. Consequently, the state bar is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award, which recognizes

Mini Law School: Missouri Sunshine Law and Access to the Courts under the First Amendment

Each year, The Missouri Bar collaborates with law schools and legal professionals from across the state to deliver Mini Law School for the Public courses. During these sessions, attendees can hear in-depth discussions about various law-related topics. This Public Podcast Series is an opportunity to hear recordings from the 2015 sessions. Missouri’s Sunshine Law mirrors

2016 Mini Law School in St. Louis begins March 23

Each year, The Missouri Bar hosts a Mini Law School for the Public in cooperation with Saint Louis University School of Law featuring lectures on current legal topics from law professors and Missouri judges and lawyers. The 2016 St. Louis courses begin March 23, and the line-up includes discussions on everything from wrongful convictions and

How Lloyd Gaines helped future generations attend law school

In 1935, Lloyd Gaines graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Wanting to become a lawyer, he applied to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Although Gaines was qualified to go to law school, the University of Missouri would not allow him to attend because he was African-American. Since there were no law schools

Missouri Bar joins national effort to address “justice gap”

The Missouri Bar has agreed to participate in a nationwide effort designed to help close the gap between low-income individuals with legal needs and the level of assistance available to them. During a meeting in November 2015, the Missouri Bar Board of Governors approved participation in an initiative of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono

Mini Law School: Class Action Lawsuits

Each year, The Missouri Bar collaborates with law schools and legal professionals from across the state to deliver Mini Law School for the Public courses. During these sessions, attendees can hear in-depth discussions about various law-related topics. This Public Podcast Series is an opportunity to hear recordings from the 2015 sessions. Jerome “Jerry” Schlichter says

Digital dating: Legal matters to consider before swiping right

The rules of the game have changed. Dating apps, such as Tinder, Bumble, Grindr and Hinge, allow people to make more connections in a series of “swipes,” than they might have over years in the office, classroom or in the club. Still, there are several things to consider from a legal perspective before joining the

Mini Law School: Law of Surveillance, Stingray Technology

Each year, The Missouri Bar collaborates with law schools and legal professionals from across the state to deliver Mini Law School for the Public courses. During these sessions, attendees can hear in-depth discussions about various law-related topics. This Public Podcast Series is an opportunity to hear recordings from the 2015 sessions. On Sept. 30, 2015,

Elementary students invited to participate in Law Day art contest

2016 Law Day Art Contest

In recognition of Law Day, May 1, 2016, The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section is sponsoring an art contest for Missouri elementary school students. This year’s theme celebrates the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The contest has two divisions: Kindergarten-Grade 2 and Grades 3-5. All mediums of art will be accepted, including pencil

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