Monthly Archives: April 2016

Juror Appreciation Week 2016 begins Sunday

Judges, lawyers and court clerks thank the 69,098 Missourians who reported for jury duty in state courts in 2015 as part of Missouri’s Juror Appreciation Week held May 1 through May 7, 2016. During the week, court staff and legal professionals will emphasize to jurors how important their contributions are to the courts, their communities

Lawyers volunteer to help Missourians complete health care directives

Saturday, April 16, marked National Healthcare Decisions Day, a time devoted to setting up end-of-life health care wishes. In recognition, volunteer lawyers met with members of the public at dozens of free clinics across the state to help complete advance directives and power of attorney paperwork. While The Missouri Bar offers free resources to help

Planning for the end

“I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Perhaps this line from Woody Allen’s 1975 play, “Death,” rings true for you: it can be much easier to accept dying as an inevitable occurrence than something that is truly experienced. While there may be uncertainty surrounding if and how

Free materials, clinics to help Missourians create advance directives

The Missouri Bar and volunteer lawyers partner to assist Missourians for National Healthcare Decisions Day 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 two dozen free clinics throughout the state where volunteer lawyers

One of the most important questions you should ask your loved ones

One of the most important questions you should ask your loved ones “What would you want me to do if you were not able to make your wishes known?” Sally* was going out with her husband to celebrate. They had been married for 42 years, and even though she was not feeling well, they went

Mid-Missouri retirees learn about law

A police officer approaches a man suspected of burglary and asks him to come to the police station for questioning. The man speaks with officers and is sent home. He is later arrested and convicted, with his earlier questioning used as evidence. But the man moves to suppress the interview, arguing that he was not

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