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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Samaritan Center honored during Missouri Bar Annual Meeting

Each year, The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section recognizes community organizations or law firms that actively encourage its employees or members to provide pro bono services. This year, during The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon, Sept. 21 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, 2015-16 YLS Council Chair Brandon Corl

Missouri Judicial Performance Review findings available to the public at www.YourMissouriJudges.org

Missouri Judicial Performance Review findings available to the public at www.YourMissouriJudges.org Citizens urged to learn more about their judges before they vote Nov. 8 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee today provided Missouri voters with their performance findings for 49 nonpartisan judges who will be up for retention in the Nov.

Ellen H. Flottman and Jennifer M. Joyce honored at Missouri Bar Annual Meeting

The Missouri State Public Defender Commission and the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys each recently honored distinguished members of the profession during The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon, Sept. 21, at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. The Missouri State Public Defender Commission recognized Ellen H. Flottman, district defender in

Newly elected Missouri Bar President Dana Tippin Cutler outlines goals to better serve members and the public

Kansas City lawyer Dana Tippin Cutler, a partner in her family’s firm of James W. Tippin & Associates, was sworn in Thursday as the 2016-17 president of The Missouri Bar. Cutler, the first African American woman to hold the position, took her oath of office as president before more than 800 lawyers and judges at

Constitution Day event highlights Miranda rights

On Friday, September 16, 2016, thousands across the state and country tuned into a special Constitution Day program to learn more about Miranda v. Arizona and its impact on criminal justice. Forced confessions have long been frowned upon in both English and American jurisprudence, but the 1966 Miranda case institutionalized the illegality of such confessions and

Missouri Bar honors two with civic education awards

During The Missouri Bar Constitution Day Program, Sept. 16, 2016, in St. Louis, The Missouri Bar awarded two citizens for their continued contributions to civic and citizenship education in the state. Tim Gore of HEC-TV in St. Louis received the Warren H. Solomon Civic Virtue Award for his exemplary service to civic education. Gore has

Memorial sculpture at Civil Courts Building to commemorate legal effort to free slaves

From the time of the Louisiana Purchase until the Emancipation Proclamation 57 years later, approximately 400 slaves filed suits in Missouri courts to demand their freedom, assisted by lawyers working without pay. Of course, it was a great challenge for a slave to get to court, but once there, they had a legal precedent on

Missouri Bar Center closed in observance of Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, The Missouri Bar will be closed Monday, Sept. 5. The Missouri Bar Center will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6. Need help right now? Many of The Missouri Bar’s lawyer resources are available online at MoBar.org or by logging in to the Members Only section of the website using

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