Monthly Archives: January 2017

Revised Criminal Code narrows cases where students could be charged for schoolyard fights

The Missouri Revised Criminal Code, drafted by The Missouri Bar, took effect Jan. 1, 2017. Its implementation ushered in the first major updates to the Criminal Code in 35 years, and the changes were backed by a range of organizations. Senate Bill 491 directing the changes was originally passed with overwhelming support in the House

Missouri chief justice delivers State of the Judiciary Address

Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel

Supreme Court of Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge told Missouri’s lawmakers and statewide elected officials Tuesday that Missouri citizens can be proud of their courts. That message came as part of her 2017 State of the Judiciary Address which took place during a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly at the State Capitol in

You work. Let EITC work for you!

by Lisa Garza, director, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Legal Aid of Western Missouri For the last 40 years, Earned Income Tax Credit has made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra money waiting for you; if you qualify and claim the credit, it could be as much as $6,242 from the IRS.

Chief Justice Breckenridge set to deliver 2017 State of the Judiciary

Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address the morning of Jan. 24. The speech will take place during a joint session of the General Assembly in the chamber of the Missouri House of Representatives in the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City. The current General Assembly includes 23 Missouri

Missouri Bar Center will close in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Missouri Bar Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday in January to honor the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of the civil rights movement. King

JCBA kicks off Law 101 in Kansas City area

Wednesday, Jan. 11, marks the start of the Jackson County Bar Association’s annual Law 101 programming. On the second Wednesday of each month in 2017, members of JCBA will host a law-related lecture that is free and open to the public. This year’s scheduled topics include family law, business law, municipal law, employment law, probate

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