Monthly Archives: May 2017

St. Louis students celebrate Law Day, event coordinators recognized for civic virtue

What happens when two judges, who care deeply about young people, decide to find a way to encourage students to study hard and stay out of trouble? More than 20 years ago, that was the question Judge Iris Ferguson and Juvenile Commissioner Anne-Marie Clarke, both of St. Louis, asked themselves. They reached out to judges,

The Missouri Bar Center will close Monday in observance of Memorial Day

The Missouri Bar Center will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a national holiday held on the last Monday of May to honor those who have died to protect our country. For more information on the historical meaning of Memorial Day, read our blog post at

A colorful legal battle

by Kevin Peek I can still vividly recall the tortured expression that appeared on my Starbucks barista’s face as I ordered the chain’s Unicorn Frappuccino on the final day of its availability. At first, I didn’t fully understand why he gave me that look. However, after I was handed the pink and blue beverage following

Free legal assistance, other services continued for those affected by recent flooding

In response to recent flooding in Missouri, a series of Multi-Agency Resource Center disaster relief events will take place in impacted areas over the next two weeks. During the clinics, those affected by flooding can receive free legal and insurance assistance. All MARC events will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and those

The Missouri Bar celebrates Juror Appreciation Week

[View the story “Juror Appreciation Week 2017” on Storify]

Judges, lawyers visit Missouri classrooms to discuss the law

Roger Ball teaches civics and military history at Aurora Middle School in Aurora, Missouri. Recently, his eighth-grade class studied privacy issues that arise under the Fourth Amendment. Ball’s students took great interest in the subject and were noticing news stories that touched on the matter. To further cover the topic, Ball, a participant in The

Free Legal Hotline Available to Missourians Impacted by Floods

Call 1(800)829-4128 to Reach Volunteer Lawyers Ready to Help Those Hit by Recent and Current Floods Missouri residents and businesses impacted by recent and current devastating floods across Missouri now have access to free legal services through The Missouri Bar’s Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Hotline. The Missouri Bar activates its Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Hotline following now offering text message notifications

Many Missouri lawyers and residents use to stay in the know regarding changes and decisions in the status of a court case. Thanks to a recent update by the courts, keeping tabs on those updates can now take place via text message. In late 2016, the courts introduced a feature on called “Track

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