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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Juror Appreciation Week 2018 begins Sunday

Judges, lawyers and court clerks thank the 75,181 Missourians who reported for jury duty in state courts in 2017 as part of Missouri’s Juror Appreciation Week held April 29 through May 5, 2018. During the week, court staff and legal professionals will emphasize to jurors how important their contributions are to our courts, communities and

Students recognized for citizenship, legal knowledge

The Missouri Bar’s tradition of celebrating citizenship and legal education continued Monday as students from across the state gathered in Jefferson City for the 2018 Outstanding Citizenship and Law Day Awards. During the luncheon portion of the event, Missouri Bar Executive Director Sebrina Barrett and 2017-18 Missouri Bar President Morry Cole congratulated the recipients, as

Free materials help Missourians create advance directives

The Missouri Bar provides free form to assist Missourians for National Healthcare Decisions Week April 16-22 Few people enjoy thinking about end-of-life decisions, but many advocates say doing so can help take stress off loved ones later. Missourians can easily set up their own durable power of attorney for health care thanks to free materials

Revised handbook serves as journalist guide to the law and courts

In today’s fast-paced world, reporters are responsible for covering crimes, changing laws, Supreme Court hand downs and other legal decisions faster than ever. To assist journalists and help them even better cover the court system and law-related matters, The Missouri Press-Bar Commission has updated its popular resource – The News Reporter’s Handbook on Law and

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