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Juror Appreciation Week 2017 begins Sunday

Judges, lawyers and court clerks thank the 84,207 Missourians who reported for jury duty in state courts in 2016 as part of Missouri’s Juror Appreciation Week held April 30 through May 6, 2017. During the week, court staff and legal professionals will emphasize to jurors how important their contributions are to our courts, communities and

Missouri Bar President comments on appointment of Hon. W. Brent Powell to the Supreme Court of Missouri

“The people of Missouri deserve skilled, fair and impartial judges, and the appointment of Hon. W. Brent Powell shows that Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan continues to work for the people of Missouri by providing high-quality judges in the least political way while giving voters the final say through a retention vote. The Appellate Judicial Commission

Missouri Bar teams with education groups to honor students for citizenship, Law Day entries

Each year, The Missouri Bar partners with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) and the Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS) of The Missouri Bar to award students for outstanding citizenship, as well as essays and artwork that celebrate Law Day. The 2017 awards ceremony took place Monday, April

Free legal hotline available to tornado and storm survivors

Missouri residents impacted by recent devastating tornadoes and storms in the Western Missouri communities of Oak Grove, Buckner-Tarsney, Lee’s Summit and Odessa now have access to free legal services through The Missouri Bar’s Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Hotline and through local resource center events Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Oak Grove and Smithville. “Volunteer lawyers

Missouri lawyers offer free legal assistance to those affected by Perry County tornado

Citizens impacted by this week’s severe storms can receive legal and insurance assistance Saturday during a Multi-Agency Resource Center disaster relief event at Perry Park Center in Perryville. A devastating tornado caused one fatality and damaged more than 100 homes Tuesday in Perry County. During the event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to

Commission announces nominees to fill Teitelman vacancy on Supreme Court of Missouri

Lisa White Hardwick, Benjamin A. Lipman and W. Brent Powell

Patricia Breckenridge, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri and chair of the Appellate Judicial Commission, announced yesterday that a commission has submitted to Governor Eric Greitens its panel of nominees to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Missouri. This vacancy exists due to the November 2016 death of Judge Richard B.

Popular Mini Law School for the Public returns to St. Louis for its ninth year

Want to learn more about the First Amendment? How about the reaches of intellectual property or Second Amendment rights? Starting Wednesday, March 22, The Missouri Bar will host lectures at the St. Louis County Government Campus in Clayton that will discuss these topics and more. This six-week Mini Law School for the Public will offer

Supreme Court of Missouri holds public forums on racial and ethnic fairness

Thursday marked the first in a series of four public hearing sessions sponsored by The Supreme Court of Missouri Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness. The event was open to the public to collect feedback on the commission’s suggestions for improving equality within the judicial system. The commission was created by order of the Supreme

Dana Tippin Cutler recognized for continued public service

Missouri Bar President Dana Tippin Cutler received one of two Governor Mel Carnahan Awards for Public Service Feb. 9. The honor, presented during an awards reception hosted by the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, was established to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions through their public service, both paid

The Snapchat Trap

You can’t set a timer for the app’s arbitration clause (but you can opt out of it!) by Kevin Peek Self-destructing images and videos, once thought to only be found in the “Mission: Impossible” universe, can easily be created and dispersed by individuals through the popular social networking app Snapchat. Owned by Snap Inc., the

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