Mini Law School for the Public in St. Louis kicks off March 14

The more you know about the laws that affect you, the easier it is to make good decisions about your life, your family and your finances. This spring, St. Louis residents will once again have the opportunity to learn more about legal basics during Mini Law School for the Public. Over the course of six

Street Law program provides education strategies to Missouri teachers

From lesson plans to seminars and trainings, The Missouri Bar is committed to helping teachers throughout the state better understand and explain the law. This week, the bar co-sponsored Federal Courts and Constitutional Controversies, a Street Law Workshop at the Thomas Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis. During the two-day session, held Feb. 12-13, 35 teachers

Chief Justice Fischer calls for expansion of drug treatment courts in his State of Judiciary address

photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, House Communications Expanding drug treatment courts, continuing criminal justice reform efforts, technology to benefit Missouri citizens’ access to the courts, efficiencies and re-circuiting were all topics tackled Wednesday morning when Hon. Zel M. Fischer stepped up to the Missouri House dais for his first State of the Judiciary remarks as

Understanding Missouri’s new expungement law

by Thomas D. Carver, Carver, Cantin & Mynarich Missouri’s new expungement law went into effect Jan. 1, 2018, and it substantially expands the list of crimes eligible for expungement. However, many crimes will remain ineligible. Broadly speaking, class A felonies, dangerous felonies as defined in §556.061 RSMo, any offense requiring registration as a sex offender,

Students demonstrate constitutional prowess during Missouri Bar competition

More than 75 high school students from across Missouri competed Monday to showcase their civics and government knowledge in The Missouri Bar’s annual We the People and Show Me the Constitution competitions. Joplin South High School qualified to represent Missouri at the We the People national competition in April in Washington, D.C. During competition, which

Veterans Day: A time to appreciate those who have served

You probably know that each Nov. 11, Americans pause to remember and honor citizens who have served in the military. But do you know the history behind Veterans Day? On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied

Live broadcast focuses on Fair Housing Act, incorporates student voices

Legal experts looked at the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with fresh eyes during a live broadcast on HEC-TV Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Over the course of two hours, panelists discussed the history and context of the Fair Housing Act, as well as how it is carried out today, particularly in St. Louis. The broadcast,

Supreme Court of Missouri seeks feedback from Kansas City residents

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness will host its next public feedback session Sept. 16 in Kansas City to gain the public’s input into Missouri’s juvenile justice system. All community members are invited to attend this session, which will focus on: Listening to ideas, experiences or recommendations from the public;

Missouri Bar program receives Emmy

The Missouri Bar, in conjunction with HEC-TV, received a regional Emmy during the 41st Mid-America Emmy Awards Gala, Sept. 9, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. Millie Aulbur, director of Citizenship Education, accepted the Emmy on behalf of The Missouri Bar. The Emmy was presented for the telecast of the 2016 Constitution

Serving others, improving justice: An interview with Missouri Supreme Court Judge Brent Powell

The Supreme Court of Missouri will convene at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, to administer the oath of office as Supreme Court judge to Hon. W. Brent Powell. Powell has been serving in the position following his appointment to fill a vacancy left by the death of Judge Richard Teitelman. The Missouri Bar caught up

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