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The Missouri Bar Center will close July 4 in observance of Independence Day

The Missouri Bar Center will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day. Independence Day is a national holiday held to celebrate the nation’s Declaration of Independence from England in 1776. 2016 marked the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. To celebrate the occasion, The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section sponsored

The Missouri Bar is Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards

In recognition of the vital role played by the state’s news media in improving public understanding of legal issues, The Missouri Bar is now accepting nominations for its annual Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards. We encourage members of the media to take this opportunity to shine a light on their efforts to improve public understanding

Mini Law School for the Public: Immigration Myths v. Reality and the 2016 Elections

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. Each year, The Missouri Bar collaborates with law schools and legal professionals from across the state to deliver Mini Law School for the Public courses. During these sessions, attendees

Public invited to share thoughts on state’s juvenile justice system

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness has announced that it will hold a series of feedback sessions this summer to gain the public’s input into Missouri’s juvenile justice system. Community forums are being planned for Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, with the first session scheduled for Saturday,

Mini Law School for the Public: Your Missouri Courts and the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan

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. Each year, The Missouri Bar collaborates with law schools and legal professionals from across the state to deliver Mini Law School for the Public courses. During these sessions, attendees

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 missourilawyershelp.org.

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

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