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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

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

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,

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

Mini Law School for the Public: Estate Planning Benefits and Risks

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

Missouri Bar program nominated for Emmy

The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced its Emmy nominees—and programming co-produced by The Missouri Bar is up for consideration. Each year, The Missouri Bar partners with HEC-TV in St. Louis to produce an interactive Constitution Day Program for students in grades 7-12. During the event, students are

The Missouri Bar welcomes Missouri teachers for final year of project

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program kicked off the third and final year of the James Madison Legacy Project with a summer institute held June 26-29 at The Missouri Bar Center in Jefferson City. Thirty-six teachers attended the four-day event, where four scholars presented on various philosophical, historical and constitutional issues: Professor David Robertson of

Mini Law School for the Public: Civil Liberties and Miranda Rights

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

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

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,

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