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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,

The Missouri Bar celebrates Juror Appreciation Week

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Judges, lawyers visit Missouri classrooms to discuss the law

Roger Ball teaches civics and military history at Aurora Middle School in Aurora, Missouri. Recently, his eighth-grade class studied privacy issues that arise under the Fourth Amendment. Ball’s students took great interest in the subject and were noticing news stories that touched on the matter. To further cover the topic, Ball, a participant in The

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

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