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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,

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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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

Westminster Christian Academy and Nixa High School students win state Constitution championships, money for schools

Westminster Christian Academy, We the People 2016-17 winner

More than 70 high school students from around the state met Monday in Columbia for The Missouri Bar’s annual We the People and Show Me the Constitution statewide simulated congressional hearing competitions. Students from Westminster Christian Academy in Town & Country were named state We the People champions. As title holder, they will represent Missouri at

Missouri journalists recognized for legal content

Two Missouri journalists received Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards from The Missouri Bar during the 150th Annual Missouri Press Association Convention, Oct. 1, 2016, at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson. Jackie Rehwald, causes reporter for the Springfield News-Leader, was recognized for the article “Behind Bars For Just Thinking? As the Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Bar Foundation presents Spurgeon Smithson Awards

The Missouri Bar Foundation recently honored Michael P. Gunn, Lajuana Counts and Sean O’Brien with Spurgeon Smithson Awards. The three were recognized at The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon on Sept. 21, 2016, during The Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. The Spurgeon Smithson Awards

Lon O. Hocker Awards presented during Annual Meeting

In 1954, Mary B. Hocker established the Lon O. Hocker Awards in memory of her late husband, an outstanding St. Louis trial lawyer. Each year, The Missouri Bar Foundation presents the awards to young lawyers who have demonstrated unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy. On Sept. 21, 2016, during The Missouri Bar Foundation

Missouri Bar Foundation recognizes three lawyers for appellate work

Each year, The Missouri Bar Foundation presents David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Awards to young lawyer members of The Missouri Bar who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in appellate practice. The award is named after the late Judge Dixon, whose tenacity, professionalism and judicial skills epitomize outstanding appellate practice. On Sept. 21, 2016, during The Missouri

Legal professionalism honored during Missouri Bar Annual Meeting

On Sept. 21, 2016, two Missouri lawyers were recognized for their outstanding professionalism and exceptional degree of competency, integrity and civility in both professional and civic activities. Spencer J. Brown and Bill L. Thompson each received a Purcell Professionalism Award at The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon during The Missouri Bar’s 2016

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