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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

St. Louis lawyers recognized for legal article

Each year, the Journal of The Missouri Bar’s editorial board presents the W. Oliver Rasch Award to recognize the authors of outstanding substantive works appearing in its pages. This year, Jeffrey Schultz and William M. Corrigan Jr., a past president of The Missouri Bar, took home the prize at The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public

Missouri Bar celebrates Senior Counselors

More than 120 lawyers were honored as “Senior Counselors” during The Missouri Bar’s 2016 Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-23, at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. To receive the honor of “Senior Counselor,” a lawyer must reach the age of 75 or have been admitted to The Missouri Bar for 50 years. Those recognized

Columbia lawyer Rusty Antel receives service award

The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section recently honored Columbia lawyer Rusty Antel with a Tom Cochran Community Service Award. Antel, managing partner of Walther, Antel & Stamper P.C., received the recognition during The Missouri Bar’s 2016 Annual Meeting, Sept. 21, at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. The Community Service Award is designed

Popular Mini Law School program begins next week in Cape Girardeau

From estate planning and business transactions to child custody disputes and divorce, legal issues are at play in nearly every aspect of life. The more you know about the law, the easier it becomes to make good decision about your life, family and finances. Beginning Oct. 11, for the first time ever, The Missouri Bar

Ellen H. Flottman and Jennifer M. Joyce honored at Missouri Bar Annual Meeting

The Missouri State Public Defender Commission and the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys each recently honored distinguished members of the profession during The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon, Sept. 21, at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. The Missouri State Public Defender Commission recognized Ellen H. Flottman, district defender in

Constitution Day event highlights Miranda rights

On Friday, September 16, 2016, thousands across the state and country tuned into a special Constitution Day program to learn more about Miranda v. Arizona and its impact on criminal justice. Forced confessions have long been frowned upon in both English and American jurisprudence, but the 1966 Miranda case institutionalized the illegality of such confessions and

Missouri Bar honors two with civic education awards

During The Missouri Bar Constitution Day Program, Sept. 16, 2016, in St. Louis, The Missouri Bar awarded two citizens for their continued contributions to civic and citizenship education in the state. Tim Gore of HEC-TV in St. Louis received the Warren H. Solomon Civic Virtue Award for his exemplary service to civic education. Gore has

Virtual classroom high school students visit Jefferson City to learn about state and federal court systems

Students at the Christopher Bond Courthouse

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program and the Federal District Court of Western Missouri recently hosted more than 130 high school students at the Christopher Bond Courthouse in Jefferson City. The students, enrolled in University of Missouri High School, which is an accredited virtual and international high school program also known as Mizzou K-12, traveled

Springfield program will spotlight mental health in the court system

The Missouri and Southwest Missouri affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a free Mental Health Court Forum Saturday, July 30, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Lawyers, advocates and members of the public are invited to attend the event and learn more about the Missouri mental health court system, how it works

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