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Free Legal Hotline Available to Missourians Impacted by Floods

Call 1(800)829-4128 to Reach Volunteer Lawyers Ready to Help Those Hit by Recent and Current Floods Missouri residents and businesses impacted by recent and current devastating floods across Missouri now have access to free legal services through The Missouri Bar’s Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Hotline. The Missouri Bar activates its Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Hotline following

Veterans Day: Honoring All American Veterans

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson declared that Nov. 11, 1919, was a day to remember Americans for their military service in

Supreme Court’s Municipal Division Work Group to Hold Hearing in St. Louis

Public Testimony about Improving Missouri’s Municipal Courts Invited A group formed by the Supreme Court of Missouri will hold its next hearing in St. Louis to gain public input into improving Missouri’s municipal court divisions. The hearing will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in the ceremonial courtroom of the Missouri

2015 Constitution Project Set to Kick off at Missouri Capitol

Students from 16 Missouri high schools set to compete in the 2015 Constitution Project will kick off the program and take part in orientation on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. The competition, set to take place in regional and championship rounds during the fall semester, gives students a

Supreme Court’s Municipal Division Work Group to Hold First Hearing in Springfield

Public Testimony about Improving Missouri’s Municipal Courts Invited A group formed by the Supreme Court of Missouri will hold its first hearing to gain public input into improving Missouri’s municipal court divisions. The hearing will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015, at the Plaster Student Union on the

Estate Planning – Where do I begin?

Missouri lawyer Michael Gunn outlines six goals when it comes to estate planning When people call me because they have finished procrastinating about estate planning, they almost always apologize that it has taken them so long. I remind them that as long as they are still alive and relatively competent, they are right on time.

Mini Law School for the Public Comes to Springfield for the First Time

Springfield area residents can take advantage of a series of “mini law school” courses offered for for the first time in Springfield this fall. 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. The Missouri Bar and the Springfield

Supreme Court Municipal Division Work Group Shares Interim Report

Report identifies areas of study and cities where public hearings will be held The Supreme Court of Missouri received an interim report from the court’s Municipal Division Work Group on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The report is part of an ongoing effort to improve the municipal court division, to make sure every defendant in every municipal

Young Lawyers’ Section receives national award for Civics to Inmates program

The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division presented a first place Award of Achievement to The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section for its public service Civics to Inmates program during the YLD Assembly at the ABA Annual Meeting held in Chicago on August 1, 2015. The Civics to Inmates program provides civics education taught by

Missouri Bar President Comments on Vetoed Legislation That Would Have Created New Court Costs to Fund Capital Projects

Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton yesterday received a letter from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon,in which the governor thanked the bar for its opposition to legislation which would have authorized new court fees to fund a number of local capital projects. Last month, Gov. Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 67 and House Bill 799, writing in his

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