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Missouri Supreme Court Forms Working Group on Municipal Courts

Group Includes Two Representatives of The Missouri Bar Reuben Shelton, president of The Missouri Bar and senior litigation counsel for Monsanto Corporation, and Karl A.W. DeMarce, associate circuit judge in Scotland County and municipal judge for Memphis, Mo., Thursday were appointed to serve on the Supreme Court of Missouri’s new Municipal Division Work Group. The

Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton Serves as Keynote Speaker at Saint Louis Public Schools Scholar Athletes Luncheon

More than 500 student-athletes from the Saint Louis Public Schools were honored at the fourth annual Scholar Athlete Luncheon held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University. The event, sponsored by the St. Louis Rams, recognized high school athletes who successfully completed the athletic season while maintaining a 3.25

What is Law Day?

Law Day, May 1, is a national day set aside annually to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Law Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of courts in our democratic republic and the importance of jury

Outstanding Citizens and Law Day Award Winners Celebrated at The Missouri Bar

2015 Outstanding Citizenship and Law Day Awards

The Missouri Bar, along with the Missouri National Education Association (NEA) and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), honored 24 students at the 2015 Outstanding Citizens and Law Day Awards Luncheon held Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Missouri Bar Center in Jefferson City. Reuben Shelton, president of The Missouri Bar, welcomed more than

Six Answers to Help You Complete Your Free Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Form

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, 2015, and Missouri lawyers are volunteering their time to provide information, clarification and assistance to Missouri citizens in executing a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and a Health Care Directive, using The Missouri Bar’s free form.  Included with The Missouri Bar form are frequently asked questions

Free Materials, Clinics to Help Missourians Create Advance Directives

The Missouri Bar and Volunteer Lawyers Partner to Assist Missourians for National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 Missourians can easily set up their own durable power of attorney for health care thanks to free materials provided by The Missouri Bar or by attending one of more than two dozen free clinics throughout the state where

Supreme Court of Missouri Seeks Public Suggestions for Improving Municipal Courts

The Supreme Court of Missouri is urging Missourians to share their ideas on how to improve the experiences citizens have in Missouri’s municipal courts. The court said it is reviewing its rules governing certain aspects of municipal court divisions in response to recent events that have raised issues about practices and procedures in municipal courts in Missouri. Members

Justice Matters: CASA Volunteers Bring Stability to Lives of Abused, Neglected Children

In the most recent “Justice Matters” column, Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell addresses concern about an alarming rate of child abuse cases in Missouri and calls for awareness of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program which has helped many abused and neglected children across the state. Russell wrote in her column, “National research

What You Should Know about Missouri’s Sunshine Law

Mid-March always brings spring to the state and also Sunshine Week to the country.  It’s a perfect ending to a cold winter!  The history of Missouri’s Sunshine law is actually an interesting story paralleling the strong interest in this country in openness in government. Federal discussions about a Freedom of Information Act began in the

Missouri Bar Executive Director Shares 4-H Stories with Missouri Youth at 4-H Legislative Academy

More than a dozen youth from across the state gathered at the Missouri State Capitol to share 4-H stories and experiences with Missouri legislators, law firms, commodity groups and state agency leaders at the 11th annual University of Missouri Extension 4-H Legislative Academy held from Feb. 16-18, 2015. While in Jefferson City, the group attended

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