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Justice Matters: Missouri’s treatment court divisions provide gift of renewed life

The most recent “Justice Matters” column by Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell takes a look at Missouri’s treatment court programs and how these programs bring hope to a great number of individuals and families. Russell wrote in her column, “They do so by helping addicted parents, whose children have been removed, become sober and

We The People showed me I could be an attorney

Photo: Students from Joplin High School compete in theĀ 2014 We the People program held at the Missouri State Capitol on January 27, 2014. I was recently admitted to the Missouri Bar and I could not be more proud to say that I have accomplished my lifelong dream of becoming an attorney. In third grade, when

Justice Matters: Voters retain final say over all Missouri judges

In her latest Justice Matters column, Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell outlines the importance of the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan and explains how judges remain accountable to the voters through the ballot box, regardless of how they are selected. The Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan, also known as the Missouri Plan, is a model for

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