National Bar Association will hold conference in St. Louis

Next week, lawyers from around the nation will gather in St. Louis for the National Bar Association’s 91st Annual Convention & Exhibits. The conference, held July 16-21, will be hosted by the Mound City Bar Association.

The six-day event will include an assortment of CLE opportunities, including programming from U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch; Carl Douglas, co-lead prosecutor for the OJ Simpson trial; and Reuben Shelton, general counsel to Monsanto and immediate past president of The Missouri Bar.

Additionally, several lawyers from the greater St. Louis area will be honored during the conference, including:

Hon. Wayman F. Smith, III, former alderman, municipal judge and Anheuser Busch executive;
James R. Neely Jr., district director of the St. Louis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
Booker T. Shaw, partner in Thompson Coburn and retired judge;
Anthony Grice, associate at Husch & Blackwell;
Raychelle Tasher, law clerk for Chief Bankruptcy Judge Kathy A. Surratt-States, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri;
Michael F. Neidorff, chairman, president & CEO of Centene Corporation;
Marc Morial, president & CEO of  National Urban League;
Hon. Mavis T. Thompson, City of St. Louis license collector and past National Bar Association president;
Hon. Anne Marie Clarke, attorney and St. Louis Family Court commissioner; and
J. Danielle Carr, director of diversity and inclusion at Polsinelli P.C.

Thursday, July 20, will feature a town hall meeting in Ferguson. Members of the public are invited to attend the session, where the mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Martin Davis are scheduled to speak.

The Mound City Bar Host Committee is chaired by the Hon. Anne-Marie Clarke and co-chaired by Hon. Mavis Thompson, past national NBA president; Jared Boyd, MCBA president; and attorney Frieda Wheaton. The Missouri Bar is a bronze-level sponsor for the conference. For more information, go to or


Leave a Reply

Back to Top