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The Missouri Bar is Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards

In recognition of the vital role played by the state’s news media in improving public understanding of legal issues, The Missouri Bar is now accepting nominations for its annual Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards. We encourage members of the media to take this opportunity to shine a light on their efforts to improve public understanding

Missouri Bar teams with education groups to honor students for citizenship, Law Day entries

Each year, The Missouri Bar partners with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) and the Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS) of The Missouri Bar to award students for outstanding citizenship, as well as essays and artwork that celebrate Law Day. The 2017 awards ceremony took place Monday, April

Missouri journalists recognized for legal content

Two Missouri journalists received Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards from The Missouri Bar during the 150th Annual Missouri Press Association Convention, Oct. 1, 2016, at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson. Jackie Rehwald, causes reporter for the Springfield News-Leader, was recognized for the article “Behind Bars For Just Thinking? As the Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Bar Foundation presents Spurgeon Smithson Awards

The Missouri Bar Foundation recently honored Michael P. Gunn, Lajuana Counts and Sean O’Brien with Spurgeon Smithson Awards. The three were recognized at The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon on Sept. 21, 2016, during The Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. The Spurgeon Smithson Awards

Lon O. Hocker Awards presented during Annual Meeting

In 1954, Mary B. Hocker established the Lon O. Hocker Awards in memory of her late husband, an outstanding St. Louis trial lawyer. Each year, The Missouri Bar Foundation presents the awards to young lawyers who have demonstrated unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy. On Sept. 21, 2016, during The Missouri Bar Foundation

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

The Missouri Bar is accepting nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards

In recognition of the vital role played by the state’s news media in improving public understanding of legal issues, The Missouri Bar is now accepting nominations for its annual Excellence in Legal Journalism Awards. We encourage members of the media to take this opportunity to shine a light on their efforts to improve public understanding

Missouri citizens may nominate lawyers for The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Award

Do you know a lawyer who deserves recognition for exemplary pro bono service? Nominate someone today for a 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award. The Missouri Bar strives to recognize lawyers who provide assistance to Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens. Consequently, the state bar is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award, which recognizes

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