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Governor signs bar-drafted, criminal-record-sealing bill into law

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today signed into law Senate Bill 588—legislation that will make it easier for rehabilitated, former offenders to petition the court to close criminal records to the public. Supporters believe the update will help convicted individuals who have completed their sentence  get jobs. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, was

Close of legislative session sends bar-drafted bills to the governor

As the 2016 Missouri legislative session came to a close May 13, several bills drafted and sponsored by The Missouri Bar made it one step closer to becoming law. This year, 10 of the 12 proposals sponsored by The Missouri Bar were approved by the General Assembly. A condensed summary of successful bar-sponsored bills follows.

Hiring a lawyer for limited scope representation

Hiring a lawyer for limited scope representation by Kathleen Bird Limited scope representation is an option when you are confident that you can manage a legal matter with a lawyer performing only tasks requiring legal knowledge and discretion. The lawyer performs specific legal work in your matter, and tasks that do not require a lawyer’s

It’s a Wonderful Life: Celebrating a World with the Missouri Plan

by Dale C. Doerhoff, Chair and State Coordinator, Missouri Judicial Performance Evaluation Committees In the holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey has a vision of what the world would be like if he had never been born. To his horror, Bailey sees that, without him, darkness and corruption take over. His idyllic hometown of Bedford

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