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Free legal hotline available to tornado and storm survivors

Missouri residents impacted by recent devastating tornadoes and storms in the Western Missouri communities of Oak Grove, Buckner-Tarsney, Lee’s Summit and Odessa now have access to free legal services through The Missouri Bar’s Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Hotline and through local resource center events Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Oak Grove and Smithville. “Volunteer lawyers

Missouri Bar presents Pro Bono Publico Awards

The Missouri Bar annually presents Pro Bono Publico Awards to four persons or organizations – one each from the St. Louis and Kansas City areas and two from outstate Missouri – who have, within the past year, rendered outstanding pro bono service to indigent or low-income persons in need of legal assistance. This year, during

Samaritan Center honored during Missouri Bar Annual Meeting

Each year, The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section recognizes community organizations or law firms that actively encourage its employees or members to provide pro bono services. This year, during The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon, Sept. 21 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, 2015-16 YLS Council Chair Brandon Corl

Missouri lawyer warns of scam aimed at public

Earlier this week, Justin Evans of Ozarks Family Law in Springfield received an unexpected phone call. The woman on the other end of the line said she was directed to Ozarks Family Law by a “legal services” group she found online through a Google search (and that, according to Evans, advertised through Google AdWords). Evans

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

Missouri Bar joins national effort to address “justice gap”

The Missouri Bar has agreed to participate in a nationwide effort designed to help close the gap between low-income individuals with legal needs and the level of assistance available to them. During a meeting in November 2015, the Missouri Bar Board of Governors approved participation in an initiative of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono

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