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The Missouri Bar Center Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday of January each year to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader of the civil rights movement. King was mostly known for his campaign to end racial discrimination in federal and state laws.

The Missouri Bar Center will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the day was later designated a National Day of Service by Congress in 1994. Since then, hundreds of organizations have turned this day into a day of citizen action and volunteer service.

If you’re interested in volunteering but don’t know where to start, check out your local newspapers and media outlets, or websites like www.nationalservice.gov and www.volunteermatch.org that can connect you with opportunities in your area.

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