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2021
December
08,
2021
| 08:20 AM America/Chicago
Missouri legal folklore includes the story of a well-respected trial lawyer who decades ago utilized the “secret subpoena.” The lawyer was vigorously preparing for trial and literally out in the field interviewing witnesses when he came across a farm...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:18 AM America/Chicago
With the COVID-19 pandemic looming overhead, Gov. Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 51 (SB 51) into law July 7, 2021.2 SB 51 alters causes of action stemming from COVID-19-related injuries3 and purports to replace other COVID-19-related causes of action...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:16 AM America/Chicago
Hon. Paul C. Wilson...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:14 AM America/Chicago
Shortly after being sworn in as president of The Missouri Bar, I was honored to participate in the new lawyer enrollment ceremony in Jefferson City on Oct. 1, 2021. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony to...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:12 AM America/Chicago
As the year draws to an end, it’s helpful to reflect on all we’ve done in 2021 – and consider how we might best advance our profession in 2022. I am starting to attend events around the state, which also means I’m meeting more Missouri lawyers in per...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:10 AM America/Chicago
W. Dudley McCarterW. Dudley McCarter, a former president of The Missouri Bar, is a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C....
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December
08,
2021
| 08:08 AM America/Chicago
On June 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Missouri held a lawyer in criminal contempt and ordered the lawyer be remanded by the court marshal to be transported into the custody of the Cole County Sheriff. ...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:06 AM America/Chicago
I doubt I’m alone in feeling like 2021 was more tiring than 2020. ...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:04 AM America/Chicago
In Shurtleff v. City of Boston (2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit unanimously upheld the city’s refusal to fly the plaintiffs’ religious flag from a flagpole at Boston City Hall.2 The court held that the city’s refusal did not viol...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:02 AM America/Chicago
As COVID-19 continued to impact us in 2021, legislation with pandemic-related tax relief highlights tax planning considerations for this year-end, including provisions in the Coronavirus Response and Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA 2021) in Dece...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
The Journal of The Missouri Bar publishes items in the "In Memoriam" section as they are received. To honor the lives and achievements of deceased members, The Missouri Bar solicits additional information about these men and women from family members...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:52 AM America/Chicago
Being a lawyer runs in John Grimm’s blood, he says. His father – Stanley – was a well-known lawyer who served as a Missouri Court of Appeals and circuit court judge. Grimm remembers writing out “Vote for Stan Grimm” on notebook paper in his fourth-gr...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:51 AM America/Chicago
In today’s world, we interact and communicate with one another instantaneously through the click of a button. With the internet, information has never been more readily available than it is now. ...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:51 AM America/Chicago
Twenty-five years have now passed since the Missouri Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“MUTSA”) took effect Aug. 28, 1995.4 ...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:51 AM America/Chicago
When I graduated from law school in 1987, I reached a goal I’d had since I was a very small boy. My dad was a lawyer and later a judge, and I knew that becoming a lawyer was what I wanted, too. ...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:50 AM America/Chicago
In recent months, we’ve been inundated with tragic news, from violent storms and fires ravishing neighborhoods to a virus variant that’s overwhelmed hospitals in Missouri and across the nation. In many of these moments, the public looked to lawyers w...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:50 AM America/Chicago
W. Dudley McCarterW. Dudley McCarter, a former president of The Missouri Bar, is a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C....
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October
08,
2021
| 11:50 AM America/Chicago
As determined by the Advisory Committee to the Supreme Court of Missouri, 13 informal opinion summaries have been published. Pursuant to Rule 5.30, written summaries of select informal opinions are published for informational purposes as determine...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:49 AM America/Chicago
A password manager is a program that can securely store and organize your logins, passwords, credit card information, bank account information, IDs (driver’s licenses, passports, etc.), and any other piece of information you might need (e.g., your ch...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:49 AM America/Chicago
This article collects 11 observations about legal writing that I have shared with law students since I began teaching in the late 1970s. ...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:48 AM America/Chicago
The Journal of The Missouri Bar publishes items in the "In Memoriam" section as they are received. To honor the lives and achievements of deceased members, The Missouri Bar solicits additional information about these men and women from family members...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:48 AM America/Chicago
The Tax Court recently denied deductions for costs to search for a new trade or business. In Estate of Charles P. Morgan, Deceased and Roxanna L. Morgan v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2021-104, the Tax Court upheld the Internal Revenue Service disallowa...
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August
06,
2021
| 16:20 PM America/Chicago
Kansas City is a bi-state metropolitan area — consisting of 14 counties — and anchored by Kansas City, Missouri. Workers often commute across state lines from their homes to their places of employment.2 Employers also take jobs on both sides of the b...
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August
06,
2021
| 16:19 PM America/Chicago
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Since then, employers have faced endless challenges due to the COVID-19 virus being in the workplace, and businesses have faced contractual obligations that...
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August
06,
2021
| 16:19 PM America/Chicago
The president of The Missouri Bar traditionally travels the state, visiting with our diverse and engaged membership. ...
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August
06,
2021
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
With increasing opportunities to safely spend the holiday with friends and loved ones, my family and I took in Salute to America’s Red, White, and Boom fireworks display above the Missouri State Capitol here in Jefferson City. ...
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August
06,
2021
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
A checklist from the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel to help lawyers reduce risks, meet fiduciary obligations, and assure compliance with the Supreme Court of Missouri's Rules of Professional Conduct. ...
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August
06,
2021
| 16:18 PM America/Chicago
W. Dudley McCarterW. Dudley McCarter, a former president of The Missouri Bar, is a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C....
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August
06,
2021
| 16:17 PM America/Chicago
In today’s workplace, an infected workstation can mean much more than the occasional annoyance. It can mean the spread of a virus to your workplace’s network or clients, along with the loss of valuable data. There are even viruses that hold your data...
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August
06,
2021
| 16:16 PM America/Chicago
The 2004 National Football League Draft was fast approaching, and the last-place San Diego Chargers held the first selection overall. Their expected choice, University of Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning, was no stranger to the NFL’s affairs becau...
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