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2020
February
17,
2020
| 04:19 PM America/Chicago
Loans to nonprofit institutions create unique situations for lenders that can complicate the customary methodology used to generate and monitor loans. This is particularly true when the loan is to a religious institution. These situations can have a ...
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February
17,
2020
| 04:18 PM America/Chicago
From homicide prosecutions to insurance lawsuits, lawyers in Missouri occasionally require an expert opinion as to the manner and cause of a person’s death. As with any such evidence, the overriding concern is to secure an opinion that is both admiss...
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February
17,
2020
| 04:18 PM America/Chicago
The tricky part about writing a column for the Journal is the time span between submission and publishing. A newspaper article will be reasonably current; here, there is a 30-day lapse between when I submit this and when you read it. Trying to accoun...
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February
17,
2020
| 04:17 PM America/Chicago
As the new president of the Missouri Bar Foundation,I already am enjoying a major perk of the job: use of my 20-year-old photo for this column. For a woman of a certain age, it is hard to top that. ...
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February
17,
2020
| 04:16 PM America/Chicago
INSURANCE COMPANY SUBJECT TO JURISDICTION IN MISSOURI FOR BAD FAITH CLAIM “Key Insurance Company filed a petition for writ of prohibition directing the circuit court to dismiss, for lack of personal jurisdiction, claims filed against it by Josia...
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February
17,
2020
| 04:16 PM America/Chicago
Implementing and using technology devices and systems in your law practice can be both exciting and daunting. How do you select a device such as a phone, laptop, computer, or other hardware? How do you select a piece of software, case management syst...
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February
17,
2020
| 04:15 PM 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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February
17,
2020
| 04:14 PM America/Chicago
“The best job I ever had.”2 After decades of public service in all three branches of government, that is how congressman, federal D.C. circuit judge, White House counsel, law professor, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Abner J. Mikva ...
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February
17,
2020
| 04:13 PM America/Chicago
Congress passed the “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020” (Act), and it was signed into law late in 2019. Part of the year-end spending package, the Act renewed or extended many deductions and credits that had previously expired or were sch...
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February
17,
2020
| 04:12 PM America/Chicago
In an order dated November 15, 2019, the Supreme Court of Missouri repealed subdivision (a) of subdivision 6.06, entitled “Return to Active Status,” of Rule 6, entitled “Fees to Practice Law,” and in lieu thereof adopted a new subdivision (a) of subd...
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2019
December
27,
2019
| 10:56 PM America/Chicago
One of America’s key safeguards is the constitutional requirement that arrests must be based upon probable cause. ...
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December
27,
2019
| 07:20 PM America/Chicago
For the past 60 years, Missouri lawyers have learned the same statutory requirements for the creation of a valid last will and testament in Missouri: (1) it must be in writing; (2) it must be signed by the testator or someone at her direction and in ...
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December
27,
2019
| 05:55 PM America/Chicago
The Honorable George W. Draper III, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, delivered the following address during the Opening Luncheon of the joint annual meeting of The Missouri Bar and the Judicial Conference of Missouri on September 19, 2...
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December
07,
2019
| 11:22 PM America/Chicago
“Alright, I’ll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch. Guards or no guards, I’ll tear ‘em apart. There’s just one thing I want you guys to do . . . Talk me out of it.”  – The Cowardly Lion As I reflect on nearly a decade of se...
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December
07,
2019
| 02:49 PM America/Chicago
by Tom Bender, 2019-20 Missouri Bar President[1] November - December Issue, Journal of The Missouri Bar The holidays are special times of reflection and joy. We gather with friends and family and pause to give thanks. We celebrate our faiths. W...
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November
01,
2019
| 04:36 PM America/Chicago
Elimination of communicable diseases through vaccination has been “one of the greatest achievements of public health in the twentieth century.” ...
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November
01,
2019
| 04:21 PM America/Chicago
On August 28, 2017, Missouri’s Senate Bill 43 became effective, amending parts of the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA). In addition to altering the standards for employment discrimination claims in Missouri, SB 43 abrogated all of Missouri’s jury ins...
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November
01,
2019
| 04:01 PM America/Chicago
Many tenants and landlords in Missouri have been waiting for more guidance regarding the enforceability of the implied warranty of habitability and the question of whether a tenant who remains in possession must pay rent into escrow to assert the war...
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September
27,
2019
| 11:14 PM America/Chicago
by Sebrina A. Barrett, Executive Director of The Missouri Bar Earlier this year, bar leaders from across the state came to Jefferson City to attend the inaugural Missouri Bar Leadership Institute. The purpose of the institute – also known as Mo BL...
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September
27,
2019
| 08:06 PM America/Chicago
There’s nothing like the simultaneous excitement and terror of embarking on something new. ...
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August
17,
2019
| 11:00 PM America/Chicago
The essence of civility is that I can help you, even if I disagree with you. – Bill Thompson[2] Due to publication schedules, I take up my last President’s Page as Missouri Bar president near the time when we celebrate our country’s independence.[...
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August
17,
2019
| 10:47 PM America/Chicago
As I drove into the office this morning, I could see the brown and muddy ground along the highway where floodwaters once stood. During today’s lunch-time jog, evidence of the tornado that hit Jefferson City just weeks ago existed in the roar of chain...
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August
01,
2019
| 11:17 PM America/Chicago
Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.— Judge Learned Hand[2] ...
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August
01,
2019
| 10:50 PM America/Chicago
by Stephen Douglas Bonney[1] By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. — Benjamin Franklin ...
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August
01,
2019
| 08:24 PM America/Chicago
When infamous criminal Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he allegedly replied: “Because that’s where the money is.”[2] These days, Willie might have just robbed your retirement account instead of your bank account. In 2018, U.S. retirement...
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June
13,
2019
| 03:52 PM America/Chicago
As The Missouri Bar marks its 75th anniversary June 16, JournalAssistant Editor Hannah Kiddoo Frevert guides readers through the organization’s legacy of service to lawyers, the courts, the justice system and the citizens of Missouri. ...
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June
07,
2019
| 04:12 PM America/Chicago
More than 50 years ago, then-executive director Wade Baker aptly said that the Bar “lives on borrowed time,” noting that a primary source of a Bar’s talent is “the time it is able to beg or borrow from busy lawyers.” ...
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June
06,
2019
| 04:18 PM America/Chicago
By Ray Williams, 2018-19 Missouri Bar President[1] May - June Issue, Journal of The Missouri Bar “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford June 16, 2019, marks the 75th anni...
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June
01,
2019
| 09:59 PM America/Chicago
There was a meme going around the internet for a while: What my mom thinks I do, what my friends think I do, and what I actually do. My mom and friends think I spend my days arguing before judges. If only. ...
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June
01,
2019
| 09:42 PM America/Chicago
McQueen v. Gadberry[2] was an Eastern District dissolution dispute over frozen pre-implantation embryos formed from McQueen’s eggs and Gadberry’s sperm. The St. Louis County trial court found the pre-embryos to be marital property of a special charac...
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