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2021
July
02,
2021
| 13:17 PM America/Chicago
As we welcome in July and the lazy days of summer, let’s take a quick look back at all the news from June for #YourMOLaw!We kicked off the month with the swearing in of an historic new judge to the Supreme Court of Missouri. Judge Robin Ransom took h...
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July
01,
2021
| 12:34 PM America/Chicago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – By order of the Court, Supreme Court of Missouri Judge Paul C. Wilson assumed the role of chief justice beginning July 1. His term as chief justice will run through June 30, 2023. He succeeds Judge George W. Draper III, who rema...
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July
01,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
The Missouri Bar Center will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Independence Day is a national holiday held to celebrate the nation’s Declaration of Independence from England in 1776.For more information on the historical me...
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June
22,
2021
| 08:35 AM America/Chicago
To help mitigate the impact COVID-19 has caused across the legal community over the last 15 months, The Missouri Bar announced a grant program in March to allow courts, nonprofits, and government agencies opportunities for funding to increase access ...
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June
21,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
UPDATE: On June 24, the CDC issued an extension of the eviction moratorium, extending it from June 30 to July 31. This is intended to be the last extension, according to the CDC. The U.S. Supreme Court also denied a request on June 29 to end the fede...
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June
17,
2021
| 13:26 PM America/Chicago
On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger marched into Galveston, Texas, and announced that the enslaved people of Texas were now free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed more than two years earlier, the reality was that it did no...
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June
15,
2021
| 10:59 AM America/Chicago
Legal processes can be very confusing to navigate, but often people don’t feel they can hire a lawyer to guide them through a situation. The Young Lawyers’ Section of The Missouri Bar recognized a need years ago for guides to help Missouri citizens a...
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June
15,
2021
| 08:28 AM America/Chicago
UPDATEAs a reminder, effective June 15, Missouri's appellate and circuit courts - including all associate, family, juvenile, treatment, municipal, and probate divisions – will no longer be required to conduct court proceedings and courthouse activiti...
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June
10,
2021
| 13:22 PM America/Chicago
The St. Louis County Domestic Violence (DV) Court last week hosted a virtual open house for registered guests to highlight the inner workings of the DV court and its benefit to the community. Recently designated a DV Mentor Court by the Office on Vio...
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June
10,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
Judge Robin Ransom took her oath as judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri during an informal proceeding Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in St. Louis. She fills the Court’s vacancy created by the March 2021 retirement of Judge Laura Denvir Stith."One of my da...
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June
01,
2021
| 14:30 PM America/Chicago
The news for #YourMOLaw in May kicked off with a series of video tutorials designed to help Missouri citizens learn to use Webex. Beginning in April, the state court system authorized the use of Webex as the required platform to hold court proceeding...
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May
28,
2021
| 06:20 AM America/Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the legal community in a variety of ways, including access to justice and the nonprofit arena.In March, The Missouri Bar’s COVID-19 Response Task Force recommended that the Supreme Court encourage circuits to contin...
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May
20,
2021
| 08:02 AM America/Chicago
Before Missouri lawyers could have imagined legal proceedings via Webex or Zoom (with or without accidental cat filters) or the other safety precautions required due to an international pandemic, The Missouri Bar had partnered with the American Bar A...
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May
11,
2021
| 15:28 PM America/Chicago
As per a prior media advisory, the Appellate Judicial Commission is scheduled to conduct public interviews for the Stith vacancy on the Supreme Court of Missouri next week, specifically:* From 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19;* From 9 a.m. to 12...
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May
04,
2021
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
As of April 1, 2021, court proceedings have been held via Webex, a video conference application by Cisco Systems. To help you better participate in court proceedings, The Missouri Bar created a Webex tutorial video playlist on Youtube containing info...
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April
30,
2021
| 09:59 AM America/Chicago
The month of April got off to a strong start with the launch of the Supreme Court of Missouri’s new website celebrating the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s Judiciary. Beginning with the territorial courts in place before Missouri gained statehood to ...
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April
30,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Law Day, May 1, is a national day set aside annually to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Law Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of co...
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April
23,
2021
| 15:52 PM America/Chicago
This April 25 to May 1, judges, lawyers, and court clerks from across the state are taking time to thank the thousands of Missourians who, each year, report for jury duty. The special recognition takes place during the annual Missouri’s Juror Appreci...
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April
14,
2021
| 14:00 PM America/Chicago
Most people – about two out of three adults – do not have a will and even fewer adults have an advance health care directive, according to a 2021 estate planning study by Caring.com. But between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a recent case invo...
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April
14,
2021
| 10:39 AM America/Chicago
Death is uncomfortable, and many of us do not want to think about it. But planning end-of-life decisions ahead of time can save yourself and your loved ones a lot of stress. Missourians can easily set up their own durable power of attorney for health...
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April
13,
2021
| 13:47 PM America/Chicago
Created by Steve Hughes in 2008, Be Kind to Lawyers Day was envisioned as a day to appreciate lawyers for the hard work they do, combating the lack of respect they often endure as professionals. The day is observed on the second Tuesday of April each...
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April
06,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Criminal defense lawyer Scott Pierson has witnessed clients cry and have family celebrations after their records were expunged, a testament to how an update to state law in recent years is positively impacting the lives of Missouri citizens. Individu...
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April
01,
2021
| 10:10 AM America/Chicago
 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Supreme Court of Missouri has launched an interactive new website, months in development, celebrating the 200th anniversary of The Missouri Judiciary. The website chronicles events across five stages in the growth of the st...
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April
01,
2021
| 09:33 AM America/Chicago
This month’s review kicks off with an overview of The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education department’s joint Street Law Workshop for teachers across Missouri: Street Law workshop provides Missouri teachers with constitutional instruction, timely class...
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March
29,
2021
| 10:18 AM America/Chicago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Given increased accessibility to approved COVID-19 vaccines, the Supreme Court of Missouri has revised its operational directives to further guide courts statewide in remaining open and able to carry out their core, constitution...
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March
29,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
Lawyers have an ethical obligation to protect their clients’ information, especially since those documents can contain private or sensitive information. But what happens if your lawyer dies, is disbarred, or is in some way unable to practice law? Und...
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March
19,
2021
| 12:25 PM America/Chicago
The Missouri Bar is the public information channel for Missouri citizens and lawyers when it comes to legal information and resources. The bar publishes articles, video and more through MoBarNews (the bar’s blog) and its social media channels to educ...
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March
16,
2021
| 14:46 PM America/Chicago
      The Missouri Bar has appointed two new members to vacancies on the independent Judicial Performance Review Committee. Duane Soper of Platte City and Dr. Alan Holiman of Kansas City have been approved by The Missouri Bar Board of Governors to se...
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March
09,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
This article was updated on March 30, 2021, to reflect the federal eviction moratorium extension the Centers for Disease Control passed on March 29, 2021. The eviction moratorium was set to expire on March 31, 2021, but the CDC extended the moratoriu...
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March
05,
2021
| 13:35 PM America/Chicago
Quality teaching makes a huge difference in the lives of students and that is especially true in the teaching of government and civics. The Missouri Bar’s Citizenship Education Department on Tuesday collaborated with the U.S. District Court for the E...
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