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2021
October
18,
2021
| 08:50 AM America/Chicago
The topic of guardianships and conservatorships has flooded news headlines over the last few years, most recently with popstar Britney Spears’ high-profile court battle to remove her father as her conservator (leading to the #FreeBritney social media...
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October
04,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Brett Rolwes has always had a strong drive to help residents, so it’s no surprise he has found a calling as The Missouri Bar’s legal and community services coordinator.As the legal and community services coordinator, Rolwes monitors Missouri’s free l...
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September
30,
2021
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
Welcome to autumn and all the #YourMOLaw news from The Missouri Bar through September!  The Missouri Bar observed two events last month. The first was our celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17. On that day in 1787, delegates from the Constituti...
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September
14,
2021
| 14:22 PM America/Chicago
On Sept. 17, 1787, delegates of the Constitutional Convention adopted the United States Constitution, setting in motion the system of government that would guide our country for the next 234 years. Today, we recognize that historic mile marker each y...
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September
01,
2021
| 15:59 PM America/Chicago
Let us help you catch up on #YourMOLaw news from August, including information you might have missed at The Missouri Bar! This year marks the bicentennial of Missouri. Judge Mary Russell of the Supreme Court of Missouri made a presentation on Aug. 6 ...
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September
01,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
In observance of Labor Day, The Missouri Bar will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitut...
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August
27,
2021
| 10:29 AM America/Chicago
The General Assembly will reconvene on Sept. 15 to consider vetoed bills and line item vetoes in appropriations bills. The Missouri Bar’s 2021 Legislative Digest will be published on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, and summarize new laws enacted and legislat...
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August
26,
2021
| 07:15 AM America/Chicago
Many people have read George Vest’s “Eulogy of the Dog,” but few know the story behind it that began with an ill-fated gunshot and a court case in Warrensburg, Missouri, that was appealed all the way to the Supreme Court of Missouri. On Oct. 28, 1869...
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August
13,
2021
| 09:20 AM America/Chicago
The Supreme Court of Missouri is reminding local courts to implement and enforce the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines recommending individuals wear masks in indoor public areas of court facilities that are within counties design...
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July
30,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
July has been a quiet month in terms of #YourMOLaw news, but a great opportunity to help you catch up on things you might have missed at The Missouri Bar! The Missouri Bar Center was closed for the Fourth of July holiday. But, more importantly, July ...
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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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