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2021
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
09,
2021
| 08:35 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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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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February
26,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Social studies is about broadening one’s understanding of different cultures, ethnicities, and religions, a goal Trish Baumgartner doesn’t take lightly. As Festus’ Jefferson High School social studies chair, Baumgartner is constantly on the hunt for ...
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February
25,
2021
| 16:45 PM America/Chicago
Editor's note: In 1989, Saint Louis University School of Law Assistant Professor Leland Ware republished this article, examining the history of Black lawyers in Missouri during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in the Journal of The ...
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February
23,
2021
| 15:33 PM America/Chicago
Editor's note: In 1989, St. Louis University School of Law Assistant Professor Leland republished this article, examining the history of black lawyers in Missouri during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in the journal of The Missour...
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February
18,
2021
| 16:26 PM America/Chicago
Editor's note: In 1989, Saint Louis University School of Law Assistant Professor Leland Ware republished this article, examining the history of Black lawyers in Missouri during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in the Journal of The ...
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February
11,
2021
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
Editor's note: In 1989, Saint Louis University School of Law Assistant Professor Leland Ware republished this article, examining the history of Black lawyers in Missouri during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in the Journal of The ...
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February
04,
2021
| 09:14 AM America/Chicago
Part of The Missouri Bar’s ongoing strategic plan is specific to ensuring that the public has access to timely information about the courts and legal system. However, this is a role that must be shared with the media as well as the judiciary. In 1972...
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February
03,
2021
| 10:00 AM America/Chicago
After decades of working closely together, The Missouri Bar’s communications and media relations teams officially merged this month into one department.  The newly combined communications department will communicate and promote, using traditional and...
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February
02,
2021
| 10:42 AM America/Chicago
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, The Supreme Court of Missouri released this year's State of the Judiciary address from Chief Justice George W. Draper III. The video is available at courts.mo.gov.             The Supreme Court of Missouri has been conductin...
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January
29,
2021
| 12:59 PM America/Chicago
Chief Justice George W. Draper III will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address virtually next week."Given that individual health concerns remain in flux due to the nature of the coronavirus, out of an abundance of caution for all involved ...
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January
27,
2021
| 10:10 AM America/Chicago
Two Missouri citizens were recently appointed to the Missouri Lawyer Trust Account Foundation Board of Directors. In December, two vacancies on the board of directors – one for a lawyer and one for a non-lawyer – opened. Craig Moore will fill the law...
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2020
December
29,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org recently expanded its services to include a Spanish translate function, eliminating a potential language barrier and allowing lawyers to even better serve pro bono clients through the virtual walk-in legal clinic. Missou...
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December
22,
2020
| 08:23 AM America/Chicago
Millie Aulbur, retired Citizenship Education director with The Missouri Bar, is the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Warren H. Solomon Civic Virtue Award. Established in 2001, this award recognizes people who exemplify and promote civic virtue among Missour...
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