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Freedom suits and fair elections: Join us at Annual Meeting

In addition to networking and celebrating fellow lawyers, The Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting is ripe with learning opportunities.  

This year, Annual Meeting will feature two timely plenaries, available for both in-person and virtual attendees.  

Things will kick off Thursday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. as attendees hear from Lucinda H. Luetkemeyer, Stephen S. Davis, and Charles W. Hatfield. Their presentation will focus on conducting free and fair elections, specifically in terms of the law, access, and litigation. This topic remains incredibly relevant as we head into another election season. 

At 10:30 a.m., Judge David C. Mason and Prof. Anne S. Twitty will take the stage and lead a discussion on freedom suits, as well as their impact on law and society. Uniquely, this session will have a local tie as it features information from Missouri-based freedom suits – including the story of Milly Sawyers, who won her freedom in 1835 in Greene County.  

Both sessions qualify for 1.5 MCLE hours, with the freedom suits session also counting toward Elimination of Bias credit.  

These plenaries are just two of Annual Meeting’s many offerings. See the full schedule and register at MoBar.org.