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Journal of The Missouri Bar: October’s top takeaways

With Halloween approaching, you likely have goblins and ghouls on your mind, but what about ghost tax preparers? Yes, they are a real thing, and they are just one of the “Dirty Dozen” IRS warnings that Scott Vincent is here to share with you. Take a look at his “Taxes in Your Practice” column for a full list of scary situations you’ll want to avoid.  

If we can lecture on Taylor Swift lyrics in university courses, why not drop some Robert Frost references in court? In his latest Writing it Right column, Doug Abrams shares examples of advocacy and opinions that do just that. If you’re a fan of poetry, or simply want to spice up your writing, don’t miss his piece.  

“Every time we get together with people we otherwise wouldn’t have interacted or practiced with, we can gain a different insight into how we can practice.” As the 2022-23 president of The Missouri Bar, Lauren Tucker McCubbin is ready to bring lawyers together. Check out her profile piece, which includes some fun Q&As.  

Good work deserves recognition. Each year, The Missouri Bar, The Missouri Bar Foundation, and the Young Lawyers’ Section honor lawyers from across the state who are helping advance the law and the administration of justice on behalf of all Missourians. See this year’s award recipients and congratulate your peers.  

In 2013, the state legislature limited eligibility for permanent total disability benefits. Two recent court decisions have offered clarity about the new requirements, and Aurora lawyer Aaron Hadlow explores distinct questions that surround the matter.  

Read the Journal of The Missouri Bar in its entirety here.