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July 2021 #YourMOLaw month in review

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 1 ushered in Judge Paul C. Wilson assuming the role of chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri. His term will run through June 30, 2023. He succeeds Judge George W. Draper III, who remains on the court. 

For more information including biographical details for Chief Justice Wilson, visit the Supreme Court of Missouri's website. 

Also in July, The Missouri Bar’s website for the public - MissouriLawyersHelp.org -  has been reorganized with a more streamlined menu and pages. From finding a lawyer to locating public resources, the website is now easier to navigate! 

Finally, as children start heading back to school in August and September, The Missouri Bar is reminding schools and caregivers alike of its free relative caregiver affidavit form. This form is designed to allow relatives who are caring for children the necessary authorization to make educational and health care decisions on behalf of those children. Many people do not know that unless you are a child’s official guardian or parent you cannot enroll a child for school or authorize medical care regarding that child without this form! 

As always, The Missouri Bar is here to help and we hope you will check back in August for all the news you may have missed!