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November
2019
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05:42 PM
America/Chicago

Meet your new YLS members: District 8

Summary

The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section works to facilitate the professional growth and public service of newly admitted Missouri lawyers.

 YLS District 8 2019

The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section works to facilitate the professional growth and public service of newly admitted Missouri lawyers. Recent elections to the YLS Council have resulted in two new members in District 8, which serves St. Louis County. Learn more about YLS at MOBarYLS.org.

Ashley J. Moore

What are you most looking forward to in your role as a YLS Council member?

I am looking forward to advocating for more diversity within The Missouri Bar and involving law students with The Missouri Bar in preparation for them becoming attorneys.

What made you want to be a lawyer in the first place?

I knew the law can be a very powerful tool, and I wanted to use my law degree to advocate for children in various capacities.

What do you want other young lawyers to learn about the YLS or The Missouri Bar?

I want young lawyers to learn about the opportunities to become involved in The Missouri Bar. There are various committees and boards such as Board of Governors and YLS, among other leadership opportunities, and I think it’s important that more people are involved. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other legal professionals, and I want to make sure that the representation on these boards is diverse and inclusive.

Who is your personal hero?

Bryan Stevenson is my personal legal hero. Bryan is an attorney, social justice activist and the founder of Equal Justice Initiative. He has argued and won at the Supreme Court and is a champion for juvenile rights.

Adam M. Ford

What are you most looking forward to in your role as a YLS Council member?

I am most looking forward to engaging with young attorneys who are passionate in growing the profession.

What made you want to be a lawyer in the first place?

I wanted to become a lawyer to help people understand their complex concerns are simple to understand through effective communication. Once simplified, they are much easier to solve and help provide peace of mind.

What do you want other young lawyers to learn about the YLS or The Missouri Bar?

I want people to understand that everyone at the bar is dedicated to improving the profession in Missouri and the lives of all attorneys.