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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Apr. 16, 2021


See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

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Harness Dickey is pleased to announce the launch of its Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. The D&I Fellowship consists of a paid summer clerkship working with an appointed attorney mentor, ongoing mentor support during the school year, and a $5,000 Fellowship upon completion of the summer clerkship.

“We are excited to launch the D&I Fellowship and double down on our commitment to cultivating diversity at Harness Dickey,” says Beth Coakley, principal and chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “We are pleased to have received several great applications, and we are confident this program will provide a path for students to share fresh and new perspectives in our offices and in the field of IP law.”

The D&I Fellowship Program aims to provide career mentoring and the opportunity to explore IP law to students who are a member of an underrepresented group, are a member of the LGBTQ community, have a disability, or are a veteran. Candidates chosen for a Fellowship will work in a Harness Dickey office location of their choice. Participants may be eligible to renew the Fellowship following the completion of their first summer clerkship.

As part of Harness Dickey’s commitment to fostering diversity, the firm is also proud to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a premier group of corporate and law firm leaders with the common goal of preparing future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership in the law. LCLD members sign a written commitment to emphasize action and accountability in their efforts to hire, develop, retain, and promote diverse talent, particularly minorities and women.

“We are excited to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity,” says Bill Coughlin, CEO and firm representative to LCLD. “I look forward to learning from this community and contributing to the discussion about how we can build on our efforts to promote diversity within the legal profession and within IP law specifically.”


Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, PC is pleased to announce that Andrew T. Peebles was recently admitted to practice law in the state of Arkansas.

Peebles has been a member of the estate planning practice group at CECB since 2015. His practice involves the preparation of various estate planning documents, including simple and complex trusts, wills, powers of attorney, premarital agreements, and business succession planning documents to meet his clients’ unique objectives. Peebles also assists clients in the administration and distribution of the estates and trusts of recently deceased loved ones.  

Peebles earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law, graduating with a concentration in estate planning and taxation.  He has been licensed to practice law in Missouri since 2015.


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