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#MoBarNews: August 2023 Recap

Don’t miss the top stories from this month! 

August at The Missouri Bar was spent preparing for the Missouri Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of The Missouri Bar. The Board of Governors for the next bar year was elected and the 2023-24 Leadership Academy class, as well as many of the 2023 award winners, were announced.  

What happy lawyers do differently 

The legal profession is demanding - between the pressures of getting good results for clients, running a business, and maintaining ethical standards of practice of the law - personal and mental well-being can become a secondary concern. 

The Missouri Bar is offering a no-cost CLE on Sept. 8 where Martha Knudson will provide insights into strategies, skills, and resources aimed at guiding lawyers through the challenges of the profession in a manner that promotes excellence in their practice and in their mental, emotional, and physical health. 

Register online to attend the no-cost CLE on Sept. 8 for 1.0 MCLE/ 1.0 E. 

To access additional resources on mental health, well-being, and addiction and recovery, visit the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program. 

Missouri Lawyers elect 2023-24 Board of Governors

Missouri lawyers, voting in districts throughout the state, elected eight members to the 45-member Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar and retained 14 incumbents for new terms beginning this September. Members of the Board of Governors are elected to serve two-year terms. 

The newly elected and returning board members will take office at the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting of The Missouri Bar, which takes place Sept. 13-15 in Kansas City. The new board is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Sept. 13, to elect officers and form its executive committee.  

Click here to view the list of newly elected and returning board members. 

2023-24 Leadership Academy class announced 

Twelve young lawyers have been selected to participate in the 2023-24 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy. 

The Leadership Academy was developed in 2000 to encourage diversity among the bar’s leadership by recruiting young lawyers (those recently admitted to the bar under the age of 40 or those admitted for 10 years or fewer) who have already shown leadership qualities within their communities. Each class contains approximately a dozen lawyers who are diverse in terms of sex, race, ethnicity, practice area, and geography.  

Learn more about Leadership Academy and the impacts its graduates have had on the profession here.  

2023 awardees

Each year, The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Bar Foundation, and The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section present awards to deserving lawyers, judges, and community members. This year they will recognize 21 individuals with 11 awards at The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon during Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at noon.  

To learn more about the awards and recipients, click here

Most popular story  

This month, the bar’s most popular articles continued to be The Missouri Bar’s weekly case summaries, followed by July’s In Memoriam.  

View Supreme Court of Missouri and Missouri Court of Appeals hand-downs each week online, where there are headings and summaries for each case. These summaries are not part of the opinions of the Court and should not be quoted or cited.  

Those wanting to pay tribute to a Missouri lawyer can submit an obituary here.  

The Missouri Bar makes every effort to provide valuable information and resources through MoBar.org and MissouriLawyersHelp.org. To stay up to date, follow The Missouri Bar on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.