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#MoBarNews January 2024 Recap

Don’t miss the top stories from this month!

Submit nominations by Feb. 15 for the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy and Lon O. Hocker awards

Nominations for the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Awards and Lon O. Hocker Awards opened Jan. 1, with a deadline of Feb. 15. Each award nominee will receive a separate application form to be completed and returned by March 15. A selection committee will review the applications and recommend nominees for consideration by the Trustees of The Missouri Bar Foundation, who make the final selection.  

Click here to learn more about the awards and their requirements or submit nominations using the links below. 

David J Dixon Appellate Advocacy Awards nomination form 

Lon O. Hocker Awards nominations form 

Apply for the 2024 diversity judicial internship program  

The Missouri Bar is launching a summer internship program for current 1L and 2L law students at Missouri-based law schools who are in good standing and are committed to advancing diversity in the legal profession. The internship's short-term duration and flexible timing complement, rather than conflict with, other summer work and/or internship opportunities. 

The application deadline is April 5, 2024, and eligible law students will be notified and matched with a member of the judiciary by May 1, 2024. To learn more or submit an application, click here

Nominating petitions for vacancies on Board of Governors, YLS due June 20 

Lawyers interested in serving on The Missouri Bar Board of Governors or Young Lawyers’ Section Council have until June 20 to submit a nomination petition. Serving on the Board of Governors and YLS Council offers members a unique way to be directly involved in the policy-making decisions of The Missouri Bar. 

Click here for more information on the Board of Governors, YLS Council, and vacancies or use the links below to submit a petition. 

Board of Governors 

YLS Council 

Mark these Missouri Bar resources for the 2024 legislative session 

The Missouri General Assembly is in session. With thousands of bills being proposed, it can be difficult – and overwhelming – to track the topics that impact your practice of law or your clients. Through The Missouri Bar’s Legislative Engagement Center, lawyers have access to dozens of legislative resources to help you better serve your clients and communities.  

Click here to learn more about the bar’s legislative resources. 

Most popular stories  

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

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