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#MoBarNews: July 2023 recap

Don’t miss the top stories from this month!

July was a busy month for The Missouri Bar with a Board of Governors meeting and elections opening. The bar also hosted teachers to work on lesson plans to share with other teachers. 

The Missouri Board of Governors met on July 14 

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors, which is comprised of Missouri lawyers elected by their peers to represent their respective geographical areas, met on July 14 in Ridgedale. They discussed a range of matters, including financial updates, new committee and commission appointments, and government relations. The meeting also included an update from the board’s strategic planning committee and bar officers. It concluded with a 2023-2024 vice president candidate forum.  

The Missouri Bar's Board of Governors meets several times a year to conduct the business of The Missouri Bar and keep abreast of issues. See past meeting minutes, as well as future meeting dates, here. 

How do I vote in the Board of Governors and Young Lawyers' Section elections?

Voting runs from July 20 through Aug. 15. Missouri lawyers received an email from the Office of the State Courts Administrator containing an electronic ballot to vote in the contested seats on the Board of Governors. Missouri Bar members are eligible to vote in the election based on the current Board of Governors voting district that is on file for the member. Voting districts are based on where the lawyer is employed or maintains their principal office.  

YLS members received an email on July 20 from The Missouri Bar containing an electronic ballot to vote in the contested seats for YLS Council.  

MSPD to host virtual job fair Aug. 24 

Missouri lawyers, bar candidates, and law students are invited to join the Missouri State Public Defender System for a virtual job fair on Aug. 24. Representatives from MSPD will provide information sessions in the morning followed by interviews in the afternoon. Those interested in attending can register online here. Those interested in interviewing should submit an employment application before the event through PublicDefender.mo.gov.  

Missouri teachers work together to create, share American Government lesson plans 

The Missouri Bar is invested in helping teachers nurture the minds of the next generations and preparing them to enter adulthood as informed citizens. The Civics Education Department is working with ten Missouri teachers to create lesson plans that consist of materials to be used in the classroom. Ideas for classroom discussion, and student projects. These 50-minute lesson plans are adaptable and meant to stand alone to help teachers when they do not have the time to come up with ideas. 

The lesson plans are a part of upcoming changes to the Teacher Resource page on MissouriLawyersHelp.org to provide additional resources. The first round of lesson plans will be published beginning in mid-August and the webpage will be updated as more lesson plans are created.  

Visit the Teacher Resources page to stay up to date on helpful resources. 

Most popular story  

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