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#MoBarNews: March 2023 recap

The Missouri Bar launched several programs and hosted gatherings in March. Here’s what you might have missed during the month.

Apply for the 2023 diversity judicial internship program by April 1

The Missouri Bar launched a short-time summer internship program for current 1L and 2L law students at Missouri-based law schools who are underrepresented within the legal profession. The program matches law students with associate circuit or circuit judges who will provide opportunities for the students to observe the justice system at work, meet members of the profession (judges, lawyers, clerks, etc.), and provide valuable exposure to the standards of professionalism within the legal industry. Submit your application for the internship by April 1. Click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Sign up for CLE tailored to lawyers early in their careers

The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section is now offering an Accelerator Series, online courses designed specifically to provide the most relevant continuing legal education for new or young lawyers. Every quarter has a theme, and each month will feature a different CLE program. Click here to view the upcoming schedule and sign up.

Dozens of teachers learn about the 14th Amendment during 2023 Street Law workshop

Earlier this month, 35 social studies teachers gathered virtually for the 2023 Street Law Professional Development Workshop to learn from legal experts about the equal protection clause under the 14th Amendment and how it applies today, as well as gather materials and activities they can take back to their classrooms. They also participated in a moot court of a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, in which they argued various points regarding the constitutionality of affirmative action programs through the lens of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.

Click here to read more about the workshop and learn about future Citizenship Education events.

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors and YLS Council gather for March meetings

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors convened on March 2 in Jefferson City for its regular business meeting, which included updates from officers and special reports from various committees and guests. Click here to see a recap of the meeting.

The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section Council hosted volunteering and networking opportunities March 10 ahead of its March 11 meeting in Springfield. About a dozen YLS Council members arrived early in Springfield March 10 to volunteer at Harmony House, a nonprofit that helps individuals who have experienced domestic abuse by providing a hotline, emergency and temporary shelter, outreach programs, survivor resources, and more. The YLS Council also covered several topics during its meeting, which you can read about here.

Most popular story

As usual, the bar’s most popular articles were February’s In Memoriam, followed by The Missouri Bar’s weekly case summaries. The bar provides links to all hand-downs by the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Missouri Court of Appeals each week online. There are headings and summaries for each case. Summaries are not part of the opinions of the Court. They have been prepared for the convenience of the reader and should not be quoted or cited.

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