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#MoBarNews March 2024 recap

Don’t miss the top stories from this month!

2023 Annual Report highlights Missouri Bar activities and successes 

From member benefits and civics education to CLE opportunities and legislative engagement, The Missouri Bar is here to help lawyers even better serve their clients and communities, while also improving the administration of justice on behalf of citizens. This mission is highlighted in the bar’s 2023 Annual Report, which outlines the organization’s activities and successes over the past year in support of its strategic goals.  

Click here to learn more about the 2023 Annual Report. 

Award nominations open 

Each year, The Missouri Bar recognizes individuals who have helped improve the state’s justice system. Many of these awards are presented at the bar’s Annual Meeting. Nominations for awards given by The Missouri Bar, The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section, and The Missouri Bar Foundation opened on March 1. Click the links below to learn about each of the awards and submit nominations. 

Dr. Warren H. Solomon Civic Virtue Award (nominations due by May 1) 

E.A. Richter Award for Excellence in Citizenship Education (nominations due by May 1) 

Liberty Bell Award (nominations due by May 15) 

Tom Cochran Community Service Award (nominations due by May 15)  

Purcell Professionalism Award (nominations due by May 23) 

Spurgeon Smithson Award (nominations due by May 23) 

We need to talk about ChatGPT 

The legal profession has long been characterized by daunting hours, high-stress environments, and difficulty in balancing personal and professional lives. Lawyers are well aware of the sacrifice, intellect, and work ethic required to serve clients in this demanding field. What if lawyers could maintain (or increase) revenues while reducing workloads and work hours? What if this same solution could also potentially improve access to justice? Could we navigate the potential benefits and pitfalls? This may be a pipe dream. Or it may be here. 

Click here to read the full article. 

A conference tailored to the solo and small firm lawyer 

This summer the annual MOSOLO Small Firm Conference returns to mid-Missouri for its 29th year, offering professional development tailored to solo and small firm lawyers in Missouri.  Set from June 6-8 at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach, #MOSOLO24 provides both in-person and virtual attendance options in a family-friendly atmosphere. Virtual participants will have access to all sessions, which will be streamed live. 

Click here to learn more. 

Most popular stories  

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