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#MoBarNews: November 2022 Recap

November has been a busy month, from the annual Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Conference to the latest meeting of the Board of Governors and legislative updates from the recent election. We hope you had a wonderful holiday break with your family or friends and are here to catch you up on news you may have missed! 

2022 Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Conference 

On Friday, Nov. 4, lawyers from across the state gathered in Jefferson City for the 2022 Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Conference. The annual event is an opportunity for continued education, collaboration, and celebration – all centered around lawyer well-being.  

During a special luncheon presentation sponsored by The Bar Plan, the Missouri Bar Lawyers’ Assistance Program recognized Brent Cantor, David Lurie, and Athena Dickson with its annual James T. Britt, Warren Welliver, and Dorothy Kaiser awards.  

For more information about lawyer well-being and MOLAP, click here

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors meeting 

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors met on Friday, Nov. 18, to discuss the ongoing work of the Judicial Performance Review Committee to expand remote public access to court documents, which will be implemented July 1, 2023. In addition, General Counsel and Government Relations Director Eric Jennings presented a 2022 post-election report and a preview of the 2023 legislative session. Click here to read the full details of the meeting.  

Legislative Update 

Missouri voters approved three of the five measures appearing on the November general election ballot. The three amendments passed were Constitutional Amendment 3 concerning the legalization of marijuana and the expungement of criminal records; Constitutional Amendment 4 relating to the funding of law enforcement agencies; and Constitutional Amendment 5 relating to the state Department of the National Guard. Check out our most recent legislative update here

Most popular feature 

As usual, the bar’s most popular article was November’s In Memoriam, which featured lawyers who have recently died. 

The second most popular article was 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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