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#MoBarNews: November 2023 Recap

Don’t miss the top stories from this month!

Thank you for being part of this community 

“I'm truly grateful for this Missouri Bar community, and I encourage you to explore its myriad resources to help you connect with other lawyers and make the most of your membership in the coming year.” 

As many took a pause for Thanksgiving, 2023-24 Missouri Bar President Megan Phillips thanked all members for their hard work and dedication. She also encouraged members to get involved and take advantage of the plethora of resources available to help make their practices and lives run smoothly. Read her full message here.

Seasonal depression: You’re not alone 

Fall’s time change can contribute to seasonal depression, a common but treatable concern. Some common signs of seasonal depression are sadness, loss of energy, fatigue, changes in sleeping (either oversleeping or difficulties sleeping), and changes in eating habits.  

Click here to learn more about seasonal depression and view coping strategies. 

If you would like to discuss treatment options for seasonal depression, the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program is here to help! Please consult the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program at 1-800-688-7859 for free, confidential counseling. 

Lawyers recognized during 2023 MOLAP conference 

Nearly 100 lawyers met Thursday, Nov. 2, for the 2023 Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Conference. The annual event brought together individuals who are passionate about well-being – both professionally and personally – for a variety of programing. 

During the event, The Missouri Bar and The Bar Plan recognized Matthew Mahaffey, Erica Mynarich, and Daniel Statler for their outstanding contributions to well-being in the profession. Learn about the awardees and their work here

Learn more about the Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program at MoBar.org/MOLAP. 

St. Louis hosts 2023 Labor & Employment Law Symposium 

The 2023 Annual Labor & Employment Law Symposium was held Friday, Nov. 3, at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. The event featured sessions on a variety of labor and employment law issues including a judicial panel with Hon. Stanley Wallach, Hon. Joseph Walsh, Hon. Chris McDonogh, and Hon. Robert Clayton. 

Click here to read more about the event. 

Most popular stories 

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