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#MoBarNews: September 2023 Recap

Don’t miss the top stories from this month! 

September was a time of gathering and celebration at The Missouri Bar.   

Annual Meeting recap: Presentations, programming, puppies 

Lawyers and judges gathered at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City Sept. 13-15 for the 2023 Judicial Conference and Annual Meeting of The Missouri Bar. Beginning on Wednesday, the event included three days filled with insightful presentations, programming, and, for one morning, puppies.  

Annual Meeting also included the passing of the gavel from Lauren Tucker McCubbin, 2022-23 Missouri Bar President, to 2023-24 Missouri Bar President Megan Phillips. The Board of Governors, the Young Lawyers’ Section Council, and some committees held meetings to welcome new members and leadership and discuss plans for the upcoming year. 

The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Bar Foundation, and The Missouri Bar Young Lawyer’s Section presented awards to deserving lawyers, judges, and community members at the Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon.   

Click here to learn more about what happened at Annual Meeting. 

Missouri Bar honors 2023 Senior Counselors 

Congratulations to the latest group of “Senior Counselors” honored at the 2023 Annual Meeting in Kansas City. To receive the honor of “Senior Counselor,” a lawyer must reach the age of 75 or have been admitted to The Missouri Bar for 50 years. 

Click here to view the list of Missouri lawyers who achieved the milestone in 2023. 

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 

September was Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and The Missouri Bar focused on raising awareness. Over 1,300 lawyers took advantage of a no-cost ethics CLE to combat burnout and prioritize mental well-being. They could sign in from anywhere to find out what happy lawyers do differently. Lawyers were also encouraged to participate in any of the four Out of the Darkness walks taking place in Springfield, Columbia, Kansas City, and St. Louis. 

Missouri Bar TV, radio spots showcase how lawyers help their clients  

The 2022-23 Leadership Academy public service project titled “My Missouri Lawyer,” demonstrates just how much lawyers can help those they represent. It consists of public service announcements spotlighting two real, inspirational client stories. 

The project was presented to The Missouri Bar Board of Governors at Annual Meeting. Click here to view the inspirational stories. 

Most popular story  

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