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#MoLawyersHelp throughout July

Missouri lawyers are making waves and helping the community daily, but today, The Missouri Bar is spotlighting the Jackson County Pro Bono Attorneys as part of the #MOLawyersHelp July roundup. 

The National County of Juvenile and Family Court Judges presented the Jackson County Pro Bono Attorneys with the Impact of the Year Award during the Justice Innovation Awards ceremony at the NCJFCJ’s 84th Annual Conference. The Impact of the Year Awards recognizes individuals, law firms, and other organizations who have been instrumental in advocating for state- or jurisdiction-wide practice improvements; state and local legislation; unique state and local court programs or services; courtroom management or technology; and/or pro bono work. Click here to see their Facebook post recognizing the award winners: https://www.facebook.com/ncjfcj/posts/10159283915935279.

The Jackson County Pro Bono Attorneys consists of law professionals who practice within or work for law firms or legal departments and represent family members in Jackson County Family Court. The lawyers are: 

Laura Higgins Tyler – Stinson LLP 
Sandy Wirtel – Spencer Fane LLP 
Laurie Snell – Attorney at Law 

Teresa Anderson – Polsinelli PC 
Marina Bell – Polsinelli PC 
Megan Roth – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP 
David Suroff – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP 

Anna Maria Merritt – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP 
Daniel Berezoski – Husch Blackwell LLP 
Kole Masters – Attorney at Law 
Commissioner Katie Rooney 
Kate Nolen - Lathrop GPM LLP 

Kelle Burmeister Gilmore – Burmeister Gilmore LLP 

“Not only did the Jackson County Pro Bono Attorneys continue to offer the necessary right to counsel in juvenile proceedings and in actions for the termination of parental rights (during the COVID-19 pandemic),” said Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo, NCJFCJ president, “but they also continued to compassionately advocate for their clients by helping them receive much-needed resources and services through a challenging time.” 

The Missouri Bar knows lawyers are committed to helping others through volunteering and pro bono work. Use #MOLawyersHelp to showcase your service!