Three lawyers appointed, reappointed to LSSM Board of Directors
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors appointed Philip M. Fuhrman and reappointed Hon. Christine H. Hutson and Stephanie M. Stenger to the Legal Services of Southern Missouri Board of Directors during its Sept. 16 meeting.
Legal Services of Southern Missouri is a nonprofit that provides case representation and advice on civil matters to low-income residents in 43 counties across southern Missouri. Its Board of Directors – which includes lawyers and non-lawyers – helps ensure Legal Services of Southern Missouri is fulfilling its mission of helping clients.
Fuhrman is first assistant prosecuting attorney of the major crimes unit for the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Office. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Fuhrman was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 2009.
“Access to the courts is a fundamental right which is necessary to safeguard rights of citizens,” Fuhrman said. “I believe the function of Legal Services of Southern Missouri to be of the utmost importance to assist individuals who cannot afford legal services to have access to the court system.”
Hutson is the owner of The Hutson Law Firm, LLC in Lebanon. She also served as associate circuit court judge for Laclede County. A graduate of Washburn University School of Law, Hutson was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1992.
Hutson was first appointed to the LSSM Board of Directors in 2015.
Stenger is the president and CEO of Springfield Land, L.P., focusing on the development of residential communities in Springfield and Greene County. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Stenger was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1993.
Stenger was first appointed to the LSSM Board of Directors in 2018.
“Access to justice is a pivotal component in so many other things that impact under resourced individuals and families,” Stenger said in her statement of interest.
Their terms will end August 2028.
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