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Top Takeaways from the Journal of The Missouri Bar - March/April 2023

by Hannah Kiddoo Frevert, editor 

Whether the driver is a Blues brother or your everyday Missourian, when a police pursuit escalates to a high-speed chase, questions surrounding duty, cause, and doctrine can come into play. In this article, Robert T. Plunkert dives into exactly those factors.

When Supreme Court of Missouri Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson stood before the Missouri legislature for his State of the Judiciary earlier this year, he touched on a variety of matters – from tech updates and treatment courts to court staff and the Super Bowl. See the full speech transcript here.

Spring break and summer travel should be relaxing. So, how does your cellphone factor into the mix? While some like to totally unplug, others might find being completely disconnected to be completely stressful. In this Management Matters, Jeffrey R. Schoenberger offers tips for taking your device on vacation. 

“We all know that the only constant is change – especially in the legal world.” As July 1 draws closer, so does the start of expanded remote access to court documents through Case.net. In her most recent column, Missouri Bar Executive Director Mischa Buford Epps reviews the existing need for care in completing redactions – and how The Missouri Bar is here to help.

Flat fees are often encountered in uncontested divorces, simple wills, traffic tickets, misdemeanors, adoptions, and name changes. But, as David Brengle, staff counsel at the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, notes, lawyers should keep certain ethical considerations in mind when using this type of fee.

Download the full March/April 2023 Journal to read more content that impacts you and your practice.