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Top takeaways: November/December 2023 Journal of The Missouri Bar

Corporate Transparency Act
If you have not heard of the Corporate Transparency Act, you are not alone. But you’ll want to learn more about this new federal reporting option that impacts nearly everyone beginning Jan. 1. Polsinelli lawyer Bill Quick breaks down the details in this Journal article.

President’s Page
“Missouri teenagers need to see their future selves in the successful lawyers and judges in their own communities.” In her latest President’s Page, Megan Phillips implores lawyers to get involved in civics education through The Missouri Bar and share information on the profession and legal system with youth.

Ethics and witness preparation
Witness preparation, if not done carefully, can lead to ethical violations. Here, Nancy Ripperger with OCDC discusses what's ethical - and what crosses the line - when it comes to counseling witnesses.

Writing it Right
In the September/October 2023 issue, Doug Abrams concluded his final “Writing it Right” column. In this piece, Scott Robbins, Journal of The Missouri Bar Editorial Board Chair, offers his appreciation to Prof. Abrams and reflects on the legacy he leaves.

Practice management
As year-end approaches for 2023, taxes are front of mind for many Missouri lawyers. In his regular “Taxes in Your Practice” column, Scott Vincent offers some helpful considerations for both individuals and business owners.