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Former governor, new partner

The most recognizable name on this year’s list of new partners at Missouri law firms is that of former Gov. Jay Nixon, who recently joined Dowd Bennett. Nixon officially started at the firm on Jan. 23, although he had did ...

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Firms see drop in new partner numbers

Several Missouri law firms saw drops in the number of new partners, including firms with large decreases that some attribute to a slowdown in hiring during recession years. Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s New Partners list includes 130 attorneys promoted to partner ...

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Program urges lawyers to make pro bono pledge


The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri hosted a kickoff lunch in January for a new pro bono challenge program, in which participating firms pledge to provide at least 10 hours of pro bono service per local full-time attorney. A total of 17 firms took the pledge at the kickoff. And another firm recently joined.

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Legal Services attorney Holly Yoakum dies


Holly Yoakum, managing attorney of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Lasting Solutions Family Law program, died unexpectedly on Feb. 13. She was 40. “Holly embodied everything you’d want in a friend and a colleague and in an advocate,” said LSEM ...

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