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Two named to Jackson County children’s board

Ann Mesle, a retired Jackson County circuit judge, and Marietta Parker, formerly of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, were among nine people named to the board of directors of the Jackson County’s Community Children’s Services ...

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Shook elects new partners

Shook, Hardy & Bacon has elected five attorneys to partnership in Kansas City. The new partners are: Sarah E. Lynn Baltzell, Brandon K. Gutshall, Lindsey K. Heinz, Dale M. Johnson II and Devin K. Ross. Baltzell’s practice includes product liability, ...

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Innocence Project announces award recipients

The Midwest Innocence Project has announced the winners of its Justice for the Innocent, Sean O’Brien Freedom and Special Lifetime Achievement Awards. Former employment attorney Michelle T. Johnson will receive the Sean O’Brien Freedom Award with Mike McGraw and Jenna ...

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Dentons adds to tax credits group

Three new attorneys have joined Dentons tax credits and tax-advantaged investments group and will be based in the St. Louis office. Amelia Lewis and Jennifer Simmons will be partners in the real estate practice and Nick Kappas will be a ...

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Bar Plan chairman retires

Jerome “Jerry” Brant” has retired as chairman of The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co. Kent Hyde has been elected to succeed Brant. Brant has served on The Bar Plan’s board for 20 years and as chairman since 2011. In a ...

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Alexander joins Graves Garrett

Andrew Alexander has joined Graves Garrett in Kansas City as an associate. Alexander is a former clerk to U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten in Kansas. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

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Legal services promotes two

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has promoted Karen Warren and Luz Maria Henriquez. Warren will be the associate director of administration, effective April 3. Henriquez has been named program director for the “School-to-Prison Pipeline” initiative. Warren has held multiple positions ...

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8th Circuit chief judge steps down

Judge William Jay Riley

William Jay Riley, chief judge of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, stepped down March 10 from his position and will be succeeded by Lavenski R. Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas. Riley, of Omaha, Nebraska, served as chief judge ...

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Megan Phillips elected to bar board

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors has elected Megan Phillips to fill a District 11 vacancy on the board. Phillips was selected from 19 members who were nominated. Phillips, senior appellate judicial clerk for the state, served on the board ...

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