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Legal service providers become Alaris

Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services and Aequitas ADR Services recently changed their name to Alaris. The new name is a Latin word that means auxiliary troops and reflects the company’s mission to be a support team for its clients. ...

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Hellmann named 20th Circuit judge

Gov. Eric Greitens named Craig Hellmann as circuit judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit, which covers Franklin, Gasconade, and Osage Counties. Hellmann is in private practice and has served as the municipal court judge for the city of Washington since ...

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Corlew named House Judiciary chair

Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, has been named as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee for the 2018 legislative session. Corlew, an attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, previously served as the committee’s vice chairman. He replaces Rep. Joe Don ...

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Panel selected for KC municipal judgeship

The Kansas City Municipal Judicial Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the judicial vacancy created by the Oct. 1 retirement of Municipal Judge Elena M. Franco. The nominees are Michael C. Heffernon, assistant city prosecutor; Eddie Lorenzo, of Legal ...

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Sedgwick to close

Sedgwick has 95 employees in Kansas City, performing administration, IT, finance and other functions. Another California firm, Littler Mendelson, is moving a similar administrative operation to the same building and could employ as many as 275 people. Photo by: DENNY MEDLEY

Law firm Sedgwick LLP, which has an administrative office in Kansas City, will close in early January, the firm said. “We have concluded that the best way to allow our lawyers to continue providing great service to our clients is ...

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Lawyers appointed to child welfare boards

Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed four attorneys to state boards dedicated to children’s welfare. Ryan Munro and Bill Prince were appointed to the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board. Munro is with Coulter Lambson in Clayton. His law degree is ...

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