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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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Judge faces one month suspension for closed case

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering a 30-day suspension without pay for a judge in Missouri’s newest judicial circuit. The state’s Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline recommended the suspension for Taney County Circuit Judge Tony Williams on claims that ...

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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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Sedgwick names KC-based marketing officer

Sedgwick announced that Maggie T. Watkins has joined the firm as its chief marketing officer. She is based in the firm’s Kansas City office. Watkins is a past chair of the international Legal Marketing Association and has extensive experience with ...

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Glesner Fines appointed UMKC Law interim dean

Barbara Glesner Fines has agreed to serve as interim dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, the university’s provost announced Monday. Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, UMKC provost and executive vice chancellor, said in a statement the university has ...

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Brinker & Doyen adds associate

James P. McCune has joined St. Louis-based civil defense law firm Brinker & Doyen as an associate. McCune will practice in the areas of civil litigation and insurance defense. He earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University.

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