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Surprised Over Flat Fee Criticism

Dear Editor: I am much surprised that the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Bar has criticized flat-fee arrangements for the defense bar (“OCDC: Defense Lawyers Should Beware Flat Fees,” April 29). For years now we have lived with ...

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Another Federal Judge Weighs In

Dear Editor: I am another, like Judge Scott O. Wright (Letters to the Editor, April 22), who permits jurors to ask questions to be answered by witnesses. I have used the procedure now for probably 30 years. I have never ...

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Federal Judge Lauds Mo. High Court

Dear Editor: I read with much interest your April 15 article that the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that questions to jurors are appropriate provided the pre-set rules and guidelines are followed. I have been permitting jurors to ask questions ...

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Paralegal Licensing Too Costly

To The Editor: I recently read with considerable interest the April 8 article on paralegal licensing. Licensing might be fine for those who are currently working, in firms and elsewhere, but what about someone like me? I am currently working ...

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Tolling Possible For Repressed Memory

Dear Editor: I am writing to make certain corrections concerning the April 1 article entitled “Sex Abuse Cases Against Church Difficult in Mo.” I am afraid I may have misled you and ultimately the readers somewhat with regard to the ...

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Clarification

To the Editor: In the story “Teen Driver’s Family Wins Death Case Against County” (March 11), my statement was that I believed Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks were charged with stalking, not that they actually were charged with stalking. I did ...

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Short Letter, No Apology

To The Editor: Variants of the famous apology for a long letter (“I hadn’t time to write a short one”) have been used not only by Jefferson (“How to Be Successful on Appeal,” Feb. 25), but also Pascal, Goethe, Samuel ...

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State Treasurer Responds

To the Editor: Recently, Missouri Lawyers Weekly reported that circuit courts around the state would be watching the case between the state treasurer’s office and the Cole County Circuit Court regarding unclaimed property being held by the court (“Circuit Judges ...

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'Concerned' About Girard Opinion

To the Editor: I am writing to express my concern about a case decided recently by the Western District Court of Appeals, and the coverage the case received in Lawyers Weekly (“Driving By Ex-Wife’s Home To See Kids Not ‘Stalking,'” ...

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Don't Take That Chase Case

To the Editor: I enjoyed reading the article regarding the Helseth v. Burch case (“Bystander Had No Sect. 1983 Claim For Injuries In Police Chase,” Aug. 6). I also enjoyed the comments of attorneys Howard Shalowitz and Carl Katzen regarding ...

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ABA Should Butt Out

Dear Editor: This is in response to your article concerning the ABA’s recommendations for the way our state handles our lawyer-discipline process (“ABA: Missouri Should Open Lawyer Discipline System,” April 30). Since the ABA alienated most Catholics and conservatives with ...

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