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PHOTO GALLERY: LSEM’s ball draws nearly 700 to Chase

A crowd of nearly 700 packed into a Chase Park Plaza ballroom Saturday for the 24th annual Justice for All Ball, dining on beef tenderloin and prawns, dancing and bidding on nearly 250 auction items.The biggest ticket auction items for the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri fundraiser sold for $1,000 to $6,800 and included: a trip to London and Paris; a happy hour for 40 people at Soulard Irish pub McGurk’s; and the use of Thompson Coburn’s and Bryan Cave’s private suites for Cardinals games. Donors also dipped into private cellars to produce exclusive high-end wines for the auction, Dan Glazier, executive director of LSEM, said in a statement.

A card included in programs announced a shift in the date and venue for next year’s event, to March 14 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The event — which holds a high rank on St. Louis attorneys’ social calendars — has been held at the Chase for more than 10 years and on the third Saturday in February since its inception.

The Hyatt didn’t have the February date available, and the event needs room to grow. The Chase can accommodate only 700 guests, with space for the auction, LSEM development director Courtney Simms said in a press release. The organization eventually aims to move back to the February date, the release said.

Peggy Guest, Justice For All Ball

Peggy Guest looks at one of the auction items at the Justice For All Ball at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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Revelers enjoy the music of the Charles Glenn Band at the 24th annual Justice For All Ball at the Chase Park Plaza. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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Mary and Stephen Moore check out the wines for auction at the Justice For All Ball. "I know my wines," Stephen quipped. Volunteer Rebecca Stewart stands at right. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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Mavis Thompson, Thomas Lang and Ray Price, Jr. have fun at the 24th annual Justice For All Ball. The ball is the major fundraiser for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Justice for All Ball

Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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Heavyweight Boxing World Champion Evander Holyfield jokes with Wendi and Norm Pressman after learning they won the silent auction for his book at the 24th annual Justice For All Ball at the Chase Park Plaza. Holyfield donated the signed book to the event's auction to help raise funds for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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Bill and Ann Corrigan arrive at the Justice For All Ball at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Mo. Photo By: Karen Elshout

Gail Appleson with Tom Glick

Justice For All Ball Co-Chair Gail Appleson with Tom Glick, of the Law Offices of Thomas G. Glick, at the 24th annual Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Eileen McCann and Gail Appleson stand with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Executive Director Dan Glazier

Justice For All Ball Co-Chairs Eileen McCann and Gail Appleson stand with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Executive Director Dan Glazier. Photo by: KAREN ELSHOUT

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A view of the ballroom for The Justice For All Ball at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Crista Hogan

Springfield Missouri Bar Association executive director Crista Hogan and her son in law, Nathaniel Carroll, a 3L at Saint Louis University School of Law, at the Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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LSEM's Courtney Simms, center, with a few of her volunteers at the Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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Lathrop and Gage attorney Wendi Alper-Pressman and Peggy Guest are introduced as Husch Blackwell partner Mark Arnold looks on. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Pam Kuehling, Carrie Hermeling and Bill Bay

Pam Kuehling, Husch Blackwell partner Carrie Hermeling and Thompson Coburn partner Bill Bay at the Justice For All Ball. Dale and Carrie Hermeling are honorary co-chairs of the event. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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Kelly Eidson and Armstrong Teasdale partner B. Scott Eidson check out an auction item. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Susan Price laughs with Beth Downey and Armstrong Teasdale partner Michael Downey at their table for the Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Susan Price laughs with Beth Downey and Armstrong Teasdale partner Michael Downey at their table for the Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Jeanne Philips-Roth, Maria Perron, and Emily Philips-Roth

Jeanne Philips-Roth, Maria Perron, of the Perron Law Firm, and Emily Philips-Roth at the Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

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Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

William Ray Price and Susan Block

Armstrong Teasdale partner William Ray Price, Jr. and Susan Block, of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, at the 24th annual Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Doreen Dotson and her husband Dana Spitze

Doreen Dotson and her husband Dana Spitzer study the auction item list at the Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

Susan Price laughs with Beth Downey and Armstrong Teasdale partner Michael Downey at their table for the Justice For All Ball. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT