The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday, Dec. 2 over a constitutional challenge to a 2008 law that restricted the activities of sex offenders on Halloween night. The law requires sex offenders to stay inside their homes ...Read More »
The Missouri State Public Defender System may try to recoup some of the $70,000 the system raised to pay for a comprehensive study of public defender caseload problems. Marie Kenyon, a newly elected Missouri Bar governor, suggested the defender system ...Read More »
By 2011, Missouri law students may be among the first in the country to take the Uniform Bar Examination, a test whose scores could cinch them law licenses in other states. But how useful is a uniform exam if only ...Read More »
For the second time this year, the Missouri Supreme Court has thrown out an insurance company’s efforts to reduce payouts to its customers by any funds they received from other drivers in an accident. Letting insurance companies deduct these set-offs ...
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As Metro's new general counsel, Dee Joyce-Hayes was on unfamiliar ground this fall as she weighed legal services proposals from 27 St. Louis-area law firms.
Which firm flaunts the most workers' compensation experience? Which firms stay true to their fee projections?
The Association of Corporate Counsel launched a members-only Web site last month with an eye toward answering those questions. The site allows in-house lawyers to score outside counsel in six categories and give a thumbs up or thumbs down on their overall performances.Read More »
Looking out on the gaggle of prosecutors and public defenders before him, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Judge William Ray Price Jr. couldn’t find the two people he wanted to hear. The state’s public defender system had appealed two cases defending ...
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Attorneys should know better than to lash out at judges who rule against them. That’s what Attorney General Chris Koster argued in documents filed with the Missouri Supreme Court on Friday in the case of a Douglas County attorney who ...Read More »
Price says refusal could amount to ‘prosecutorial decision'
Karl Meyer, a Saint Louis University law student and intern with the St. Louis Public Defenders office, interviews a potential client to determine his indigency status last week. Interns help with this process to free up public defenders to work on their cases.
The burden of the public defenders' case load was the subject of a Missouri Supreme Court case heard Tuesday in Jefferson City.Read More »
Faced with two cases focusing on the caseload crisis in the Missouri State Public Defender System, at least two judges on the Missouri Supreme Court gave a nod to the system’s financial straits. Judges Richard Teitelman and Michael A. Wolff ...Read More »