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Author Archives: Eric Berger

ICON Awards 2022: John E. Franke, Franke Schultz & Mullen

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In November 2019, Joan Sheridan, an insurance defense attorney, was working on her first jury trial, one concerning the sale of residential property on a golf course, when she discovered John Franke’s approach to mentorship.

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Missouri Lawyers Awards 2022: Samuel Wendt

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In early 2021, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, like many organizations, was unable to hold its usual educational and networking events because of Covid-19.

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Missouri Lawyers Awards 2022: Julia Vander Weele

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Leslie Greathouse was often at executive committee meetings in 2021 at the Kansas City-based law firm Spencer Fane when fellow attorney Julia Vander Weele was silent for much of the session, Greathouse said.

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Missouri Lawyers Awards 2022: Bob Tomaso

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In 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to force many people to work from home, Bob Tomaso, office managing partner of Husch Blackwell in St. Louis, received some atypical requests from colleagues.

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Missouri Lawyers Awards 2022: Julianne Story

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When Julianne Story was a young attorney in the Jackson County Counselor’s Office, more senior lawyers would hand her a stack of files and tell her to let them know if she had questions.

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Missouri Lawyers Awards 2022: Ken McClain

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Zoom fatigue has been a topic of frequent discussion during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, which forced many people to work remotely and rely on the video conferencing platform.

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