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St. Louis County judges form diversity committee

A newly formed diversity committee in St. Louis County is looking to educate judges about unconscious, subconscious and implicit biases, Judge Judy Draper said. The idea came from the National Judicial College and the National Consortium of Racial and Ethnic ...

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Public Company- Cathi Ponciroli

When Cathi Ponciroli sat down to talk with her father about career advice while pursuing her undergraduate degree in engineering, he suggested that if she had an engineering and law degree, she could “write her own ticket.” It would be ...

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Nonprofit or government organization- Lisa Braun

Lisa Braun didn’t always know she wanted to be an attorney. She thought about it a little bit in high school, but by the time she got to college and was majoring in journalism, she was enjoying writing and thought ...

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Rising Star- Molly Jones

Molly Jones said her greatest fear of going in-house was that she was going to miss being in the courtroom and being the one taking depositions. But when she started her role as assistant general counsel focusing on litigation at ...

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Associate hiring on the upswing

Associate hiring is on the rise, according to a survey by Robert Half Legal that found nearly a quarter of law firms surveyed nationally said they plan to increase hiring of first-year associates over the next year.

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Appellate court upholds $17 million opioid verdict

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District upheld a $17.6 million verdict against Saint Louis University and one of its doctors in a medical malpractice case. Plaintiffs’ attorneys claimed that Henry Walden overprescribed opioids to plaintiff Brian Koon, causing him ...

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New U.S. Attorney to focus on violent crime, drugs

Jeff Jensen, who started as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri earlier this month, says his focus will be dealing with violent crime and drug prosecutions. That is in line with the federal effort by U.S. Attorney ...

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Six lawyers break off from Onder firm

Six attorneys of the Onder Law Firm recently left to form a new firm, O’Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin in St. Louis.

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Bryan Cave in talks for merger

Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner confirmed today that they are in discussions regarding a combination, a press release from Bryan Cave said. The combination would form a law firm with 32 offices in 12 countries and a platform of ...

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