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St. Louis lawyer gives back through his ministry

Attorney Lee Clayton Goodman is in his ninth year of pastoring his 70-member congregation at the Imani African Methodist Episcopal Church, which worships at Calvary United Church of Christ in the tiny village of Sycamore Hills in St. Louis County.

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City firefighter pension trial begins

A St. Louis judge is overseeing a bench trial this week in a challenge to the city’s overhaul of the firefighters’ pension system.

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Butt Face, North Face settle trademark spat

The owners of “The Butt Face” parody clothing brand and The North Face Apparel Corp. have agreed to settle a civil contempt motion in a trademark dispute.

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LSEM lays off staff, closes elder law unit

Dealing with a 15 percent cut in federal funding and the loss of some grant funding this year, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is laying off six staff members and closing its elder law unit.

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Teitelman cheers on pro bono lawyering

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Teitelman always will be an advocate for the poor. Addressing lawyers and judges Thursday at The Missouri Bar’s annual meeting, he praised the lawyers for their pro bono work in service of low-income people

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Shelton wins MoBar VP election

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors today elected Reuben A. Shelton as its vice president. The election, during the bar’s annual meeting in St. Louis, puts the St. Louis lawyer in line to become bar president in 2014.

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Thirteen apply for circuit court vacancy in St. Louis

Odds are pretty good that another woman will take Judge Lisa Van Amburg’s place on the St. Louis Circuit Court. Out of 13 applicants, only three men have applied to fill the vacancy created when Van Amburg moved to the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.

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