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Jury sides with officer in suit against corrections department

A Jackson County jury has awarded $200,000 to a former corrections officer in her discrimination and retaliation suit against the Missouri Department of Corrections. Jurors found the department liable for plaintiff Ana Barrios’ claims of harassment based on gender, gender ...

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ACLU sues Texas County judge and deputies, alleging illegal detention and drug testing

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The ACLU of Missouri has sued a Texas County judge and deputies for allegedly illegally detaining three people and testing them for drugs without probable cause. The ACLU filed the suit Sept. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the ...

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Panel at Missouri Bar meeting stresses lawyer well-being

Attorney John Gunn, vice president of The Gunn Law Firm in St. Louis and a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on IOLTA , says lawyers don’t want to find out that an action they took —or failed to take — resulted in a shortfall in a client’s account in the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts. That could trigger a complaint to the Missouri Supreme Court’s Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. Photo by Karen Elshout

Alcohol abuse. Overeating. Depression, anxiety and isolation. Missouri attorneys took the lead in sharing issues with which they have struggled during a frank conversation about well-being in the legal profession at The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting in Branson. At a ...

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