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GALLERY: Gridiron 2011

Photo gallery: Lawyers hammed it up at the 55th Annual Gridiron, which took place Friday at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.

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Last day

In a friendly debate over the constitutionality of an upcoming bill, Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, left, and Rep. Tim Jones, R-Eureka, both lawyers, don't let their disagreement get acrimonious as the last day of the legislative session runs its course Friday in Jefferson City. Photo by Karen Elshout

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So close!

The putt stops just short of the hole Friday for lawyer Brent Salsbury at Stonebridge Country Club, in Maryville, Ill. Caleb Rice, a golf assistant pro, and Bridget Halquist, a lawyer, react along with him at the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis’ annual golf tournament. The event was to raise money for the association’s Linda J. Murphy Scholarship Fund for Women Law Students. Photo by Karen Elshout

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Ready for auction

Louisa Gregory, special events coordinator for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, shows off one of the items donated for the auction at the Justice for All Ball.

The ball, one of the legal agency’s main fundraising events, is set for Feb. 26 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in the Central West End.

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Lawyer of the year

Attorney Amy Lorenz-Moser hugs her friend and mentor, Mary Beck, at the Missouri Lawyers Awards lunch event Friday at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Lorenz-Moser, of Armstrong Teasdale, was named Lawyer of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for her work helping win the release from prison of Carlene Borden and Vicky Williams. Photo by Karen Elshout

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Favazza files

Mariano Favazza, left, former St. Louis circuit clerk, answers questions Friday from Matt Potter Democratic deputy director of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. The election will be held on March 8.

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Group protests ban on funeral protests

Margie Phelps and her sister Paulette, left, hold up signs Thursday outside the St. Charles County Administration Building with the police standing between them and counter-protesters. St. Charles County has passed an ordinance banning protests at military funerals like those the Phelps family has staged.

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New scanner in St. Louis County Courts Building

A third scanner was moved to the St. Louis County Courts Building from the Justice Center last week. The new lane will be for employee use at peak times and should open Monday, said Sgt. Tony Coleman, Bureau of Security Services supervisor in St. Louis County. The same level of security will apply, Coleman said.

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Holiday giving

Santa Claus, aka St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Donald McCullin, offers Christmas books to ReShon Farmer, left, and his sister ReNyia at the annual Kids in Motion event at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday. The charity event, which provided presents for more than 4,000 children, is co-sponsored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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