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Page of history

Jefferson County Circuit Court judges applaud for Judge Lisa Page, at the court en banc meeting on Monday at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Hillsboro, after she was selected to be the first female presiding judge in Jefferson County history. Her husband, Ed Page, enjoys the event from the doorway. She will take the place of Judge Mark Stoll on Jan. 1.

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Let the bidding begin

Jessica Liss, left, president of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, and Kathy Van Voorhees look over a list of auction items Tuesday at the association’s annual holiday party and charity auction. The event, held at Thompson Coburn’s downtown St. Louis office, raised money for Let’s Start, a nonprofit that helps newly released inmates with the transition to life on the outside.

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Gridiron wizardry

Cast members spoof The Who’s “Tommy” in “Gridiron Wizard,” the opening number of the annual Gridiron song-and-dance revue put on by the Lawyers Association of St. Louis.
MULTIMEDIA EXTRA: Slideshow of 2010 Gridiron

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Veterans Day

U.S. Navy veteran Keevey Davis raises a new American flag Tuesday outside the St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center with the help of fellow veterans Rodney Smith, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Gus Buttice, a deputy sheriff who served in the U.S. Army. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Jimmie Edwards gave a speech at the flag raising event to recognize employees of the Family Court who are veterans.

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Stepping up

St. Louis County Circuit Judge Joseph L. Walsh III leans over to ask his wife Eileen for a kiss as she buttons his newly donned robe during Walsh’s swearing in ceremony Friday in the St. Louis County Courthouse. Walsh took over the position that was vacated by Larry Kendrick, who retired from the bench at the beginning of the year.

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Help for homeowners

Attorney General Chris Koster’s website has a new feature aimed at helping consumers understand the foreclosure process and obtain certain paperwork, Koster announced at a press conference Monday in downtown St. Louis. The site includes descriptions of documents that homeowners can obtain from a loan servicer and a form letter asking a lender to provide documents related to a person’s mortgage.

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Get ready to vote

Election clerks at the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker Blvd., conduct “logic and accuracy tests” Friday on voting equipment.

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Welcome to the bench

After being formally sworn in as a U.S. District Court judge in the St. Louis federal court Tuesday, Audrey Fleissig turns to thank longtime friend Karen Tokarz, law professor at Washington University. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Supreme Court Judge Patricia Breckenridge, on left, applaud, as do attorney John Cowling, master of ceremonies, and the members of the court. Fleissig previously was one of the court’s magistrate judges.

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Making a move

Stinson Morrison Hecker Partner Brad Sandler talks with a client on the phone Monday in the midst of the move into his new office in the Centene Plaza building in Clayton. The firm relocated more than 100 attorneys and staff to the new building from another Clayton location.

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Markets open

Joel Dozier and Chris Summers hang bedspreads along the exterior of The Gift Station booth, one of the spaces at the Truman Markets, which opened Friday on a 20-acre site, about one-half mile south of Highway 370.

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