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Sarah I. Wilson-CoxHealth


For Sarah I. Wilson, becoming assistant general counsel of CoxHealth felt like “drinking from a firehose.” Having focused for the first eight years of her career on real estate at a law firm, she found herself in 2014 racing to ...

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Post-conviction ‘statement in lieu’ is not necessarily abandonment

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, located in Kansas City. Photo by Scott Lauck.

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District issued a ruling April 9 that teased out the difference between attorney abandonment and an attorney’s filing of a “statement en lieu” — that is, a document in which post-conviction counsel tells the court that he or she has found no facts or claims to add to a defendant’s pro se petition.

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