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Beth Phillips

Beth Phillips earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago before returning to her home state to attend the University of Missouri School of Law. After years of work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, she ...

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Karen L. Krauser

Karen Krauser has left her mark on the justice system of Clay County. It’s where she got her start as an assistant prosecuting attorney, working her way up to deputy chief. After serving as a municipal court judge, Gov. Jay ...

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Terry Daley Schwartze

Terry Daley Schwartze has worked tirelessly to serve all sides in Maries County courtrooms. Before her first of two stints as prosecuting attorney, she was a public defender. As the executive director of the Meramec Area Legal Aid Corp. and ...

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Carol Taylor Aiken

Carol Taylor Aiken has long had ambitions in the law. When she was 12, she wrote to the FBI, asking how she could get a job with the agency. In a letter from J. Edgar Hoover, she was told that ...

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Calea Stovall-Reid

Dreading jury duty is a universal cliché, but for Calea Stovall-Reid, getting that notice in the mail changed the course of her life. The Howard University graduate served on a jury in Washington D.C., and the experience inspired her to ...

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Kathleen M. Hart

Kathleen Hart works as an administrative law judge all day, with duties that include adjudicating workers’ comp cases and disputes over medical fees. But when she’s off the clock for her paid job, she’s often using her skills elsewhere. Among ...

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Holly Yoakum

“Holly embodied everything you’d want in a friend and a colleague and in an advocate,” said Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Executive Director Dan Glazier. “She was completely committed to doing good in this world and to making a difference.” ...

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Cynthia L. Short

Having Cynthia Short as an attorney can be a matter of life and death for her clients. Since 1988, she has worked in criminal law, with a strong reputation in defending clients accused of capital crimes. As a trial attorney ...

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Tight budgets could complicate Sessions’ vow to fight crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising his Justice Department will lead the charge in helping cities fight violent crime, and police chiefs are ready with their wish-lists. More technology to trace guns after shootings. More grant money. More intelligence analysts ...

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Obama’s final year: US spent $36 million in records lawsuits

The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. ...

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Few clues on how a Justice Gorsuch would vote on immigration

If Neil Gorsuch wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, he could cast the deciding vote on President Donald Trump’s travel ban against immigrants from certain countries. But it’s far from certain how he would vote. According to an Associated Press ...

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