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Bar incumbents at a loss over losses

Two members of The Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors who lost their long-held seats in Monday’s bar election aren’t sure what to make of the results. In District 1 in northwestern Missouri, Joseph A. Morrey, a solo attorney in St. ...

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Defender: Attorney phone recordings go back to 2011

A motion filed in federal court in Kansas on Monday alleges recorded phone calls between attorneys and inmates at a Leavenworth detention center may go back as far as 2011 and involve inmates beyond defendants of a drug smuggling case at the center of a growing controversy over recordings of privileged communications.

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Supreme Court may re-evaluate self-defense law

On Aug. 3, the Court of Appeals Southern District transferred a case to the Missouri Supreme Court to resolve a question that could change self-defense law in Missouri: Even if a defendant's self-defense argument is thin, should the jury be able to consider it?

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Experts say funding mechanism has long been a problem for public defenders

The attempt by the director of the Missouri Public Defender’s office to appoint the governor to handle a case has succeeded in calling attention to funding issues, says retired Judge Byron Kinder, arguing a change in the funding mechanism is the only long-term fix.

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Judges share pet peeves

Inappropriate attire, disrespect, redundancy and sniping between lawyers are among the top courtroom annoyances for two St. Louis County judges who spoke at a recent CLE.

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Meet the Up & Coming lawyers of 2016

Most attorneys starting their careers are hardworking, dedicated and bright, but it takes something special to be included in Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Up & Coming class. This year, we found 58 exceptional Missouri attorneys who stand out from their peers. ...

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ArchCity Defenders seek $20 million from Ferguson in civil rights lawsuit

ArchCity Defenders on Tuesday announced they filed a malicious prosecution lawsuit in federal court against the city of Ferguson, former city attorney Stephanie Karr and other defendants. The class action suit, which seeks $20 million, was filed in St. Louis ...

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Lawyer driving 114 mph at time of crash, attorney says

An attorney for a car crash victim’s family said Clayton lawyer Scott Bailey was driving 114 mph at the time of impact during the fatal accident in Frontenac last month. On July 8, two vehicles, including a Ford Mustang driven ...

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Former Wash U professor leads MacArthur center’s new office

Leaving a big name law firm or a tenured position at a prestigious law school might seem like a tough choice, but for Mae Quinn and Amy Breihan the decision was easy. “I always said to my students, I’m a ...

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