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History-making Rahmeyer not finished yet

Judge Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer

Judge Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer made history when she became the first woman appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District. What bugs her is how recent that history is.

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Lewis Rice takes part in bike donation program

The Lewis Rice Women to Women forum hosted a bicycle ride along the Katy Trail on Oct. 7 to support Women on Wheels, a World Bicycle Relief campaign to provide bicycles to women and girls in rural or developing communities around the world.

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Tenant gets back rent after judge rules building uninhabitable

Scales of Justice, gavel, legal, chairs,

 A Jackson County landlord who evicted his 63-year-old tenant now owes her $9,200 in rent she paid while living there and $17,324 in attorneys’ fees because he failed to fix the electrical system. 

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State agencies, firms honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month, represent survivors

 On Oct. 27, Gov. Mike Parson issued an order to light the Missouri State Capitol Building in purple to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month from sunset on Wednesday, Oct. 27, to sunrise on Thursday. Legal organizations and law firms who represent domestic violence victims honor those survivors year-round by representing them in court.

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Supreme Court considers video trials for juveniles

Missouri Supreme Court building

On Oct. 20, the Missouri Supreme Court heard two appeals from juveniles who claim that their right to confront witnesses was violated when two-way video was used at their trials.

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‘Honey, we’ll tell your lawyer when he gets here’: WJA honorees detail indignities endured while practicing law

Susan E. Block

Women have made up over half of law school graduates since 2017, but the profession is still catching up to greet them. Judges and other attorneys have mistaken 2021 Women’s Justice Awardees — accomplished partners, shareholders, prosecutors and legal interns — for litigants or support staff.

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