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KC firm donates unclaimed settlement funds to innocence project

The Midwest Innocence Project announced the largest gift in the organization’s 16-year history Wednesday. The organization announced Wednesday in Kansas City that it will receive a $658,980 in unclaimed settlement funds through a cy pres doctrine award through a consumer ...

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Caller ID spoofers target Bryan Cave

A few months after a warning that scammers were using emails appearing to be from Bryan Cave, the law firm issued an alert on its website that fraudsters are using “caller ID spoofing” to pose as representatives of the firm.

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Three ex-Stolar partners join Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne formally announced that a trio of attorneys with nonprofit practices joined the firm’s St. Louis office from dissolving law firm The Stolar Partnership.

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UPDATE: Three Stolar associates also joining Lewis Rice

Three associates are joining Lewis, Rice & Fingersh along with five partners from the dissolving firm The Stolar Partnership. A nine-partner exodus forced the impending closure of The Stolar Partnership, a firm that had 27 attorneys, said Thomas Venker Jr., left, a member of the firm’s leadership committee.

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Large firm view: 2012 revenue increases

Bryan Cave Chairman Don Lents says that expanded work and higher attorney headcount led to to a revenue increase at his firm. An early look shows some wildly diverse — but mostly positive — 2012 financial results for some members of the MOney 20, Missouri’s highest-grossing corporate law firms.

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UPDATED: Explosion hits close to KC legal community

Polsinelli Shughart said damage to its new headquarters building was "secondary" after natural gas explosion killed at least 1 person and destroyed J.J.’s Restaurant Tuesday evening near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.

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New Partners 2013: Lots of labor lawyers make partner

Ten of this year’s new partners are practicing in the labor and employment fields, the most-represented area outside business and litigation. But the promotions are all over the map, with some in places like product liability, immigration and even sports injury.

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New Partners 2013: Women make strides in partner ranks

The percentage of female new partners at the state’s largest law firms grew again. At 37 percent, though, it still lags behind the number of women coming into the profession — nearly half of law school graduates.

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New Partners 2013: Missouri roots

Many new partners at law firms in Missouri have at least this much in common: A degree from one of the state’s four law schools.

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