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Commentary referred to Oklahoma laws on wills

Dear Editor: This letter is written to correct the misinformation conveyed to Missouri residents and serious errors contained in the March 19 commentary “What to do when you need a will quickly,” written by Oklahoma attorney Mark Hamby. I usually ...

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Letter to the Editor

Editor: I would like to address two points in response to Allison Retka’s article, “Got bilked?,” and the sidebar, “If you smell a scam …,” in the March 8 edition of Missouri Lawyers Weekly.  First, the sidebar incorrectly describes the ...

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Armstrong Teasdale’s revenue remains strong

Heather Cole’s Feb. 22 article about Armstrong Teasdale’s 2009 revenue is totally misleading and shows her failure to accurately interpret the figures. The story contains the incorrect statement that economic factors caused a decline in the firm’s 2009 revenue. In ...

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Time to update antiquated phone rules

Editor: With the Legislature back in session, our elected officials have the opportunity to update some antiquated telephone rules that could ultimately benefit everyone (through economic development, jobs, etc.) The issue is access fees – charges that telephone companies pay ...

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Nothing new here

Editor, I read David Yas’ column [Monday] regarding the Super Lawyers/West Publishing marriage. All I can say is “Really?” The fact that law firms advertise is now a foregone conclusion. In fact, they always have, whether it was with junkets ...

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ABA president reminds lawyers of national service day

To the Editor: America’s lawyers welcome President-elect Barack Obama’s call for a national day of service on Jan. 19: the Martin Luther King Jr. Day national holiday and the day before the inauguration. Notably the call to service stresses that ...

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Restorative justice provides volunteer opportunities

To the Editor: Many thanks to Missouri Lawyers Weekly for the Dec. 22 article, “Face-to-Face Justice” regarding restorative justice programs in Missouri. I serve as a volunteer facilitator in victim-offender dialogues in the Juvenile Division of the St. Louis County ...

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Greene County ushers in court plan

Dear editor, Voters in Greene County made history this month. In a vote that was little noted outside Southwest Missouri, that county became the first in 35 years to opt into Missouri’s Nonpartisan Court Plan. This is no small matter. ...

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Missouri's judicial selection process removes the worst of politics

Dear Editor, On July 31, Judge N. Stephen Limbaugh Jr. will leave his seat on the Supreme Court of Missouri to accept his appointment to the federal bench. Our state courts will lose an excellent jurist. Because this is Missouri, ...

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Lawyers should unite to defeat Lembke

@********BODY COPY 10/11:Editor’s note: The following letter is being sent out this week to Missouri attorneys. It has been my honor and privilege to practice law for over 32 years. I owe everything that I have, really everything that I ...

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Letter to the Editor: Eminent domain ruling was no place for activism

Dear Editor: In a recent commentary, “State court missed its chance,” April 14, Nicholas Loyal took the Missouri Supreme Court to task for its decision in City of Arnold v. Tourkakis. In that case, the court sustained the city’s use ...

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