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Missouri lawmaker’s narcotics license placed on probation

A Missouri lawmaker who is charged in a fraud scheme involving medical treatments in her job as an assistant physician reached a settlement with the state health department that puts her narcotics license on probation for three years.

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CLE bridges diversity knowledge gap of federal clerkships 

Chart showing diversity data

A panel of Black former federal clerks discussed how law students and young attorneys can discover and secure federal clerkships in a Feb. 8 virtual CLE seminar — but also how judges can identify potential diverse applicants.

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Man pleads guilty to defrauding school internet program

A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to a multi-million dollar fraud scheme targeting a federal program that gives money to rural schools, including some in Missouri, for internet access, prosecutors in Tennessee said.

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Supreme Court weighs readiness of gun-law challenge

Missouri Supreme Court

Although there’s a good chance that Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act eventually will wind up before the state Supreme Court, it’s not yet clear if that time is now.

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Some new partners now help lead their firms

New Partners 2022

For some attorneys, making partner means getting on the lowest rung of firm leadership, with a long climb ahead. But for others, leadership has been decoupled from length of career.

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Supreme Court places McCloskeys on probation 

In a move that acknowledges their recent guilty pleas but also leaves them free to practice law, the Missouri Supreme Court on Feb. 8 placed attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey on a year’s probation.

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Missouri Senate GOP divided over gerrymandering attempts

A plan to redraw Missouri's eight U.S. House districts remained stuck amid Republican squabbling late Wednesday, as conservative state senators continued to press their party's leaders to embrace an aggressive map that could flip a Democratic-held seat to the GOP.

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