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‘Humiliated’: Jackson County jail policy prompts protest,
 claims of disparate treatment of female lawyers

Kate Zigtema, a Missouri-licensed attorney who practices in Shawnee, Kansas, is shown with a sign at a protest of a new Jackson County Detention Center security screening policy June 12 at the Jackson County Courthouse. She called the policy “insulting,” noting that attorneys hold a position of trust. Photo by Jessica Shumaker.

Attorney Jessica Ross went to the Jackson County Detention Center on June 12, intending to join a jailed client for a videoconference hearing scheduled before a judge in Independence. Instead, she was turned away. The reason?  Ross said she lost ...

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MOney 2019: Missouri firms enjoy growth year


2018 was a growth year for most of Missouri’s largest firms. A year ago, Missouri had eight law firms with $100 million or more in revenue. Today, Spencer Fane’s phenomenal growth has increased that count to nine. Polsinelli, Husch Blackwell, ...

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