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Summer 2018

Letter from the Publisher


Please welcome the newest addition to the Missouri Lawyers Media family — Missouri In-House Counsel. This inaugural issue of our new magazine is the latest in our ongoing effort to provide high-utility information to help Missouri attorneys meet the many ...

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Help Your Outside Counsel Help YOU


Inside Counsel and lawyers in private practice both value strong, effective relationships with one another. Ask any lawyer on either “side of the fence” what creates the most stress on these relationships and you’re likely to get the same answer: ...

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Digital Edition Summer 2018


You can also view the digital edition on PageTurn Pro. If you would like to see an older version of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, you can view them in our archives.

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Varied Interpretations of “Upjohn” Present Challenges

Cristian Stevens

For almost 40 years, Upjohn Co. v. United States, 449 U.S. 383 (1981), has been the seminal case regarding the attorney-client privilege in the corporate setting. According to the U.S. Supreme Court in Upjohn, the purpose of the privilege is ...

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Business Premises Act Replaces ‘Muddied’ Caselaw

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks after being sworn in as the state's 57th governor following the resignation of Eric Greitens Friday, June 1, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson moved from lieutenant governor to governor after Greitens stepped down Friday amid investigations of his political and personal life.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The precise parameters of when a Missouri business can be held responsible for a crime that occurs on its property has long been determined on a case-by-case basis. But in late August, a new law comes into play. On July ...

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Boot Camp Equips Students With Tools For Inside Careers

In May, 24 law students completed the first boot camp luached by the Institute for the Future of Law Practice. The intensive program aims to equip students with necessary tools to succeed as inside attorneys. Photos courtesy of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice

When University of Missouri Law School graduate Alyson Carrel first heard about a three-week legal “boot camp” to be held in Chicago in May, and its curriculum offering in-house training, she did not expect a big draw. “We weren’t sure ...

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Data Breach: Your ‘worst day ever’

Burton Kelso

On the surface, Equifax and Lord & Taylor may seem to have little in common. The unwelcome distinction they share? Along with several other major companies, the worldwide credit-reporting agency and the nation’s oldest department store both were struck by ...

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In-House counsel see increase in duties, responsibilities


Matthew Geekie has been an in-house corporate attorney long enough to remember simpler times. “Going back 30 years ago, the general counsel was looked at more as a resource book,” said Geekie, senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at ...

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Lawyers ignore media at their clients’ peril

Dan Abrams, legal analyst for ABC News and host of Live PD on the A&E Network, chats with UMKC School of Law Dean Barbara Glesner Fines while in Kansas City as keynote speaker at Lathrop Gage’s annual State of Litigation conference. Photo by scott Lauck

Attorney and journalist Dan Abrams has some key advice to lawyers who find themselves on the business end of a reporter’s question: No matter what you think about the media, don’t ignore it.

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