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Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Pro Bono Software Project

Finding ways to help others through free or discounted legal services is a basic responsibility of any attorney who wishes to assist the community. But connecting people who need lawyers with lawyers who want to help can sometimes be a ...

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Pro bono program boosted for indigent civil litigants

Eastern District

It’s a common problem, according to Greg Linhares, the clerk of court in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri: Citizens arrive at his office and try to file civil claims pro se, but confusion sets in. ...

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Consultant: Big data and online studies upending jury selection

It may sound creepy, said John Campbell, but it’s true: The amount of data online about private individuals is so vast, it’s possible for an informed attorney to walk into jury selection with his or her ideal jurors already picked. ...

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Justice in the house

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito says hello to Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard B. Teitelman. Alito was the featured speaker at the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Law Day event Monday at a downtown hotel. Alito says he’s “somewhat displeased” about the flurry of articles this year about fellow Justice Clarence Thomas’ years-long silence on the bench. None of the articles mentioned that Thomas’ practice of not asking questions during oral arguments is “exactly the same as the practice of the person almost universally regarded as the greatest Supreme Court justice ever — John Marshall,” the justice says. Photo by Karen Elshout

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