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KCMBA spearheads effort to increase pro bono work

A new effort from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association aims to provide those incentives at a time when the economy is forcing many more individuals to represent themselves. The bar on Friday announced details of a pro bono database and Web site intended to link up Kansas City attorneys with citizens in need of free representation, part of a yearlong effort KCMBA President Rebbecca Lake Wood has spearheaded.

Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman and Jackson County Circuit Judge Ann Mesle's goodbye is reflected in a mirrored column at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Pro Bono Summit on Friday.

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Koster seeks raises for new AGs

As the state prepares to complete next year's budget, Attorney General Chris Koster's thoughts have also turned to money - both for his lawyers and for the state as a whole. Koster on Thursday said he intends to increase pay for entry-level lawyers in the attorney general's office to $42,500, a 23 percent increase from the current $32,900. Koster said current pay levels are less than those of public defenders and many prosecutor's offices. "Bringing this office into something akin to basic economic parity is my No. 1 priority," Koster said Thursday.

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