When attorney Suzanne Gladney surveys her field of prospective clients, she doesn’t see a field at all. She sees an apple orchard.Read More »
Pro bono time took a hit in 2010 as law offices downsized and focused on billable hours, but it could have been much worse.
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Three months after a massive tornado destroyed a wide swath of Joplin, volunteer attorneys are still fielding phone calls and in some cases traveling to the city to help residents sort out the legal issues that arise in the wake of catastrophe. St. Joseph attorney Joe Morrey, pictured here, is among members of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys to provide disaster legal services.Read More »
Margaret May, executive director of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, stands outside a dilapidated house at 1806 E. 36th Street in Kansas City on April 16, 2010. Legal Aid of Western Missouri attorneys are looking to a rarely used statute to go after a Utah developer and help revive about 30 run-down homes in Kansas City’s urban core.
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The Kansas City Municipal Drug Court has received a $191,237 grant that will allow it to hire more staff and intensify its treatment. The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance will pay for a full-time ...Read More »
Legal aid groups, long forbidden from taking on certain types of work, could see a change under next year’s federal budget. President Barack Obama last month called for Congress to do away with three restrictions enacted on legal aid groups ...Read More »
Legal Aid of Western Missouri has good timing. One day after Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, Jeffrey Rosen, a law professor and legal journalist who has written extensively about the nation's highest court, gave the keynote address at the organization's 11th annual Justice For All lunch. Rosen predicted that Sotomayor would be "handily" confirmed by the U.S. Senate, both due to her credentials and to Democrats' dominance of that body. What remains to be seen, he said, is how well she fits in with the current court and the extent to which she will embody President Barack Obama's call for more "empathy" from judges.Read More »
With free legal services already at capacity, people in disputes who seek services elsewhere may be rejected, fall between the cracks or simply find themselves in a revolving door as they’re referred from one agency to another. Last week, Kansas ...Read More »
Foland Wickens announces two new shareholders Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer announced that Jacqueline M. Sexton and Kyle N. Roehler have become shareholders in the firm. Sexton, a 2000 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, began ...Read More »