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Manny Medrano
Nov 3, 2022

Justice Speaks keynote speaker links late attorney’s example to his own pro bono work

Emmy award-winning journalist and attorney Manny Medrano’s keynote speech at the Justice Speaks event links today’s justice access issues with the late attorney who helped change his family’s life.

A gavel next to law books
Nov 2, 2022

St. Louis pro bono opportunities hit your nearest online search bar

Thousands of St. Louisans call for pro bono assistance every month. Not all of them can acquire help, but attorneys in the metropolitan area can now meet those needs with a simple online search.

Clockwise from top left: Grace Colato Martinez, Chris Schmidt, Tim Davis, Jennifer Berhorst
Jun 21, 2022

BCLP attorneys prevail in Hague Convention case for pro bono client

Thanks to the pro bono efforts of a Missouri legal team, a single mom from Mexico was able to hug her kids again, nearly a year after their father transported them to Kansas City without her consent.

Apr 9, 2019

‘Pro bono in your pajamas’

You don’t have to wear pajamas while volunteering on the website Free Legal Answers — but you can. And some Missouri attorneys do.

Oct 29, 2018

Big-firm attorneys get pro bono win in insurance dispute

By the time the federal jury returned a verdict on Oct. 17, two large St. Louis law firms had expended hundreds of thousands of dollars in billable hours and approximately $100,000 in costs just to force an insurance company to pay a Manchester couple’s fire-damage claim of $19,000. “It was my first fire case,” said […]

May 2, 2018

Pro Bono: Tara A. Nealey

ara Nealey followed an unlikely path to become a shareholder at one of Missouri’s largest law firms. Nealey graduated from Brown University in 1984 with a degree in biomedical ethics. After earning her Ph.D. in physiology and winning the Bartlett Prize in neuroscience at the University of Rochester, Nealey said she anticipated she would forge […]

May 2, 2018

Pro Bono: Amy Rebecca Johnson

my Rebecca Johnson works in a punishing area of law. As a partner at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal in St. Louis, she practices family law, encountering people during particularly difficult circumstances to navigate: divorces, contentious child-custody agreements, orders of protection. “We are dealing with people at their worst times,” she said. Yet despite the challenges […]

Feb 21, 2014

Pro bono attorney wins payment for deceased firefighter’s family

An attorney working pro bono secured a federal benefits payment of more than $300,000 for the family of a firefighter killed in the line of duty.

Dec 5, 2013

New rule in New York allows out-of-state attorneys to offer free services

In-house counsel admitted to practice and in good standing in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia will be allowed to perform voluntary legal services on behalf of poor and underserved clients.

Aug 5, 2013

Legal Services to honor 12 Equal Justice Champions

The 2013 edition of the For the Common Good Annual Awards Reception comes Aug. 28.

Jul 29, 2013

Vietnam veteran receives long-delayed benefits

Now, after 46 years of trying, a Navy veteran, with the pro bono help of St. Louis attorney Terrence J. O’Toole, two months ago got $250,000.

Jul 29, 2013

Bryan Cave attorneys battle mid-lease rent hikes

A small change in rent can really hurt the finances of tenants on fixed incomes, so it was a big deal when tenants in subsidized housing, including the elderly and disabled, encountered rent increases mid-lease.

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