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Law cases and law books on a shelf
Aug 1, 2023

Suit alleges bar VP acted unethically in split from firm

The former law partner of the vice president of The Missouri Bar is alleging that she acted unethically in splitting up their firm earlier this year.

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Oct 4, 2022

Judges all pass, but racial disparities linger

Under the surface, attorneys still have widely diverging opinions of the judges before whom they appear.

Jul 27, 2022

2022 Pro Bono Award nominations are open

Lawyers and law firms affiliated with The Missouri Bar can nominate and be nominated for its 2022 Pro Bono Awards on or before August 1.

Jul 26, 2022

District 7 seat open for Young Lawyers Section Council

The Missouri Bar’s District 7 is accepting candidates to file for its seat in the Young Lawyers Section Council. Candidates hail from and would represent Franklin, Gasconade, St. Charles and Warren counties.

dress code
Apr 27, 2020

‘I haven’t worn jeans since’: Lawyers consider their dress code in the age of the videoconference

As lawyers adapt to new technology, they may be wondering if the old rules around dress still apply.

Apr 27, 2020

Nominations sought for 2020 Bankruptcy award

The Missouri Bar’s Commercial Law Committee is accepting nominations for the 2020 Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award. The award recognizes an attorney who manifests the highest standard of excellence in bankruptcy practice, contributes distinctively to the development and appreciation of bankruptcy law and has made an outstanding contribution in the field of bankruptcy […]

Apr 3, 2020

Retired appellate judges to lead Missouri Bar’s COVID-19 Task Force

Missouri Bar President Tom Bender has appointed retired Missouri Court of Appeals Judges Lisa Van Amburg and James Welsh to lead the bar’s COVID-19 Task Force. Bender said the task force is set up to help the bar respond to problems Missouri lawyers are facing in their practices in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis […]

Wes Rogers
Apr 1, 2020

Small practices in the pandemic: Borrow to survive

Many of Missouri’s small law firms are spending this week helping businesses apply for a share of the new federal stimulus funding while trying to take advantage of the same programs for their own needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Solo and small firms make up roughly two-thirds of all law practices in Missouri, according to […]

Mar 31, 2020

Briesacher joins Missouri Bar as new MCLE director

Shannon Briesacher has joined The Missouri Bar as its new Minimum Continuing Legal Education director. The MCLE director administers CLE requirements established by Supreme Court of Missouri rules, maintains the list of dispute resolution neutrals and assists the Client Security Fund Committee. Briesacher previously served as staff counsel for the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. […]

Mar 17, 2020

New Missouri Bar director ‘stands on the shoulders’ of trailblazers

For the first time, The Missouri Bar soon will have an African American lawyer as its executive director.

Mar 13, 2020

UPDATE: Missouri Supreme Court suspends most in-person proceedings at state courts

Several courts and public legal organizations across Missouri and beyond have taken steps, including suspending jury trials and high-volume dockets, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 6, 2020

Mischa Buford Epps chosen to lead The Missouri Bar

Epps succeeds Sebrina Barrett, who resigned in 2019 to relocate with her family to New York. Epps will be the bar’s fifth executive director in its 76-year history.

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