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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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.
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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.Read More »
Award winners, unexpected departures, lawyers running into trouble and a legal battle involving the Sunshine Law drew the most attention from readers of Missouri Lawyers Media on molawyersmedia.com in 2019. Here are the 10 most-viewed stories on our website in ...
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Moving out: Supreme Court ruling that altered venue rules is one of Missouri’s biggest legal stories in 2019
In February, the Missouri Supreme Court issued State ex rel. Johnson & Johnson v. Burlison, a humdrum caption for what would seem to be a dry-as-dust topic: the proper venue for a lawsuit. But the result of the ruling has ...
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A Missouri lawyer power couple has announced resignations from their respective positions as executive director of The Missouri Bar and director of the Missouri State Public Defender System. Sebrina Barrett, who has served as executive director of The Missouri Bar ...Read More »
Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III’s fiery speech at The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting boosted the profile of long-running concerns about bias in the judicial review process. In his Sept. 19 speech, Draper called out the “unprecedented ...Read More »
After dropping sharply last year, the pass rate for the Missouri Bar exam has inched back up. Overall, 78 percent of test-takers, or 524, passed the exam held in July, according to statistics released Sept. 18 by the Missouri Board ...Read More »