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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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Directors of Missouri Bar, Public Defender system resign

Sebrina and Michael Barrett

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 ...

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George W. Draper III’s speech highlights long-standing court plan critique

George W. Draper III

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 ...

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Missouri bar-passer rate rebounds slightly | See list of bar-passers

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 ...

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‘Weaponized’: Chief Justice Draper excoriates influence of bias on Nonpartisan Court Plan

In his first speech before members of The Missouri Bar, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. Draper III excoriated what he called the “unprecedented weaponization” of judicial performance evaluations against minority judges. The issue is especially personal for Draper, ...

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Missouri Bar to honor Gary Barnes with Roser award

Gary D. Barnes, a partner in the insolvency & commercial bankruptcy group at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City, will receive the 2019 Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award Oct.4 at the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute in Kansas City. The commercial ...

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BAMSL to induct four to Pioneers Wall of Fame

The Bar Association of St. Louis will add four new members who exemplify excellence in the legal community to its Gallery of Legal Pioneers Wall of Fame during a ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the BAMSL ...

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State bar’s board of governors elects new leadership

St. Louis attorney John R. Gunn won an uncontested election on Sept. 26 as vice president of The Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors. The position puts him in line to rotate into the board’s presidency, a seat that his father ...

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