The July pass rate for the Missouri Bar exam has declined, diverging from a higher-than-usual pass rate last summer.
Jessica Mendez, an intellectual property attorney in Armstrong Teasdale’s St. Louis office, has been appointed co-chair of The Missouri Bar’s newly formed committee on diversity.
Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary R. Russell on Thursday announced the creation of a task force to focus on the future of the legal profession.
The Missouri Bar's annual conference this year is already historic, after the group elected the first black woman as the Board of Governor's vice president.
The Commercial Law Committee of The Missouri Bar has chosen St. Louis attorney Wendell J. Sherk to receive a Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award.
Twelve awards were presented to 26 individuals and firms at The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting in Columbia this week.
The committee heard testimony on several topics, including court costs and fees, the state public defender system and the criminal code.
Kansas City lawyer P. John Brady was elected president; Reuben Shelton, senior litigation counsel for Monsanto Corp. in St. Louis, is the bar’s new president-elect; and Camdenton lawyer Erik A. Bergmanis was elected vice president.
“It is sad that more people are able to name three Kardashian sisters but cannot name the three branches of government."
The recommendation now goes to the Missouri Supreme Court for a final decision.
There are many reasons The Missouri Bar’s spending has grown since the last time bar dues increased, but one in particular stands out — the Nonpartisan Court Plan.
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