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The bar’s tab

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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Nineteen seek slot on Western District

Nineteen people are applying for an opening on the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District, the Appellate Judicial Commission said. The commission plans to publicly interview the applicants starting at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 at the appeals court building ...

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Solo conference attendance up

Attendance at The Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference appears to be up again this year. One thousand and sixty-one attorneys registered for the conference, held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, according to The ...

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Kansas City Lawyers in the News, Sept. 28, 2009

Bar honors several in KC legal community A law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and five Kansas City-area lawyers were honored during ceremonies at The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting. Professor David Jacks Achtenberg of UMKC School of Law ...

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Budget anxieties…

...on display at Missouri Bar's annual meeting

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Ray Price Jr. in his annual address sounded a pragmatic tone. "We must bear our portion of the shortfall," he said. "There is no use in complaining."

Price said the financial impact is softened by the state's history of well-developed judicial programs, including juvenile justice programs and drug courts.

Click here to read the full text of his speech.

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Lawyers asked to get involved in government

Send help. Six attorneys who are politicians sent that message to attorneys Thursday at a session on politics at The Missouri Bar’s annual meeting. “At noon, a third legislator will plead guilty to some allegation, and it’s a very disappointing ...

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Price warns of danger from interest groups

‘Don't fool yourselves' about independence of courts, Price says

The Missouri Bar can't be complacent about special interest groups shimmying open the doors of the courthouse with their political agendas in tow, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice William Ray Price Jr. said Thursday.

Click here for the full text of Price's speech.

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