In August, Missouri lawyers voted in districts throughout the state to elect six new members to the bar’s Board of Governors. The six officially join the board at the conclusion of the annual meeting. They are: Charles Curless Associate circuit ...Read More »
President’s Awards (For meritorious service to The Missouri Bar) Susan Ford Robertson Ford, Parshall & Baker, Columbia Scot W. Boulton Polsinelli Shughart, St. Louis Larry V. Swall II Swall Roffmann & Young, Liberty Mira Mdivani Mdivani Immigration Law Firm, Overland ...
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Incoming president ‘will push the bar to get things done'
A colorful map of Missouri is perhaps the most striking object in Harold "Skip" Walther's office. Each county is shaded in bright colors on the map, a gift to Walther in the 1980s. It may be the best harbinger for his impending endeavor. A Columbia attorney who focuses on real estate and property law, Walther is set to assume the presidency of The Missouri Bar this week.Read More »
Session to ponder contrast of elected, appointed judges
Lloyd A. Karmeier touts a recent experience that no Missouri attorney or judge has experienced in almost 70 years - he campaigned for a seat on a state supreme court. A justice with the Illinois Supreme Court since his election in 2004, Karmeier's impression of his long campaign trail might surprise the legal community in Missouri: It wasn't that bad. Karmeier is one of several judicial panelists for The Missouri Bar plenary session "Pathways to the Making of a Good Judge," to be held Friday.Read More »
It began with a bang, but it may end with a whimper. The topic of advertising leaves little room for a middle ground. Some attorneys believe it demeans the profession, especially on TV. On the opposite side are those who ...Read More »
The Missouri Bar held a bar enrollment ceremony at the Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City on Thursday. Showing off their new law licenses are, from left to right, Rachel Shenker from St. Louis, Cori Garland from St. Louis, and Laura Keck from Russellville.
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St. Louisan Lynn Ann Vogel would be fourth female president
Unless another contender emerges late in the game, Lynn Ann Vogel is poised to be the public face of the state bar in 2011-12. It wasn't always so clear a path. But as the date of election for bar vice president approaches, other candidates' names have been floated, then dropped. Some who had planned to run for the seat bowed out, and one was forced out not by choice but by rule.Read More »
Lawyers among possible replacements for Brown, Smith
The resignations of state Sen. Jeff Smith and state Rep. Steve Brown (pictured) signal the departure of two legislators intimately involved with issues involving lawyers and the judiciary. Already, the names of a few new lawyers are being circulated to replace them. Smith was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a body that often reviews legislation pertinent to the legal system. Brown, an attorney, was a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House General Laws Committee.Read More »