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Planners: Topics critical for drawing lawyers

A central goal of The Missouri Bar’s 100-member annual meeting committee is that “Irrelevant, your honor!” won’t be heard in St. Louis this week. An expected 800 or so attorneys will attend the meeting at the Hilton St. Louis at ...

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Schedule of events

Tuesday, Sept.  22 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Judicial Conference: Presiding Judges Meeting Ballpark 2 Noon – 1 p.m. Judicial Conference: Presiding Judges Luncheon Ballpark 3 Wednesday, Sept. 23 All Day: Registration 1st Floor Registration Desk 8 a.m. – noon ...

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Plenary sessions

  Three 90-minute, moderator-led panel programs Can We Afford Justice? Financial Pressures on (and Solutions for) the Public and Private Bar in a Challenging Economy and Beyond 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Thursday Arch View Ballroom 1.8 CLE hours Moderator: ...

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2009 award winners

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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Walther defends Nonpartisan Court Plan

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.

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Illinois justice describes rocky campaign

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.

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Fresh faces

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.

Click here for a complete list of all 740 bar passers.

Related story: Braggin' Rights

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Solo likely to lead bar in 2011

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.

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Bar loses legislative allies

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.

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