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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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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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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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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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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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Annual bar meeting probes ups, downs of poor economy

The struggling economy's impact on Missouri lawyers remains one of the main focuses of The Missouri Bar's annual meeting, beginning Sept. 23 in St. Louis. Conference sessions will coach lawyers on booming opportunities in bankruptcy and foreclosure, and how to advise business clients experiencing layoffs. "It's on everybody's mind ... and it cuts across all segments of the bar, large firms, small firms and all practice areas," said Tom Burke, bar president. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Ray Price Jr. (pictured) will address The Missouri Bar on Thursday, Sept. 24.

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