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Partners start fall migrations

Large law firm partners once waited until after they got their end-of-the-year bonuses or profit distributions to switch firms. Not anymore. In the past three months, at least eight Missouri partners at MOney 20 firms have jumped ship, reversing a pre-recession pattern of springtime exits. Bankruptcy lawyer David Warfield (pictured) grabbed a position at Thompson Coburn on Oct. 1, moving to the firm after more than 20 years at Husch Blackwell Sanders.

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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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