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On Monday, September 15, 2014, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis will honor the lifetime achievements of Frankie Muse Freeman. We’re calling it the Frankie Muse Freeman Trailblazer Award Celebration to mark the 50th Anniversary of her being appointed as the first woman to the United States Civil Rights Commission. This appointment catapulted Freeman into even greater prominence in the civil rights movement as she had already earned by that time a staunch reputation for “getting things done.”

The event will start at 5:00 p.m. and run to 7:00 p.m. at Thompson Coburn LLP offices at 505 N. 7th Street, downtown. This is a free event for BAMSL members and we are working on having some additional distinguished guests. The Bar will also take this occasion to recognize our own Reuben Shelton and Pam Meanes as Missouri Bar president and NBA Association president, respectively. 

Please plan to attend and be a part of a great new tradition and celebration.

The Spirit of Justice Celebration will be held October 10…
The St. Louis Bar Foundation’s annual Golden Gala has been renamed the Spirit of Justice Celebration and will be held this year at the Saint Louis Woman’s Club, 4600 Lindell Boulevard. As in past years, the Foundation is asking BAMSL members to nominate individuals or organizations who should be recognized for their leadership and demonstrated accomplishment in fostering and maintaining the rule of law, and in facilitating and promoting improvement of the administration of justice. You can acquire your tickets for the event HERE. The winners are Erwin O. Switzer, Maurice B. Graham, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Lt. Sean Dace, Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed and Missouri Representative Mike Colona.

Congratulate them in person at the October 10 Celebration. Sponsorships are also still available.

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What do you do in your free time to get away from the stress of lawyering? The August issue of the St. Louis Lawyer provides two “auto” examples, along with another attorney’s take on why vacationing is important. Add to that Joe Frank’s inquiry into Bar leadership processes, Michael Downey’s ethics analysis, thoughts on deposition review by clients, Maurice Graham’s take on “lawyer jokes,” plus a thought provoking discussion of implicit bias. That, and more, is HERE in this month’s St. Louis Lawyer magazine.
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