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Posted by: Alexandria Shah on Mar 10, 2021

Too often we push through deadlines and go through the motions without asking why. Why are we doing this work? Why did we choose to go into the legal profession? What is it that we are hoping to achieve?

Posted by: Glenn Norton on Mar 1, 2021

Traditionally, the March issue of the St. Louis Lawyer magazine is devoted to highlighting and honoring the judges from the metropolitan region who retired the previous year. The issue normally provides a look at each judge's career and previews the Judicial Retirement Dinner to be held in their honor each March. Well, we all know that 2020 and now 2021 are not normal years for conducting BAMSL's usual events and programming.

BAMSL's last big formal in-person event was actually last year's Judicial Retirement Dinner, held just days before we went into lockdown mode.

Posted by: Ashleigh Johnson on Feb 10, 2021

In normal, non pandemic years, there is a point where our stress is so bad that we just hate everyone. Not are "mildly irritated" and "annoyed" with people, but literally loathe every person who crosses our path. So on the "hate" days, I recommend the "Campsite Rule".

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Feb 4, 2021

The Saint Louis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), has announced it will provide grant funding to organizations that advance or promote the rule of law. The Foundation will consider grant applications until March 31, 2021, for up to $5,000 for innovative projects that address needs in the metropolitan St. Louis region.

Posted by: Cardina Johnson on Feb 1, 2021

In reflecting on Black History Month, I marvel at the Black woman’s pursuit of voting rights over the past two centuries. About 100 years before women achieved the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, Black women had been fighting for voting rights and equality for all. The pursuit continued after the passage of the 19thAmendment, as discrimination still prevented women of color from voting by the masses thereafter.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Jan 29, 2021

BAMSL is seeking candidates for Accounting Manager and CLE Manager positions. Applications should be received by February 12, 2021.

Posted by: Nicholas Zingarelli on Jan 13, 2021

As you work to try to hold to your resolutions (whatever they may be), try to be gentle with yourself.

Posted by: Glenn Norton on Jan 5, 2021

It was the most wonderful time of the year when we were finally able to close the door on 2020 and ring in a new year. As we start fresh in 2021, we say a hearty goodbye to the old and welcome in all the hope that a new year promises.

Posted by: Amy Johnson on Dec 29, 2020

The changing of the calendar from one year to the next has always been symbolic and a time to reflect and make changes. This year, as we say goodbye to the strange world 2020 brought us, perhaps even more so. Maybe you reflected on the end of 2020 in ways that you have never reflected before.

Posted by: Amy Friederich on Dec 16, 2020

The term "mindfulness" seems to be everywhere these days, including the workplace, as more companies adopt employee wellness programs. Yoga and meditation are often the first examples to come to mind; however, mindfulness can take shape in many different forms.

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