A message from your BAMSL leadership - Recent News

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries should be directed to Susan Sagarra, BAMSL Assistant Executive Director, Membership & Marketing, at or 314-485-3802. We can also assist with arranging interviews, understanding matters of established programs and procedures, finding background information and connecting with legal experts in various practice areas and issues of substantive law. Contact Susan Sagarra for assistance.


Posted by: Sara Neill on Mar 20, 2020

Sara G. Neill, 2019-2020 BAMSL PresidentSara G. Neill
BAMSL President, 2019-20
Shareholder, Capes Sokol


Dear Valued BAMSL Member:

We wanted to reach out and assure each of you that leadership and staff of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) are doing everything we can to continue providing excellent service while also being mindful of everyone's safety and health.

The situation is ever-changing regarding COVID-19 in our community. With that in mind, we wanted to update you about the precautions we are taking to continue providing a healthy environment for members and staff. While the BAMSL Bar Center is officially closed until further notice, our operations continue during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff is working remotely until at least March 27, and staff members continue to collaborate with each other and BAMSL members via BAMSL email and phone (314-421-4134).

All in-person CLE programs and events have been cancelled or postponed through at least mid-April. We are working on providing more remote CLEs via our webinar provider, Geniecast. We encourage Sections and Committees to hold meetings via conference calls for the time being.

Updates to all BAMSL events can be found on our Web site at as well as via our social media platforms, the weekly LegalPulseSTL e-newsletter and weekly CLE e-newsletter.

BAMSL has compiled a list of resources to assist you during this COVID-19 situation. The resources include information about the courts, from health officials and even guidance for your law firm. Please visit for more information. The resources are updated frequently to reflect the evolving situation.

Here is updated information about some of BAMSL's upcoming signature events.

Law Day 2020 Rescheduled to June 26

BAMSL's Law Day 2020 has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Fri., June 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The day includes an awards presentation, lunch and swearing-in of BAMSL's 2020-21 Officers and Board of Governors. This year's featured speaker is Journalist George F. Will. Please visit, check out the April issue of the St. Louis Lawyer magazine and check your mail for the formal invitation for more details.

Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI) Rescheduled to June 18

CCI has been rescheduled to 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Thurs., June 18 at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis. Please visit for more information and to register.

Bench & Bar 2020 is May 27-29

BAMSL Members can look forward to sunny, warm days at the 2020 Bench & Bar planned for May 27-29, 2020, at Camden on the Lake Resort. Please visit for all the details and to register now. This year's fun-loving theme is BAMSL at the Disco so grab your platforms and go-go boots and get ready to relive the '70s.

Rendezvous on the Roof is June 17

BAMSL's 2020 Rendezvous on the Roof, a free summer kick-off event for BAMSL members, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wed, June 17 at Clayton on the Park Rooftop. Visit for more information and to register.

We apologize for any disruption that changes to BAMSL events cause and appreciate the dedication of our member volunteers, sponsors, and others who have helped plan these events. Thank you for your continued support of BAMSL and we send our most heartfelt thoughts to everyone who has been impacted during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing all of you as soon as it is safe to interact and engage in person again.

Best wishes,

Sara G. Neill
BAMSL President, 2019-20

Zoe W. Linza
BAMSL Executive Director



The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Saint Louis Bar Foundation or BAMSL’s Board of Governors. Acceptance of advertising and new product information does not imply endorsement of products or services advertised or listed nor statements concerning them.


Thank you to our Sustaining Partners. Learn more at