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Posted by: Carolyn Whittington on May 1, 2021

{Public} The Institute for Well-Being in Law defines intellectual well-being as the charge to "engage in continuous learning. Pursue creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development. Monitor cognitive wellness."

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on May 1, 2021

{Members Only} Robert (Bob) Tomaso is all about fun and laughter. He has said that if it can elicit a laugh or two, thereby making people remember something as a result, he is more than willing to do something quirky.

Posted by: Lauren Collins on May 1, 2021

{Members Only} It is unbelievable that the legal profession remains one of the least diverse of any profession.

Posted by: Susan Block on May 1, 2021

{Members Only} It is important to note that while a party may request the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), the court has a duty to appoint one in cases involving abuse or neglect. The GAL is not for the benefit of either of the parties; it is for the best interest of the child.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on May 1, 2021

{Members Only} Sasha Riedisser, a commercial-disputes associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, has been instrumental in a successful partnership between BCLP, Citigroup, and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) to provide assistance to people needing advance healthcare directives and powers of attorney, as well as beneficiary deeds.

Posted by: Mark Levison on May 1, 2021

{Members Only} Of course, the reality is, as times and attitudes change, language changes, the new replaces the old, and the young replace their parents' and grandparents' generations.

Posted by: Susan Baltz on May 1, 2021

{Public} "How's it going?" That is the top question asked of me in my first 90 days. And the truth is that it is going great.

Posted by: Robert Tomaso on Apr 30, 2021

{Public} In November 1940, voters amended the Missouri Constitution by adopting the "Non-partisan Selection of Judges Court Plan," which was placed on the ballot by initiative petition. Under the Plan, judges are selected based on merit rather than on political affiliation.


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