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Volunteers Needed for Virtual 2021 Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition
The Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition, which will be virtual for 2021, needs volunteers to serve as judges and jurors in January, February and April 2021.
No mock trial experience is necessary. A volunteer briefing will be conducted immediately prior to the trials, and a volunteer guide will be provided prior to the competition nights. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your trial advocacy and evidentiary skills from the other side of the bench.
BAMSL Well-Being Committee: Emotional Well-Being CLEs in January, February
The BAMSL Well-Being Committee during January and February is focused on emotional well-being and has two upcoming CLEs to promote emotional well-being.
Join fellow BAMSL members for an end-of-the-week stress reliever from 4:30-5:15 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 18. Tune in to watch St. Louis attorney Christian Misner transform into "Christian the Magician." Misner is a professional magician best known as the house magician at the world-famous City Museum since 2005. Join Misner for magic that will blow your mind and make you wonder, "how'd he do that?!" Please register here.
The Well-Being Committee also reminds you to make your 2021 wish on the postcard you should have received via USPS. Check out the blog post regarding wishes here.
How can we help you support your emotional well-being? Post questions or comments anonymously, email Dan Barnett at BAMSL at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Well-Being Committee Chair, Amy Rebecca Johnson at email@example.com.
Resources are always available at www.bamsl.org/WellBeing.
Day of Service: Donate, Volunteer for Urban League Food Distribution on Monday
BAMSL is partnering with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis in support of its Clean Sweep and Large-Scale Food, Toiletries and PPE Distribution event on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - Mon., Jan. 18. The event is expected to serve 3,500 families in the St. Louis region.
Volunteers are needed to help with the distribution on Mon., Jan. 18. The drive-through distribution is from noon to 3 p.m. For more information and to volunteer, please visit www.bamsl.org/MLKDayofService.
If BAMSL members would like to provide financial support to the efforts, donations can be sent to:
St. Louis Bar Foundation/Urban League MLK Day 2021
Thank you to the following for their contributions:
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
BAMSL and Missouri Lawyers Media are pleased to once again present the annual Legislative Legal Landscape: How Will the 2021 Missouri Legislative Session Affect Your Practice?
This year's event, which is virtual, is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 14. There will be a moderated panel discussion, including a question-and-answer session, on what to expect from Jefferson City in 2021.
Tickets are $25 for BAMSL and ACC members; $30 for non-members. This program has been approved for 2 CLE credits by the Missouri Bar.
A special thank you to our presenting sponsor: Husch Blackwell.
For more information and updates about panelists, as well as to register, please click here. (The Zoom link will be provided in the registration confirmation email.)
BAMSL Members Receive Discount for Springfield Bar's 'Presidential Powers, Pardons, Impeachment and Rule of Law in 2021' Virtual CLE on Jan. 19
The Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA) has graciously offered BAMSL members a discounted rate to the attend its January Zoom CLE Program: Presidential Powers, Pardons, Impeachment and Rule of Law in 2021. The CLE is noon-1 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 19 and has been approved for 1 MoBAR CLE credit.
The panelists are:
Registration in advance: SMBA and BAMSL Members - $25 (no later than Jan. 18); Non-members - $50.
Although the future of in-person events remains in constant uncertainty, BAMSL is still planning its regular events for the next few months. We hope to be able to do all or most of them in person, but will pivot to virtual or hybrid as needed. We appreciate the support of our sponsors each year to help present the events. Here is what we have planned so far.
February is Member Appreciation Month and we will wrap up the month with a hybrid in-person/virtual Member Appreciation event at the Schlafly Tap Room in downtown St. Louis. The event is free to BAMSL members but sponsors are appreciated. Visit www.bamsl.org/MemberAppreciation2021 for updated information.
Judicial Retirement Dinner - www.bamsl.org/JudicialRetirementDinner2021
Saint Louis Bar Foundation Spirit of Justice Awards Celebration - www.bamsl.org/SpiritofJustice2021
Law Day - www.bamsl.org/LawDay2021
Bench & Bar Conference - www.bamsl.org/BenchBar2021
Golf Tournament - www.bamsl.org/GolfOuting2021
For more information about sponsorship opportunities in 2021, please email Susan McCourt Baltz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election Filing Now Open, Deadline is Jan. 31
The BAMSL Nominating Committee has recommended the following slate of candidates for the 2021-22 bar year:
President-Elect – Anne Marie Brockland
President-Elect Robert Tomaso will assume the BAMSL Presidency on May 1, 2021
Nominations will be accepted for the following Board of Governors positions:
Nominations will be accepted for the following Young Lawyers Division positions:
The 2021-22 Election schedule is as follows:
For more information, please visit www.bamsl.org/Elections.
We Love Our Members: February is BAMSL Member Appreciation Month
BAMSL once against hosts its Member Appreciation Month in February. What better way to show our love and appreciation for our BAMSL members than during the month of love?
Upcoming CLE Opportunities
Reminder that announcements about upcoming CLEs are now condensed into one weekly e-mail arriving every Thursday in your inbox. The weekly emails will list all upcoming CLEs with a link for more information and to register for each one.
Please visit http://events.bamsl.org for all BAMSL events, details and registration information.
BAMSL's Legal Placement Service
Litigation Associate – Downtown St. Louis Office
BAMSL’s Placement Director is currently assisting a Midwest-based civil litigation defense practice with its associate attorney recruiting. Qualified candidates will have 2-3 years of experience in all phases of defense litigation, excellent written/oral communication skills, and strong advocacy skills. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume in confidence to email@example.com. Firm offers flexibility for work/life balance and a detailed path to partnership.Please view all open positions at http://jobs.bamsl.org.
St. Louis Lawyer Magazine
Has Your Law Firm Made A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion?
In honor of Black History Month, the theme for the upcoming February St. Louis Lawyer magazine is African Americans in the legal profession. The issue will be heavily focused on diversity issues in the St. Louis legal community. Advertising your firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will not only enhance your firm’s reputation but will also help attract top talent. For rate information or to reserve your ad space, please e-mail Jennifer Macke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ad deadline for the issue is 9 a.m. on Fri., Jan. 15. Please note the deadline is one business day early due to BAMSL’s observance of MLK Day.
St. Louis Bar Journal
Attention ADR Professionals: Advertising Opportunity
BAMSL is now selling advertising space for its upcoming Spring 2021 St. Louis Bar Journal. The issue is devoted to the topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution. For rate information and to reserve your ad space, please contact Jennifer Macke at email@example.com. Ad deadline is 9 a.m. on Mon., March 1. As of this writing, two premium full-page, full-color cover spots are still available.