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Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Feb 12, 2019

The John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award will be presented at the 2019 Law Day event on Thurs., May 2. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2019. To nominate a deserving young lawyer for the award, please visit:

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Feb 11, 2019

The Bar Association of St. Louis (BAMSL) is pleased to announce that former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce is our special guest speaker for our annual Member Appreciation Reception on February 27, 2019. February is BAMSL Member Appreciation Month and in the tradition of the month of love, we show our love and appreciation for our members throughout the month with various activities and displays of gratitude.

Posted by: John Simon on Feb 1, 2019

Happy February! I would like to take a moment to say thank you for your continued membership in the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). February is BAMSL Member Appreciation Month and we have some exciting news and events to share.

Posted by: Wesley Bell on Feb 1, 2019

This is a pivotal moment in black history, which in reality is our common history. American history. We are a community, a region, and a nation divided by race. But we also are a community united by a shared belief in "equal justice under law."

The recent acknowledgment of injustice and the growing concern for black lives has gained enough salience to make achievable the reforms necessary in our justice system.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Jan 30, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, The BAMSL delegation of John Simon, Colleen Vetter, Cynthia Garnholz, and Zoe Linza attended the State of the Judiciary address at the Missouri State Capitol. The delegation also visited with Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Zel Fischer, the Governor's General Counsel Chris Limbaugh, Missouri Rep. David Gregory, and Missouri Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman.

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