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Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Apr 1, 2020

Forty-two percent of the survey respondents indicated they felt they needed mental health intervention, but 45% would not seek help, believing it would threaten their ability to be admitted to the bar. At the same time, 63% of respondents reported that the potential threat to bar admissions was a factor discouraging them from seeking services for substance use.

Posted by: Ellen (Nellie) Ribaudo on Mar 25, 2020

As a member of BAMSL, I have been inspired by the focus on service to others as a way of making us better lawyers. BAMSL encourages its members to provide service through using their legal skills to help those who are in need.

Posted by: Sara Neill on Mar 20, 2020

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.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Mar 18, 2020

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has posted encouraging words to help manage the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus). The AFSP reminds us that "we can always choose our response" to stressful situations.

Posted by: Colleen Vetter on Mar 11, 2020

What does BAMSL do for me? That is the question, right? I am a lawyer, you are a lawyer, or other professional working in the legal field. Or you are a lawyer like me, working as a professional but not as a lawyer. So what have you got for ME, BAMSL?

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Mar 5, 2020

The St. Louis Bar Journal, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ (BAMSL) quarterly scholarly publication, is seeking proposals from parties interested in serving as Editor-In-Chief. This is a voluntary position that would work in conjunction with BAMSL’s Staff in producing the four issues a year. Proposals must be submitted by April 3, 2020.

Posted by: Jennifer Macke on Mar 5, 2020

With employers struggling to find talent in a tight labor market, BAMSL's Legal Placement Service is a popular member benefit.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Mar 4, 2020

The "and practice" is a new one that I look forward to integrating with my mindfulness practice in 2020…and beyond.

Posted by: Sara Neill on Mar 2, 2020

BAMSL has recently learned that it will be losing two key players. John Rasp, the Editor-in-Chief of the St. Louis Bar Journal, has resigned effective this spring. And, Executive Director Zoe Linza has shared that after 13 years of service, she is planning to step down from her position this summer in order to be able to spend more time with her friends and family.

Posted by: Kristine Bridges on Feb 26, 2020

BAMSL provides many opportunities throughout the year to develop your network.

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