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Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Feb 13, 2020

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section (YLS) presented the CLE "Milly Sawyers; Freedom Suit: Reflections on our Past, Lessons for our Future" on Feb. 12. The program began with a private showing of the The Milly Project followed by a panel discussion. We were honored to host the Honorable Mary R. Russell from the Supreme Court of Missouri, who joined the discussion as a panelist.

Posted by: Colleen Vetter on Feb 12, 2020

I started off my day at my local YMCA (50 percent off the joining fee and 50 percent off the first full month of membership) for my regular morning workout. I felt great. I showered and dressed in my new Brooks Brothers suit (15 percent off) and headed downtown.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Feb 5, 2020

CW: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Addiction

Are you a lawyer who privately struggles with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and do not know where to turn? Do you know a fellow lawyer or anyone else who struggles with fear and various mental health issues and do not know how to help relieve their suffering? Here is a short list of techniques that lawyers can use to help manage their depression and fears and get their life back on track.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Feb 4, 2020

The John C. Shepherd Professional Award is given annually at the Law Day Luncheon to a BAMSL young lawyer (a member who is 36 years of age or younger or licensed to practice for five years or less) who exemplifies the BAMSL Tenets of Professionalism in the tradition of John C. Shepherd. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on March 13, 2020.

Posted by: Sara Neill on Feb 1, 2020

A group of approximately 15 BAMSL leaders—including current and future executive committee members, members-at-large, a representative of the YLD, and several members of BAMSL's staff—gathered on a Saturday in a conference room at the Four Seasons Hotel. The lawyers in attendance included representatives from large- and mid-sized firms, small firms, solo practitioners, judges and in-house counsel. We wanted to ensure we had a diverse group to represent most segments of our membership.

Posted by: Kristine Bridges on Jan 23, 2020

Did you ever see the BAMSL slogan, “Building Better Lawyers,” and wonder what that really means? Well, we are going to let you in on the secret.

Posted by: Susan Block on Jan 22, 2020

"The only class of people less grateful than lawyers are teenagers." This alarming statement was made by psychology professor and lecturer Robert Emmons, who speaks to people from all walks of life, one of them being lawyers.

Posted by: Amy Johnson on Jan 8, 2020

If you are like most people, you have made some resolutions or goals for the New Year. You might have set a goal of working out more, laid out a plan for saving more money, resolved to quit smoking, or set your sights on losing weight. Chances are, you have made resolutions in years past, too. But we all know what happens. Most of the time, our resolutions do not make it all the way to the end of the year, or even to the end of winter.

Posted by: Michael Gunn on Jan 1, 2020

In carrying out our work as a committee, we were guided by the principle that BAMSL's Executive Board should be, to the extent possible, qualified and representative of the diverse elements of the Association's membership including, but not limited to, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, geography, and areas and types of practice and have a willingness to commit time, energy and talents to BAMSL. We believe our recommended slate of candidates is reflective of that.

Posted by: Sara Neill on Jan 1, 2020

Each December since I began practicing law, I have attended the ABA Criminal Tax and Civil Tax Controversy Institute in Las Vegas. The conference is critical to my law practice, but invariably conflicts with BAMSL's Motion for Kids (MFK). As such, while MFK is one of BAMSL's and the Saint Louis Bar Foundation's signature projects, I never had the opportunity to attend. As president, there was no way I would miss it this year, so I juggled my trip a little. MFK was, by far, my favorite day as BAMSL president to date.


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