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Posted by: Susan Sagarra on May 20, 2019

We are pleased to announce that BAMSL Executive Director Zoe Linza will be presented with the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) Bolton Award, NABE's highest honor recognizing Outstanding Bar Leadership. Linza will receive the award on Aug. 9, 2019, at the NCBP/NABE/NCBF Joint Luncheon in San Francisco.

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on May 6, 2019

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) kicked off its 2019-20 bar year with its annual Law Day celebration on Thursday, May 2 at the Missouri Athletic Club in Downtown St. Louis. The event featured a keynote address by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jon Meacham, awards presentations, and the swearing-in of the new Board of Governors.

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Mar 7, 2019

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and Bring Me a Book St. Louis recently partnered to spread the love of reading to local elementary schools in the metropolitan St. Louis region during the annual Read Across America event. BAMSL participates annually in the nation's largest reading celebration, the National Education Association's (NEA) annual Read Across America Day. This year's celebration was held on Fri., March 1 to celebrate the birthday of one of America's beloved wordsmiths, Theodor "Ted" Seuss Geisel − or "Dr. Seuss" - who was born on March 2

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Mar 4, 2019

More Than 72,500 Hours of Pro Bono Legal Work Provided to People in Need in Past Two Years

The Bar Association of St. Louis (BAMSL) announced the winners of its 2018 Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge Awards at a luncheon on Feb. 28 at the St. Louis Club. BAMSL members provided more than 40,503 hours of pro bono service to the community during 2018. The 2018 award winners are Ruth Schneider with RCJ Law, LLC, who reported providing 334.4 hours, and Dowd Bennett LLP, which reported an average of 69 hours per attorney.

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Feb 21, 2019

The Minorities in the Legal Profession (MILP) Section of the Bar Association of St. Louis (BAMSL) presents "Legislation & Diverse Communities: A Roundtable Review of Criminal Justice Reform, Public Safety and Economic Development." The program, which is a private event open only to members of the legal community, is scheduled for 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8 at the Missouri Athletic Club (405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102). The sponsors are Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. and HeplerBroom LLC.

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21% — 36% of practicing lawyers qualify as problem drinkers. 28% are struggling with some level of depression, 19% with anxiety, and 23% with stress. According to a 2016 ABA & Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study. Learn more from BAMSL's Well-Being Committee.