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Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Jan 28, 2019

St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger, an initiative of The Bar Association of St. Louis (BAMSL), distributed $75,000 in January to three organizations that help feed the hungry in the metropolitan region.

Posted by: John Simon on Jan 1, 2019

There is a lot of good news here at BAMSL and membership has increased substantially. Even better, those two things are related. Membership is up because there are so many good reasons to join BAMSL. We now have 6,575 members (as of Dec. 1, 2018), including several hundred new attorney members as well as hundreds of new law student members.

Posted by: John Simon on Dec 1, 2018

There are many wonderful things about living in modern day America, but it is getting difficult to ignore one of our less appealing trends: the breakdown of public discourse. To a degree we have never seen before, we struggle to talk productively with each other about important issues.

Posted by: Amy Gunn on Nov 1, 2018

One day at a time. It can be frustrating to go slowly. I have always been told that patience is a virtue, that it will be rewarded. Yet, for all the times being patient has seemingly paid off, I am willing to bet that waiting and being contented has resulted in multiple missed opportunities, continued status quo and unequal results.

Posted by: John Simon on Oct 1, 2018

I am using this month's President's Column to give some much-deserved attention to The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) Executive Director Zoe Linza. Presidents come and go but Linza has served BAMSL admirably for 12 years and offers a much-needed historical perspective. Although she has been the name and face we have most often associated with BAMSL over the years, we have rarely had the opportunity to read her own words in either of BAMSL's publications. For these reasons, we sat down with Linza a few weeks ago and "cross-examined" her.

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