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BAMSL's Community Education Programs



Lawyers in the Classroom

Lawyers in the Classroom is a program designed to provide opportunities for students of all ages to interact with lawyers and judges in the classroom to further their understanding of the law. Volunteer speakers are available for presentations in area schools (elementary, middle and high school). There are a variety of law-related topics available for discussion, including juvenile law, careers in law and your rights as you become an adult.  All services are free of charge.

To participate or volunteer in the program, please contact Dan Barnett at

Read Across America

Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Each year dozens of BAMSL members volunteer to read Dr. Seuss books to St. Louis grade school students. For more information, contact Dan Barnett at

Career Fairs

Career Fairs are sponsored by numerous schools through the year. BAMSL needs attorneys willing to attend schools and discuss careers in the law. BAMSL will ask you to participate for one career fair. Commitment is minimal.

If you are an attorney willing to volunteer for a career fair or a teacher interested in having an attorney attend their school, please contact Dan Barnett at

Law Day Activities

BAMSL and its Young Lawyers' Division sponsor a host of Law Day programs and activities each May 1. Lawyers, judges, and other representatives of the legal profession often give school presentations on or around Law Day. By volunteering their time, they give students a memorable opportunity to learn about the law in action. Not only can they share with them their personal experiences, but they can convey how law and the legal system protect our freedoms. To set up a Law Day activity, contact Dan Barnett at

Speaker's Bureau

BAMSL's Speaker's Bureau Program consists of volunteer members who agree to participate in BAMSL’s community outreach to schools, businesses, media, and other civic organizations requesting legal expertise. Attorneys volunteer to attend a classroom, meeting, or event and discuss a specified topic. All attorneys volunteer their time; therefore, the program is free of charge.

Please contact Dan Barnett at dbarnett@bamsl.orgfor more information.

Student Internships

BAMSL was influential in founding the St. Louis Internship Program in 1992. SLIP offers internship opportunities for young women and men in their sophomore or junior year of high school who exhibit a willingness to learn, adaptability to changing business practices, presentation of communication skills, exhibition of initiative and an understanding of business etiquette. For more information, visit the St. Louis Internship Program website.

For more information on these programs, contact Dan Barnett at