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LegalPulseSTL for October 17, 2017 - Judge Edwards is new St. Louis Director of Public Safety ... Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Welcome New Women Attorneys


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Judge Jimmie Edwards Appointed St. Louis City's New Director of Public Safety

Photo of Jeffrey B. JensenThe Hon. Jimmie M. Edwards, a St. Louis Circuit Judge since 1992, will become St. Louis City’s Director of Public Safety effective Nov. 6.

"His experience, temperament, and focus will bring new perspective, energy and leadership to our police, firefighters, corrections employees, our Building Division and the Civil Service Bureau," said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in making the announcement.

These departments are comprised of more than 3,350 city employees. In total, the Public Safety Department has a yearly operating budget of $340 million.

To learn more about Hon. Edwards’ distinguished career, read the St. Louis City press release.

Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Welcome New Attorneys at Annual WILP Reception

BAMSL's Women in the Legal Profession (WILP) Section invites all newly licensed woman attorneys in the St. Louis Metropolitan area to the annual BAMSL WILP new Admittee Reception. The reception is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017, at the BAMSL Bar Center (555 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101).

This annual reception is held to welcome and congratulate our newly admitted female lawyers. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other lawyers, judges and friends of the Bar.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Register Today for Next Week's Sustaining Member, Sustaining Partner and Judicial Reception 

An exclusive Sustaining Member, Sustaining Partner and Judicial Reception is scheduled for next Tuesday. Please plan to join us for drinks and appetizers for this special evening of networking.

Tues., Oct. 24, 2017
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dowd Bennett
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1900
St. Louis, MO 63105

To RSVP, please visit Visit the Sustaining Members page on the BAMSL Web site to learn more about you can be a part of this program.

Save the Date: BAMSL'S Annual Holiday Party is Dec. 6

Are you getting excited for the holidays? Get in the spirit with BAMSL’s annual Holiday Party.

This year’s fun-filled kick-off to the local legal holiday party season is 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 6 at the BAMSL headquarters in downtown St. Louis. This is a great opportunity to mingle, network and enjoy some libations.

There will be a private reception from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 for our Sustaining Partners, Sustaining Members and 100% Club firm members. To learn more about these exclusive clubs, please click on: Sustaining Partner, Sustaining Member and 100% Club.

Remember, you must be a member of BAMSL, Sustaining Partner or Sponsor to attend. Register here for the party.

We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us present this party for all of our wonderful members:

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The Daniel and Henry Co.
Magnolia Hotel St. Louis
United States Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M)

For sponsorship opportunities, please call Zoe Linza at (314) 421-4134.

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Oct. 19 CLE: 2017 Federal Practice Seminar: Emerging Issues in 21st Century Federal Practice
Oct. 20 CLE: Friday Fundamental CLE Series: Title TBD
Oct. 22-28 National Celebration of Pro Bono
Oct. 24 CLE: Providing Pro Bono Assistance to U.S. Military Veterans: Things to Know
Oct. 26 CLE: Free BAMSL Member CLE: Nightmare on Ethics Street 
Oct. 26 CLE: Missouri's Major Role in the Civil Rights Movement: A History in Four Cases
Oct. 27 CLE: The Lead Domino: The Exponential Impact of Improving Company Culture
Oct. 27 CLE: Workers' Compensation: Learn and Laugh
Nov. 2 Bar Brew CLE: What You Always Wanted to Know about Immigration Law, but were Afraid to Ask
Nov. 2 WILP New Admittee Reception sponsored by Veritext
Nov. 3 CLE: Fourth Annual Business Skills Seminar with ALA and SLU Law
Nov. 3 CLE: Friday Fundamental CLE Series: Missouri Adopts Daubert - What You Need to Know
Nov. 7 CLE: TC Heartland and Its Aftermath
Nov. 10 Motion for Kids Trivia Night
Nov. 15 CLE: Employee Benefits Section
Nov. 16 CLE: Ethics of In-House Pro Bono
Nov. 17 BAMSL/YLD 2017 Trial Advocacy Competition
Nov. 17 CLE: Family Law Update: Cases and Statutes
Nov. 17 CLE: Friday Fundamental CLE Series: TBD
Nov. 21 CLE: Real Property Law
Nov. 29 CLE: Recent Developments in Construction Law
Dec. 1 CLE: Friday Fundamental CLE Series: TBD
Dec. 2 Motion for Kids Holiday Party
Dec. 6 Annual Member Holiday Party Reception for Sustaining Members and 100% Club Members
Dec. 6 Annual Member Holiday Party
Dec. 7 Bar Brew CLE: Don't Get Scrooged at the Appellate Court: Ten Tips for a Happy Holiday Season in Appellate Practice
Dec. 14 Free Member CLE: TBD
Dec. 15 CLE: Friday Fundamental CLE Series: TBD
Dec. 19 CLE: Real Property Law 
Jan. 4 Bar Brew CLE: Trademarks - Protecting Client's Valuable Assets
Jan. 12 CLE: Working with the High Conflict Client: Understanding and Managing Clients with Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders
Jan. 16 CLE: Real Property Law
Jan. 19 CLE: Meet Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Carol S. Comer (rescheduled from Oct. 5)
Jan. 23-24 RESCHEDULED FROM OCT. 5-6: CLE: Missouri State Public Defender Volunteer Training 
Jan. 25 SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge Kickoff Luncheon
Jan. 25 CLE: Free Member CLE
Jan. 25 CLE: Ending Discrimination Against Women Locally and Globally
Feb. 1 Bar Brew CLE: I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Family Law
Feb. 8 CLE: Settling Your Family Law & Happy Hour
Mar. 1 Bar Brew CLE: Show Me the Money! Sports Contract Laws
Apr. 5 Bar Brew CLE: Why Storytelling Works for Attorneys
May 16 Corporate Counsel Institute
May 30 Bench & Bar Conference

Legal Placement Service

Case Investigation Paralegal 

We are currently assisting a downtown plaintiff firm with their full-time Case Investigation Paralegal recruiting. Position will involve drafting legal documents and a significant amount of client/witness interaction. Qualified candidates will have at least one year of paralegal experience – including independently drafting legal documents. If interested, please e-mail your resume in confidence as a Word attachment to     

Please view other open positions at

St. Louis Lawyer Magazine

Does your firm promote gender equality in the workplace? Advertise it! 

The theme for the upcoming November St. Louis Lawyer magazine issue is Women in the Law. The issue will be heavily focused on gender equality in our legal community.  Advertising your firm’s commitment to gender equality will not only enhance your firm’s reputation, but will also help attract top-talent. For rate information and to reserve your space, please e-mail Jennifer Macke at  The ad deadline for the issue is Wed., Oct. 18