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LegalPulseSTL for July 10, 2018 - Solo & Small Firms Hosts Happy Hour ... Deadline Extended for Inventor of Year Nominations ... Meet the Prosecuting Attorney Candidates
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A 'Place to Meat': BAMSL Solo and Small Firms Section Hosts Happy Hour July 25

The BAMSL Solo and Small Firms Section hosts a Section Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wed., July 25 at the new "Place to Meat," Carnivore on the Hill (5257 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110).

"Meat" the new Solo and Small Firms Section leadership and discuss your ideas for the Section. The new leaders are:

Chair: Katie McCarthy, Law Offices of Kathleen T. McCarthy, LLC
Vice Chair: Jeffrey Bunten, Attorney at Law
Secretary: Morris E. Turek,

Deadline Extended: Call for Nominations for BAMSL's Inventor of the Year Awards

The deadline has been extended to July 15 for nominations for BAMSL’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Section’s (PTC) Inventor of the Year Awards. 

BAMSL’s PTC Section will recognize inventors in two categories: Established Companies and Start-Ups. Finalists and winners will be chosen in each category and will be honored during BAMSL's Inventor of the Year event in the fall of 2018.

Anyone may nominate an inventor. After the nomination period closes, finalists and winners will be selected by a vote of the PTC Section's Steering Committee. 

For more information and to nominate a deserve honoree, please click here.

Sixth Annual Project XOXO 5K Run/Walk Benefits Local Homeless Charities

Project XOXO and St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger, an initiative of The Bar Association of St. Louis (BAMSL), have teamed up once again to present the sixth annual race to help end homelessness and hunger in the St. Louis region. 

The 5K run/walk is slated for 7:30 a.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110). Check-in for the charity run and walk begins at 6:30 a.m. 

Due to the generosity of The Simon Law Firm, P.C., which underwrites all the fundraising expenses, 100 percent of entry fees, pledges and donations go directly to the following local charities selected for 2018: Gateway 180, Peter and Paul Community Services, Places for People, St. Patrick Center, Sunnyhill Inc., and Youth in Need.

The race details and entry fees are as follows:
• 5K entry fee is $35 before Aug. 1; $45 after Aug. 1 
• 1-mile walk entry fee is $25
• Kids’ 100-meter dash entry fee is $10
• Kids under 10 are free when walking/running with parent(s)
• Guaranteed T-shirt if registered by Aug. 1
• Age and gender awards will be given in six participation groups

Online registration is available at

BAMSL YLD's Monthly Happy Hour is July 26

The BAMSL Young Lawyers Division (YLD) hosts its Monthly Happy Hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 26 at Copia in Clayton (7822 Bonhomme, Ave., Clayton, MO 63105). YLD's Monthly Happy Hours are a great way to network with your peers in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

To RSVP, please click here.

Special thanks to Veritext Legal Solutions for sponsoring this month's YLD Happy Hour.

Meet the Democrat Candidates for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney

BAMSL’s Public Policy Committee invites you to meet the candidates for the Democrat nomination for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney. Current St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch and current Ferguson City Councilman Wesley Bell are running for the Democrat nomination in the Aug. 7 Primary Election.

Hon. Booker T. Shaw and BAMSL Public Policy Committee Chair Andrew Harnett will moderate a discussion between the candidates at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 26 at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis (100 Carondelet Plaza, Theater Room, St. Louis, MO 63105). 

The event is free to attend and complimentary parking will be available. For more information and to RSVP, please visit

This Thursday: Hon. Willie J. Epps, Jr., Speaks at Summer Associates Luncheon 

The BAMSL Young Lawyers Division (YLD) hosts this year's Summer Associates Luncheon at noon on Thurs., July 12 at the Missouri Athletic Club-Downtown (405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101). Complimentary parking is available in the MAC's garage.

The guest speaker is Hon. Willie J. Epps, Jr., U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Eastern Missouri.

The luncheon is $20 per person (includes dessert and beverage). Reservations are required. Please RSVP to Rebecca Hedrick at (314) 421-4134 or visit

Volunteers Needed for Community Gardening Service Project on Aug. 4

BAMSL’s YLD Community Service Committee is hosting a Community Gardening Service event on Aug. 4 for all BAMSL members to volunteer to assist. BAMSL member Jack Downing is in charge of the project, which is in conjunction with Gateway Greening.

Approximately 25 volunteers are needed to work from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 4 at Clay Elementary Garden (3820 N. 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63107). 

Volunteers must fill out the Gateway Greening Volunteer Form in order to participate. To sign up and complete the form, please click here.

Help Wanted: Volunteers Needed for July 17 Call-A-Lawyer Night

Volunteers are needed for each month’s Call-A-Lawyer night, held the third Tuesday of each month. Call-A-Lawyer volunteers anonymously answer calls from Fox 2 News viewers, talk the callers through legal issues they are having, offer general guidance, and direct callers to available resources.

The program is held from 5:30-7:15 p.m. at the Fox 2 News studios (2250 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146). The next Call-A-Lawyer night is next Tuesday, July 17. Free pizza is provided.

BAMSL members can easily sign up for any dates of their choosing via this online registration: This is a great service that BAMSL members can provide to members of our community who need some direction with their legal issues.

Thank You Letter from Operation Food Search

Thanks so very much for the 418 pounds of non-perishables collected at the [Law Library Association of Saint Louis] and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis food drive!! We value these donations at $706.42, and they represent enough to feed 104 people for one day!

These non-perishables are high demand “meal makers.” Everything we do at OFS is to connect kids, teens, and their families to nutritious food to create family meals.

Over 70 years of research about the benefit of meals eaten together as a family continually confirms that when at least 7 meals are shared together during the week, everyone thrives. And meals consistently shared together create stronger, more resilient families. When our most fragile families become stronger, our region becomes stronger as well.

Thanks to all of you, local food insecure families are enjoying more meals together. We can’t thank you all enough.

All the best,

Judy Coyman
Director of Community Relations
Operation Food Search

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We are currently assisting a small Creve Coeur creditors’ rights firm with their attorney recruiting. Qualified candidates will have 4 + years of collections experience in the St. Louis City and County Circuit Courts as well as the outlying counties of St. Charles and Jefferson County. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume in confidence to Missouri license required; Illinois license a plus.

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Does Your Firm Promote Health & Wellness in the Workplace? 

The August 2018 issue of the monthly St. Louis Lawyer magazine will focus on Health & Wellness in the legal field. Past issues have focused on such areas as mental health, physical health and fitness, substance abuse, dealing with stress and time management. Advertising your firm’s commitment to health and wellness can help you attract top talent in today’s tight labor market. For rate information or to reserve ad space, please e-mail Jennifer Macke at The ad deadline for the issue is Wed, July 18.