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Kick off 2020 with a complimentary combined happy hour for BAMSL and the Missouri Society of CPAs members from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 16. This fun-filled evening of networking and socializing is at the beautiful, unique Porsche St. Louis dealership (2970 S. Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63143).
For more information and to register (please register in advance so we have a head count for catering), please visit www.bamsl.org/MOCPA.
Missouri Attorney General to Speak at 2020 Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge Luncheon
The 2020 Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 29 at the St. Louis Club (7701 Forsyth Blvd., 16th Floor, Clayton, MO 63105). The event celebrates St. Louis law firms who pledged to support Pro Bono work in the St. Louis area.
This year's special guest speaker is Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
BAMSL and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) launched the St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge in 2017 to encourage law firms to help expand the availability of pro bono legal services in the St. Louis area.
Law firms that sign the St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge Pledge promise to make a commitment to the provision of pro bono legal services in the St. Louis area by actively seeking opportunities to provide pro bono services, setting specific goals for yearly pro bono work, and encouraging firm-wide participation in pro bono initiatives.
Thank you to the firms who joined the 2019 Challenge:
Brown & Crouppen, P.C.
To become a part of the Pro Bono Challenge, please contact Dan Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Guest at email@example.com. For more information and to register to attend the luncheon, please click here.
Call for Volunteers: 2020 Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition
The Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition needs volunteer judges and jurors for rounds on Jan. 21 and 23 at the St. Louis County Circuit Courts Building in Clayton.
No mock trial experience is necessary. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your trial advocacy and evidentiary skills from the other side of the bench.
The program cannot proceed without the help of volunteers, so please consider volunteering your time. Volunteers should check-in by 5:30 p.m. in Courtroom S01 on street level. The mock trials begin at 6 p.m. and concludes by 9 p.m.
Please sign-up online at https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3109451/false#/invitation or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preference of date, preference of serving as a judge or evaluator (we do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee placement), and any high schools with which you are affiliated.
Read Across America: Volunteers Needed March 2 and March 6 to Read to Local Students
BAMSL once again is participating in the nation's largest reading celebration, the National Education Association’s (NEA) annual Read Across America Day. This year’s BAMSL event is being held on two days: Mon., March 2 and Fri., March 6, to celebrate the birthday of Theodor “Ted” Seuss Geisel − or “Dr. Seuss,” who was born on March 2.
BAMSL members volunteer to read to approximately 1.500 preschoolers, kindergartners and first graders in more than 30 schools throughout the St. Louis City Public School District. This year's event will include playing Dr. Seuss Bingo with the children.
Each child also will receive his or her own book to take home thanks to the generosity of this year's sponsors:
O’Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin, LLC
Once you have registered to volunteer, you may pick up reading materials and supplies for the craft activity from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Feb. 17-21 at the BAMSL Bar Center (555 Washington Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63101) or at O'Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin, LLC (1034 S Brentwood Blvd., 23rd Floor, Penthouse 1A, St. Louis, MO 63117). Please indicate your pick-up location when you register to volunteer.
To volunteer, please sign up here.
Introducing A New Sustaining Partner
Please join us in welcoming a new BAMSL Sustaining Partner joining us at the Silver Level.
Infinity Professional Services Group provides nationwide coverage for Corporate, UCC and Registered Agent services.
For more information about all of BAMSL's Sustaining Partners, please visit www.bamsl.org/SustainingPartners.
BAMSL in Photos
BAMSL and Missouri Lawyers Media hosted their annual CLE, Legislative Legal Landscape: What to Expect from Jefferson City in 2020 on Jan. 9 at the Saint Louis University School of Law 12th Floor Pavilion.
Thank you to the panelists and moderators for taking the time to share their thoughts about the Missouri General Assembly's 2020 legislative session. Check out photos from the event at www.bamsl.org/Photos.
Help Serve Lunch at St. Patrick Center Jan. 31 and Feb. 21
The BAMSL YLD Community Outreach Committee invites all BAMSL members to participate in two volunteer opportunities to help serve lunch to those in need. Volunteers are needed to help from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 21 at St. Patrick Center (800 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101).
Election Filing Now Open for 2020-21 BAMSL Bar Year
The BAMSL Nominating Committee has recommended the following slate of candidates for the 2020-21 bar year:
2020-21 President: Hon. Glenn Norton
The following is the schedule for the 2020-21 bar year elections:
Nominations will be accepted for the following Board of Governors positions:
Nominations will be accepted for the following Young Lawyers Division positions:
For more information, please visit www.bamsl.org/2020Elections.
Bench & Bar 2020: Early Registration Now Open for BAMSL at the Disco
The calendar has switched to a new year and a new decade, and that means we are one month closer to the 2020 Bench & Bar at the warm and sunny Lake of the Ozarks. Mark your calendars for May 27-29, 2020, at Camden on the Lake Resort.
Early registration is now open. Please visit www.bamsl.org/BenchBar2020 for all the details and to register now.
The groovy theme is BAMSL at the Disco so grab your platforms and Gogo boots and get ready to relive the '70s.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Lady Lawyer Empowerment Experience in Jamaica - Discount for BAMSL Members
Legal Back Office hosts a lady lawyer empowerment experience in Jamaica Jan. 29-Feb. 2 at the Excellence Resort-Oyster Bay, Jamaica. The warm destination seminar is designed to launch attendees into a new sense of confidence professionally and personally. You will leave this retreat with a business plan, personal development plan, CLE, expert knowledge and personal power.
Hurry! BAMSL Members receive a $200 discount if you register now.
For more information, visit, www.legalbackoffice.com/beyond3L.
Upcoming CLE Opportunities
Reminder that announcements about upcoming CLEs are now condensed into one weekly e-mail arriving every Thursday in your inbox. The weekly emails will list all upcoming CLEs with a link for more information and to register for each one.
Please visit http://events.bamsl.org for all BAMSL events, details and registration information.
BAMSL's Legal Placement Service
Litigation Paralegal – Downtown St. Louis Office
We are currently assisting a Midwest-based defense firm with its paralegal recruiting. Qualified candidates will have three-plus years of litigation experience in a defense setting. Paralegal certification and/or degree required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to email@example.com for confidential review. Caseload will focus on insurance defense and products liability litigation.Please view open positions at http://jobs.bamsl.org.
St. Louis Lawyer Magazine
Has Your Law Firm Made A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion?
In honor of Black History Month, the theme for the February St. Louis Lawyer magazine is African-Americans in the legal profession. The issue will be heavily focused on diversity issues in the St. Louis legal community. Advertising your firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will not only enhance your firm’s reputation, but will also help attract top talent in a tight labor market. For rate information or to reserve your ad space, please e-mail Jennifer Macke at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ad deadline for the issue is 9 a.m. on Fri., Jan. 17.