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LegalPulseSTL for December 12, 2017 - Become a Sustaining Member Now and Join Us at Jan. 10 Reception

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Please Join Us for the First Sustaining Member, Sustaining Partner and Judges Reception of 2018  

The first exclusive Sustaining Member, Sustaining Partner and Judges Reception of 2018 is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 10 at Lewis Rice. Please plan to join us for drinks and appetizers for this special evening of networking.

Wed, Jan. 10, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Lewis Rice
600 Washington Ave., Suite 2500
St. Louis, MO 63101


Any BAMSL Member who becomes a Sustaining Member now will receive their Sustaining Membership through April 30, 2019. We also encourage our current Sustaining Members to bring a guest to the reception and invite the guests to become Sustaining Members. 

Visit the Sustaining Members page on the BAMSL Web site to learn more about how you can be a part of this unique program. 

Don't Miss BAMSL's First Bar Brew CLE of 2018 on Jan. 4

The 2018 Bar Brews CLE Series kicks off with "Trademarks: Protecting Clients' Valuable Assets." The first Bar Brew is 5:30-7 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 4 at Lucas Park Grille (1234 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103). 

The speaker is Annette P. Heller, of Heller & Associates, an experienced and established trademark attorney who has been practicing since 1976. She is among the top trademark attorneys in the United States in the number of applications filed with the United States Trademark Office. She has been the recipient of the Trademark Insider Award for top ranking in the nation for the number of new trademark applications received at the USPTO. 

To RSVP, please click here.

Volunteer Public Defender Training is Jan. 23-24 at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

"Weary of Being a Trial Preparer? Do a good deed and, in turn, advance your career as a trial lawyer." That is the theme of a Volunteer Public Training opportunity Jan. 23-24 at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark.

Receive two days of free CLE-qualified training in trial skills and criminal law and procedure, presented by the Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD), and then, upon completion, select from one of an array of pending felony, jury cases, representing an indigent defendant in the circuit court of your choice. The training fulfills all of one’s annual CLE credits, and, as many past participants have observed, provides trial skills applicable to civil trials as well. 

This program is sponsored by the MSPD and the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel (MCRC), with the support of the State Judiciary, The Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Learn more and register online at

Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition needs volunteers

Volunteer judges and jurors are needed to score mock trials at the St. Louis County Circuit Courts Building in Clayton on Jan. 16 or 18; Feb. 6, 8, or 27; or March 1. Volunteers should check-in by 5:30 p.m., and trials run 6-9 p.m. Please sign up online at

Volunteer attorney coaches are needed to assist Clearwater R-1 High School, Marquand-Zion High School, and Parkway Central High School in preparing their teams for competition. Attorney coaches are asked to meet with their teams at least one hour per week throughout the competition at a time agreed upon by the teacher sponsor and the attorney coach. Contact Dan Barnett at or (314) 485-3803 to volunteer or for additional information.

Save the Date graphic for 2018 Bench and Bar ConferenceSave the Date: Plans for 2018 Bench & Bar are in Motion

The 2018 Bench & Bar Conference is scheduled for May 30—June 1 at Camden on the Lake. This year's fun and exciting theme is the circus. We will have a juggler, wine tasting, a fun run, a golf tournament and much more, including valuable educational sessions.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Dowd Bennett LLP
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
The Onder Law Firm
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

Thompson Coburn LLP

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Zoe Linza at For more information about the event, please click here.

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Please visit for more events, details and registration information.

Dec. 25-26 BAMSL Bar Center Closed for Christmas Holiday
Jan. 1 BAMSL Bar Center Closed for New Year's Day 

Legal Placement Service

Domestic Litigation Legal Secretary 

We are currently assisting a mid-sized Clayton firm with their domestic litigation legal administrative assistant recruiting. Qualified candidates will have 2 + years working as a domestic litigation legal secretary and strong MS Office Suite skills. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume in confidence to

Please view other open positions at

St. Louis Lawyer Magazine

Monthly St. Louis Lawyer Magazine – 2018 Ad Space Now on Sale

We know this is the time of year when marketing professionals finalize their 2018 advertising budgets. Here are a few quick reasons to include the monthly St. Louis Lawyer in your 2018 media mix:

Target Audience: Simple. We reach approximately 6,000 attorneys and their law firms in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. If you want to get your ad message or law firm announcement in front of the St. Louis legal community, this is the place to be seen. 

Member Benefit: Our publication is not subscription based. All of our members receive the monthly magazine as part of their membership dues, which makes for a loyal pool of readers. Furthermore, attorneys frequently cite the St. Louis Lawyer as one of their top member benefits. Thus, the magazine and your ad is welcomed by readers and not seen as an annoyance.  

Trustworthy: Our association was founded in 1874 and is the oldest voluntary bar association in the area. We are a non-profit organization focused on providing benefits to our members and the legal profession. When you advertise in the monthly St. Louis Lawyer, you are aligning your message with a credible organization. 

You have until Mon., Dec. 18 to reserve your ad space and provide artwork for the upcoming January 2018 issue.  

So, hurry up and e-mail Jennifer Macke at so she can provide you with a 2018 rate card and discuss the advantages of placing your ad in the monthly St. Louis Lawyer magazine.