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Believe it or not, the holidays are upon us. Kick off the festive season with BAMSL's annual Member Holiday Party. This year's party is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 4 at the BAMSL Bar Center (555 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101).
An exclusive reception for Sustaining Partners, Sustaining Members and Judges will be held prior to the holiday party at 5 p.m. Not a Sustaining Member but want to attend this special reception, simply upgrade your membership by visiting www.bamsl.org/SustainingMembers.
A special thank you to all of our sponsors (listed above) for helping us provide this complimentary party for our members.
Please RSVP in advance for the 2019 BAMSL Member Holiday Party at www.bamsl.org/HolidayParty2019.
NEW THIS YEAR: Your reservation confirmation email will include a QR code. Simply print out your reservation or show it on your iPhone the evening of the event to quickly and easily sign in and join the party.
REMINDER: Attorneys Against Hunger Share the Love Campaign Ends Dec. 31
We would like to remind you that the Saint Louis Bar Foundation and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) is in the middle of its Share the Love fundraising campaign to help people who go hungry each day in our community. The campaign, a program of our St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger initiative, runs through December 31, 2019.
Each day, hundreds of thousands of people in the metropolitan St. Louis region go hungry. According to a report from Feeding America, more than 380,000 individuals are considered food insecure (lacking access to enough food and nutritionally adequate food) in the St. Louis metropolitan region.
The majority of proceeds benefit three hunger-related charities in our region: Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis, Operation Food Search, and St. Patrick Center.
We hope you will join the St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger Share the Love campaign with your kind donation of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $2,500, even $5,000.
Donating is easy via the enclosed donation reply envelope or via the BAMSL Web site: www.bamsl.org/AttorneysAgainstHunger.
(Please note: The Saint Louis Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, so when you give to St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger, your gift may be tax-deductible.)
PHOTOS: Rap 'N Pack at Operation Food Search
Thank you to all the BAMSL members, including law students from Saint Louis University School of Law and Washington University School of Law, who came out to Operation Food Search on Wed., Nov. 13. Everyone had a lot of fun while working for a good cause, packing food for children to take home for weekend meals.
Thank you also to our sponsors for making the event possible:
American Bar Association
Check out your colleagues serving the community at www.bamsl.org/Photos.
Volunteer Attorney-Coaches Needed for Mock Trial
The 2020 Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition is seeking volunteers to serve as Attorney-Coaches for the competition that begins in January.
Volunteer Attorney-Coaches are needed for the following schools:
For more information and to volunteer, please contact Dan Barnett at email@example.com.
CLE Abroad: Visit Lisbon and Northern Portugal
Be a part of a contingent from BAMSL and the Springfield Bar Association on a trip to Lisbon and Northern Portugal March 20-25, 2020.
The immersive program will engage with local scholars, attorneys and artists offering poignant commentary on the Portuguese and EU legal and political systems, U.S.-Portuguese relations, art, history, architecture and religion.
Book Drive for Motion for Kids
The ladies of BAMSL’s Women In the Legal Profession (WILP) Section are again asking for your help. Each year, Motion for Kids has a “Book Corner” where the kids can select a book or two to take home. Last year, the inaugural book drive to fulfill that mission was a huge success and the ladies of WILP are hoping to knock it out of the park again this year.
The WILP ladies are looking for new or gently loved books for kids from 0-18 (tween and teen, especially) so if your youngsters have gone off to school and left a bunch of their childhood books at home, please bring them in to give them new life in another child’s loving hands.
Each firm has a designated coordinator and books will be collected at each firm until Nov. 29.
This year's Motion for Kids Holiday Party is 1-4 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 14 at Chaifetz Arena.
Save the Dates: Reception with Missouri Society of CPAs; Bench & Bar 2020
The calendar might say November and the weather might be frigid and frightful, but plans are already in progress for the 2020 Bench & Bar at the warm and sunny Lake of the Ozarks. Mark your calendars for May 27-29, 2020. The groovy theme is BAMSL at the Disco.
Also, when the winter doldrums set in, BAMSL and the Missouri Society of CPAs has a fun event planned in mid-January. Mark your calendars for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 16, 2020, for this year's Combined BAMSL/MoCPA Reception. The event will be held at the uniquely distinctive Porsche St. Louis dealership (2970 S. Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63143).
Don't Miss This Friday's CLE
Nov. 22: Attend this CLE and You will Never Fear Walking into an ADR Conference Again, plus Happy Hour, presented by the BAMSL Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section. Thank you to JAMS for sponsoring the happy hour.
The speakers are Kim Kirn, an experienced arbitrator with USA&M, AAA, FINRA and the State of Illinois; Mitch Margo, principal with Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe, PC, and a mediator and arbitrator with United States Arbitration & Mediation; Ron Wiesenthal, the owner of the St. Louis Mediation & Arbitration Center, LLC; Brad Winters, a Neutral on the JAMS panel of US Mediators and Arbitrators.
For more information and to register for these and other BAMSL CLEs, please visit www.bamsl.org/Events.
***Thursday's CLE CANCELLED***
Please note that the Thurs., Nov. 21 CLE, Fostering Change through Inventorship: USPTO Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success "SUCCESS ACT" Explained, presented by the BAMSL CLE Committee, has been cancelled.
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
Part-time Legal Transcriptionist
We are currently assisting a small Arnold law firm with its permanent part-time legal secretary/transcriptionist recruiting. Qualified candidates will have 1+ year of clerical experience in a law firm and have strong legal transcriptionist/typing skills. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential consideration. Hours: approximately 16 hours per week (flexible).
Please view open positions at http://jobs.bamsl.org.
St. Louis Lawyer Magazine
Monthly St. Louis Lawyer Magazine – 2020 Ad Space Now on Sale
We know this is the time of year when marketing professionals finalize their 2020 advertising budgets. Here are a few quick reasons to include the monthly St. Louis Lawyer in your 2020 media mix:
Target Audience: Simple. We reach approximately 6,500 + 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. Our members receive the monthly magazine as part of their membership dues, which makes for a loyal pool of readers. 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.
Cover Availability: As of this writing, we still have one premium cover placement available for 2020.
So, hurry up and e-mail Jennifer Macke at email@example.com so she can provide you with a 2020 rate card and discuss the advantages of placing your ad in the monthly St. Louis Lawyer magazine.
St. Louis Bar Journal
Attention Litigators and Litigation Support Vendors – Advertising Opportunity!
BAMSL is now selling advertising space for its Winter 2020 St. Louis Bar Journal. The issue is devoted to the topic of Evidence. Litigators and litigation-related vendors are encouraged to advertise. For rate information or to reserve ad space, please contact Jennifer A. Macke, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ad deadline for the issue is 9 a,.m. on Wednesday, November 27. Premium cover spots are still available for 2020.