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LegalPulseSTL for November 13, 2018 - Help Pack Food for Children ... #GivingTuesday ... Celebrate the Holidays with BAMSL
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Community Service on Nov. 29: Help Rap 'N Pack Food for Children

Do you want to help provide meals for the thousands of individuals who go hungry each day in our region? 

BAMSL’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger Committee are hosting three more Rap 'N Pack events during the 2018-19 bar year. All BAMSL members are encouraged to attend and pack bags of food for children to take home from school on Friday afternoons so they have food on the weekend. Snacks and beverages will be provided for participants.

All Rap ‘N Pack events are 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Operation Food Search (1644 Lotsie Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132) on the following dates: 

Nov. 29, 2018 
Feb. 21, 2019 
April 18, 2019

Space is limited to 50 per evening. Please register to attend in advance by clicking on the link for the individual dates.

BAMSL Participating in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27 to Help Fight Hunger

Each day, hundreds of thousands of people in the metropolitan St. Louis region go hungry. BAMSL’s St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger initiative works toward resolving this issue through donating time and money to local hunger-related charities.

On national #Giving Tuesday, we will be asking our legal community along with your family and friends to help support our initiative by making a tax-deductible donation. Check out our social media campaign throughout the day on Nov. 27 to support St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger on #GivingTuesday. 

Happy Holidays from BAMSL

The annual BAMSL Member Holiday Party is in three weeks. Who is ready to celebrate?

The holiday festivities start with a reception for BAMSL's Sustaining Partners, Sustaining Members and Judges at 5 p.m. at the BAMSL Bar Center (555 Washington Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63101). The Member Holiday Party is 5:30-7:30 p.m.

To register to attend the celebration, please click here or contact Rebecca Hedrick at

Additionally, a special meeting of the BAMSL membership is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to vote on proposed amendments to the association's Articles of Agreement.

Copies of the proposed amendments can be downloaded here. If you have questions, please contact Dan Barnett at or call 314-485-3803.

Save the Date: Bench & Bar 2019

This year’s conference, commemorating the 40th anniversary, is scheduled for May 29-31, 2019, at Camden on the Lake Resort (2359 Bittersweet Road, Lake Ozark, MO 65049).

Early bird registration is now open and you also are encouraged to reserve your hotel room now.

For all the details, including cost of the conference and hotel, please click here

CLE by the Sea 2019

The Missouri Bar-MoBarCLE and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis invite you to join us for the 2019 “CLE by the Sea” March 6-8 at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in Jupiter, Fla. This is a fun trip to shake off the winter blahs while earning CLE credit in a beautiful setting by the ocean.

Register by Dec. 1 to receive $260 off the registration fee. For more information and to register, please click here.

CLE SPOTLIGHT: The Concept of Presence and How it Relates to Specific Jurisdiction 

The Concept of Presence and How It Relates to Specific Jurisdiction. Since 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided several important cases on personal jurisdiction, turning what many attorneys assumed about general and specific jurisdiction on its head. This CLE will be tailored specifically for civil litigators and will examine the most important jurisdictional cases from the recent past. We also will address how and when a corporation is deemed to be present in a state for the purposes of jurisdiction and look forward to how the Court may rule in upcoming cases.

The speaker is Sophie Zavaglia, an Associate at SWMW Law LLC.

The program is from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 27 at the BAMSL Bar Center Classroom (555 Washington Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63101). Registration, networking and lunch (optional) begin at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, cost, and to register, please click here.

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Please visit for more events, details and registration information.

Nov. 16 CLE: Make More Money Through Enhanced Productivity
Nov. 27 CLE: The Concept of Presence and How It Relates to Specific Jurisdiction 

Legal Placement Service

Commercial Litigation Paralegal


We are currently assisting a highly-respected downtown plaintiff firm with its paralegal recruiting. Qualified candidates will have 3 + years of recent commercial litigation paralegal experience. Degree required. Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume in confidence to Rare opportunity to join a top-notch practice – firm has very little staff turnover.  

Please view other open positions at

St. Louis Lawyer

Want to Share Some News? Let Us Help You

As a member of BAMSL, you are invited to use the monthly St. Louis Lawyer magazine to reach your friends and colleagues in the St. Louis legal community.

Display advertisements are the ideal way to spread the word about your firm’s activities and generate referrals, e.g., opening of new offices, announcing new partners, mergers, addition of new associates, potential co-counsel opportunities, etc. 

Plus, the classified ad section is the perfect way to advertise available office space, vacation properties for rent, items for sale, and positions available.

Your advertising dollars make this publication possible. Please consider advertising in the next issue of the St. Louis Lawyer magazine. For rate information or to reserve space, please contact Jennifer A. Macke, Esq. at (314) 421-4134 or The ad deadline for the December St. Louis Lawyer magazine issue is 9 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 16.

St. Louis Bar Journal

Winter 2019 St. Louis Bar Journal – Fiduciary Law 

BAMSL is now selling advertising space for its Winter 2019 St. Louis Bar Journal. This issue is devoted to the topic of Fiduciary Law. 

If you or your firm handles fiduciary law/litigation matters, this is your issue to advertise.  For rate information or to reserve ad space, please contact Jennifer A. Macke at Ad deadline is 9 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 30.