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LegalPulseSTL for February 14, 2017 - Mock Trial needs volunteers. Judicial Retirement Dinner coming up on March 9. Details inside...
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Judicial Retirement Dinner on March 9, 20173rd Annual Judicial Retirement Dinner

Join us in honoring the retiring judges at the 3rd Annual Judicial Retirement Dinner on March 9, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton. Details and registration available here.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Gold Level
Dowd Bennett LLP
Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, P.C.
Williams Venker & Sanders LLC
Silver Level
Stone Leyton & Gershman, A Professional Corp.
Bronze Level
Brown & Crouppen, P.C.
Cosgrove Law Group LLC
HeplerBroom LLC
Rossiter & Boock, LLC
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

High School Mock Trial Volunteers Needed TonightMissouri High School Mock Trial logo

More than 500 high school students across the state are counting on attorney volunteers to judge and evaluate their mock trials in the Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition. Volunteers are needed on February 14, 16 and 28, March 2 and 31, and April 1 and 2. Please take a moment to check your schedule and volunteer for the St. Louis Region today.

Please email Dan Barnett if you are available to volunteer for the competition or visit

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence ThomasLaw Day Speaker Announced!

The Annual Law Day Celebration will be held on May 5 at the Marriott Grand Hotel and will feature keynote speaker Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States. Save the date for this exciting event! Sustaining Members will have the opportunity to meet the Judge during a special reception. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Sustaining Member before this EXCLUSIVE event, please click here.

Bar Brew CLE SeriesLucas Park Grille logo

March Madness: Gambling and You - March 2, 2017
Everyone is doing it so it must be legal. Or is it? Learn which tournament pools are legal, which are not, and why your client should care. Register here.

IP at the Pub: Trademark Issues in Craft Brews - April 6, 2017
Learn about the unique trademark issues involved in craft beer. Register here.

News from BAMSL's Young Lawyers DivisionYLD News

Share the Love Rap 'N Pack with Operation Food Search
Join the Young Lawyers Division on February 23, 5:30 to 7:30 PM, for an evening of fun while volunteering to help pack nutritious meals for kids. Sip a cocktail, socialize, and see a Cooking Matters demonstration. $10 online or $12 at the door. Register online at

Legal Placement Service

Associate Attorney – Kansas License Required

We are currently assisting a creditor rights firm in Chesterfield Valley with their associate-level recruiting. Qualified candidates will be licensed by the Kansas Bar and willing to become licensed by the Missouri Bar. Ideal candidates will have 1-3 years of legal experience, preferably real estate related. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume as a Word attachment to for confidential review.


Upcoming Spring St. Louis Bar Journal – Intellectual Property Law

BAMSL is now selling advertising space for its Spring 2017 St. Louis Bar Journal. This issue is devoted to the topic of Intellectual Property Law. In addition to the regular features, this issue will contain five lead articles on various Intellectual Property Law topics. If you are an intellectual property attorney or your firm has an intellectual property practice group, this is your issue to advertise! For rate information or to reserve ad space, please contact Jennifer A. Macke, Esq. at (314) 421-4134 or Ad deadline is Wednesday, March 1.

Special Opportunity to Congratulate 2016 Retiring Judges

Advertising is now on sale for the March 2017 St. Louis Lawyer magazine. The issue will be honoring the following judges (confirmed thus far) on the occasion of their retirement in 2016: Hon. Thomas J. Prebil, Hon. Robert S. Cohen, Hon. Margaret M. Neill, and Hon. Steven H. Goldman. Please contact Jennifer A. Macke, Esq. at (314) 421-4134 or to place your congratulatory ad in the issue. Hurry! Ad deadline is Friday, February 17 at 9:00 AM (strict deadline).

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Feb. 15 CLE: Bankruptcy and Family Law
Feb. 15 WILP Networking Luncheon
Feb. 17 CLE: Courageous Collaboration: The next step in diversity. Are you ready?
Feb. 21 CLE: Missouri Real Estate Assessment Appeals
Feb. 22 CLE: 2017 Fiduciary Litigation Seminar
Feb. 23 CLE: Securities Law Cram: Legal Review for Litigation & Transaction Practitioners
Feb. 23 FREE Member eCLE: The Virtual Lawyer: Leveraging Technology in Your Practice
Feb. 28 CLE: Startups and Emerging Companies Grappling with Employment Law
Mar. 2 CLE: And Good Luck to Both of You (Model Ethics Rule 1.8(a))
Mar. 2 Bar Brew CLE: March Madness: Gambling and You
Mar. 3 CLE: Annual Federal Circuit Year in Review
Mar. 7 CLE: Mediating an Intellectual Property Dispute
Mar. 9 3rd Annual BAMSL Judicial Retirement Dinner
Mar. 10 Free Pro Bono CLE: Representation of Tenants in Eviction Actions
Mar. 15 Labor & Employment Law Section social at Escape the Room
Mar. 23 FREE Member CLE: Crush Their Case With Your Opening... The Advantage Goes to the Storyteller
Mar. 23 ABA Solo and Small Firm Regional Meeting (Hosted by BAMSL)
Mar. 31 CLE: Everything Judges and Lawyers Need to Know about Addiction
Apr. 6 Bar Brew CLE: IP at the Pub: Trademark Issues in Craft Brews
Apr. 27 Free Member CLE: Hot Topics in Immigration Law
Apr. 27 CLE: Recognizing, Preventing, & Responding to Human Trafficking: The Legal Professional’s Role
May 5 Law Day (featuring keynote by Justice Clarence Thomas)
May 18 2017 Corporate Counsel Institute
May 31 2017 Bench and Bar Conference