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LegalPulseSTL for May 22, 2018 - Last Chance To Register for Bench & Bar ... Thank You Alaris ... Earn CLE Credits in Your Pajamas
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Bench and Bar is May 30 through June 1 

Headed to the Lake Next Week? Did You Register for Both the Conference & Hotel?

The 39th annual Bench & Bar Conference, renamed this year in honor of Judge John F. (Jack) Kintz, 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.

If Camden on the Lake does not have rooms available, rooms are available at a special rate for BAMSL at the Lodge of the Four Seasons: $139 (plus tax) per night. Call (573) 365-3000. BAMSL members also can call Camden on the Lake to be placed on a waiting list if rooms are not currently available but open up before May 30 (573-365-5620).

IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you need to cancel your hotel reservation, you must do so at least 96 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid being charged.

Rates, registration, and lodging information are available here.

Please join us in welcoming the following judges who will be attending this year's Bench & Bar:

Hon. Nannette A. Baker Hon. Colleen Dolan Hon. Glenn A. Norton
Hon. Lorne J. Baker Hon. Margaret T. Donnelly Hon. Steven R. Ohmer
Hon. Douglas R. Beach Hon. George W. Draper, III Hon. Lisa K. Page
Hon. Duane Benton Hon. Judy Peddy Draper Hon. W. Brent Powell
Hon. John N. Borbonus, III Hon. Joseph S. Dueker Hon. Gloria Clark Reno
Hon. Timothy J. Boyer Hon. Willie J. Epps, Jr. Hon. Roy L. Richter
Hon. Patricia Breckenridge Hon. Zel M. Fischer Hon. John J. Riley
Hon. Richard C. Bresnahan Hon. Katherine M. Fowler Hon. Mary R. Russell
Hon. Paula P. Bryant Hon. Gary M. Gaertner, Jr. Hon. Booker T. Shaw
Hon. Benjamin Burton Hon. Steven H. Goldman Hon. Richard M. Stewart
Hon. Michael D. Burton Hon. Robert M. Heggie Hon. Laura Denvir Stith
Hon. Thomas C. Clark, III Hon. Bruce F. Hilton Hon. Edward W. Sweeney, Jr.
Hon. Anne-Marie Clarke Hon. Michael T. Jamison Hon. Lisa S. Van Amburg
Hon. Robert S. Cohen Hon. Kristine A. Kerr Hon. David Lee Vincent, III
Hon. Patricia L. Cohen Hon. Victoria Mullen McKee Hon. Stanley J. Wallach
Hon. Nicole J. Colbert-Botchway Hon. Michael K. Mullen Hon. Joseph L. Walsh, III
Hon. Madeline O. Connolly Hon. Margaret M. Neill Hon. John D. Warner, Jr.
Hon. Tom W. DePriest, Jr. Hon. Mark H. Neill Hon. Clinton R. Wright

Special thanks to our Bench & Bar Sponsors:

Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, L.C.
Dowd Bennett LLP
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
Onder Law Firm
Rossiter & Boock, LLC
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

Brown & Crouppen, P.C.
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
Thompson Coburn LLP

Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry

Brown & Brown LLP
Carmody MacDonald P.C.
Federal Bar Association of St. Louis
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
NGK Law Firm
Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

Association of Legal Administrators
Rogers Sevastianos & Bante LLP
Sher Corwin Winters LLC

BAMSL also is grateful for the continued support from all of our Sustaining Partners:

Commerce Bank

MDD Forensic Accountants
The Bar Plan

Atlas Settlement Group, Inc.
Stratos Legal
Veritext Legal Solutions

A Big BAMSL Thank You and Congratulations to Alaris

BAMSL is pleased to announce that Alaris has moved to the Platinum Level as a Sustaining Partner for the 2018-19 bar year. As a Sustaining Partner at the Platinum Level, Alaris becomes the official court reporting, mediation and trial management company of BAMSL.

Congratulations also to the team at Alaris, who will re-open the recently remodeled downtown St. Louis office at 8 a.m. on Tues., May 29 at 711 N. 11th Street. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson will be among those attending the grand re-opening ceremony.

“After 12 years of working in the 711 building, we realized we required renovations to accommodate the growth in this area and expand the amount of conference room space offered in downtown St. Louis,” said Debbie Weaver, CEO of Alaris. “We appreciate the flexibility, patience and support of our neutrals, partners and clients during this time.” 

Thank you again to Alaris for supporting BAMSL in the past at the Silver and Gold levels. Now, we are grateful to have Alaris as our exclusive Platinum Sustaining Partner.

Rendezvous on the Roof is at SLU Law on June 14

Kick off the summer fun with a complimentary social networking event for BAMSL members. Connect with fellow lawyers while enjoying a rooftop view of downtown St. Louis.

BAMSL's 2018 Rendezvous on the Roof is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thurs., June 14 at Saint Louis University School of Law's Scott Hall Pavilion and Roof Deck (100 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101). Food and beverages will be provided. 

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

HURRY: BAMSL's 2018 'Share the Love' Campaign Ends May 31

This year’s St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger “Share the Love” Campaign ends on May 31. The Share the Love campaign financially benefits Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis, Operation Food Search, and St. Patrick Center. 

Each day, hundreds of thousands of people in the metropolitan St. Louis region go hungry. According to a 2015 survey and report by Feeding America, more than 380,000 in the metropolitan St. Louis region (St. Louis City/County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County in Missouri and Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois) are considered “food insecure” (lack access to enough food and nutritionally adequate food). 

We want to significantly decrease these staggering statistics. But we need your financial support to make it a reality. We hope you will consider a donation to this campaign before the end of May. To donate, please click here (please designate "St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger" for the donation).

Law Library Association Supports St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger with Food Drive for Operation Food Search

The Law Library Association of Saint Louis is supporting the work of BAMSL’s St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger initiative by sponsoring a food drive to benefit Operation Food Search. The food drive will run May 21 through June 29 and items can be dropped off at the following locations:

Law Library Association of Saint Louis
10 N Tucker Blvd, 13th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63101

BAMSL Bar Center
555 Washington Ave, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63101

Metropolitan Square Lobby
211 N Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102

The most needed items include: light tuna, salmon chicken (canned and pouches); meals in a can (soup, chili, stews with meat/beans); canned fruit with natural juices; diced tomatoes, tomato paste, canned spaghetti sauces; canned beans; dried spices; and cereals. Donations of Ziploc bags, can openers, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste also are appreciated. No glass containers and no ramen noodles.

For more information, please visit

John Fox Arnold to be Honored at BAMSL Senior Lawyers' Luncheon

John Fox Arnold will be honored with the William L. Weiss Award during BAMSL's annual Senior Lawyers' Luncheon, scheduled for noon on Wed., June 20 at the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) in downtown St. Louis. 

Each year, lawyers over the age of 65 gather for the luncehon to honor one of their own who has shown outstanding leadership in the bar and the legal community.

Arnold, an attorney at Lashly & Baer, P.C., served as BAMSL's president during the 1975-76 bar year. He has received numerous accolades throughout his career. In 2005, BAMSL selected him as one of the Master Lawyers — those attorneys “who best exemplify the honor and dignity of the profession.” Arnold also received the Foundation Award of the St. Louis Bar Foundation in 2006 for significant contributions to the St. Louis community and legal profession. He is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Supreme Court of Missouri.  

To register for the luncheon, please visit

New Webcasting Partnership with Geniecast: Earn CLE Credits in Your Pajamas 

Thanks to Geniecast, BAMSL now can bring you professional CLEs straight to your desk, favorite coffee shop spot, or even your recliner. The partnership begins with BAMSL’s 15-Hour Annual Missouri MCLE Update on June 27. For the first virtual experience, choose up to four CLE programs from our 15-Hour CLE:

A Far, Far Better Thing – A Primer on Confidentiality Under the Rules of Professional Conduct
Bradley A. Winters, Sher Corwin Winters LLC
1:10-2 p.m.

Legal Ethics 1 & 2
Michael P. Downey, Downey Law Group LLC
4:45-6:25 p.m.

Jury Moneyball: Using Science, Statistics, and Lessons from Big Data to Win Cases
John E. Campbell, University of Denver-Strum College of Law
Alicia A. Campbell, Campbell, LLC
7:50-8:40 p.m.

To register and select the virtual programs you would like to attend virtually, please visit

Stay tuned for more Webinar CLE offerings from Geniecast and BAMSL in the near future.

2018 BAMSL Golf Outing is June 11 at Lake Forest Country Club

Register Your Team Today for BAMSL's Golf Tournament on June 11

The 2018 BAMSL Golf Outing is scheduled for Mon., June 11 at Lake Forest Golf & Country Club (300 Yard Drive, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367). Teams can be Firm Challenge Foursomes or Traditional Foursomes. A Firm Challenge Foursome consists exclusively of attorneys from the same firm. Traditional Foursomes consist of at least two BAMSL members, but can otherwise include any amateur golfer. 

Costs are as follows:
$125 for BAMSL Members
$175 for Non-Members
$500 for team of 4 BAMSL Members
$600 for team of 2 BAMSL Members and 2 Non-Members
$550 for team of 3 BAMSL Members and 1 Non-Member

For more details and to register, please click here.

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Please visit for more events, details and registration information.

May 24 FREE Member CLE: Ethics
June 1 CLE: The Craziness of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

Legal Placement Service

Domestic Litigation Paralegal


We are currently assisting a well-established downtown firm with their Clayton office paralegal recruiting. Qualified candidates will have 2 + years of experience working as a paralegal in the general litigation practice area with a focus in family law/domestic litigation. Some additional work in corporate transactional areas is preferred. A four-year degree in Paralegal Studies or a Bachelor's Degree in another field with a certification in Paralegal Studies is required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume in confidence to  

Please view other open positions at

St. Louis Lawyer

Want to Share Some Big News?

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, unique practice areas, 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, please contact Jennifer A. Macke, Esq., at The ad deadline for the July issue is Mon., June 18.  

St. Louis Bar Journal

Calling All Experts! Advertise Your Services

BAMSL is now selling advertising space for its Summer 2018 St. Louis Bar Journal focusing on the use of Expert WitnessesThis is the ideal issue to advertise your expert witness/opinion services to the St. Louis legal community.      

The St. Louis Bar Journal is a quarterly publication and one of the most respected journals in the nation. For rate information and to reserve your ad space, please contact Jennifer A. Macke, Esq. at Ad deadline is 9 a.m. on Fri., June 1.