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LegalPulseSTL for March 21, 2017 - Annual Meeting set for April 3... High School Mock Trial needs volunteers...
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BAMSL Annual Meeting and Ethics CLE | April 3BAMSL logo

Join us on April 3 for the Annual Meeting and 2.0 Missouri Ethics Hours (free for Sustaining Members and 100% Club members).

3:00 - 3:50 PM   Stand by your Man: Ethics Lessons from the Classics (1.0 MO Ethics Hour)
Hon. Mary R. Russell & Alan D. Pratzel
3:50 - 4:00 PM   BAMSL Annual Meeting
4:00 - 4:50 PM   Mental Health & Wellness for Lawyers (1.0 MO Ethics Hour)
Hon. Robert Clayton

Register Online
BAMSL Members: $20 each hour or $30 for both
Non-Members: $30 each hour or $50 for both
Sustaining Members & 100% Club Members: No charge

All BAMSL members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting portion at no charge.

High School Mock Trial needs volunteers for State ChampionshipMissouri High School Mock Trial logo

Volunteers are needed to judge the Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition's State Championship on March 31, and April 1 and 2. Please take a moment to check your schedule and volunteer today!

Please visit to volunteer. Learn more about the Competition at

BAMSL hosting ABA Solo & Small Firm Regional Meeting

BAMSL is pleased to announce that it is hosting the ABA Solo & Small Firm Regional Meeting on Thursday, March 23.

This half-day CLE program is focused on the solo and small firm litigator. The program is intended to address:

  1. Marketing and networking
  2. Ethics
  3. Cost effective forensics
  4. Associate Circuit Court Practice

BAMSL members may take advantage of the ABA Section of Litigation member pricing. Learn more here.

BAMSL sponsoring Mound City Bar Association's annual Ronda F. Williams CLE Retreat

BAMSL is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the Mound City Bar Association's annual Ronda F. Williams CLE Retreat on April 8-9 at the Innsbrook Conference Center & Resort in Innsbrook, MO. The retreat features 9.0 MCLE Hours, including 2.0 Ethics Hours. Learn more here.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence ThomasDon't miss your chance to sponsor this special Law Day featuring Justice Clarence Thomas!

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. Register now!

Sponsorship opportunities available. Learn more.

Legal Placement Service

Part-time Litigation Legal Secretary

We are currently assisting a downtown solo practitioner with his permanent part-time legal secretarial recruiting. Qualified candidates will have 2 + years of litigation experience and strong computer skills. Prior state and federal e-filing experience strongly preferred. Hours: 22-24 hours per week (flexible). Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to for confidential review.


Special Opportunity to Congratulate New BAMSL President, Edward L. Dowd Jr.

Advertising is now on sale for the upcoming May 2017 St. Louis Lawyer magazine. The issue will be featuring a cover story on new BAMSL President, Edward L. Dowd Jr. Please contact Jennifer A. Macke, Esq. at (314) 421-4134 or to place your congratulatory ad in the issue. The ad deadline for the May issue is Tuesday, April 18.

Member Benefit Spotlight
BAMSL Visa Business Rewards Card

Get the corporate card that rewards you while also showing your support for BAMSL with every purchase you make.

  • No annual fee
  • Earn points in the Commerce Bank rewards program
  • You can combine points with your personal BAMSL credit card

Learn more about the BAMSL Visa® Business Rewards Card at


Congratulations to these BAMSL members selected for the 2017 Women’s Justice Awards:
Erica Slater (BAMSL YLD Chair), Kathleen Hart, Sarah Carthen Watson, Sarah Mullen, Luz Henriquez, Laura Bentele, Antonia Miceli, Jessica Kennedy, Pat Simons, Danielle Carr, Lisa Moore, Andrea McNairy, Bridget Hoy, Sheena Hamilton, Marie Gockel, Jamie Boyer, Tamee Reese, Stephanie Hosler, Evan Goldfarb, Calea Stovall-Reid, and Holly Yoakum, posthumously.

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Visit for details and registration.

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. 3 Annual Meeting and Ethics CLE
Apr. 4 CLE: Federal Court ADR Program Update (presented by Judge Noce)
Apr. 6 Bar Brew CLE: IP at the Pub: Trademark Issues in Craft Brews
Apr. 7 Free Pro Bono CLE: Intellectual Property Issues for Small Businesses
Apr. 8 2017 Ronda F. Williams CLE Retreat
Apr. 21 Free Pro Bono CLE: Introduction to the Cycle of Domestic Violence and the Nuts and Bolts of Handling Orders of Protection
Apr. 27 Free Member CLE: Hot Topics in Immigration Law
Apr. 27 CLE: Recognizing, Preventing, & Responding to Human Trafficking: The Legal Professional's Role
Apr. 28 Free Pro Bono CLE: Incorporating Not-for-Profits in Missouri and Related Issue Spotting
May 4 CLE: Appellate Lawyering in the Trenches
May 5 Law Day (featuring keynote by Justice Clarence Thomas)
May 18 2017 Corporate Counsel Institute
May 19 Free Pro Bono CLE: Adult Guardianship
May 31 2017 Bench and Bar Conference
Jun. 6 CLE: ADR Caselaw Update
Jun. 14 CLE: 12 Ethics Tips to Protect Your Practice: For the Estate Planning Attorney
Jun. 26 Annual Golf Tournament
Jun. 28 15-Hour Annual MCLE Update
Jun. 30 Annual CLE Potpourri