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The BAMSL leadership has been hard at work throughout the 2019-20 bar year. During Sara Neill's presidency, quarterly leadership breakfasts have been held where Board members and invited guests share ideas, network and motivate each other.
The most recent BAMSL Leadership Breakfast was held on Wed., Feb. 4, with motivational guest speaker Gina Prosch discussing leadership and joy in professional and personal settings. For photos of your leadership hard at work, please visit www.bamsl.org/Photos.
Deadline is March 13 for Nominations for John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award
The John C. Shepherd Professional Award is given annually at the Law Day Luncheon to a BAMSL young lawyer (a member who is 36 years of age or younger or licensed to practice for five years or less) who exemplifies the BAMSL Tenets of Professionalism in the tradition of John C. Shepherd.
Mr. Shepherd was a member who served as BAMSL president from 1963-64 and president of the American Bar Association from 1984-85. He exemplified the word professionalism in his demeanor and his practice. Internationally known, he served as BAMSL’s Young Lawyers’ Section chair. Among his many honors, he received the Distinguished Lawyer Award, BAMSL’s highest honor, days before his untimely death in 1993.
The John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award will be presented at the 2020 Law Day event on Fri., May 1. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on March 13, 2020. To nominate a deserving young lawyer for the award, please visit: www.bamsl.org/ShepherdAward2020.
Please join the BAMSL YLD for its monthly happy hour to network with colleagues and unwind after work. The February Happy Hour is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 13 at Katerina's (7822 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, MO 63105).
This is a complimentary happy hour. Thank you to your sponsors of this month's happy hour: First Integrity Mortgage Services and Prosperity Accounting.
Please register in advance here.
Read Across America: Volunteers Needed March 2 and March 6 to Read to Local Students
BAMSL once again is participating in the nation's largest reading celebration, the National Education Association’s (NEA) annual Read Across America Day. This year’s BAMSL event is being held on two days: Mon., March 2 and Fri., March 6, to celebrate the birthday of Theodor “Ted” Seuss Geisel − or “Dr. Seuss,” who was born on March 2.
BAMSL members volunteer to read to approximately 1.500 preschoolers, kindergartners and first graders in more than 30 schools throughout the St. Louis City Public School District. This year's event will include playing Dr. Seuss Bingo with the children.
Each child also will receive his or her own book to take home thanks to the generosity of this year's sponsors:
O’Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin, LLC
Once you have registered to volunteer, you may pick up reading materials and supplies for the craft activity from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Feb. 17-21 at the BAMSL Bar Center (555 Washington Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63101) or at O'Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin, LLC (1034 S Brentwood Blvd., 23rd Floor, Penthouse 1A, St. Louis, MO 63117). Please indicate your pick-up location when you register to volunteer.
To volunteer, please sign up here.
Jackie Joyner Kersee to Speak at BAMSL Member Appreciation Month Reception
BAMSL once against hosts its Member Appreciation Month in February. What better way to show our love and appreciation for our BAMSL members than during the month of love?
Volunteers Needed Feb. 18 and 20 for Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition
The 2020 Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition needs volunteer judges and jurors for Tues., Feb. 18 and Thurs., Feb. 20 at the St. Louis County Circuit Courts Building in Clayton.
No mock trial experience is necessary. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your trial advocacy and evidentiary skills from the other side of the bench.
Volunteers should check-in by 5:30 p.m. in Courtroom S01 on street level. The mock trials begin at 6 p.m. and concludes by 9 p.m.
Please sign-up online at https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3109451/false#/invitation or email email@example.com with your preference of serving as a judge or evaluator (we do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee placement), and any high schools with which you are affiliated.
BAMSL's Judicial Retirement Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., March 5 at the Ritz-Carlton (100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105).
Please join your colleagues as we honor the following:
St. Louis County
St. Louis City
Missouri Court of Appeals
BAMSL's Law Day 2020 is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Fri., May 1 at the Four Seasons Hotel (999 N. 2nd Street, St. Louis, MO 63102). The day includes an awards presentation, lunch and swearing-in of BAMSL's 2020-21 Officers and Board of Governors. This year's featured speaker is Journalist George F. Will.
Please visit www.bamsl.org/events, check out the April issue of the St. Louis Lawyer magazine and check your mail for the formal invitation for more details.
For sponsorship information, please contact Zoe Linza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bench & Bar 2020: Early Registration Now Open for BAMSL at the Disco
The 2020 Bench & Bar at the warm and sunny Lake of the Ozarks is just four months away. Mark your calendars for May 27-29, 2020, at Camden on the Lake Resort.
Early registration is now open. Please visit www.bamsl.org/BenchBar2020 for all the details and to register now.
The groovy theme is BAMSL at the Disco so grab your platforms and go-go boots and get ready to relive the '70s.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
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
Legal Assistant/Paralegal – Arnold Location
We are currently assisting a South County litigation defense practice with its support staff recruiting. If you know an experienced legal assistant interested in working in Arnold, please send them our way. Position will include both traditional legal assistant support (lighter) as well as more substantive paralegal duties (heavier).Please view open positions at http://jobs.bamsl.org.
St. Louis Lawyer Magazine
Special Opportunity to Congratulate Retiring Judges
Advertising is now on sale for the March 2020 St. Louis Lawyer magazine issue. The issue will be honoring the following judges on their recent retirement:
Judge Maura McShane, Judge Thea Sherry, Judge Michael Jamison, Judge Mark Neill, Commissioner Kimberly Coon and Judge Lawrence Mooney.
Please contact Jennifer Macke at email@example.com to place your congratulatory ad in the issue. The ad deadline for the issue is 9 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 18.
St. Louis Bar Journal
Upcoming Spring 2020 St. Louis Bar Journal – Employee Benefits Law
BAMSL is now selling advertising space for its Spring 2020 St. Louis Bar Journal. The issue is devoted to the topic of Employee Benefits Law.
If you or your firm has an employee benefit practice, this is your issue to advertise. For rate information or to reserve ad space, please contact Jennifer A. Macke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ad deadline is 9 a.m. on Fri., Feb. 28.