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LegalPulseSTL for September 18, 2018 - Cuba Trip Deadline ... Catch the Cardinals ... Welcome New Attorneys
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Catch the Red-Hot Cardinals Friday Night

Don't miss out! BAMSL's annual Night at the Ballpark is this Fri., Sept. 21 as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the San Francisco Giants. This fun-filled networking and social event is at the Budweiser Brew House Deck in Ballpark Village (601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the game starts at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets and wristbands will be picked up at the door. The first 100 attendees will receive the gameday promotional giveaway, an adult Cardinals Hockey Sweater. An All-American buffet is included with admission. Cash bar.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

Attention All BAMSL Members: Celebrate New Lawyers at BAMSL's Welcome to the Bar Tuesday 

BAMSL's Young Lawyers Division (YLD) invites all BAMSL members to join us for the fall Welcome to the Bar Celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 25 at the Missouri Athletic Club — Downtown (405 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102).

This year's event includes a panel discussion “Getting Your Second Job" at 4:45 p.m. followed by the reception at 5:30 p.m. Panelists include Judge Noelle Collins, U.S. Rep. candidate Cort VanOstran, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis President John Simon, and incoming St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell (invited).

For more information and to register, please click here.

Going to Cuba? Deadline is Oct. 1 to Register 

Be part of a private delegation of members from BAMSL, the Missouri Bar and the Springfield Bar Association as you journey to Cuba Jan. 18-22, 2019

Registration and deposit must be received by Oct. 1, 2018. Final payment is due Nov. 1.

For more information, please visit For a detailed itinerary and details on how to register, please visit

Purchase a Table for St. Louis Bar Foundation's 11th Annual Spirit of Justice Celebration 

The St. Louis Bar Foundation is pleased to host the 11th Annual Spirit of Justice Celebration from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 12 at the St. Louis Club (7701 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105). 

Please join us in honoring our 2018 award recipients:

John Ammann - Saint Louis University School of Law
John Hessel - Lewis Rice LLC
Isaac Bruce Foundation 
Hon. Stephen Limbaugh Sr. - Armstrong Teasdale
Katie Meyer - Washington University School of Law
Chris Nagus – KMOV-TV Channel 4

The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are $125 or you can reserve a table of eight for $1,000. To register for the celebration, please click here.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

Constellation Level
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

Brightest Star Level
Simmons Hanly Conroy
Thompson Coburn LLP

Shining Star Level
Alaris Litigation Services
Dowd Bennett LLP
Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.

Shooting Star Level
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
Sher Corwin Winters LLC
Zoe & Dan Linza, Sr.

Star Level
Bill and Angie Bay
The Missouri Bar

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Zoe Linza at

Please Join Us Oct. 11 to Honor This Year's Inventors of the Year

Please join the BAMSL Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Section in honoring our 2018 Inventors of the Year on Thurs. Oct. 11 at The Innovation Conference Center at T-REX (911 Washington Ave., 5th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63101). Registration begins at 5 p.m. with opening remarks at 5:20 p.m. followed by the CLE: Recent Developments in Patent Law and at the USPTO. The awards and a reception will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For more information about the inventors and their inventions, the CLE speakers, and to register to attend, please click here.

Seeking Sponsors and Participants for YLD Trivia Night to Benefit Motion for Kids

The annual Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Trivia Night benefits BAMSL's annual Motion for Kids holiday party, which is scheduled for Dec. 15 at the Chaifetz Arena.

This year's YLD Trivia Night theme is Oktoberfest and is scheduled for Fri., Oct. 19 at the International Institute of St. Louis (3401 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO 63118). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about sponsoring the trivia night, please contact Crystal Settlemoir at or Julia Cammack at

Tables of 10 are available for $250 and individual tickets are $30. Please register online at Please also consider making an additional donation to the Motion for Kids party when you register.

Community Service Opportunities for BAMSL Members

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 four private Rap ‘N Pack events during the 2018-19 bar year. All BAMSL members are encouraged to attend and pack bags of food for children in need to take home from school on Friday afternoons so they will have weekend meals. Food and beverages will be provided for BAMSL members who pack bags.

All four 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: 

Oct. 25, 2018 
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.

The St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger Committee also encourages all BAMSL members to participate in STL World Food Day from 9 to 10 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 2 at at John Burroughs School Field House (755 S Price Rd). 

BAMSL has reserved space for 40 people to participate in this great teamwork event that helps feed the hungry.

For more information and to join the BAMSL team, sign up online here.

Learn About Current Issues in Employment Mediation

The BAMSL Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee and Labor & Employment Law Section join forces to present a CLE: Current Issues in Employment Mediation. The CLE is scheduled for noon-12:50 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 10 at the BAMSL Bar Center Classroom (555 Washington Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63101). Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and an optional lunch is available for purchase.

The speakers include:

Frank Neuner, Jr. — Partner, Spencer Fane LLP
Kim L. Kirn — Mediator/Arbitrator, U.S. Arbitration & Mediation and AAA 
Amanda D. Anthony — Associate Attorney, Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
John M. Eccher — Eccher Law Group
Sarah N. Swatosh — Law Office of Sarah N. Swatosh

For more information about the speakers and to register, please click here.

Moving Forward with Legal Diversity

Wells Fargo presents a CLE through the Wells Fargo’s Diversity College. Building on four successful years of Keep Moving Forward with Legal Diversity, Wells Fargo challenged itself to create a practical approach to promoting diversity in the legal profession. The result was Wells Fargo’s Diversity College, a grassroots approach to hiring, promoting, and building relationships with diverse outside counsel. 
The Diversity College CLE will be held 1-5 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 4 at Harris-Stowe State University – Bank of America Theatre Emerson Performance Center (3026 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103).

For more information and to register, please visit

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Please visit for more events, details and registration information.

Sept. 20 CLE: MAI - New Developments in Civil Jury Instructions
Sept. 21 CLE: 2018 BAMSL Maritime Law Seminar
Sept. 25 CLE: Fifth Annual Business Skills Seminar Presented by BAMSL YLD and ALA Gateway
Sept. 27 FREE Member CLE: Reasoning with Unreasonable People - Personality Disorders and How to Deal

Legal Placement Service

Staff Attorney – Real Estate


We are currently assisting a top Am Law 100 firm (downtown St. Louis office) with their Staff Attorney recruiting. Qualified candidates will have extensive specialized experience in the leasing area for corporate clients along with a broad commercial real estate transactional background. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume in confidence to This position is not required to develop new clients or have a book of business. 

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Does your law firm promote gender equality? Special Pre-Sale Advertising Opportunity!

The theme for the November issue of the St. Louis Lawyer magazine is Women in the Law. This issue will be heavily focused on gender equality in our legal community. Advertising your firm’s commitment to gender equality will not only enhance your firm’s reputation but will also help attract top talent in a tight labor market. For rate information, please e-mail Jennifer Macke at The ad deadline for the issue is Thursday, October 18.