Missouri Bar President Lynn Whaley Vogel released the following statement announcing the death of Board of Governors member Carol Chazen Friedman.
"Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Board of Governors member Carol Chazen Friedman. She was unselfishly dedicated to the practice of law. Carol approached all things with vigor. She was a staunch advocate for her clients, stood firm for her positions on policy with the Board, and valiantly fought against illness for many years with great grace and dignity. She will be remembered for her quick humor and as a devoted friend. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of working and serving with her. Our deepest sympathies to her life-long companion, best friend and husband, Harvey, and to her extended family. "
Ms. Friedman was a solo practitioner from St. Louis County. She had a long history of service to her fellow lawyers and the public. She served on the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar since 2001. She was an enthusiastic Board member and was particularly proud of her work on the bar's Solo and Small Firm Conference Planning Committee. Before becoming a leader of The Missouri Bar, she had served as President of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and as President of the St Louis Bar Foundation, where she set the unmatched record for recruiting Fellows. She was recognized by the Commercial Law Committee of The Missouri Bar for her commitment to her clients and her professionalism toward other lawyers and the courts, having been awarded the Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Practice Award.