Opening Luncheon and Chief Justice's Address

Opening Luncheon SponsorsThursday, October 18

12:00 noon
0.6 MCLE Hour 
Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsors: Gray Ritter & Graham, P.C. – St. Louis; Thompson Coburn LLP – St. Louis
and our Silver Level Sponsors:
Lashly & Baer, P.C. - St. Louis; Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP - Kansas City

Judge TeitelmanA welcome respite amid the frenzy of Annual Meeting activities, the Opening Luncheon gives lawyers and judges the opportunity to both enjoy a delicious lunch and hear an update on Missouri’s justice system.

At the heart of the luncheon is the “Chief Justice’s Address” delivered by the Honorable Richard B. Teitelman, now in his second year as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Chief Justice Teitelman will share with the luncheon audience his thoughts on the crucial issues facing the bench and bar.

In addition to the Chief Justice’s comments, the luncheon will recognize as “Senior Counselors” those distinguished men and women who this year mark 50 years in practice or attainment of the age of 75 years. Their examples of leadership and service to their clients provide a legacy of professionalism for all who attend the luncheon. 


Judge Price Judge Wolff
Judge Price Judge Wolff
This year’s luncheon will also include a special presentation of the American Judicature Society’s (AJS) 2012 Herbert Harley Award, the Society’s premier state award recognizing outstanding efforts and contributions that substantially improve the administration of justice in the recipient’s state. Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael A. Wolff will make the presentation on behalf of AJS to former Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price, Jr., this year’s honoree.


 Opening Luncheon 2011 
2011 Opening Luncheon