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Law Firm 101 presentation held at Mizzou Law

The Joint Commission on Women in the Profession sponsored a panel presentation, Law Firm 101, at the University of Missouri Law School on February 19, 2014. A lively conversation on topics designed to provide practical advice to young attorneys on succeeding in the law was led by Randa Rawlins, Shelter Insurance; Marjorie Lewis, Brown, Willbrand, Simon, Powell & Lewis, P.C.; Sarah J Read, Law Offices of S.J. Read; and Professor Erin Hawley, Associate Professor of Law at MU. Following the presentation, the School of Law hosted a networking reception to allow law students to interact with the panelists and other attendees, which included former Supreme Court of Missouri Judge Ann Covington and Sebrina Barrett, Executive Director of The Missouri Bar.


ABA Honors St. Louis Civil Rights Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman with National Spirit of Excellence Award

St. Louis civil rights attorney Frankie Muse Freeman received a 2014 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession during an award ceremony luncheon on February 8, 2014, at the American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting in Chicago. Freeman has spent nearly a century promoting a more racially and ethnically diverse profession, more integrated schools and housing and a better and more just society; served four presidents; and is a reminder of the difference lawyers can make. Freeman said the award has energized her, adding “I am only 97, and I can still help and do something.”
Watch Video of Freeman's Remarks | Read an Article from the St. Louis American | Press Release

Spirit of Excellence Award recipients (left to right): Leo M. Romero, Wendy C. Shiba, I.S. Leevy Johnson, Frankie Muse Freeman, Brenda Harbin-Forte, Patricia D. Lee and Benjamin F. Wilson


Governor Appoints S. Margene Burnett Newest Jackson County Circuit Judge

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Deputy Probate Commissioner S. Margene Burnett on Nov. 27, 2013, as a circuit judge for Division 7 of the 16th Judicial Circuit, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Mesle.
View the Governor’s Press Release