Spring 2012, Vol. 6, Issue 2

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FEATURES

Crumbling Courthouses and the Delivery of Justice
by Gary Toohey
Aging buildings slowly sliding off of their foundations ... sewer water dripping onto desks ... boxes of paper files and records stored in hallways ... limited access for the handicapped ... work areas with no alternate exit in case of fire ... inadequate electrical systems ... falling chunks of concrete ... virtually non-existent security measures ... regular visits by HAZMAT teams.  Is this any way to run a justice system?


ARTICLES


In Practice
50 Ways to Do More in Less Time (Often With Less Money)
by Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek

Professionalism
Ethics and Contingency Fees
by Michael Downey

From the Bench
How to Impress or Annoy a Judge
by William C. Griesbach


Technology
New Missouri Bar Member Benefit: CoreVault Backup, Recovery and Hosting Solutions

Strategic Planning
Strategies for Planning a Retreat: A Case Study  
by Joel A. Rose


COLUMNS


Responsibilities of the Bar
Missouri's Gift to the Nation 
by Keith A. Birkes


 Missouri Legal Trivia
by Joseph Fred Benson

Writing It Right 
How Written Advocacy Shapes Doctrine (Part II): The "Spectacle of Sound and Fury" From Kennedy v. Louisiana (2008) 
by Douglas E. Abrams


Ethics
What's Trending in Legal Discipline? Transparency 
by Sam Phillips


Mailbag 

MOLAP 
Legal Aid: A high-priced attorney's biggest battle is with the bottle

Transitions


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Notice of 2012-2013 Missouri Bar Board of Governors Election

Solo & Small Firm Conference  

Congratulations to the Newest Members of The Missouri Bar 

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Pro Bono Publico Awards

Benefits of Bar Membership

Notice of 2012-2013 Young Lawyers' Section Council Election

Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award

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2010-2012 Deskbooks  

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