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    Cover - Summer 2015 IssueVol. 9, Issue 3 / Summer 2015  

    Miles to Go Before We Sleep
    A Missouri-Bar sponsored Diversity Summit – highlighted by remarks from American Bar Association President-Elect Paulette Brown – has brought renewed focus on what the state’s legal profession can do to encourage greater diversity within firms, courtrooms, and society as a whole.

    Newly-Refocused Diversity Committee Moves Beyond Ethnicity

    The Missouri Bar’s Committee on Diversity has tackled the issues raised at the Diversity Summit and is working to stress inclusion for all members of an increasingly diverse

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