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Precedent is a quarterly magazine (published in February, May, August and November) focusing on ways in which busy practitioners can maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their practices. Inside each issue, readers will find valuable information regarding such topics as:law practice management; professionalism; law office technology; ethical issues; perspectives from the judiciary; practice tips; business aspects of a law practice; and much more.

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    CoverVol. 9, Issue 2 / Spring 2015  

    The Missouri Bar Center: Looking Back on 50 Years of Service
    Fifty years later, the Missouri Bar Center – built with the contributions of Missouri lawyers – continues to serve as the hub for an ever-expanding array of programs, services and materials designed to help Missouri’s lawyers better service their clients and meet their professional obligations.

    Missouri Bar Center Dedicated
    Lewis F. Powell, Jr., then-American Bar Association president and future justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, provided the featured address when the Missouri Bar Center was dedicated on May 1, 1965. His comments, focusing on disrespect for law and the public’s lack of faith in the justice system, continue to resonate today.

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