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Spotlight on Pro Bono

Mizzou Law’s Pro Bono Program

A formal Pro Bono Program was established by the University of Missouri School of Law in the Fall of 2013.  The Pro Bono Program provides students with opportunities to gain practical lawyering experience while serving persons of limited means, as well as help cultivate a sense of professionalism and social responsibility. In accordance with ABA  Continue Reading »

Heart of Missouri CASA

Every year, more than 260 abused and neglected children in Boone and Callaway Counties are placed in foster care because they are unable to live safely at home. Once the children in these circumstances become part of the legal system, dozens of individuals enter their lives such as: police, foster parents, therapists, social workers, judges,  Continue Reading »

Spring Break Pro Bono Estate Planning Trip to Salem, Missouri

Pro Bono at Bryan Cave

On October 23rd, thirty Mizzou Law students had the opportunity to learn about Bryan Cave’s pro bono work from two of their Pro Bono Coordinators: Ketrina Bakewell, ’83, a partner in the St. Louis office and Christopher Javillonar, a partner in the Kansas City office.  The audience learned about the varied opportunities available and how pro bono  Continue Reading »

Pro Bono Month Clinics

During Mizzou Law’s Pro Bono Month, Mid-Missouri Legal Services and the Career Development Office team up to offer two clinics.  This is the third year in a row this opportunity has been offered to students to work directly with clients in the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and the Uncontested Divorce Clinics. The Clinics  Continue Reading »

Post Trial Criminal Pro Bono Work

Last week Amy Lorenz-Moser (’00), a partner at Armstrong Teasdale, was on campus as part of the Pro Bono Speaker Series.  Her bio on the firm’s website states: “An experienced litigator, Amy concentrates her practice on complex personal-injury defense, including product liability and toxic tort defense.” Her experiences working at Thompson Coburn, Bryan Cave and Armstrong  Continue Reading »