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Professor Schmitz writes chapter for book published by Universidad de Medellín

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published an article that was translated into Spanish for inclusion in a book that brings together research shared during the XIII Congreso Internacional de Derecho Procesal in Medellín, Colombia: Amy J. Schmitz, Promoviendo la protección del consumidor a través de la solución de conflictos en línea, en Agudelo Mejía, D. A. et al. (Coordinadores académicos),…

Professor Trachtenberg to present CLE on Legal Ethics and the Coronavirus

Professor Ben Trachtenberg will present a CLE on legal ethics for the Boone County Bar Association on May 13. The CLE is in lieu of the regular May meeting and will be conducted via videoconference. Prof. Trachtenberg will cover ethical issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, including duties that lawyers have if they become ill, the duties of “diligence” and…

Professor Barondes Quoted in Articles about Legal Services for Medical-Marijuana Businesses

Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in a Sept. 2 Missouri Lawyers Weekly article about two recent Missouri informal ethics opinions addressing representation of medical-marijuana businesses. One of the new ethics opinions provides some clarifying guidance to Missouri lawyers engaged in multi-state practice in the field. As was noted in a May 20 story in the same publication, also citing Prof.…

Professor Barondes Quoted in Story on the Ethics of Representing Clients in Medical Marijuana Industry

Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in an article addressing the legal ethics of representing medical marijuana businesses. The article by Nicholas Phillips, “Cannabis Counsel,”  appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. With the passage of Amendment 2 in Missouri, eliminating state criminal restrictions on medical marijuana, law firms could be seeing an increase in related work.…

Professor Dessem: Public Officials Should Avoid Appearance of Conflict of Interest

In a recent St. Louis Public Radio story, “Slay’s role as lobbyist raises questions over conflict of interest in quest to privatize airport,” Professor Larry Dessem commented about an attorney’s need to avoid conflicts of interest. The article is about former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay being a registered lobbyist for Ferrovial Airports, a Madrid-based airport management company that is one…

Professor Bowman Cautions Against Setting a Dangerous Precedent

Professor Bowman’s article in Slate was recently quoted in Roll Call cautioning against prosecutors setting a dangerous precedent by pursuing politically-motivated investigations against President Trump. The article, “The Investigations Trump Can’t Stop,” discusses state and local-level investigations of the President and his administration. The article also points out that these investigations have come under criticism by some conservatives for being…