The American Bar Association (ABA) has designated October 23-29, 2016 as Celebrate Pro Bono Week. According to the ABA, the collective civil legal aid effort is meeting only about 20% of the legal needs of low-income people in the United States. This is an important message from BAMSL President Eric Kukowski. Stay tuned to find out more about how St. Louis lawyers and their firms can help!

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On June 3, 2016, three of the four declared candidates for Missouri Attorney General debated on the plenary stage at BAMSL's Bench & Bar Conference held at Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Yacht Club in Lake Ozark, Missouri. The candidates present included Josh Hawley (R), Teresa Hensley (D), and Jake Zimmerman (D). The debate was moderated by Edward L. Dowd, Jr., Partner at Dowd Bennett LLP.