United States Courts
Western district of Missouri
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In This Issue... June 2009
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Save The Dates
In June, the Western District celebrated the legacies of District Judge D. Brook Bartlett and Bankruptcy Judge Frank W. Koger. Despite busy schedules and hot temperatures, lawyers swarmed the Whittaker building for the 9th Annual Bartlett Lectures and 2nd Annual Koger Symposium, enjoying great speakers, great fellowship and local BBQ.
Whether appearing before Magistrate Knox in Jefferson City or answering questions from Professor Knox in Columbia, lawyers across Missouri have enjoyed the legal prowess, professionalism and good humor of Bill Knox.
Do you want trial experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer in your community? Have we got a deal for you - the Pro Bono Program for Bankruptcy Litigation. "This program will not only help pro se debtors, but it provides an excellent opportunity for young lawyers to “first chair” cases in federal court," according to Dan Blegen of Rouse, Hendricks, German, May PC .
Federal Courts Advocates – A New Approach to a Federal Practice Organization in Metropolitan Kansas City
In the fall of 2008 and after dialogue with federal judges from both Missouri and Kansas, area practitioners joined with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association to create the new Federal Courts Advocates Section of the KCMBA.
The Western District welcomed many visitors to the Whittaker Courthouse last month, hosting a wide array of CLE offerings for lawyers rushing to earn those last few hours. As usual, ethics hours were at a premium, and I wanted to use the Clerk’s Corner to share two tips.
The Western District of Missouri hosted its 2nd Annual CJA Luncheon in Kansas City on June 3, 2009, for appointed attorneys and those desiring to be appointed for defendants under the Criminal Justice Act. Over 50 attorneys participated and enjoyed lunch from Jack Stack Bar-B-Que. The purpose of the luncheon was to thank attorneys for their continued support of the CJA program and offer the opportunity for free CLE credit.
Did you know that the District Court requires all proposed orders be e-mailed to the courtroom deputy for the presiding judge in the case in WordPerfect format?
Did you know that CM/ECF offers a SEARCH feature in the blue menu bar for those times when you just can't seem to locate the correct event?
Being prepared to serve our customers, under any circumstances, is something the Western District of Missouri does not take lightly. Rest assured the United States Courts of the Western District of Missouri are ready to serve their customers under any conditions.
Construction continues on the new Court House in Jefferson City. A 150 foot blue tower crane now marks the site and can be seen crossing the Missouri River Bridge.
Newly admitted Missouri Bar Members had an opportunity to be sworn into the Western and Eastern Districts of the Federal Court on May 1, 2009.
Court ExecutiveAnn Thompson
Lori Carr - District Operations, Western Division
Editorial ContributorsLaura Bax - District Operations, Central Division
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