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Greetings MCBA Members

On October 28, 2014, members please join us for our 2nd Annual MCBA Legislative Symposium. The theme will be “St. Louis Region Post Ferguson” and we will be addressing legislative issues with a focus on those that impact the African-American community. Representative Kimberly Gardner will present a 2014 legislative summary and there will be a panel discussion moderated by MCBA President -Elect Jared Boyd.

The Symposium will take place from 5:30pm – 8:30pm and the location will be St. Louis University, School of Law. The schedule of events are as follows:

05:30 – 06:00 Networking with heavy hors d’oeuvres

06:00 – 06:30 Overview of Recent Legislation

06:30 – 07:30 Panel Discussion – Proposed Legislation

07:30 – 08:30 Additional Networking Opportunities

RSVP's are REQUIRED for university security purposes and requested by October 14th to Terri Jackson at tjackson@grgpc.com. Also please provide your name as you would like it to appear on your name badge.

We held our free CLE on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:30pm at BAMSL, 555 Washington Ave., 63103. Dorothy White-Coleman, Richard Banks, and Jermaine Wooten addressed the topic "How to Successfully Open, Manage and Maintain a Law Office: The Good, the Bad and the Ethical Pitfalls." Please click here to view the flyer.

Mound City Bar Association is committed to supporting the community, after the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown which occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. He was killed after being shot multiple times by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. On August 11, the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened a civil rights investigation of the fatal shooting, and the next day, President Obama issued a statement committing federal resources to investigatory efforts.

In light of the seriousness of this issue, we have developed a list of our attorneys who are available to assist eye-witnesses to this tragedy, at no cost. If you or someone you know may need legal assistance, please text or call Executive Board Member, Chalana Oliver at 314-283-3867.

On Sunday August 17, 2014, the National Bar Association, in collaboration and support with MCBA, held a Rally and March concerning the latest events in Ferguson. The event commenced at 3:00pm and was held at Greater Grace Church, located at 3690 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO 63135.

A meeting from which the press took statements was held near Ferguson City Hall on August 14, 2014. Our MCBA members, including President Kendra Howard and other members of the Executive Board met and discussed legal issues related to the shooting with a consideration of the future aftermath on the commmunity. To view a photo from the meeting, please click here.

On August 23, 2014, several MCBA members and volunteers assisted with canvasing the Ferguson neighborhood, dissimentating voter registration information and our "Know Your Rights" brochure. This effort, which is referred to as "Boots on the Ground", was repeated on August 30, 2014, after an extremely positive response from the Furgeson community. To view the brochure, please click here. To view photos taken from the 23rd, please click here.

To view some of our latest press releases, pleadings and news articles, please click on the following links:

Brown press release 1

Brown press release 2

Call for Prosecutor to Recuse Himself

Complaint filed with Police Licensing Division

Please find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/moundcitybar and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @moundcitybar for the latest Brown shooting developments. Also, please plan on joining us for our upcoming General Body Meeting for more information and volunteer opportunities.

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