August 2016
From The Missouri Bar News Blog

Leadership Academy Aims to Link New Lawyers with Bar Resources

The Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy – a group of 11 lawyers from across the state – has undertaken a public service project with the goal of better connecting new Missouri Bar members to the services, resources and solutions available to them through the state bar.

The project, scheduled to launch in tandem with the Fall Enrollment Ceremonies, involves a 12-week social media campaign designed to link the state bar with its newer members. The campaign – entitled “So Now You’re a Lawyer” – will provide tips, insights, and links to resources while serving as a point of connection for new Missouri Bar members.

Each member of the Leadership Academy class has developed blog posts and photos to answer common questions of news lawyers, such as how to find a job, how to file a document, or how to act in front of a judge. The content will be shared across social media platforms utilized by The Missouri Bar, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Connect with and join the conversation using #NewMOLawyers. Although geared toward new lawyers, the project will also serve the bar’s overall communication strategy by providing information to new and seasoned lawyers alike about the services and information available from the organization.

The 2015-2016 Leadership Academy class consists of:
  • Kathleen Croker, Phelps County Regional Crisis Center, Rolla;
  • Christopher Dandurand, The Gorny Law Firm, Kansas City;
  • Damien de Loyola, Missouri State Public Defender, Kansas City;
  • Matthew Diehr, Husch Blackwell LLP, St. Louis;
  • Bryan Fisher, Neale & Newman LLP, Springfield;
  • Amanda Johnson, Supreme Court of Missouri, Jefferson City;
  • Tiffany Frazier, Attorney at Law, St. Louis;
  • Catherine Larrison, Harvest Productions, Kansas City;
  • Steven Ramsey, Department of Health & Senior Services, Jefferson City;
  • Emma Schuering, Polsinelli PC, Springfield; and
  • Laurie Washington, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Springfield.

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