Join us for Upcoming CLEs on Family Law, Motion Equity Practice and More

The Law Library Association is planning a new series of continuing legal education (CLE) programs for the 2017-18 year.  As a follow up to our past programs, join us for these upcoming programs: 

"Overview of Family Law" with Susan E. Block, Esq., former Administrative Judge of Saint Louis Country Family Court and current Partner at Paule, Camazine and Blumenthal, P.C.  
Thursday January 11, 2018

"Motion Equity Practice" with the Honorable Robert H. Dierker, Jr., Circuit Judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit
Thursday February 15, 2018

"Employment Law Practice and Senate Bill 43" with Jerome Dobson, Esq., Managing Partner at Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
Wednesday March 21, 2018

"Recap of the 2018 Missouri Legislative Session" with Scott Sifton, Missouri State Senator and Partner, Husch Blackwell (open to attorneys and members of the general public) 
Wednesday May 23, 2018

All programs start at 12:30 PM, last one hour and qualify for 1.2 Missouri Bar CLE credits.   

Register for the January 11 and February 15 programs by going to our CLE page. 

Additional programs to look forward to include:

"Trial Practice Essentials" (speakers TBA)--co-sponsored with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 4:00-6:00 PM (includes CLE followed by Happy Hour)--April 2018 (date TBA)

Ethics CLE with Michael Downey, Esq. of The Downey Law Group--June 2018--date and details TBA   

Keep an eye on our CLE page for updates on dates, speakers and topics.  We look forward to seeing you at one of more of these upcoming programs.  

Law Library Holiday Hours Announced

Due to the upcoming holidays, the Law Library will be closed and will have reduced hours between Friday December 22 and Monday January 1. The hours will be as follows:

Friday December 22—Library closing at 2 PM
Monday December 25-Library closed
Tuesday December 26-Thursday December 28—Library open from 10 AM to 2 PM
Friday December 29 and Monday January 1—Library closed
Regular hours resume Tuesday January 2.

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

Motion Equity Practice

Learn the fundamentals of bringing motions for equitable relief at this CLE program.  Appropriate for newly admitted attorneys as well as those with more experience.  Our speaker is Judge Robert H. Dierker, Jr. Judge Dierker has served as a trial judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit since 1986.  Judge Dierker has presided over numerous civil and criminal trials and is the author of two books on Missouri Criminal Procedure and co-author of books on tort and contract law.  

Overview of Family Law

This program will provide lawyers with an overview of all aspects of the practice of family law.  Presenter Susan Block served for 25 years as a Circuit Judge in Saint Louis County, including an appointment as Administrative Judge of the Family Court. Since 2004, she has been a Partner with the law firm of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, focusing her practice on family law matters, including divorce, guardianship, school law, juvenile justice, adoptions, paternity matters and domestic partnership conflicts.    

New Library Director Named

After over 40 years of service to the Law Library Association of St. Louis, Jean Moorleghen retired this past July. Taking over as the new Library Director is Gail Wechsler. Ms. Wechsler holds a law degree and a masters degree in Library Science and has worked as a Weekend Reference Librarian for ten years at Saint Louis University School of Law. “I thank Jean Moorleghen for her many years of service and look forward to leading the library as it seeks to expand its programming and provide new resources to attorneys, members of the judiciary and the general public ” said Ms. Wechsler.

Ms. Wechsler is available for research help and would love to receive feedback about your experience using the library, as well as your suggestions for improvements. You can contact her at 314-622-4470 or