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News Archive 2016

February 2016

Free Legal Assistance Available for Missouri Storm Victims Monday February 1, 2016

As a result of the recent severe storms and tornadoes in Missouri, the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section in conjunction with FEMA, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Missouri Emergency Management… » Read More

LSSM Partners with VITA Tax Service Monday February 8, 2016

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers will provide free tax preparation in the Springfield area. The tax preparation service is open to the public and is designed to benefit low-income and senior taxpayers … » Read More

March 2016

LSSM Board of Directors Selects Daniel R. Wichmer as Executive Director Wednesday March 2, 2016

The Board of Directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) announces that Daniel R. Wichmer has accepted the position of executive director for the organization. 

Mr. Wichmer will guide LSSM as it continues it… » Read More

Managing Attorney Amanda Dumey Selected as Rising Star Thursday March 10, 2016

Managing Attorney Amanda M. Dumey was selected by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly as one of the 2016 Women's Justice Award Rising Stars.  The Missouri Lawyer's Weekly selects women lawyers from around the state who have made … » Read More

May 2016

Sherri Harris Selected for the Philip S. Huffman Memorial Award Monday May 2, 2016

The Philip S. Huffman Memorial Award recognizes the commitment of volunteer time to Legal Services of Southern Missouri clients by a private attorney in its rural service area.  The award was established in memory of P… » Read More

August 2016

Managing Attorney Sarah Bernard Selected for Leadership Academy Thursday August 4, 2016

Sarah Bernard was chosen for The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy 2016-2017.  Sarah serves as Managing Attorney of the West Plains office. 

The academy, now in its 17th year, seeks diversity in gender, race, area of prac… » Read More

September 2016

Cup of Justice Golf Classic sponsored by The Bar Plan Thursday September 15, 2016

Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) hosted its Cup of Justice Golf Classic on Monday, September 12, 2016, sponsored by The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company. 

LSSM would like to recognize the following sponsors:

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October 2016

We Need Your Help! Tuesday October 4, 2016

LSSM provides legal aid to the low-income population in our 43-county service area of southern Missouri.  Every four years, LSSM conducts a survey designed to assist our Board of Directors in determining the civil case… » Read More

Warren E. Hearnes Memorial Golf Tournament Wednesday October 12, 2016

Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) hosted its annual Warren E. Hearnes Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, October 7, 2016.

LSSM would like to recognize the following sponsors:

CRA Investments, LLC Focus … » Read More

November 2016

Springfield Metropolitan Bar Community Room Dedication Wednesday November 23, 2016

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Community Room at Legal Services of Southern Missouri building will be dedicated as the “Springfield Metropolitan Bar Community Room.”  The dedication ceremony will take place at 3:30… » Read More