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For The Common Good Awards Reception


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The 35th annual For The Common Good Awards event was held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Moto Museum in  Midtown Saint Louis. Thank you to all our awardee's, sponsors, committee members and guests at the event for helping make this years event such a success.

For The Common Good Awardees 2017:

Robert Walston Chubb Award: Hon. Richard B. Teitelman (posthumous)

Ashley Award for Child Advocacy: Rich Patton and Vision for Children at Risk

Richard B. Teitelman Service Award: Karen R. McCarthy & The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co.

Melton M. Lewis Equal Justice Award: Thomas E. Kennedy, III

Eddie Mae Binion Community Service Award: Center for the Acceleration of African American Business

F. Wm. McCalpin Pro Bono Award: Paul T. Krispin, Jr. and Wallace W. Trosen

Gerald R. Ortbals Outstanding Law Practice Award: Husch Blackwell LLP and Steinberg & Steinberg L.L.C.

John R. Essner Young Lawyer of the Year Award: Garrett M. Fischer and Gregory M. Mennerick

Rory Ellinger Legislative Award: Missouri State Representative Deb Lavender

Media Award: Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Edna M. Taylor Client Service Award: Holly Fricks Yoakum (posthumous)


Sponsorship for this event is provided by:


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Bryan Cave,  The Ellinger-Locke Family,  Husch Blackwell LLP,

Lathrop Gage, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co.,  Thompson Coburn