Jessica Courtway honored among St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30

  We are pleased to announce that Jessica Courtway will be honored among the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 class of 2018
  Courtway is a member of Greensfelder’s Construction industry group, representing clients in a variety of construction matters. She also has held a number of leadership positions in professional and community organizations, including as president of the Missouri Asian-American Bar Association and vice chair of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Young Lawyers Division. She was recently selected among the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law’s class of Diversity Fellows for 2018. She is a 2014 graduate of Washington University School of Law. 
We are very proud of Jessica and congratulate her for this amazing achievement!

Thank you for making our Annual Unity Dinner a great success!

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who helped make our Unity Dinner a great success.  A special thanks goes out to all of our sponsors.  We’ll see you next year!  

Judge Draper Receives 2018 Women of Achievement Award for Multicultural Awareness

  We are pleased to announce that the Honorable Judge Draper, a founding member of MAABA, has received the 2018 St. Louis Women of Achievement Award.  
  The St. Louis Women of Achievement Award is the oldest ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize the volunteer efforts of women.  The honorees selected are women representing diverse cultures, roles, and accomplishments, all of whom have demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis area through significant volunteer contributions. Nominees must have a record of achievement and leadership, outside of their professional responsibilities, that have enhanced the quality of life and addressed a pertinent need, problem, or issue.  
We are very proud of Judge Draper, and congratulate her on this momentous achievement!




   The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker expires on February 2, 2019. The United States District Court is required to appoint a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.

   The duties of the magistrate judge include the following: (1) to conduct preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) to try misdemeanor cases; (3) to conduct various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the district judges (4) to try civil cases with the consent of the litigants; and (5) by reference, to handle social security cases and habeas corpus petitions.

   Comments from the Bar and the public on whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for the reappointment by the district court should be in writing and sent to:

Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel
c/o U.S. District Court
Attn: Lori Miller Young
111 South Tenth Street
Room 3.300
St. Louis, MO 63102

Comments must be received no later than June 4, 2018.

Rodney W. Sippel
Chief Judge
United States District Court
Eastern District of Missouri