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When informed of this year’s record attendance of 263 attorneys, John Simon was delighted. “To all of the many lawyers who thanked us for hosting the 2021 Trial Practices Seminar, I’d like to say ‘Thank you.’” In addition to providing high-quality legal education every year since 2005, every dollar that attorneys pay to attend the Simon Law Firm seminar is donated directly to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to further its critically important mission: https://lsem.org/about/

Since 1956, we have provided free legal help for more than 1 million low-income individuals/families with civil issues impacting housing, family law, public benefits, consumer fraud, healthcare, children’s well-being, special education and relief from domestic violence. In recent years, services have expanded to address the specific needs of immigrant and refugee families, veterans, community economic development and small-business and minority entrepreneurs. Legal Services now has four offices – St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Hannibal and Union – that serve 21 Missouri counties from the Iowa border to Potosi.

To all who attended, please know that your support of the LSEM mission is deeply appreciated by LSEM:

To the Simon Law Firm:

You are all true professionals and champions for social justice in what you do to support us. John, special thanks to you for all you have always done in support of our work at LSEM. Thank you again and know that all of us at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri so appreciate all you have done to help us to make a difference in our clients’ lives.

Warm Regards,
Dan Glazier, Executive Director & General Counsel, LSEM

The Simon Law Firm would also like to thank the many attorneys who took the time to send in their comments on the quality of the presentations.

  • “Thank you to all of the presenters and the Simon Law Firm for this terrific annual CLE. This seminar is one to look forward to.”
  • “John Simon’s presentation was inspiring. I wanted to go try a case after listening to him.”
  • “I think yesterday’s CLE was one of your best. Many thanks for all you two do for LSEM and for the bar. See you next year.”

We look forward to continuing this annual tradition next year.

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