BAMSL to host legislative roundtable review of criminal justice reform, public safety, economic development

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Minorities in the Legal Profession (MILP) section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) announced their presentation of “Legislation & Diverse Communities: A Roundtable Review of Criminal Justice Reform, Public Safety and Economic Development.”

Thursday’s announcement included that the program is a private event and only open to members of the legal community. The event will be held Friday, March 8th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at the Missouri Athletic Club.

The legislative roundtable is scheduled to bring Missouri lawmakers and attorneys for an interactive discussion with a focus on proposed legislation filed for the 2019 legislative session which impacts diverse communities.

Opening remarks will begin at 11:50 am from John Simon, president of BAMSL; Cardina Johnson, chair of MILP; Hon. Jimmie Edwards, director of public safety for the City of St. Louis; Wesley Bell, prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County; Steven Roberts, District 77 Representative for the Missouri House of Representatives.

The roundtable panelists include Missouri Representatives LaKeySha Bosley, D-St. Louis; Chris Carter, D-St. Louis; Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin; Bruce Franks, Jr., D-St. Louis; Alan Green, D-Florissant; Jay Mosley, D-Florissant; Tommie Pierson, Jr., D-St. Louis; Wiley Price, Jr., D-St. Louis; Raychel Proudie, D-Ferguson; Steven Roberts, Jr., D-St. Louis; Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson and Kevin Windham, Jr., D-Hillsdale, and Missouri Senators Karla May, D-St. Louis City/County and Brian Williams, D-St. Louis County.

Event details include:
Registration, lunch and networking: 11:00 am-11:50 am
Opening remarks: 11:50 am-12:00 pm
CLE Panel Discussions 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Break 1:00 pm-1:10 pm

CLEs and lunch are complimentary, but registration is required due to limited seating. Attendees who wish to register for the event can contact Susan Sagarra, assistant executive director of membership and marketing for BAMSL, at or 314-421-2134.