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News Archive 2013

January 2013

KSMU's Making Democracy Work Features LSSM Friday January 4, 2013

February 2013

ABA Military Pro Bono Project Recognizes Deanna Scott Tuesday February 12, 2013

The Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) recognizes LSSM's Director of Litigation Deanna Scott as a recipient of the ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award for her serv… » Read More

LSSM Creates Consumer Fraud Task Force Tuesday February 26, 2013

Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) has created a Consumer Fraud Task Force to assist in the prevention of consumer fraud by enhancing awareness and prevention in the Springfield metropolitan area.  The Task For… » Read More

KSMU Promotes Consumer Fraud Awareness Week with Staff Attorney Summer Masterson Tuesday February 26, 2013

The National Consumer Fraud Awareness Week is scheduled for March 3 - 9, 2013.  The Consumer Fraud Task Force created by LSSM is promoting awareness to help protect citizens across southern Missouri.  KSMU interviewed … » Read More

March 2013

Southern Missouri Consumer Fraud Task Force Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week Thursday March 7, 2013


Thousands of consumers file complaints each year due to unfair and deceptive trade practices.  The newly formed Consumer Fraud Task Force is celebrating the National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) scheduled March 3 –… » Read More

Northview Senior Center Learns About Consumer Fraud Thursday March 7, 2013

As part of the Southern Missouri Consumer Fraud Task Force community awareness campaign, LSSM Staff Attorney Summer Masterson visits with senior citizens at the Northview Senior Center in Springfield, Missouri.  Ms Mas… » Read More

LSSM Staff Visits Marshfield Senior Center Thursday March 7, 2013

LSSM's Director of Litigation Deanna Scott visited the Marshfield Senior Center to discuss the importance of having a healthcare directive in place to provide their families comprehensive guidance regarding their care.… » Read More

Andrea Long Selected by 417 Magazine "20 under 30" Class of 2013 Thursday March 28, 2013

LSSM's Staff Attorney Andrea Long was selected by 417 Magazine as one of 20 people under 30 years of age making a difference in the community and changing it for the better.  To read more about Andrea and this honor, v… » Read More

April 2013

SCAM ALERT Tuesday April 9, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, MO--LSSM has received complaints regarding an entity listed in the phone book as "Legal Aid" with a phone number of 883.2274.  The number for this "Legal Aid" is redirected to an entity in Florida, althoug… » Read More

Springfield Bar Association to Assist with Healthcare Directives Wednesday April 17, 2013

The Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that … » Read More

November 2013

Philip S. Huffman Award Presented to Raymond Williams of West Plains, MO Monday November 4, 2013

Raymond Williams of West Plains, Missouri was awarded the Philip S. Huffman Memorial Award by Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) during its annual board meeting.  The Philip S. Huffman Memorial Award recognizes… » Read More

CAFC Limited Scope Representation Tuesday November 5, 2013

The Committee on Access to Family Courts (CAFC) has developed a brochure to assist lawyers with Limited Scope Representation (LSR).  Under Supreme Court Rule 4-1.2(c), a lawyer may limit the scope of representation if … » Read More

December 2013

Christian County Bar and LSSM Support Freedom's Rest Tuesday December 24, 2013

The Christian County Bar Association and Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) staff members in the Springfield Office partnered to bring Christmas to the women and children residing in Freedom's Rest, a domestic … » Read More

KY3 Investigates Speedy Loans Tuesday December 24, 2013

LSSM Staff Attorney Summer Masterson-Goethals interviewed for KY3 investigation of Speedy Loans.  Read the full story at… » Read More