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News Archive 2015

January 2015

Summer Masterson-Goethals Selected 2015 Class of 40 Under 40 Wednesday January 7, 2015

LSSM Staff Attorney Summer Masterson-Goethals was selected by the Springfield Business Journal as one of the 40 up-and-coming professionals for the 2015 class of 40 Under 40.

Summer is a member of the National Associati… » Read More

Federal Trade Commission Announces Immigration Scam Alerts Sunday January 25, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hearing from advocates that since the President’s Executive Actions on immigration, they are seeing an increasing number of deceptive immigration assistance ads telling people to a… » Read More

February 2015

KY3 Reports on Domestic Violence Causes Spike in Foster Care Thursday February 12, 2015

LSSM Staff Attorney Amanda Dumey interviewed for KY3 Domestic Violence Causes Spike in Foster Care.  Full story at… » Read More

LSSM Partners with The Missouri Bar and MSU on Diversity Conference Thursday February 26, 2015

Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) has partnered with The Missouri Bar and Missouri State University (MSU) to sponsor a CLE on diversity.  The CLE will be held in conjunction with the MSU’s Public Affairs State… » Read More

KSMU Interviews LSSM Practicum Student Friday February 27, 2015

KSMU highlights National Social Work month featuring LSSM's practicum student Nicole Carpenter of Missouri State University (MSU).  Read more at… » Read More

March 2015

Southern Missouri Women Lawyers Announce Officers and Board Members Thursday March 5, 2015

The recently organized Southern Missouri Women Lawyers elected its first slate of officers.  Patty Shilling, founding member, of Ozark, MO will serve as the organization's first President.  Other officers elected:  Vic… » Read More

LSSM Partners with CoxHealth to Create a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Tuesday March 17, 2015

Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) is proud to announce it has entered into a partnership with CoxHealth to create a Medical-Legal Partnership.  A MLP is a health care delivery model that improves the health an… » Read More

LSSM Managing Attorney Andrea Long Elected CCBA President Thursday March 26, 2015

LSSM's Medical-Legal Partnership  Managing Attorney Andrea R. Long was elected President of the Christian County Bar Association.  Serving with Ms. Long are Jessica Martin, Martin Law, LLC as Vice President, and Joanna… » Read More

April 2015

SCAM ALERT Sunday April 26, 2015

The Southern Missouri Consumer Fraud Task Force would like to alert the public of a reoccurring scam.  Individuals are making calls and offering to lower credit card interest rates. If you agree, they charge your credi… » Read More

May 2015

LSSM Honors Christina L. Kime with the Philip S. Huffman Memorial Award Tuesday May 5, 2015

Christina L. Kime of Piedmont, 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 t… » Read More

July 2015

What If All Domestic Violence Victims Were Given Free Legal Aid? Wednesday July 22, 2015

LSSM's Family Law Managing Attorney Sarah Donelan speaks with KOLR 10 about LSSM's services for domestic violence victims.  Learn more at… » Read More

August 2015

IRS Warns Taxpayers to Guard Against New Tricks by Scam Artists; Losses Top $20 Million Friday August 7, 2015

WASHINGTON — Following the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service today issued another warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evo… » Read More

LSSM Staff Attorney Selected for The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy Friday August 28, 2015

Laurie A. Washington was chosen for The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy 2015-2016.  The academy, now in its 16th year, seeks diversity in gender, race, area of practice, and locality of practice with the goal of includ… » Read More

October 2015

Medical Debt Grace Period at Mosaic Life Care Tuesday October 6, 2015

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has a long history of making sure tax-exempt organizations fulfill their obligations under the tax law, beginning with his leadership of the Finance Committee with jurisdiction over taxes. I… » Read More

November 2015

LSSM Executive Director Retires after 35 Years Monday November 30, 2015

Legal Services of Southern Missouri announces that its executive director, Douglas B. Kays, has decided to retire on November 30, 2015, after 35 years of dedicated service. The Board expressed its tremendous gratitude … » Read More

December 2015

Do Your Research Before Donating Tuesday December 8, 2015

The Southern Missouri Consumer Fraud Task Force is cautioning Missourians to research charities before making a donation.  “We want to make sure that the charity you are supporting is a tax-exempt organization and not … » Read More

LSSM Board Appoints Interim Director Friday December 11, 2015

The Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) Board of Directors appointed Lew Polivick as interim executive director.  Mr. Polivick received his Juris Doctor from University of Missouri-Columbia.  Mr. Polivick joined… » Read More