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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, a civil litigation defense firm headquartered in Kansas City for over 35 years, seeks an organized, highly motivated and results oriented individual who is interested in representing clients in civil litigation and other legal proceedings.  Must be licensed in Kansas and Missouri with at least five years of civil litigation experience, including taking depositions and participating in hearings.  Strong research and writing skills required.  The firm offers competitive salaries and a number of benefits, including insurance and 401(k) retirement with matching.


Desired Skills and Experience

·       At least five years of civil litigation experience

·       Experience taking depositions and participating in hearings

·       Missouri and Kansas Bar admission

·       Strong research and writing skills

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The Corporate Counsel is a member of the American Century Investments Legal Department.  The primary responsibility of the Corporate Counsel is to support fund and corporate governance activities of the 16 registered investment companies that are the issuers of the American Century Investments funds and the three boards of directors that oversee them.  Secondary responsibilities would include assistance with registered investment company disclosure activities and providing backup capabilities regarding the proxy voting of securities held by American Century Investments funds and client accounts.


The ideal candidate would have a law degree from an accredited law school, bar membership in good standing, and 1-3 years of law firm or corporate legal experience.


Relevant Activities

·       Assist with scheduling, coordination, and execution of board meetings and interim communications with directors, counsel, and other constituencies

·       Assist with preparation of board minutes and management/maintenance of corporate records

·       Assist with the production and electronic posting of meeting materials for three boards of directors overseeing the American Century mutual and exchange traded funds

·       Assist with regulatory analysis, monitoring, and planning related to fund and board activities

·       Provide additional capacity regarding registered investment company disclosure activities, including production of registration statements, annual and semiannual reports, and proxy statements, compliance with EDGAR/XBRL requirements, and preparation/review of various other regulatory filings

·       Provide backup capabilities regarding proxy voting of securities held by the American Century Investments funds and client accounts

·       Assist with other Legal Department projects and conduct legal research as needed

·       Develop and expand knowledge of legal requirements relating to American Century’s business and the investment management industry

Desired Skills, Education, and Experience

·       Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school plus 1-3 years law firm or corporate legal experience.  Admission with good standing to state bar association.  Bachelor’s degree in associated field plus significant relevant experience will also be considered

·       Knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Investment Company Act of 1940 preferred

·       Experience coordinating and producing written materials

·       Experience taking and producing corporate meeting minutes

·       Experience with production of securities law disclosures and compliance with disclosure requirements a plus

·       Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, determine priorities, plan, organize, and follow through with minimal supervision

·       Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

·       Attention to detail and excellent project management/organizational skills

·       Excellent language skills, including writing, grammar, and usage. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to legal and non-legal audiences

·       Professional attitude, appearance, and demeanor and ability to appropriately interact with senior executives, board members, board counsel, and individuals at all levels of the organization

·       Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required.  Experience with BoardVantage a plus

EOE Policy Statement: American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation,  and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.


US. Magistrate Judge (1/16/2018) - Public Notice, Appointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Missouri.  

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized a full-time eight-year appointment as United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Missouri.  The position will be located in Kansas City to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Sarah W. Hays on September 1, 2018.

The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging such as: (1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases;  (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a District Judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic authority of a United States Magistrate Judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.  

For a complete list of qualifications and application procedures, please refer to the entire Public Notice found on the court's website at:  The application deadline is February 16, 2018.



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