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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 in Kansas City to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge John T. Maughmer on August 31, 2020.


The application form may be obtained online at the Western District of Missouri’s website: found under News & Announcement section. More information on the magistrate judge position may be obtained from the Court Executive of the District Court. Application packets must include the completed application, a cover letter, resume, and three (3) letters of recommendation. Application packets must be submitted to the mailing or email address below and only by the applicant personally, indicating their willingness to serve if selected. The required documents must be received by 5:00pm, Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.

CHIEF DEPUTY COUNSEL (Posted 1/27/2020)

The Missouri Public Service Commission is seeking a chief deputy staff counsel for its Staff Counsel Division located in Jefferson City.
Duties include: Ability to manage a docket of in-depth cases involving utility-related state regulatory matters; ability to draft, present and defend complex motions and manage the work product of attorneys engaged in such activity. Ability to develop and present trainings on practical skills, litigation, and other relevant topics to attorneys and others; ability to manage special projects as assigned; ability to serve as chief attorney in settlement negotiations. The position serves as Chief Deputy Counsel for regulatory issues at the Public Service Commission. Moderate amount of travel in-state is required. Qualifications: Five (5) years of progressively responsible legal experience in one or more fields of law directly related to utility regulation or governmental or administrative law or; ten (10) years of progressively responsible general litigation experience required. Demonstrated experience drafting complex motions and trial and appellate practice required. Must be a member of the Missouri Bar or eligible through reciprocity. The successful candidate will have experience managing a book of cases in active administrative litigation and demonstrate willingness to develop and maintain a thorough grasp of issues relating to the regulation of public utilities. Ability to use computer word processing and other job-specific software required.

Annual salary range: $78,500-$83,200; salary commensurate with education and applicable experience. Send an application, resume, a copy of each transcript from all colleges/universities attended, a legal writing sample, and salary history by 5:00 pm February 28, 2020, to MO Public Service Commission, Reference Number SC010220, P. O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102 via e-mail to For additional information, visit 

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ASSOCIATE - PATENT (Software/Electrical/Mechanical) - Posted 1/24/2020


Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking experienced lateral associates in the Intellectual Property Services area for full-time positions in the Kansas City office.

The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software, electrical, or mechanical areas. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.


Successful applicants will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.

Admission into a state bar and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are preferred. All technical backgrounds will be considered. Particularly interested in applicants offering a Master’s Degree in Chemistry.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous merit-based and hours-based bonus program, 401(k) eligibility, team-based work environment and other benefits.

All inquiries will be kept in strict confidence.

We are currently not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.



ASSOCIATE - IP LITIGATION (Posted 1/24/2020)


Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking an IP Litigation Associate for a full-time position in its Kansas City office.

We are seeking candidates with a technical background (science or engineering). IP litigation experience is required. The applicant should be a registered patent attorney or be qualified to sit for the U.S. Patent Bar Examination.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent research and writing skills, possess strong communication skills, and be interested in conducting actual trial work.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume and writing sample. 

We are currently not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.


CORPORATE COUNSEL - Posted 1/6/2020


This newly created role represents an outstanding opportunity for a results-oriented legal professional to join an award-winning Kansas City business. Without question, the position offers an extensive array of rewards in a stimulating environment. (Click here to learn more)


The Corporate Counsel will provide advice and counsel on matters relating to  corporate governance, domestic law, commercial contracts and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiations, litigation supervision, industry regulation and compliance, finance, manage outside counsel and work with the existing corporate legal team to support projects and operations.


Must Have’s -

  • A Juris Doctorate; licensed to practice law in Kansas, or be eligible for licensure as a registered in-house counsel.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience is required in-house counsel or large law firm environment.
  • Demonstrated exposure to and experience in other legal disciplines will distinguish more preferred prospects, such as general contractual matters, litigation (minimal), environmental law and construction law.

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