What is Consent?

Consent is agreeing, or giving permission, to do something. In Medicine, a physician and patient discuss an upcoming surgery, so the patient can give informed consent to proceed. The patient knows exactly what the surgery will entail and can make an informed decision to agree to the procedure. Consent also plays a role in participating…

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Sexual Abuse within the Boy Scouts of America

Over 7,000 Perpetrators It is disturbing that so many incidents of sexual abuse of children have occurred in recent decades, however there is a glimmer of hope that organizations like the Catholic Church are becoming increasingly forthcoming in revealing the episodes and exercising more transparency to avoid future abuse. Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts of America are not nearly as transparent. The…

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David Mayer Named as a Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Council

We are pleased to announce David Mayer has been named as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel! The mission of the NADC is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar. In addition, they provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. The recipients…

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Passing the Trash

What is Passing the Trash? Schools perpetuating sexual misconduct towards children by educators has been, and continues to be, a major problem across the nation. When parents send their children to school, they trust that the school is doing everything they can to keep children safe. Still, schools continue to employ educators with a history of sexual abuse. Often…

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One Step Forward, Another Step Back: Two Bills that Change the Legal Landscape in Missouri

Missouri introduced two bills this year that can drastically shape the legal landscape for sexual abuse cases. House Bill 739 acts as a step forward in the fight for the rights of child sexual abuse victims, and Senate Bill 96 pulls us back. House Bill 739: Passing the Trash Schools perpetuating sexual misconduct towards children by educators has been, and continues…

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