The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys has continued its Balance the Scales initiative, which includes an open letter writing campaign that citizens can contribute their name to if they wish. Balance the Scales collects stories from throughout the state that showcase some of the harms to consumers that “tort reform” legislation can bring. This campaign is primarily communicated through social media, and is at its heart a project dedicated to preserving the Civil Justice System.
Several bills moving in the current Missouri legislative session would gut protections for employees who’ve been discriminated against based on their age, ancestry, color, disability, sex, religion, race or nation of origin. Special interest groups working in Missouri are motivated to make it easier for corporate employers to get away with such behavior.
As one of the premier trial lawyer organizations in the country, MATA helps keep the doors to the courthouse open to Missourians. Injured people in the state have no better advocate in the process than the legislative committee, leadership, and MATA staff who review more than 1,500 pieces of legislation each year and work tirelessly in the Capitol in Jefferson City to protect consumers’ rights.