Bryan Cave LLP St. Louis Partner Charles Weiss has earned The American Judicature Society's Herbert Harley Award.
Presented in recognition of his
"extraordinary commitment to the justice system," it is the highest state honor given by AJS.In particular, Weiss was honored for helping to establish the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts fund for the state of Missouri while he was president of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis in the mid-1980s.
AJS states that "few people have provided as much ongoing assistance and support to the poor in the state of Missouri as Charles Weiss
is an excellent advocate for the independence of the judiciary and equal access to justice," said Missouri Supreme Court Justice Richard Teitelman, quoted as part of the award."He
has substantially improved the administration of justice for all in the state of Missouri."Weiss
received the award at The Missouri Bar's annual meeting Sept. 29.Weiss is a former president of The Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis Bar Foundation.In February, he was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association, which oversees the 400,000-plus member organization.Among other honors, Weiss is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.