State Representative Kevin Corlew's recent Freshman Legislator of the Year Award for Judicial Issues was featured in a May 18 Missouri Lawyers Weekly article.
Corlew (R-Kansas City) represents House District 14 in the Missouri General Assembly. He received a Freshman Legislator of the Year Award for Judicial Issues from the Speaker of the Missouri House.
The article reported that Corlew authored important legal-related bills, including HB 697, to establish a higher standard for the admissibility of expert testimony; HB 928, which would enforce arbitration agreements in the employment context; and HB 1044, which would allow the Jackson County Circuit Court to establish a separate judicial docket for armed offenses. Serving on the House Select Judiciary Committee and the Standing Committee on Civil and Criminal Proceeding, Corlew also worked on and supported SB 5, which reforms Missouri's municipal courts.
“I believe we accomplished a lot this year in terms of legal reform,” Corlew said. “I look forward to next year’s legislative session in January 2016, when I will continue to work for an improved and fair justice system.”