About The Missouri Bar

The Missouri Bar was created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Its mission is to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice and the law on behalf of the public. Through educational programs, publications, and more, The Missouri Bar serves as a valuable resource for members—and for the citizens of Missouri.

Lawyers participate in the bar in a variety of ways. They may seek to serve as members of the Board of Governors or the Young Lawyers’ Section Council; take part in the more than 30 substantive law committees; volunteer for service projects; choose to attend any of the hundreds of Continuing Legal Education programs produced by the bar each year; attend events, such as the Annual Meeting or MOSolo and Small Firm Conference; or volunteer to write articles for bar publications.

Resources for lawyers include continuing education opportunities, publications, access to research systems, and management advice. All lawyers who practice in Missouri belong to The Missouri Bar.

Members of the public may  find an attorney online, or download one of our 25-plus publications on topics ranging from family law to living wills. We also offer workshops and publications for teachers.

The Missouri Bar’s main offices are located in downtown Jefferson City. The Center houses conference rooms and meeting areas, which are available to members for business functions.

All policies and programs of The Missouri Bar are either developed or overseen by the bar’s Board of Governors, a 45-member group of elected lawyers who represent the members in their districts.

FAQ

 

Find quick answers to common questions about The Missouri Bar, including it's founding, number of licensed Missouri lawyers, the organization's leadership, and services provided to lawyers and the public. 

FAQ

Strategic Direction

 

Learn about The Missouri Bar's core goals and strategies for fulfilling those goals through activities and programs when it comes to improving the profession, the law and the administration of justice on behalf of all Missourians.

Strategic Direction

History

 

On June 16, 1944, The Missouri Bar was created by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri with the belief that lawyers are stronger when working together. Learn about how The Missouri Bar has worked to improve the profession, the law and the administration of justice for all Missourians for more than 75 years. 

History

Annual Report

  

This publication provides an overview of activities, programs and services conducted each bar year to advance the bar's strategic direction.

Annual Report

Programs for the Public

  

Visit MissouriLawyersHelp.org to learn about the variety of resources and services Missouri lawyers provide to the people of Missouri. Find an attorney online, read about different areas of the law or listen to our podcast to help you better understand how the law impacts our daily lives. Educators can find citizenship education resources and training opportunities to help them more effectively teach their students about the Constitution and our legal system.

Programs for the Public

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