Each year, The Missouri Bar recognizes individuals who have helped improve the state's justice system. Many of these awards are presented at the bar's Annual Meeting. Some awards are given by other organizations but are also presented at the Annual Meeting.

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Missouri Bar awards

Missouri Bar Foundation awards

Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section awards

Awards presented by other organizations

  • Defender of Distinction Award
    Missouri Public Defender Commission awards a public defender who exemplifies the ideal of public defense. (2023 Recipient - Kevin O'Brien)
  • Prosecutor of the Year
    The Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys awards a prosecutor for their service over the past year. (2023 Recipient - Annie Gibson)