• Committees and Sections

    Committees and sections represent the driving forces behind the work and activities of The Missouri Bar.

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Divisions are comprised of existing and new committees and sections related to practice area.



In addition to having the opportunity to engage in important activities that can have a direct impact on the laws related to particular substantive areas and Missouri's justice system as a whole, active members of committees/sections also benefit by having the opportunity to interact, network, and develop important professional relationships with other lawyers who practice in the same substantive area of law.



View the roster of current chairs of Missouri Bar committees.


Chair Resources

Resources to aid chairs as they plan meetings and other committee functions.


New Committee Process

Interested in starting a new committee? Learn the process to make it a reality here.



Family Law Section

The Family Law Section works to improve the legal system on behalf of families. Specifically, the section studies and considers all substantive laws of state and federal jurisdictions concerning the family, juveniles, divorce, maintenance, adoption, and other related laws. Section membership is $20.

Young Lawyers’ Section

The section's mission is to enhance the professional growth and public service of new and recently admitted Missouri lawyers. All Missouri lawyers aged 36 or less or, if older, who have been in practice 5 years or less, are automatically members of the section for no additional cost.


Joint Commission on Women in the Profession

The Joint Commission on Women in the Profession was formed on July 9, 2013, by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri and in conjunction with The Missouri Bar. The Commission is charged with assessing the status of women in the profession, identifying barriers to their advancement, combating bias in the justice system and in the legal profession, and with securing full and equal participation of women in the legal profession. The Commission is co-chaired by Amy Bender-Levy and Stephanie L. Wan, and is comprised of members selected by the Court and the bar.

Missouri Press-Bar Commission

The Missouri Press-Bar Commission is a group of media professionals, lawyers and judges who work together on a variety of projects to encourage cooperation between the press, the bar and the bench as well as promote a better informed citizenry and a strong First and Sixth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.