Diversity & Inclusion

Special Committee on Lawyers of Color Report 2021

The Missouri Bar is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion in the profession. To that end, one of the state bar’s seven core strategic goals is that Missouri lawyers reflect the diverse constituencies that they serve, and all members view The Missouri Bar as an inclusive organization where they belong.

The Missouri Bar carries out activities and programs focused on the following strategies to achieve this goal:

a. Increase the retention of diverse lawyers in the profession.
b. Boost relationships with specialty and local bars.
c. Promote greater participation among diverse lawyers in bar leadership roles.

The Missouri Bar's Strategic Direction

Opportunities to Engage

Missouri Bar Committee on Diversity 

Missouri Bar Board of Governors Diversity Seats

Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section Diversity Seats

Leadership Academy


MCLE Elimination of Bias Annual Requirement

MoBarCLE Elimination of Bias Programs

Courageous Collaboration

Test your Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias Video Resources

ABA Diversity & Inclusion Center Resources

Challenges facing diversity and inclusion in the profession


Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: U.S. and Canada  

Diversity needs to extend to leadership in the legal profession

5 ways to fight diversity fatigue in the legal profession

Lawyer couple helps 2018 NABE Midyear attendees navigate complexities of diversity, inclusion