Appointment Vacancies

Seek Appointment to Missouri Bar Committees and Related Entities

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors routinely appoints members to serve on various bar-related boards and committees. Please find a listing of any such open vacancies below.

When such vacancies occur, the Appointments Committee (a subcommittee comprised of members of the Board of Governors), reviews nominees and makes recommendations to the board.

To nominate yourself for a position, simply provide the requested documentation via email to appointments@mobar.org by the deadline listed. The Appointments Committee will then conduct a thorough review of all nominees and prepare a recommendation to the Board of Governors.

The Appointments Committee is committed to diversity and inclusiveness within the memberships of Missouri Bar committees. To that end, the Appointments Committee will consider diverse elements of the bar – including but not limited to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, geography, firm size, and area of practice – when considering potential appointees.

Intervention Committee
The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors seeks applications to fill an upcoming vacancy (as of June 30, 2020) on the Intervention Committee.

The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors seeks applications to fill an upcoming vacancy (as of June 30, 2020) on the Intervention Committee.
 
The Intervention Committee supports the activities of the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program (MOLAP), which is a professional, confidential counseling program for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate family members who reside with them, and law students. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal problems such as depression, substance abuse, stress, and burnout.

The Intervention Committee is composed of nine members – four members appointed by the Executive Council of the Missouri Judicial Conference and five members appointed by the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Each member serves a term of four years and may be reappointed. There is no limit to the numbers of terms a member may serve.

Key requirement are familiarity with Missouri Supreme Court Rule 16, understanding of and respect for confidentiality, familiarity with substance recovery, the ability to point Missouri Bar members in a substance use related crisis toward recovery, and the ability to treat highly sensitive information with discretion.

Committee members accept assignments from the Intervention Committee chair, generally work in pairs, and should be willing to accept referrals and respond to them in a timely manner. Members must be willing to participate in periodic conference calls and attend the annual Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Conference, where there is an annual joint meeting of the Intervention Committee and the Lawyers’ Assistance Committee. Travel to different parts of the state may be required. For service of this nature, experience as a volunteer with the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program and life experience with recovery are assets.

To nominate yourself for this position, please send a statement of interest and complete biographical information to appointments@mobar.org by no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 24, 2020.
Posted: March 20, 2020