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.

Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee
The Appointments Committee of The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking three non-lawyer applicants to fill the remainder of unexpired terms on the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee.

Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee

The Appointments Committee of The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking three non-lawyer applicants to fill the remainder of unexpired terms on the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee as follows:

  • One non-lawyer residing in the 6th Judicial Circuit (Platte County) to complete a term ending in 2026;
  • One non-lawyer residing in the 7th Judicial Circuit (Clay County) to complete a term ending in 2024; and
  • One non-lawyer residing in the 31st Judicial Circuit (Greene County) to complete a term ending in 2024.

The Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee was created by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri to review the performance of judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and judicial circuits whose judges are selected pursuant to article V, sections 25(a) to (g) of the Missouri Constitution (the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan).

The committee is charged with the following duties:

  • Collect information on judicial performance, including survey responses from lawyers, jurors, litigants, and other reliable sources;
  • Review judicial performance based on performance review standards adopted by the committee;
  • Determine whether a judge substantially meets overall judicial performance review standards by a vote of the members of the committee, showing the total votes cast for and against the proposition;
  • Communicate the vote on the proposition to the judge and provide a process by which the judge may communicate additional information to the committee and request a reconsideration of the vote before the vote is made public; and
  • Release information to the public about the judicial performance review process and the final vote of the committee on or before October 1 of an election year by The Missouri Bar and its affiliates in a manner designed to maximize the use of the information by the public.

The committee consists of 21 members: one member of The Missouri Bar and one non-lawyer from each county selecting judges of the circuit court under the Nonpartisan Court Plan; and one member of The Missouri Bar, one non-lawyer, and one retired judge from each district of the Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court of Missouri is the appointing authority for the retired judges serving on the committee, while the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar appoints the remaining 18 members.

Each member of the committee serves a six-year term but is limited to no more than two terms. Individuals appointed to fill the existing vacancies would serve the remainder of unexpired terms, after which they would be eligible to serve two full six-year terms.

To apply for this position, please submit (1) a letter of interest and (2) a resume or complete biographical information to the Appointments Committee at appointments@mobar.org by 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2021.  
 

The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments.

Posted: November 11, 2020
Legal Services of Southern Missouri Board of Directors
The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors seeks nominations to fill two attorney vacancies on the board of directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM).

Legal Services of Southern Missouri Board of Directors 

The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors seeks nominations to fill two attorney vacancies on the board of directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) as follows:

  • One lawyer who resides in Howell, Shannon, or Oregon counties. The individual selected would fill the remainder of an existing term that expires in 2024, at which time he/she would be eligible to serve a full six-year term.
  • One lawyer who resides in Greene, Barry, or Lawrence counties. The individual selected would be eligible to serve a full six-year term.  

LSSM is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides core legal services in the areas of domestic/sexual violence, family, consumer, housing, public benefits, and elder law.

The board of directors of LSSM consists of 14 individuals – both lawyers and non-lawyers – from the corporation's service area. Board members serve six-year terms, with a maximum of three terms. The board hosts four meetings per year within its 43-county service area. If a board member is unable to travel to the meeting location, arrangements will be made to allow him/her to participate via telephone. LSSM reimburses board members for actual and reasonable expenses related to his/her attendance at board meetings or other events.

Each member of the board of directors will serve on at least one committee (personnel, finance, legal needs, or client grievance). Board members may expect to allocate up to two hours of time to their task during months in which a board meeting is held, and approximately one hour each of the remaining months. LSSM communicates with its board members monthly through the board's web portal and/or email.

Legal Services Corporation regulations prohibit board members and their law firm members from handling cases through LSSM's Judicare Program.

To apply for this position, submit a letter of interest and resume by 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2021 to appointments@mobar.org.

The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments to reflect its membership.

Posted: November 11, 2020