Appointment Vacancies

Seek Appointment to Boards or Commissions

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors routinely appoints members to serve on various boards or commissions related to the practice of law or the justice system. Please find a listing of appointment notices below.

To apply for an appointment, simply complete the online Appointment Application Form by the deadline listed in the appointment notice. The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors will then conduct a thorough review of all applicants and prepare a recommendation for appointment to present at a regular meeting of 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.

Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

American Bar Association House of Delegates (Diversity Delegate)

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to serve as a diversity delegate from Missouri to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates.

American Bar Association House of Delegates - Diversity

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to serve as a diversity delegate from Missouri to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates.

The Diversity Delegate position exists to provide members of The Missouri Bar from diverse backgrounds with leadership opportunities. The individual selected will serve a two-year term, expiring at the adjournment of the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2023. The individual appointed may serve two consecutive terms, for a maximum service of four years, depending on continued eligibility and reappointment. Diversity Delegates are expected to attend all meetings of the ABA House of Delegates.

In addition, all appointed delegates must file an annual report with The Missouri Bar Board of Governors on or before April 1 of each year. This report should outline:

  • The dates and meeting attended in the previous 12 months.

  • Committees or subcommittees on which the delegate serves.

  • Offices or other positions held by the delegate within the ABA, including those on committees or subcommittees.

  • Discussion of issues and/or projects the delegate believes to be of such significance to merit consideration by Board of Governors.

Delegates shall also be available to provide reports in person to the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, and/or Appointments Committee, if reasonably requested.

The individual selected must be a member in good standing of both The Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association throughout their tenure as a delegate.

To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information (CV or resume) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021. Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments.

Posted: August 10, 2021
American Bar Association House of Delegates (At-Large Delegate)

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to serve as an at-large delegate from Missouri to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates.

American Bar Association House of Delegates - At Large

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to serve as an at-large delegate from Missouri to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates.

The individual selected will serve a two-year term, expiring at the adjournment of the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2023.  There is no limit on the number of terms that may be served.

The At-Large Delegate position exists to help members of The Missouri Bar seek and achieve leadership positions within the ABA and act as a resource to ensure The Missouri Bar has strong representation in the ABA.  For purposes of this description, “leadership” includes elected and/or appointed positions within the ABA.At-Large Delegates are expected to attend all meetings of the ABA House of Delegates.

In addition, all appointed delegates must file an annual report with The Missouri Bar Board of Governors on or before April 1 of each year. This report should outline:

  • The dates and meeting attended in the previous 12 months.

  • Committees or subcommittees on which the delegate serves.

  • Offices or other positions held by the delegate within the ABA, including those on committees or subcommittees.

  • Discussion of issues and/or projects the delegate believes to be of such significance to merit consideration by Board of Governors.

Delegates shall also be available to provide reports in person to the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, and/or Appointments Committee, if reasonably requested.

The individual selected must be a member in good standing of both The Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association throughout their tenure as a delegate.

To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information (CV or resume) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021.  Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments.

Posted: August 10, 2021
Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of the public (not members of The Missouri Bar) residing in the 31st Judicial Circuit (Greene County) for appointment to fill the remainder of an unexpired term on the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee (through 2024).

Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of the public (not members of The Missouri Bar) residing in the 31st Judicial Circuit (Greene County) for appointment to fill the remainder of an unexpired term on the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee (through 2024).

The Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee was created by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri to review the performance of appellate, circuit, and associate circuit judges 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;
  • 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 member of the general public (not a member of The Missouri Bar) residing in each circuit where judges are selected under the Nonpartisan Court Plan; and one member of The Missouri Bar, one member of the general public, and one retired judge from each district of the Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court of Missouri appoints the retired judges, while the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar appoints the remaining members.  Each member serves a six-year term, with a limit of two terms. The individual appointed to fill the existing vacancy would be eligible to serve two full six-year terms. 

To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information (CV or resume) by no later than 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.  Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments.

Posted: August 6, 2021
Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Committee.

Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for two appointments to the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Committee (as of January 2022).  All members of The Missouri Bar in good standing are eligible to apply.

The five-member Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Committee administers the Lawyer-to Lawyer Dispute Resolution Program. Operating under Supreme Court Rule 5.10, this program offers a mediation-like process and binding arbitration to resolve disputes between lawyers over money and property issues, as well as complaints about professionalism. Missouri Bar members serve as volunteer facilitators, making it possible to offer this member service free-of-charge to Missouri attorneys.

Each member of the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Committee serves a four-year term, for a maximum of two successive terms.

To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information (CV or resume) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021.  Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

 

Posted: August 5, 2021
Client Security Fund Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to the Client Security Fund Committee.

Client Security Fund Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to the Client Security Fund Committee.

The six-member Client Security Fund Committee considers claims of clients who have been financially harmed by fraudulent or dishonest actions by their lawyers if the lawyer has been disbarred, suspended, deceased, adjudged mentally incapacitated, or medically diagnosed as so mentally incapacitated as to be unable to practice law.  The Fund does not reimburse fee dispute matters or cases of malpractice.  The Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Governors regarding reimbursement of claims in full or in part or denial of claims. Members of this committee serve five-year terms, with service on the committee limited to two terms.  Typically, the Committee meets remotely several times throughout the year, with an in-person meeting each October in Jefferson City.  For additional information about the fund and its operation, go to http://missourilawyershelp.org/ethics/client-security-fund/

To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information (CV or resume) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021.  Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments.

Posted: August 5, 2021
Joint Commission on Women in the Profession
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession.

Joint Commission on Women in the Profession

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession.

Established in 2013, by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri, the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession was charged to assess the status of women in the profession, identify barriers to their advancement, combat bias in the justice system and legal profession, and secure the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession.  The commission is also authorized to conduct and publish additional research on gender equity in the justice system and in the legal profession; promote best practices in hiring, retention, and elevation of women lawyers; provide a forum for networking, mentoring, support, and collaboration among women lawyers; organize educational programs of interest to women lawyers; and comment on legal issues uniquely affecting women.

The commission is comprised of twenty members (ten appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri and ten appointed by the Board of Governors).  Each member serves a term of two years and may be reappointed. There is no limit to the number of terms a member may serve.  Typically, the commission meets remotely on a quarterly basis and in person annually in conjunction with sponsored events.

The selection process prioritizes demonstrated leadership on issues within the scope of the Joint Commission, remaining mindful that the commission’s composition should reflect the diversity of The Missouri Bar.

To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information (CV or resume) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021.  Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

Posted: August 5, 2021
Missouri Court Automation Committee
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to the Missouri Court Automation Committee.

Missouri Court Automation Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking  applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to the Missouri  Court Automation Committee.

 

The Missouri Court Automation Committee is a statutory entity that oversees the state’s court technology systems. In 1994, the General Assembly established the committee and charged it with the following duties:  

    • Administering the Statewide Court Automation Fund;
    • Developing and overseeing a plan for a statewide court automation system; and
    • Implementing, operating, and maintaining a statewide system in accordance with strict standards for the security and privacy of confidential judicial records.  

Additionally, Supreme Court Operating Rule 1 grants the MCA decision-making authority for all aspects of statewide court automation.    

 

The committee consists of  twenty-three members:  the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri; a judge from the Court of Appeals; four circuit judges; four associate circuit judges; four employees of the circuit court; the Commissioner of Administration; two members of the Missouri House of Representatives; two members of the Missouri Senate;  the Executive Director of the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services; the Director of the  Office of State Public Defender; and two members of The Missouri Bar.  Each member of the committee  serves for a term set by the relevant  appointing authority.  

 

Meetings of the committee are held in Jefferson City on a quarterly basis (in January, April, July, and October).  

 

To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information (CV or resume)  by  no later than 5:00 p.m. on  Monday, August 30, 2021.  Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

 

The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments.

Posted: August 4, 2021