Notice of Upcoming Opening on Intervention Committee
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants to fill an upcoming opening on the Intervention Committee (as of June 30, 2020).
Created by Supreme Court Rule 16 , the Intervention Committee supports the activities of the Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program (MOLAP), 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 substance use, depression, stress, and burnout.
The Intervention Committee is composed of nine members - four appointed by the Executive Council of the Judicial Conference and five appointed by the Board of Governors. Members serve four- year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms, without limit. Information about the scope, purpose, and duties and responsibilities of the committee can be found online here.
Key requirements for committee members are:
- Familiarity with Supreme Court Rule 16 ;
- Respect for confidentiality;
- Familiarity with substance recovery;
- The ability to lead Missouri Bar members in substance crisis toward recovery; and
- The ability to treat highly sensitive information with discretion.
Committee members must be willing and able to accept assignments and referrals from the Intervention Committee chair and respond to them in a timely manner (generally working in pairs). Member responsibilities will also include participation in periodic conference calls and attendance at the annual Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Conference, which includes an annual joint meeting of the Intervention Committee and the Lawyers’ Assistance Committee of The Missouri Bar. Travel to different parts of the state may be required. Prior experience as a volunteer with the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program and life experience with recovery are assets.
To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021.