Journal of The Missouri Bar

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The Journal of The Missouri Bar is the official publication of The Missouri Bar. Published six times annually, the Journal carries substantive articles on timely legal issues,as well as regular columns, practice management articles and features covering cutting-edge topics that are trending in the legal profession. Notices of Supreme Court rule changes, upcoming meetings, continuing legal education programs and more may also be found in each issue. The Journal also is available online here. 

As with all member benefits we offer, we welcome your comments and suggestions on the Journal. Submit them online using this form


Active Missouri Bar members can access back issues of both the Missouri Bar Journal (1930 – 1944) and the Journal of The Missouri Bar (1945 – present) from HeinOnline . Sign in to access these issues.


Media kit and ad rates

The Journal of The Missouri Bar is the only state bar publication which carries advertising. Both display advertising and classified advertising appears in the Journal. In addition, the Journal qualifies, under state statute, as a forum for publication of notices of corporate dissolution. See the media kit for more details.

2024 advertising rates

Tips for

Tips for Authors

Here are answers to those questions about how to submit and format an article, and what is the maximum number of pages allowed. An overview of the review process is included.

Tips for authors

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation Criteria

The Journal’s Board of Editors uses this set of criteria to review each submitted article before it goes to print.

Evaluation criteria

Citation guidelines

This document gives samples and tips of how to conform endnotes to THE BLUEBOOK (20th ed.).

Citation guidelines

Style guide

This guide answers some questions authors may have concerning capitalization, abbreviations, and punctuation, plus more.

Style guide

Editorial policy

The Journal of The Missouri Bar assists members of The Missouri Bar in keeping abreast of changes in legal developments and in meeting their professional obligations. The Journal welcomes submission of articles relating to any legal topic of interest to Missouri lawyers. Criteria for publication include the quality of the article, its substantive value, its general interest to Missouri lawyers and the originality of its subject matter. Articles of a historical nature, articles which relate to cases pending before any court or agency and articles previously published in whole or substantial part will not be accepted for publication. Consistent with the Journal's format, the language of submissions should be gender-neutral. Articles must conform to the "Tips for authors" and "Citation guidelines" adopted by the Journal.

The Journal of The Missouri Bar encourages all its members, including women and minorities, to contribute substantive law articles for publication. 

Reservation of a topic is strongly encouraged. To reserve a topic contact Editorial Manager Nicole Roberts-Hillen

The Journal Editorial Review Board reviews each submitted article for its substantive value and general interest to members of The Missouri Bar. Interested in serving on the editorial review board? Complete this interest form.

The Journal is not copyrighted as a publication, but authors may copyright their individual articles. Opinions and positions stated in signed material are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar or the Journal. The material within this publication is presented as information to be used by lawyers, in conjunction with other research deemed necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment. Original and fully current sources of authority should be researched.

Publication of advertising material is not an endorsement by The Missouri Bar or the Journal of the advertised product or service.

Contact us:

Journal of The Missouri Bar 
PO Box 119 | 326 Monroe
Jefferson City, MO 65102

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Nicole Roberts-Hillen, Editorial manager | 573-638-2276

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