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.

Fee Dispute Resolution Committee - General Public
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of the general public (who are not members of The Missouri Bar) to serve on the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. The term of service will begin immediately and end on May 31, 2028.

Vacancy notice and request for applications
Fee Dispute Resolution Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of the general public (who are not members of The Missouri Bar) for appointment to serve on the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. The term of service will begin immediately and end on May 31, 2028.

The Fee Dispute Resolution Program provides a procedure for resolving fee disputes between clients and lawyers through facilitation, mediation, or arbitration. Participation by the parties in the Fee Dispute Program is voluntary, and the program provides services at no cost to the parties.

The Fee Dispute Resolution Committee oversees this program. The program administrator is a member of the professional staff of The Missouri Bar, who is selected and assigned duties by the executive director of The Missouri Bar. The Fee Dispute Resolution Committee is composed of seven members (four members of The Missouri Bar and three members of the general public) appointed by the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Committee members serve terms of four years, with a limit of two 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. on Monday, April 8, 2024. 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: January 26, 2024
Fee Dispute Resolution Committee - Member
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to serve on the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee for a term of four years (June 1, 2024-May 31, 2028).

Vacancy notice and request for applications
Fee Dispute Resolution Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar for appointment to serve on the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee for a term of four years (June 1, 2024-May 30, 2028).

The Fee Dispute Resolution Program provides a procedure for resolving fee disputes between clients and lawyers through facilitation, mediation, or arbitration. Participation by the parties in the Fee Dispute Program is voluntary, and the program provides services at no cost to the parties.

The Fee Dispute Resolution Committee oversees this program. The program administrator is a member of the professional staff of The Missouri Bar, who is selected and assigned duties by the executive director of The Missouri Bar. The Fee Dispute Resolution Committee is composed of seven members (four members of The Missouri Bar and three members of the general public) appointed by the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Committee members serve terms of four years, with a limit of two 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. on Monday, April 8, 2024. 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: January 26, 2024
Judicial Performance Review Committee - Member
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar) in 7th Judicial Circuit (Clay County) for appointment to serve on the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee. Initial eligibility will be determined on the basis of the applicant’s county of enrollment under Sup. Ct. R. 6.01(i).  The term of service will begin May 31, 2024 and end on May 31, 2030.

Vacancy notice and request for applications
Judicial Performance Review Committee

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar) in 7th Judicial Circuit (Clay County) for appointment to serve on the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee. Initial eligibility will be determined on the basis of the applicant’s county of enrollment under Sup. Ct. R. 6.01(i).  The term of service will begin May 31, 2024 and end on May 31, 2030.

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 Oct. 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 (who is 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.

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. on Monday, April 8, 2024. 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: January 26, 2024
Judicial Performance Review Committee - General Public
The Missouri Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of the general public (who are not members of The Missouri Bar) residing in several Missouri counties for appointment to serve on the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee.

Vacancy notice and request for applications
Judicial Performance Review Committee

The following membership positions are open (term of service for each position will begin May 31, 2024 and end on May 31, 2030):

-31st Judicial Circuit (Greene County)

-Western District, Court of Appeals (Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Bates, Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrsion, Henry, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Putnam, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Sullivan, Vernon, and Worth counties)

-Southern District, Court of Appeals
(Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Butler, Camden, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Maries, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Pemiscot, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Clair, Stoddard, Stone, Taney, Texas, Wayne, Webster, and Wright counties)

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 Oct. 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 (who is 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.

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. on Monday, April 8, 2024. 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: January 26, 2024