Vacancy notice and request for applications
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, for a three-year term beginning on Oct. 1, 2023, and ending on Sept. 30, 2026.
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 20 members (10 appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri and 10 appointed by the Board of Governors). Each member may be reappointed, and 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 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023.
Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments.