Reports & Surveys
The Missouri Bar is dedicated to improving the profession, the law and the administration of justice for all Missourians. To fulfill this important mission, the state bar conducts surveys and produces reports to ensure organizational capacity for the organize and information for the future of the profession.
The Annual Report of The Missouri outlines the various programs, activities and events the bar carries out each year to fulfill its core goals as defined by the Strategic Direction.
Certified public accountants complete independent financial reports annually of the finances of The Missouri Bar.
The state bar’s economic surveys provide snapshots of the financial health of the legal profession in Missouri, provide an overview of demographics of Missouri lawyers, and collect accurate information on the economic realities of the legal profession to share with current and future lawyers.
The Missouri Bar formed the Special Committee on Guardians ad Litem in September 2019 to review guardian ad litem services in Missouri. The special committee's Feb. 4, 2020, report outlines the committee's work, describes the role of the guardian ad litem, provides an overview of guardian ad litem services in Missouri, and examines current statutory provisions relating to guardians ad litem. The report concludes with recommendations for the Supreme Court of Missouri, the Missouri General Assembly, and The Missouri Bar as well as outlines areas for further study. The executive committee of the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar approved this report Feb. 7, 2020.
The Joint Task Force on the Future of the Profession was created when then-Chief Justice Mary Russell invited the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar to join the Supreme Court of Missouri in creating a task forced dedicated to examining issues facing the legal profession in the near future. Through its subcommittees, the task force focused on the future of the profession from four diverse perspectives: legal education and entry into the profession; leaving or limiting the practice of law; the impact of technology on Missouri’s lawyers and courts; and increasing accessibility of legal services and the sustainability of law practice.