1. <menuitem id="tnrtp"><dfn id="tnrtp"></dfn></menuitem>
    1. <tbody id="tnrtp"><span id="tnrtp"></span></tbody>
    2. <track id="tnrtp"></track>

      <menuitem id="tnrtp"><dfn id="tnrtp"><menu id="tnrtp"></menu></dfn></menuitem>
    3. Related Navigation
      • '); printWindow.document.close(); setTimeout(function () { printWindow.print(); }, 500); return false; } }

      About The Missouri Bar

      The Missouri Bar was created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Its mission is to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice and the law on behalf of the public. Through educational programs, publications, and more, The Missouri Bar serves as a valuable resource for members—and for the citizens of Missouri.

      Lawyers participate in the bar in a variety of ways. They may seek to serve as members of the Board of Governors or the Young Lawyers’ Section Council; take part in the more than 30 substantive law committees; volunteer for service projects; choose to attend any of the hundreds of Continuing Legal Education programs produced by the bar each year; attend events, such as the Annual Meeting or MOSolo and Small Firm Conference; or volunteer to write articles for bar publications.

      Resources for lawyers include continuing education opportunities, publications, access to research systems, and management advice. All lawyers who practice in Missouri belong to The Missouri Bar.

      Members of the public may  find an attorney online, or download one of our 25-plus publications on topics ranging from family law to living wills. We also offer workshops and publications for teachers.

      The Missouri Bar’s main offices are located in downtown Jefferson City. The Center houses conference rooms and meeting areas, which are available to members for business functions.

      All policies and programs of The Missouri Bar are either developed or overseen by the bar’s Board of Governors, a 45-member group of elected lawyers who represent the members in their districts.

      • MoBar Quick Info

        Organization and Purpose: The Missouri Bar is the statewide organization that all Missouri lawyers must belong to if they practice law. The Missouri Bar was created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri. It is considered an instrumentality of the Supreme Court of Missouri, not a private association nor a state agency. Its mission is to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice and the law on behalf of the public.

        Member Size: Currently, the bar is comprised of nearly 30,000 members.

        Staff Size: The executive director, Sebrina Barrett, supervises a staff of 50 employees. Click here to see a Staff Directory

        Budget: Approximately $10 million. No tax dollars are used to support Missouri Bar activities. Most money is derived from fees that lawyers pay, some is derived from Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs and publications, grants and The Missouri Bar Foundation.

        Governance: The Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar determines policies and sets the course of action for the state bar to follow. The 45 members of the board are elected by bar members to represent by districts. The board elects a president, president-elect and vice president to serve as officers of the bar.

        Sections and Committees: The Missouri Bar offers more than 30 substantive law committees for its members to join. It also has two sections: a Family Law Section, and the Young Lawyers' Section.

        Location: The Missouri Bar Center is located in Jefferson City, at 326 Monroe Street.

        Missouri Bar Resources and Activities: The Missouri Bar provides a wide variety of services and resources, not only to its members, but also to the news media, school teachers and the citizens of Missouri. These include: CLE programs and publications, an Annual Meeting, a Solo and Small Firm Conference, teachers’ programs, committee meetings and extensive services for attorneys. The bar also administers a minimum continuing legal education requirement for attorneys.