Missouri Bar Foundation

For more than 45 years, the Missouri Bar Foundation has worked to provide financial support to worthwhile law-related educational and charitable endeavors.

The Foundation's primary goals, as established when it was founded in 1950, continue today. They are:

  • To aid needy women members of The Missouri Bar and/or the needy dependents of deceased members of The Missouri Bar through the Eunice Cutter Cox Memorial Fund, which was established for those specific purposes;
  • To promote improvements in the administration of justice and advancement of the science of jurisprudence;
  • To work for the preservation of the American constitutional form of government; and
  • To preserve historic books, documents and other items of legal significance or bearing on the administration of justice.

Within these general guidelines, the Foundation has provided partial or full funding for a number of beneficial projects, including:

  • An annual law-related education conference for Missouri social studies teachers;
  • Reprinting of The Senior Citizens Handbook, an important guide to the law for older Missourians;
  • Programs to aid Missouri Bar members afflicted with drug or alcohol dependency problems;
  • Educational seminars for the commissions who consider applications for judicial openings under Missouri's merit selection plan;
  • A statewide Law Day Essay Contest sponsored by The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section; and
  • Recognition, through awards presented at each annual meeting, of those members of the bar who have rendered distinguished service to the legal profession.