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 law. 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 50 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 Solo 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 50-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.