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For the General Public

In today’s increasingly complex society, a basic understanding of legal issues is more important than ever. Through educational programs, publications, and more, The Missouri Bar helps citizens throughout Missouri understand and navigate the legal system on our website designed specifically for the public: Through the website, The Missouri Bar provides a variety of resources and services to the citizens of Missouri. 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. The website also offers citizenship education publications, resources and services to help educators more effectively teach their students about the law, the legal system and the courts. Legal resources, lesson plans, events and more can be found here to help Missourians gain a better understanding of how the law impacts their daily lives.

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  • More than 50 brochures that explain legal topics ranging from how to find a lawyer to your rights in traffic court.
  • A lawyer referral service that links Missourians with a lawyer in their area.
  • LawyerSearch, a searchable online database of lawyers accepting new clients.
  • Fillable and saveable Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive form (with its accompanying HIPAA form).
  • Speakers Bureau. Now you can get a clear perspective on Missouri courts from Missouri lawyers. Finding a speaker for your group who can cut through the politics and head straight to the core issues is as easy as contacting The Missouri Bar.
  •, a resource for those who want to understand more about Missouri’s courts and judiciary.
  • The Missouri Bar maintains the Client Security Fund to compensate clients harmed by a small minority of lawyers who fail to maintain a high degree of competence and meet the required ethical standards.

Questions? Contact us.