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Discounts, Benefits and Services Guide for Missouri Bar Members

This guide provides an overview of discounts, benefits and services available Missouri Bar members. The realm of services doesn’t end with this guide. The Missouri Bar is at your service to assist with the advancement of your professional career as a lawyer. For more details or personal assistance, contact The Missouri Bar at (573) 635-4128.

 Missouri Bar Membership Savings and Value

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Discounts

Legal Research

Free Legal Research by Fastcase
  • Access on MOBAR website with Bar number and PIN
 

LexisNexis
  • Discounted legal research by LexisNexis
 

CiteCheck
  • Check the validity of your legal citations using CiteCheck from Casemaker. Missouri Bar member special rate: $8 per pleading or brief.
 

 

Resources

ABA Book Discount
  • Wide variety of ABA publications offered at a discounted rate 
 

ABA TECHSHOW
  • ABA TECHSHOW: Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together
 

 

Office Management

EPC, Inc.
  • 20% discount on secure data destruction services: drive, tape, CD/DVD & floppy
  • Discounted secure asset recovery services (ARS) disposal
 

LawPay Merchant Account — Credit Card Processing
  • Correctly safeguards and separates client funds into trust and operating accounts
  • Save up to 25% off credit card processing fees
 

SurePayroll
  • Automatically calculate, pay and file your federal, state and local payroll taxes
  • Easily run your online payroll anytime, anywhere -- mobile apps let you run payroll on the go
 

UPS Shipping Service
  • Up to 30% discount off UPS Next Day Air, UPS Worldwide Express and UPS 2nd Day Air
  • 10% off business services at UPS Stores
 

 

Insurance & Retirement

 
  • Professional Liability Insurance through The Bar Plan
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, ING Travel Assistance through The Bar Plan
  • Health Insurance Brokerage Service through the McInnis Group
  • Guaranteed Renewable Disability Insurance through Mutual of Omaha
  • Non-Cancelable Disability Insurance through The Guardian
 

Retirement Planning Through Tax Favored Benefits
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing, Other Types of Retirement Plans
  • No Cost Second Opinion of Existing Plans
  • Custom Plan Design
  • Reduced Cost for Installation, Documentation, and Plan Administration
 

 

Technology

CLIO

Clio is a cloud-based legal practice management platform that keeps your all-important matters, contacts and documents available anywhere. If you use other popular cloud services, like Dropbox or Google Apps, Clio will tie them together in a single, easy-to-use system. Features include time-tracking, comprehensive calendaring, and billing.

Members of The Missouri Bar receive a 10% lifetime discount on Clio, in addition to:

  • A free trial
  • Live 1:1 web demonstrations
  • Unlimited access to live customer support and training
 

CosmoLex

CosmoLex combines essential features to give you practice management and billing software for your small law firm or solo practice.

  • Features include a matter-based structure, multiple billing options, and trust accounting.
  • Missouri Bar members receive a 15% discount on CosmoLex products.
 

Dobson Technologies Cloud Backup & Hosting
  • Offers cloud backup, recovery and hosting solutions for lawyers.
  • Missouri Bar members save 15% on services.
 

Tabs3/PracticeMaster
  • Reliable, easy-to-use, seamlessly integrated software products ranging from billing to practice management, check writing, to general ledger and trust accounting.
  • Been in use in law firms for over 30 years.
  • Newest version provides even better tools for tracking and entering time.
 

WordRake
  • Write better, faster with WordRake editing software.
  • Missouri Bar members receive a 10% discount using coupon code MOBAR at checkout
 

 

Travel

Travel Program by GoNext
  • Variety of travel packages offered annually
 

 

Services

Jobs Bank
  • Free listing of jobs on MOBAR website for those seeking employment and those posting a job opportunity
  • Office space/office sharing listings
 

Lawyers in a Changing Economy
  • Special board committee focused on assisting lawyers in a struggling economy
  • Website of resources
  • Lawyer Survival Guide (developed by the Leadership Academy)
  • Free “How to” Practical Skills Short Courses online on various practice areas (under development)
  • Discounted products and services
 

Law Practice Management Services
  • Law Practice Management Online Center Website
  • Articles, checklists, lots of information
  • Resources including: Sample Fee Agreements, ClientKeeper forms, Trust Funds Handbook, Planning Ahead Guide (in case of death or disability), others
  • Consultations with Practice Management Advisor (free-of-charge)
  • Assistance with starting a law practice or managing your practice
  • Assistance with technology
  • Lending Library of resources
  • CLE Courses
  • Getting Your Practice Back on Track program
 

Economic Survey
  • Snapshot of lawyer incomes and salaries in Missouri
  • Available on Members Only website
 

MOLAP (Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program)
  • Assistance with addiction, personal and marital problems, stress, aging issues
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker on staff
  • Free-of-charge for lawyers, family members, law students
  • Confidential
 

Publications
 

Social Media
 
 

Committees, Sections ,and Listservs
  • sfig (Solo and Small Firm Committee) listserv
  • Every committee and section has a listserv
  • Participate in legislative activities
  • Committee meetings in May and November
    • Educational opportunities
     
  • Young Lawyers’ (YLS) and Family Law Sections
 

CLE Programs and Publications
  • Wide variety of seminars offered throughout the state
  • Webinars, Telephone, In Person
    • Hardship Policy – free or reduced admission
    • CLE Season Pass
     
  • Deskbooks and Guidebooks written by Missouri lawyers about the law in Missouri
    • Many include forms
     
 

Help to Find New Clients
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Lawyer Search – Database of lawyers accepting new clients that is accessed by prospective clients from the bar’s website
    • Free-of-charge to prospective clients
    • Free sign up for lawyers
    • Listed by county and practice areas
     
 

Connect with Colleagues at Conferences and Events
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference (June) www.sasfconference.org
    • Earn all MCLE credits needed for the reporting year
    • Low registration pricing that includes meals
    • Outstanding networking opportunity
    • Family-friendly event
     
  • Family Law Conference (August)
  • Annual Meeting/Judicial Conference (September/October)
  • MOLAP Conference (Fall)
  • Spring and Fall Committee Meetings (May and November)
 

MOBAR Website www.mobar.org
  • Members Only
    • Change Address/Contact Information
    • Member Directory – your best contact source for Missouri lawyers
    • Join Committees/Listservs
    • File MCLE Report Online
    • Sign up for Lawyer Search service
    • Pay annual enrollment fee by credit card
    • Access ABA Book Discount
    • Access Forms Bank
     
 

MoBar Net
  • Check records online direct from the Missouri Department of Revenue
    • Obtain driving records
    • Motor Vehicle, Marine and Dealer Registrations
     
  • Criminal History Checks
  • St. Louis and Kansas City area municipal courts, warrants
  • Subscription Service
  • Partner with REJIS – St. Louis
 

Fee Dispute Resolution Program
  • Assists to resolve disputes between attorneys and clients over fees charged for legal services
  • Mediation, arbitration, facilitation
  • No cost
  • Confidential
 

Complaint Resolution Program
  • Less serious complaints referred from OCDC
  • Facilitation between parties to attempt resolution
  • Confidential
 

Lawyer-to-Lawyer Dispute Resolution Program
  • Assists to resolve disputes between lawyers over money, property, law firm break ups, unprofessional behavior
  • Facilitation, binding arbitration
  • No cost
  • Confidential
 

Leadership Academy
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn about The Missouri Bar
  • Transition into bar leadership
 

Meeting space – Missouri Bar Center
  • Any member may pre-arrange to use meeting space free-of-charge for depositions, client meetings, mediation/arbitration, others
 

Legislative Activities and Advocacy
  • The Missouri Bar works to improve Missouri’s laws
  • Advocates for or against legislation that affects the administration of justice, integrity of the judiciary, or dignity of the profession of law.