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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
  • The Missouri Bar Private Insurance Exchange administered by Member Benefits
  • 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.
 

 
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 changing economy
  • Website of resources
  • Lawyer Survival Guide (developed by the Leadership Academy)
  • Free “How to” Practical Skills how-to videos online on various practice areas available on the Members Only portion of the website
  • Discounted products and services
 

Law Practice Management Services
  • Law Practice Management Online Center Website
  • Articles, checklists and more
  • 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 portion of the 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 connect.MOBAR
  • Committees and Sections
    • Young Lawyers’ (YLS) and Family Law Sections
     
  • connect.MOBAR online communities with threaded, searchable discussion forums and resource libraries
  • Every committee and section has an online community in connect.MOBAR
  • Participate in legislative activities
  • Committee meetings in May and November
    • Educational opportunities 
     
 

CLE Programs and Publications
  • Wide variety of programs 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
     
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Help to Find New Clients
  • Lawyer Search – Database of lawyers accepting new clients that is available to prospective clients from the bar’s website for the public - www.MissouriLawyersHelp.org
    • 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.mosolo.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
    • File MCLE Report Online
    • Sign up for Lawyer Search service
    • Pay annual enrollment fee by credit card
     
 

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 the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel
  • 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 reserve meeting space free-of-charge for depositions, client meetings, mediation/arbitration, etc.
 

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.