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    MCLE Director

    The Missouri Bar, a statewide nonprofit legal organization, seeks a Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Director to administer the CLE requirements established by Supreme Court rules. This management position is also responsible for advising lawyers concerning inactive status and reinstatement, maintaining the list of dispute resolution neutrals under Rule 17 and assisting the Client Security Fund Committee.  

    The ideal candidate must have the ability to interpret and apply Supreme Court rules while maintaining positive relationships with lawyers and program sponsors as well as draft rules for consideration by the state bar’s governing board. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to supervise staff in order to meet strict deadlines while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality are essential. 

    Responsibilities:

    Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)  

    • Establish procedures for the administration of Supreme Court Rule 15   
    • Track lawyers compliance with the requirements of Rule 15 
    • Accredit programs submitted by individual attorneys or sponsors 
    • Approve sponsors for accredited sponsor status 
    • Determine lawyers’ compliance with Rule 15.05 (d) for admission without examination under Rule 8.10 
    • Provide documentation of compliance with Rule 15 to lawyers applying for admission in other jurisdictions 
    • Determine compliance with the continuing education requirements of Rule 5.28 or Rule 6.06 for lawyers applying for reinstatement 
    • Organize professionalism programs for third-year law students at the University of Missouri School of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • Report annually to the Supreme Court of Missouri concerning the administration of Rule 15 
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    Client Security Fund

    • Provide information and forms to clients filing claims with the fund for compensation for financial losses due to wrongful conduct by attorneys
    • Assist the Client Security Fund Committee with its review of claims
    • Report to the Board of Governors on the recommendations of the committee
    • Report to the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel and the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on payments from the fund  

     

    Alternative Dispute Resolution – Supreme Court Rule 17

    • Accredit programs that qualify individuals for inclusion on the Rule 17 list of dispute resolution neutrals
    • Review application to determine if individuals qualify for inclusion on the Rule 17 list of neutrals
    • Maintain the list of neutrals on The Missouri Bar website
    • Distribute the names of qualifying individuals to the judicial circuits they designate  

     

    Special Committees and Task Forces

    • Provide staff support to special committees and task forces, including drafting reports and proposed amendments to Supreme Court rules
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Applicants must be a licensed attorney in good standing for five years and admitted to The Missouri Bar or eligible to become a member. Experience drafting and interpreting legislation, administrative regulations and court rules is preferred. 

    Position located in Jefferson City. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Apply by sending cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hrdept@mobar.org. Preference given to applications received before April 18. EOE 

     


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