The Missouri Bar
|Headquarters||Jefferson City, MO|
|28,000+ in 2012 |
The Missouri Bar traces its lineage to a voluntary membership organization called the Missouri Bar Association. This organization included over 1600 members in the 1930s, but excluded Missouri's black lawyers . In 1945 the organization changed its name to The Missouri Bar, became a mandatory bar, and racially integrated.
Bar policy is set by a Board consisting of the organization's officers plus Board members elected by district.
The Bar enforces the rule that Missouri lawyers must complete 15 credits each year.
- Missouri Bar Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-08-30
- Joseph Fred Benson. "Missouri's Evolving Jurisprudence: A Brief History of the Supreme Court of Missouri, 1821 to 2008". The Missouri Bar. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
- "MCLE Credit Requirements by State". Practising Law Institute. Retrieved 2012-09-10.