The Missouri Bar

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The Missouri Bar
Type Legal Society
Headquarters Jefferson City, MO
  • United States
28,000+ in 2012 [1]

The Missouri Bar is the integrated (mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of Missouri.


The Missouri Bar traces its lineage to a voluntary membership organization called the Missouri Bar Association.[2] 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 continuing education credits each year.[3]


  1. ^ Missouri Bar Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-08-30
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "MCLE Credit Requirements by State". Practising Law Institute. Retrieved 2012-09-10.

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