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Attorneys in Missouri join state level legal associations for a variety of reasons including networking opportunities, access to publications on a specialty practice area and discounts to quality CLE seminars.

State Bar of Missouri

The Missouri Bar
326 Monroe
PO Box 119
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0119
Phone: (573) 635-4128
Fax: (573) 635-2811

Created in 1944 by an order of the Supreme Court of Missouri, The Missouri Bar seeks to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice, and the administration of law. Membership in The Missouri Bar is required to practice law in Missouri, and the organization provides valuable resources to Missouri attorneys, including continuing education opportunities, publications, access to research systems, and firm management advice. It serves the public by enforcing the rule of 15 yearly education credits on its lawyers, as well as providing free information on topical things like family law or wills. Additionally, workshops and publications for teachers are offered.


Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)


The Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) is a not for profit corporation formed in 1978. Since its creation, MACDL has continued to promote excellence in the practice of criminal law and protect the rights of the accused. With offices in Jefferson City, MO, MACDL is the leading statewide association exclusively serving the comprehensive needs of the criminal defense bar. Members of the MACDL include many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Missouri... Read more »


Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)


The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) is a statewide membership association of approximately 1,200 attorneys who are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals to pursue justice when they are injured. Members of MATA include many of the top personal injury attorneys in Missouri.... Read more »