About MissouriLawyersHelp.org

MissouriLawyersHelp.org is a website created by The Missouri Bar that provides a variety of resources and services to the citizens of Missouri. Members of the public may find an attorney online, or download one of our 50-plus publications on topics ranging from family law to living wills. The website also offers citizenship education publications, resources and services to help educators more effectively teach their students about the law, the legal system and the courts. Legal resources, lesson plans, events and more can be found here to help Missourians gain a better understanding of how the law impacts their daily lives.

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The Missouri Bar

The Missouri Bar

The Missouri Bar is a statewide organization that is dedicated to improving the legal profession, the law and the administration of justice for all Missourians. Created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri, it serves all 30,000 of Missouri’s practicing attorneys. To achieve its mission, The Missouri Bar provides a wide range of services and resources to its members, as well as the media, educators and the citizens of Missouri.

Visit The Missouri Bar website: www.mobar.org

Missouri Courts

Missouri has more than 400 judges and commissioners. The Supreme Court of Missouri, the state’s highest court, is made up of seven judges while the Court of Appeals is divided into three geographic districts with a total of 32 judges. Missouri’s counties and the city of St. Louis are organized into 45 judicial circuits. There is at least one courthouse in all 114 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis. The circuit court is typically in the county seat (or the city of St. Louis) and may be in additional locations in the county. To learn more about Your Missouri Courts, please visit: www.courts.mo.gov.

Missouri Courts
The Missouri Plan

The Missouri Plan

The Missouri Plan, otherwise known as Missouri’s Non-­Partisan Court Plan, has become a model for the nation. It continues to be right for the people of Missouri because it attracts high-quality judges chosen in the least political way and ultimately gives the people the final say.

In the City of St. Louis, and in St. Louis, Jackson, Clay, Platte and Greene Counties, judges apply for their positions on the bench and are selected on the basis of merit. This process is transparent to the public and accountable to the people.

To learn more about The Missouri Plan, please visit YourMissouriJudges.org/Missouri-Plan by The Missouri Bar.

Judicial Performance Reviews

Judges who serve under Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan run in retention elections after their first year on the bench and at the end of each of their terms. The Judicial Performance Review Committee evaluates whether each judge up for retention is substantially meets judicial performance standards. To learn more about the review process, criteria of the judicial performance reviews and view the committee’s findings, please visit YourMissouriJudges.org by The Missouri Bar.

Judicial Performance Reviews
Discover Missouri Courts

Discover Missouri Courts

Discover Missouri Courts is a website launched by the Supreme Court of Missouri’s civic education committee. This website is devoted exclusively to providing user-friendly information about Missouri courts and judges. Visit Discover Missouri Courts: www.courts.mo.gov/civiceducation

Request a Speaker

Are you looking for a speaker to explain our state’s court system and how it works to ensure our rights and responsibilities under the law? Or do you need a speaker to explain a certain area of law? Then request a speaker from the bar’s Speakers Bureau.

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