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Legal Topics

Legal Topics

The following series of topics explains Missouri’s laws and legal system. The series contains practical information written by lawyers who have knowledge and experience in different aspects of the law. The information on this website is provided as educational material about the laws and legal system. It does not constitute legal advice. Because each person’s circumstances are unique, contact an attorney for specific legal advice before making decisions that involve the law.

Mini Law School for the Public

There has never been a better time to go to law school, especially if it is the Mini Law School for the Public. The more you know about the laws that affect you, the easier it is to make good decisions about your life, your family and your finances. Mini Law School for the Public is a legal education program, prepared by law professors, catering to adults who are not in the legal profession. And the cost? Tuition is no more than $35 and that includes the printed course materials you receive. Check out our course schedule and take advantage of this great opportunity.

Mini Law School for the Public
Legal Resources Directory

Legal Resources Directory

An extensive listing of resources available to Missouri citizens at the local, state and federal level.

Intro to Legal Materials

This is a collaborative project of The Missouri Bar and staff from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Library. Permission to modify the original Wisconsin version of this manual was generously granted by the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin.

Intro to Legal Materials
Complaints and Resolution Programs

Complaints and Resolution Programs

When you hire a lawyer, you should expect professional and ethical behavior. Complaints about lawyers are investigated by the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, overseen by the Supreme Court of Missouri. Instructions on how and when to file complaints can be found at: www.mochiefcounsel.org. Fee disputes can be handled at no cost to clients through The Missouri Bar’s Fee Dispute Resolution Program.

Legal Glossary

This glossary includes frequently used legal terms to aid you in understanding the law.

Legal Glossary
Court Resources

Court Resources

Missouri’s Courts provides legal forms and instructions on how to file a lawsuit or  represent yourself in family court. Visit www.courts.mo.gov to download court forms. If you are representing yourself, click here.

 

Become a Lawyer

A career in law offers an opportunity for challenge, excitement, job satisfaction and good income. However, the competition for these jobs is keen and much hard work, effort and dedication is needed to succeed.

Before reaching a decision on a career in law, it is advisable to talk to your career counselor, or to a friend or neighbor who is an attorney or who has knowledge of or experience in the legal support field.

Become a Lawyer
Request a Speaker

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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