11
March
2020
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10:31 PM
America/Chicago

How The Missouri Bar is protecting you in light of COVID-19

Summary

An overview of how The Missouri Bar is preparing to protect the safety and well-being of our members while continuing to serve Missouri lawyers and the public as COVID-19 spreads to Missouri. 

We care about your safety and well-being. We believe in responsible actions. That’s why we have policies and procedures in place to help us navigate and protect you and our employees in times of infectious outbreaks such as that we’re seeing with COVID 19, also known as the coronavirus.  

We are tracking the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our families, workplaces and communities across Missouri. Here’s what we are doing to prepare:  

For Members 

  • We will make sure you are informed of any changes that affect you, especially when it comes to live programs and conferences. Whenever possible, any cancellation notices will be announced at least three days in advance. 

  • We will make sure we maintain our delivery of services to Missouri lawyers by implementing established contingency plans if needed.  

  • We are working with the Supreme Court of Missouri and Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) to keep members informed of any impact to the judicial branch. You may check the Court’s “Notices” webpage anytime for information on court closures or delays reported to OSCA. 

  • In Missouri, all MCLE requirements can be fulfilled remotely. In-person attendance is not required. MoBarCLE will continue to offer a diverse and robust catalog of live programs via webinar to help keep you up to date on Missouri laws while you fulfill your annual MCLE requirements.  

  • We are disinfecting common surfaces at The Missouri Bar Center daily to help lessen transmission opportunities for both visitors and staff. 

For Employees 

  • We are continuing ongoing information and education to all employees regarding recommended practices as well as providing ample supplies to reduce the spread of infection.  

  • In preparation of the possible event of significant and sustained employee leave we are reemphasizing employee cross-training practicesmaking sure we have sufficient IT equipment and processes in place to support employees working remotelyand developing flexible work hour strategies (including staggered work hours) to ensure services to Missouri lawyers and the public are not interrupted. 

Other Resources 

We will continue to monitor the situation and will respond based on the advice of governments, public health authorities and medical professionals. 

We look forward to continuing to serve you and the citizens of Missouri as we all work together to do what is best for everyone’s safety and well-being in these uncharted times.