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John DeMoor reappointed to Missouri Press-Bar Commission

TW_Appointment_John DeMoorThe Missouri Bar Board of Governors reappointed John DeMoor, of St. Louis, to serve on the Missouri Press-Bar Commission during its May 13, 2022, meeting. 

Formed in 1972, the Missouri Press-Bar Commission is comprised of nearly 30 media professionals, lawyers, and judges who seek to improve communication and understanding between the media, the courts, and The Missouri Bar. The commission creates projects and programs to better educate the public and encourage cooperation between the press and legal professionals to strengthen service to the First and Sixth Amendments. 

DeMoor has practiced law for 19 years and currently owns The DeMoor Law Firm, where he focuses on workers’ compensation, personal injury, family law, and more. Prior to joining The Missouri Bar in 2003, he was a journalist at Missouri Lawyers Weekly. DeMoor’s second term will end May 31, 2026. 

“In an era where the internet has transformed the media with podcasts, blogs, live streaming, Twitter and other social media pressures demanding answers, the need for the commission is more imperative than ever,” DeMoor said. “My hope is that the commission remains a forum helping to keep our legal system and profession transparent and accessible to the media and public-at-large.” 

The Missouri Press-Bar Commission is currently seeking diversity representatives who reflect a wide range of media communities in terms of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, geography, audience size, and/or platform. Click here to apply for the vacancy. 

Members of the press can also utilize the free media resources, including a recently revised Media Law Handbook, legal glossary, and News Reporter’s Handbook. These materials are created by the Missouri Press-Bar Commission and are available through The Missouri Bar.