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Join in the celebration as our Missouri Bar turns 75!

Summary

June 16 will be a red-letter day for Missouri’s legal community as The Missouri Bar marks its 75th birthday.

Newsfacts:
  • The Missouri Bar was created June 16, 1944, by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri. 2019 marks the unified bar's 75th anniversary.
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June 16 will be a red-letter day for Missouri’s legal community as The Missouri Bar marks its 75th birthday.

It was on June 16, 1944, that the Supreme Court of Missouri issued a rule creating the integrated Missouri Bar. The Court’s action followed an October 1943 resolution of Missouri lawyers seeking integration of the practice of law in this state and a recommendation from the Court’s own Committee on the Integration of the Bar.

During the last three-quarters of a century, our Missouri Bar has played an instrumental role in countless projects that have helped its members better serve their clients; improved public understanding of the law as well as citizens’ rights and responsibilities; and improved the justice system for the benefit of all Missourians. And it has all been because of the time, effort and collective strength of Missouri’s lawyers united under the banner of the integrated state bar.

The Missouri Bar will be marking this landmark birthday throughout 2019, including during the recent Solo and Small Firm Conference and The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting (Sept. 18-20 in Branson).

Missouri Bar members will also want to check out our interactive timeline of select Missouri Bar moments, as well as the May-June issue of the Journal of The Missouri Bar. That issue features a cover story looking at some of the organization’s more prominent achievements during the past 75 years, along with birthday-focused columns from 2018-19 Missouri Bar President Ray Williams and Executive Director Sebrina Barrett.