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Kurt Voss appointed to Client Security Fund Committee

TW_Appointments_Kurt VossThe Missouri Bar Board of Governors appointed Kurt Voss to serve on the Client Security Fund Committee during its December 2022 meeting.

The six-member committee administers the Client Security Fund, which the Board of Governors established in 1966 as a resource to clients harmed by the less than 1% of lawyers who either fail to adhere to the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct, die, or are adjudicated mentally incapacitated before concluding their clients’ cases. 

Voss is a shareholder at Zick, Voss, Polittle, Richardson & Brinker, P.C. in Washington. He also serves as city attorney for St. Clair. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, Voss was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1989. His term ends Dec. 31, 2027.

Voss said he wanted to join the committee “as a means of doing my part in public service for The Missouri Bar.”

“My first mentor as a law student was Dale Doerhoff, who was very active in The Missouri Bar,” Voss added. “His tutelage confirmed that as members of this great profession, we owe a duty to help others who may have been letdown by the profession.”

Of the 103 claims received in 2022, the Client Security Fund funded 76 – totaling over $300,000 in reimbursements of legal costs – helping even better improve the legal profession and administration of justice. Read more about the Client Security Fund here.

All members of The Missouri Bar are encouraged to get involved. Click here to view board and commission appointment vacancies. Lawyers can also join one or more of the 40-plus open enrollment committees and sections that each focus on a substantive area of law, practice setting, or community. To join a committee or section, click here.