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Meet your new Board of Governors: Amy Jackson

Jackson also to serve on the Client Security Fund Committee

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Amy Jackson, with Siro Smith Dickson in Kansas City, was recently elected to fill the Western District Appellate Seat on The Missouri Bar’s Board of Governors. Board members serve two-year terms, which begin with the bar’s Annual Meeting in late September. 

Jackson was also appointed to the bar’s Client Security Fund Committee. Members of the committee help compensate clients harmed by the less than 1% of Missouri lawyers disbarred or suspended annually, or who died, or were adjudicated mentally incapacitated before concluding their clients’ cases. 

Jackson earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. Below, she shares her thoughts on joining both the Board of Governors and Client Security Fund Committee. 

What made you interested in serving on the Board of Governors? 

I was previously involved in The Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy and served on the Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS) Council, and this felt like the natural next step. The more interactions I had with the Board of Governors, the more I learned and appreciated the work that was being done to serve the bar. 

And the Client Security Fund Committee? 

I recently aged off of the YLS Council and I loved my time on the council. I wanted to find other ways to continue to serve the bar. After some research, I found the Client Security Fund Committee and found it very interesting. I appreciate that this committee works to protect and advocate for those who have suffered harm due to dishonest or fraudulent conduct. 

What part of your board and committee service are you most excited about? 

I am most excited about making a meaningful impact on the legal profession and the justice system in Missouri. Serving in this role will allow me to contribute to the development and implementation of policies and initiatives that help shape our bar. I am also very excited about being able to collaborate with other lawyers across the state and work towards the goal of advancing the profession and serving the public interest. 

The Client Security Fund is an amazing resource that The Missouri Bar offers. I’m excited to be able to help promote trust and confidence in the legal system.  

What do you want the lawyers you represent to know? 

The Missouri Bar offers so many resources for lawyers and there are endless opportunities to get involved. I would be happy to talk to any attorney to discuss how they can get more involved. 

What do you enjoy most about The Missouri Bar? 

Being able to meet and build relationships with lawyers all over the state!