Meet your Board of Governors: Douglas B. Harris
This summer, lawyers of Missouri, voting in districts throughout the state, elected new members to the 45-member Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar.
This summer, lawyers of Missouri, voting in districts throughout the state, elected new members to the 45-member Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Board members are elected to serve two-year terms, which begin with the bar’s Annual Meeting in late September.
Douglas B. Harris, lawyer with Harris, Harris & Sommer, LLC, in Warrensburg, was elected to represent lawyers in District 3. Here, he discusses his goals for his time on the board.
What made you interested in joining the Board of Governors?
After practicing since 1997, I began thinking the last few years about ways to give back to the profession. My involvement with the Family Law Section has been a rewarding service and led me to be interested in serving on the board.
What do you want lawyers from your district to know?
I want them to know that the bar is there to help them be better professionals for their clients, and that they should take advantage of the many services and supports that the bar has in place.
What do you enjoy most about The Missouri Bar?
I truly enjoy the collegiality of the lawyers and judges serving on the board, as well as the chances to interact with the public in educational outreach about our legal system.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I encourage all of our members to stay in touch with their board representatives, to take advantage of the many benefits the bar offers and to find their own avenues of service. Some of the most rewarding professional experiences I have had so far have involved service through the bar.