Meet your Board of Governors: Sander Sowers
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.
Sander Sowers, lawyer with Lear Werts LLP, was elected to represent lawyers in District 15. Here, he discusses his goals for his time on the board.
What made you interested in joining the Board of Governors?
I had the good fortune of serving on the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council for a number of years. That experience allowed me to see firsthand how the bar provides a tremendous number of great programs, services, and benefits to Missouri lawyers and the public. After my time on the Young Lawyers Section Council concluded, I had hoped that I might be able to eventually serve on the Board of Governors and I was lucky that the opportunity presented itself. Being involved in the bar has been very rewarding and it is a pleasure and an honor to serve in these roles.
What do you want lawyers from your district to know?
The Missouri Bar is a tremendous resource. The benefits that come with being a Missouri Bar member are substantial - from CLEs to networking events, from professional development opportunities to free access to legal research through Fastcase, and on and on. The Missouri Bar does a great job of providing value to its members.
What are some of your hobbies?
Golf! If I could play golf every day I probably would! I also enjoy following the Mizzou football and basketball teams.
What do you enjoy most about The Missouri Bar?
There are lots of things, but I really enjoy the Solo and Small Firm Conference. It is a great conference on so many levels. It’s affordable, there are CLEs on a wide variety of topics, it’s fun, and you always bump into old friends and colleagues.