Meet your new Board of Governors: Hon. Corey Moon
Hon. Corey Moon, associate circuit judge for Lewis County, was elected as The Missouri Bar Board of Governors District 2 representative earlier this year, and he has several goals for his time on the board.
This summer, Missouri lawyers, voting in districts throughout the state, elected four new members – Moon, Michael L. Miller, Mark J. Welker, and Bryan Sanger – 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.
Here, Moon, of Monticello, shares what he hopes to accomplish while serving on the board.
What made you interested in joining the Board of Governors?
One of the most fun experiences I had as a lawyer was representing my district on The Missouri Bar's Young Lawyers Section Council. When I went off the council in 2021, I knew I still wanted to be involved in bar activities. Joining the Board of Governors became a possibility, and I knew it would be a good fit for me with my prior YLS Council service. I strongly believe in serving in my profession and trying to make it better. Serving on the Board of Governors gives me the opportunity to do just that.
What part of being on the board are you most excited about?
I am most excited about interacting with my colleagues from around the state on a more regular basis. It is truly a great group of folks who are working hard for our profession and all lawyers across Missouri. I'm also excited to be able to represent and advocate for the rural areas, who are in desperate need of lawyers.
What do you want the lawyers you represent to know?
The lawyers I represent should know that I truly care about the profession, about them, and about the issues they face as practitioners. I may not know what all of those issues are right now, but my door is always open. I'm here to listen at any time. I'm here to advocate for them.
What do you enjoy most about The Missouri Bar?
I think what I enjoy most about The Missouri Bar is the sense of camaraderie surrounding it. There is a real feeling of being part of a team. We have a tough profession that is mentally and emotionally demanding, but being part of the team allows me to get an inside view of how The Missouri Bar is helping improve lawyer well-being. I also love the encouragement and resources The Missouri Bar provides in helping me do my job as a judge to educate the public on our court system and its history through the Citizenship Education Program.