Meet your new Board of Governors: Monique Abby
Monique Abby is one of five newly elected members of the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Abby, an assistant circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis’ Circuit Attorney’s Office, earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. Board members serve two-year terms, which begin with the bar’s Annual Meeting in late September.
Below, Abby shares her goals for serving on the board.
What made you interested in serving on the Board of Governors?
I became interested in serving on the Board of Governors after being a member of the planning committee for the Annual Meeting for a couple of years and witnessing the awesome work that the board does for our entire state.
What part of being on the board are you most excited about?
I am most excited about working with fellow governors to uphold the bar’s commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the profession by furthering our goal of having Missouri lawyers reflect the diverse populations that we serve. As an African American female attorney, this is an issue that is near and dear to my heart, and I want to continue to provide pathways and access to the legal profession for those that look like me.
What do you want the lawyers you represent to know?
I am truly a public servant, and I am committed to ensuring that the lawyers, pre-law students, law students, and community are well-represented and informed. I also want them to know that I am knowledgeable regarding legal issues that may affect them directly and/or indirectly and that I am open and available to meet and speak with them about the issues that are important to them.
What do you value most about The Missouri Bar and its mission?
The thing that I enjoy most about the bar is that we truly make sure that each and every sector of Missouri is represented. I am proud that the bar hosts various CLEs, events, meetings, and distributes various publications to educate and inform our colleagues, and that we also provide invaluable information and resources to the public.