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Missouri Bar to launch new MCLE reporting app as part of ongoing technology upgrades to better serve lawyers

Online MCLE reporting available March 16

A new MCLE annual reporting online application will go live March 16 to improve the ease of reporting and build on the more than 18,000 Missouri lawyers who filed their 2018-19 reports online. The Missouri Bar provides many technology-based resources and services to Missouri lawyers and maintains the official database of licensed lawyers for the Supreme Court of Missouri. Tom Bender, 2019-20 Missouri Bar president, said the new MCLE reporting platform is part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to continually improve these services for members. 

“The Missouri Bar is focused on helping lawyers be more efficient and do an even better job for their clients,” Bender said. “Filing your MCLE compliance report, registering for a CLE program, or taking advantage of member benefits through our website are all areas where we have worked to improve the user experience for our members.” 

Bender noted the Board of Governors has made technology updates a budget priority in recent years and that staff have completed significant upgrades across multiple projects to benefit members since 2018. These include: 

A database upgrade, website encryption and minimum complexity requirements for passwords to even better secure lawyer data (Completed 2018) 

A new online Member Portal to manage your profile and secure benefits that is intuitive and responsive, adapting to fit the screen size on which you are viewing it. (Completed 2018) 

An improved registration process for major conferences (Completed 2018) 

An improved online annual enrollment fee payment process which offers eCheck services for less than the cost of a stamp (Completed 2018)  

A new MoBarCLE website interface with enhanced features such as optional text notifications, quick search of programs and books by practice area, easy access to purchase history, the ability to register multiple attendees in the same transaction, and a convenient calendar view (Completed 2020) 

A redesign and streamlined sitemap for MoBar.org resulting in easier navigation and a better responsive format across all devices for visitors to the site (Completed 2020) 

Jason Cecil, chief technology officer of The Missouri Bar, said the new MCLE reporting application has been in development for the past year, noting a series of Supreme Court of Missouri rule changes in 2019 to MCLE reporting requirements extended the development window into 2020. 

“We appreciate members’ patience and understanding as we work diligently to bring you an intuitive and polished MCLE reporting platform which will make your annual reporting experience easier, more consistent and with more expedient responses,” Cecil said. “Team members from across departments have been testing the new platform to make the launch as seamless as possible.” 

“We continue to look for ways to improve, and we welcome your comments as to ways to do so,” Bender said. “Thank you for your patience as we implement these changes and we look forward to continuing to find ways to make our delivery of services even better.” 

Members will receive notice once the new reporting system is online. Keep up with technology-based features, as well as discounts, services and resources for Missouri lawyers, using #MOLawyersBenefit.