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The Missouri Bar releases 2022 Annual Report

The Missouri Bar today released its 2022 Annual Report, highlighting the organization’s activities and successes for the past year in support of its seven strategic goals.

“Each year, The Missouri Bar’s Annual Report offers a glimpse into the work volunteers and staff complete to help lawyers even better serve their clients and communities,” said Lauren Tucker McCubbin, 2022-23 president of The Missouri Bar. “You will see what The Missouri Bar has done in 2022 – and how you can contribute and improve access to justice for all Missourians in 2023 and beyond.”

The Missouri Bar in 2022 continued its work in recent years to expand lawyer well-being resources and the development of programs to aid the retention and advancement of lawyers of color.

In 2022, The Missouri Bar offered major conferences in a hybrid format for the first time, allowing attendees to choose to attend either in-person or virtually, with participation across the two formats generally split evenly. The Missouri Bar continued its virtual-only offerings of the Spring and Fall Committee Meetings, each breaking participation records, respectively. The 5,000 members who attended the Fall Committee Meetings in November represents 12.5 times the number of in-person attendees from 2019 and before.

The report also details The Missouri Bar’s work regarding increasing access to justice, providing civics education, legislative activities, and communicating about the wide array of services and resources it provides to Missouri lawyers and citizens alike.

“I am confident you will walk away from this report feeling positive about the future of our profession, and I encourage you to get involved in this forward direction,” Tucker McCubbin added.

The 2022 Annual Report highlights The Missouri Bar’s performance in meeting its strategic direction goals. The report also contains an overview of the organization’s receipts and expenses for the year.

Click here to access the 2022 Annual Report.

The Missouri Bar is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the legal profession, the law, and the administration of justice for all Missourians. Created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri, it serves all 30,000 of Missouri’s practicing lawyers. The Missouri Bar provides a wide range of services and resources to lawyers, the public, the media, and educators. For lawyer and media resources, visit MoBar.org. For information pertinent to the public and educators, visit MissouriLawyersHelp.org.