Diversity & Inclusion
The Missouri Bar is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion in the profession. To that end, one of the state bar’s seven core strategic goals is that Missouri lawyers reflect the diverse constituencies that we serve and all members view The Missouri Bar as an inclusive organization where they belong.
The Missouri Bar carries out activities and programs focused on the following strategies to achieve this goal:
Increase the retention of diverse lawyers in the profession.
Boost relationships with specialty and local bars.
Promote greater participation among diverse lawyers in bar leadership roles.
The Missouri Bar's Strategic Direction
Opportunities to Engage
Missouri Bar Diversity Committee
Missouri Bar Board of Governors Diversity Seats
Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section Diversity Seats
MCLE Elimination of Bias Annual Requirement
MoBarCLE Elimination of Bias Programs
Test your Implicit Bias
Implicit Bias Video Resources
ABA Diversity & Inclusion Center Resources
Challenges facing diversity and inclusion in the profession
Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: U.S. and Canada
Diversity needs to extend to leadership in the legal profession
5 ways to fight diversity fatigue in the legal profession
Lawyer couple helps 2018 NABE Midyear attendees navigate complexities of diversity, inclusion