Who and How We Help

Through tax-deductible contributions, the Missouri Bar Foundation supports and expands law-related educational and charitable programs throughout the state. Examples include:

  • Printing the Senior Citizens Handbook, a guide to aid senior citizens in understanding their legal rights and responsibilities.
  • Funding for an annual Missouri Bar law-related education conference for social studies teachers to help them find new ways to teach their students about the law and our justice system.
  • Funding for the legal services offices serving indigent and low-income Missourians.
  • Assistance for needy female members of the bar, or their dependents, via the Eunice Cutter Cox Memorial Fund.
  • Programs by the Lawyers’ Assistance Committee of The Missouri Bar designed to help Missouri Bar members affected by drug or alcohol dependency problems.
  • Scholarships for deserving law students from Northwest Missouri through the Henry C. McDougal Scholarship Fund.

Recent Grant Recipients

2014

  • The Missouri Bar's law-related education program
  • Four legal aid offices in Missouri for statewide training in 2015
  • The Missouri Bar Lawyers' Assistance Program Conference
  • Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

2013

  • The Missouri Bar's law-related education program
  • Four legal aid offices in Missouri
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to reprint the Senior Citizens Handbook
  • ABA/National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Equal Justice Conference held in St. Louis on May 9-12, 2013
  • Boys State to print a three-year supply of Boys State Manuals
  • The Missouri Bar Lawyers' Assistance Program Conference
  • Future Advocates in Training (FAIT) Mock Trial Teams sponsored by Washington University School of Law

2012

  • The Missouri Bar’s law-related education program
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri for tornado relief
  • The Supreme Court of Missouri’s MAI-Civil Committee, chaired by Robert T. Adams, to improve instructions used in Missouri state court civil cases
  • The Missouri Bar Lawyers' Assistance Program Conference

2011

  • University of Missouri-Columbia Professor David Mitchell to serve as a Fellow to the Supreme Court of Missouri to conduct research on criminal justice matters
  • The Missouri Bar’s law-related education program
  • Four legal aid offices in Missouri
  • The Missouri Bar Lawyers' Assistance Program Conference
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to reprint the Senior Citizens Handbook