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LawyerSearch
The LawyerSearch service is designed to link lawyers who are accepting new clients with clients in need of services. In the Member Portal section of the website, lawyers may set preferences for the LawyerSearch application, which allows potential clients to search for a lawyer by city, zip code, county, language needs and areas of practice.

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LawyerSearch FAQ
What is LawyerSearch?

LawyerSearch permits members of the public to search for Missouri lawyers accepting new clients based on name, city, zip code, county, language needs and areas of the law in which the lawyer will accept employment.  Members may select multiple areas of practice in up to five counties as well as language proficiencies.

What is the cost to sign up for LawyerSearch?
It's a free member benefit for members of The Missouri Bar. 

What is included in listing on LawyerSearch?
Members choosing to use the LawyerSearch service determine exactly how much and what information is provided to the public by making the appropriate selections under "Edit Lawyer Search Preferences" in the Member Portal including complete address, telephone number, fax number plus email address and website.

In what order are lawyers listed on LawyerSearch in search results?
Based on the search criteria specified by a member of the public doing the search, a randomized list of lawyers meeting that criteria is generated and displayed.

What information can I include on my website?
The information on your website is bound by the advertising rules found with the Rules of Professional Conduct, regardless of whether the public is led to your site by a link from The Missouri Bar or they find it on their own.
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Official Directory of Missouri Lawyers

The Official Missouri Directory of Lawyers lists every lawyer in Missouri who is in good standing with the Supreme Court of Missouri. However, this directory does not provide contact information, nor do the listings indicate whether a particular lawyer is accepting new clients. Use this directory if you want to check a lawyer’s standing. Inactive lawyers are also listed. Inactive lawyers are in good standing with the Supreme Court of Missouri but are not eligible to practice law in Missouri.

Official Directory FAQ
What is the Official Missouri Directory of Lawyers?
The Official Missouri Directory of Lawyers is a service that allows members of the public the ability to access The Missouri Bar's website to verify that someone is a member of The Missouri Bar and authorized to practice law in the state. 

This listing includes all lawyers admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Missouri who are in good standing. Inactive lawyers who are in good standing with the Supreme Court of Missouri but are not eligible to practice law in Missouri are also listed. Your name is included automatically; no action on your part is required to include your name on the listing. If the Supreme Court changes the status of a lawyer to anything other than "Good Standing," the lawyer′s information disappears immediately from the Official Missouri Directory of Lawyers.

Information available to the public through the Official Missouri Directory of Lawyers is limited to name, bar number, date of admission, and the city, state and zip code listed in each lawyer's "official address" within The Missouri Bar member's profile.

The Official Missouri Directory of Lawyers does not include any additional identifying information, such as street address or telephone number. (Lawyers who wish to provide the public with additional information should sign up for LawyerSearch).

What is meant by the term "Official Address"?
By rule of the Supreme Court of Missouri, each member of The Missouri Bar is required to provide an official address. This address is public information, meaning that any member of the public who contacts the Supreme Court or The Missouri Bar will have access to this complete address as provided by the member. Thus, lawyers should not provide an "official address" that they do not wish to be made public.

Careful consideration should be given to the selection of one′s official address. For example, if a member decides that he or she wishes to receive bar publications at home rather than at an office, it may seem convenient to list a home address as the official address. However, it is important to remember that this address - as one′s "official address" - is available to the public, including prisoners.

To avoid this sort of situation, a lawyer may wish to list his or her office address as their official address, then edit their profile in the Member Portal to direct that all state bar publications be sent to their home address.

What is the official address used for?
  • A member's official address is the location to which your annual enrollment fee statement will be sent by the Supreme Court.
  • It is provided to anyone who contacts The Missouri Bar or the Supreme Court.
  • It is available to all other lawyers who search the bar's online directory in the Member Portal.
  • An abbreviated listing of the official address is included in the Official Missouri Directory of Lawyers. This abbreviated listing contains only the name, city, state, and zip code contained in each member′s official address.

Is there a charge associated with this service?
No. This is a free service provided to the public and all members of The Missouri Bar who are in good standing.

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