Media Resources

The media play a crucial role in keeping the public informed about the courts and legal system. Missouri Bar staff are eager to connect reporters with the sources and resources they need to provide accurate and thorough coverage of the courts and legal issues. Our media resources are grouped together to give members of the media quick access to essential information concerning The Missouri Bar. If you are a member of the media and have any further questions, please contact: 

Farrah Fite
Media Relations Director
ffite@www.39xieyin.net
573-638-2251

EDITORS: Please note The Missouri Bar is not an association and “Association” is not part of our name. Proper reference is The Missouri Bar, which is the official name of the state bar as created by the Supreme Court of Missouri. Voluntary bar organizations are properly termed “associations.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Find quick answers to common questions about The Missouri Bar, including it's founding, number of licensed Missouri lawyers, the organization's leadership, and services provided to lawyers and the public. 

FAQ

News Reporter's Handbook

To assist journalists and help them even better cover the court system and law-related matters, The Missouri Press-Bar Commission updated its popular resource - The News Reporter’s Handbook on Law and the Courts - which serves as a guide to reporting on criminal, civil and juvenile cases, as well as libel, the Sunshine Law, locating sources of information and more.

News Reporter's Handbook

Legal Glossary

This glossary includes frequently used legal terms to aid journalists and Missouri citizens in understanding the law.

Legal Glossary

Media Law Handbook

 

The Media Law Committee of The Missouri Bar produced the Media Law Handbook as a guide
for journalists, lawyers and others interested in Missouri media law. In particular, to assist media professionals who desire guidance beyond the legal basics contained in the News
Reporter’s Handbook on Law and Courts published by the Missouri Press-Bar Commission.

Media Law Handbook  

Missouri Press-Bar Commission

The Missouri Press-Bar Commission is a group of media professionals, lawyers and judges who work together on a variety of projects to encourage cooperation between the press, the bar and the bench as well as promote a better informed citizenry and a strong First and Sixth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

Missouri Press-Bar Commission