Welcome Table of Contents Forms and Tools Members Only Page  

App Forma Paup.
Enroll w/AG
Form for Ltd. Rep.
Legal Aid Forms
Family Law Forms
Agree. to Mediate
Sup. Ct. Forms
Poverty Guidelines
Courtroom Manners
Senior Citizens
MoBar Forms
Consumer Loans
Name Change Forms



Pro Bono Attorneys Deskbook

Forms and Tools Library*



How to use the forms available in this deskbook


  1. Application to proceed in forma pauperis in circuit court

  2. Enrollment with Attorney General for malpractice coverage

  3. Notice and consent to limited representation

  4. Sample pleadings, forms, and research from Legal Services briefs and forms bank

  5. Family law forms approved by Supreme Court

  6. Agreement to mediate

  7. Missouri Bar forms bank

  8. Missouri Supreme Court website forms

  9. Name change forms

    1. Petition for next friend

    2. Consent of next friend

    3. Consent of father

    4. Consent of mother

    5. Order for appointment of next friend

    6. Petition for name change

    7. Order of publication

    8. Judgment -- name change


  1. Federal poverty guidelines table

  2. Basic courtroom manners for pro se litigants

  3. New Rule 4-1.2(c) -- Limited representation authorized

  4. New Rule 55.03 -- Signing pleadings, appearance and withdrawal

  5. New Rule 88.09 -- Litigant education and use of forms

  6. "Recovering from a Disaster: Your Legal Rights & Related Issues" (April 7, 2006)

  7. Senior Citizens Handbook

  8. Matrix Chart of Consumer Credit Licensing Laws (Consumer Loans)


Revised August 27, 2009





* These forms and tools are provided by The Missouri Bar as a service to its
   members who do pro bono work. The Missouri Bar does not assume any
   liability for the correctness of or use of any form.



How to use the forms available in this Deskbook.


We want the Deskbook forms to be easily usable by you on your computer, so most forms are in Rich Text Format, a generic word processing format that should open in any windows-based word processing software.


When you open a form from the Table of Forms or from a link within the text, you will see an HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) version of the form with navigation buttons on the top and side. Obviously you do not want these buttons cluttering your final document. To get a version without the navigation buttons that you can edit and revise in your word processor, click on the “Editable-Printable Version” button. This will open a dialog box giving you the choice to “Open” or “Save” the form. Chose “Save” and select the place on you computer where you wish to save the form. If your browser does not automatically give you the dialog box, merely click “File – Save As” on your top toolbar and select where on your computer you wish to save the file.


A short cut to saving forms is to simply right click on the “Editable-Printable Version” button, then select “Save Target As” and select where on your computer you wish to save the file.


Once you have saved the file to your computer, you can open it in your word processor and edit the form to your specific purposes. Note that the form files have an “RTF” extension.  When you open them in your word processor, be sure that you have “all files” or “Rich Text Format” selected as to the type of file to open. Once you have the form opened, you can save it in the word processing format which you use. Caution: There are a few forms which are presently only available in Adobe PDF format. These will not open for editing in your word processor. You will need to print them out and fill them in unless you have the Adobe software that permits you to edit a PDF file. Version 8 of the Adobe reader does allow saving of an edited PDF document if the creator of the document allows such saving. The new family forms for pro se litigants are an example of savable PDF forms.


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