Attorney Membership

The office of attorney enrollment is responsible for maintaining the official and permanent roll of attorneys in Missouri. Governed under Supreme Court Rule 6, the attorney enrollment office collects attorney enrollment fees and issues Missouri Bar membership cards to attorneys certified as having complied with the requirements of Supreme Court of Missouri Rule 6.01. The attorney enrollment office is responsible for changes in attorney’s status and updates in the attorney’s profile. It also is responsible for issuing certificates of good standing, certificates used when forming a professional corporation and pro hac vice receipts.

Renew your bar membership or pay your bar dues online.

For more information or services available, click on the links below for specific topics:

      • Annual Enrollment Fee
      • Minimum Continuing Legal Education
      • Interest on Lawyer's Trust Account (IOLTA)
      • Initial Fee for New Members
      • Persons Exempt from Fee
      • Automatic Suspension or Reinstatement following an Enrollment Fee Suspension
      • Election to Become Inactive
      • Return to Active Status
      • Unauthorized Practice by Suspended, Stricken or Inactive Lawyers
      • Attorneys called to Active Duty
      • Change of Address or Profile Update
      • Name Change
      • Request a Duplicate Bar Dues Statement
      • Request a Replacement Bar Card
      • Request a Letter of Good Standing
      • Request a Disciplinary Certificate
      • Request a Professional Corporation Certificate
      • Pro Hac Vice

Retrieve the attorney enrollment form from The Missouri Bar's website.

Becoming a Lawyer

To practice law in Missouri, one must be licensed to do so. There currently are more than 28,000 attorneys licensed in Missouri. Each year, more than 1,000 people apply to become licensed as attorneys in Missouri, making them members of The Missouri Bar. The Supreme Court of Missouri regulates admission to the bar.

Most individuals seeking to become licensed apply through the Missouri Board of Law Examiners, which is authorized by Supreme Court Rule 8 to conducts the bar examination and determine the character, fitness and eligibility of all applicants for admission. Visit for information and application forms.

Attorneys licensed in other states seeking limited admission in Missouri for specific cases may apply for this special admission (pro hac vice) through the attorney enrollment section of the clerk of the Supreme Court's office.