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2016-17 Membership Drive

The Mound City Bar Association (MCBA) has been active in the St. Louis metropolitan community since 1922. Help MCBA continue providing the services and support our communities want, need and deserve. Join MCBA Today!

MCBA is now accepting dues for the 2016-2017 Bar year. There are three (3) Convenient Ways to Pay:

I) PAY ONLINE - SCROLL DOWN TO FIND THE APPROPRIATE DUES STRUCTURE FOR YOUR LEVEL OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE AND PAY THE FEE INDICATED. IN ADDITION TO YOUR PAYMENT, PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR 2016-2017 ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM. PLEASE NOTE THAT WITHOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP FORM, THERE MAY BE SIGNIFICANT DELAYS IN PROCESSING YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

II) PAY VIA U.S. MAIL - MAIL YOUR DUES VIA CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, TOGETHER WITH THE PRINTABLE 2016-2017 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM LINKED BELOW. BOTH THE FORM AND THE DUES SHOULD BE SENT TOGETHER TO MCBA, PO BOX 1543, ST LOUIS, MO 63188.

III) IN PERSON - BRING YOUR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO ANY GENERAL BODY MEETING. MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 6:00 P.M., AT THE ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, 801 N. 11TH STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO.

The Bar Year

The bar year runs from July 1 through June 30 of each year.

The Young Lawyers Division

The membership invoices include an option to join the Young Lawyers Division. To be eligible, members must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • be under the age of 36
  • have less than eight (8) years experience practicing law in the current bar year
  • be a law student member of MCBA
  • TO PAY ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE LINKS BELOW:
  • Dues Structure Fee*
  • (Admitted to practice)
  • Less than 1 year Exempt
  • 1 yr, less than 5 yrs $65 (public) - pay dues online
  • 1 yr, less than 5 yrs $80 (private) - pay dues online
  • 5 yrs or more $85 (public) - pay dues online
  • 5 yrs or more $100 (private) - pay dues online
  • Life Member $2,500 - pay dues online
  • 50 yrs or more Exempt
  • Law Student Exempt
  • Associate Member $50 - pay dues online
  • (includes paralegals)
  • *Any dues paid online are subject to the PayPal service fee.
  • AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR DUES ONLINE, PLEASE ALSO COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS:

    Online 2016-2017 Membership Application Form (Membership commences July 1, 2016)

    TO MAIL DUES, PLEASE COMPLETE & PRINT THE ABOVE FORM AND SEND IT TOGETHER WITH YOUR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED ON THE FORM.

    BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

    >National Bar Association (NBA)

    MCBA is an affiliate chapter of the NBA, the premier professional organization for African-American attorneys.

    Address: 1225 11th St. NW; Washington, DC 20001-4217

    Phone: (202) 842-3900 Fax: (202) 289-6170

    www.nationalbar.org

    >Scovel Richardson Scholarship

    The Scovel Richardson Scholarship is awarded at the annual Scholarship Dinner to an African-American law student who most exemplifies the ideals and accomplishments of Judge Richardson, the first Howard University law school graduate to be appointed to the federal bench.

    >Black History Month Program

    Co-sponsored annually by the MCBA and the Lawyers’ Association, this program features a keynote speaker, a dinner and the opportunity to network with judges, attorneys and community leaders.

    >Continuing Legal Education

    MCBA sponsors at least four (4) CLEs per year. Past topics have included Ethics, Federal Practice, the Solo Practitioner, Criminal Practice, Bar Disciplinary Procedures, Establishing Client Trust Accounts and Workers Compensation.

    Please join us today!

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