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Resources for Young/New Lawyers

The Missouri Bar has a number of resources that may be particularly helpful to young lawyers.
Some of those are collected here, under the categories below.


New Lawyer Survival Guide (PDF - 27 pages), provided by The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section

Practical Aspects of Practicing Law: A Manual for New Missouri Lawyers (PDF - 61 pages), a project of The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy Class of 2011

Legal Research and Practice Resources

FastCaseFastCase is an easy-to-use, premiere case research tool that The Missouri Bar has negotiated for bar members who are licensed and in good standing. Members are able to access the FastCase service that includes unlimited access to a comprehensive 50-state and federal database of appellate court opinions and other legal materials as part of their bar dues benefits. In addition, Missouri Bar members may choose to access FastCase’s Premium Plan containing opinions of the Federal Districts Courts and Bankruptcy Courts at a negotiated deep discount of $175 per year per attorney.

Log on to Fastcase using your Bar ID
Help and Training on Fastcase provides public access to the Missouri State Courts Automated Case Management System and allows you to inquire on docket entries, parties, judgments, and charges in state courts that have implemented the case management software. All state appellate and circuit courts are included, as are some municipal courts.

Missouri Bar members have free access to the current and past editions of the Court’s Missouri Approved Instructions - Criminal (MAI-CR) and Missouri Approved Charges - Criminal (MACH-CR). (Logon to Members Only to Access)

LexisNexisLexisNexis® and The Missouri Bar have partnered to provide valuable member benefit packages and pricing for attorneys in solo and small law firms. Visit to learn about your LexisNexis member benefits, products and services. To discuss your firm’s unique needs, call (866) 836-8116 and mention you’re a member of The Missouri Bar – code 134341.

Job Placement

The Missouri Bar regularly posts employment opportunities for admitted attorneys—including full time, part-time and contract opportunities. Click here to see this week’s postings.

Other Resources for New Lawyers

Lawyer Resources for a Changing Economy


Missouri Bar Minimum Continuing Legal Education FAQs

Pro Bono Opportunities