Promoting the Rule of Law – Advancing the Spirit of Justice

In 1956, a little more than eighty years after the founding of BAMSL, a small group of lawyers decided that the Bar needed to do more.  They formed a non-profit corporation – the Saint Louis Bar Foundation (SLBF) -which could pursue a broader spectrum of purposes, most all of which were ancillary to BAMSL’s support role for the practice of law and collegiality of the bar.

The almost 60-year history of the SLBF is both productive and quiet.  It is very likely that most of its accomplishments have gone unnoticed.  In more recent years, the Foundation has undertaken to refocus and rejuvenate itself on its core missions of the promoting the Rule of Law and the administration of justice, as set out in its formative documents.

You can learn more about SLBF’s work, both past and present, elsewhere on this website. Please visit the About Us section here.

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News – Upcoming Activities

Our annual Motion for Kids Event will be held December 20!

Motion for Kids (MFK) is a party thrown for children who have one or more parents affected by the criminal justice system. Motion for Kids is a joint effort between the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Saint Louis Bar Foundation, our St. Louis Rams Football Team and the St. Louis Rams Foundation.

To learn more about Motion for Kids, Click Here!

You may also make a donation to Motion for Kids, Click Here!


As the New Year approaches, we are preparing for another round of our Mock Trial Program.

To learn more about our nationally recognized program, Click Here!

You’re invited…

We invite you to explore this site and learn more about the SLBF and how we utilize donated funds to support other groups in our community and their worthwhile programs.

These include programs that assist citizens in utilizing the law to solve problems, as well as youth education programs that demonstrate how the law operates and how it directly affects young people’s lives. We have also encouraged young people to consider law as a career, and we grant direct scholarship assistance toward study at the law schools in our surrounding area. You will also find links that allow you to view those lawyers who contribute their time to the mission of the Bar Foundation by serving on its Board of Directors and to read about the programs currently receiving grants from us. Finally (and importantly), we hope you can consider assisting SLBF both financially and otherwise.