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.
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.
Competition begins at the end of January! Want to get involved? Click Here!
Composed of more than 600 High School students and more than 400 attorney volunteers, this annual program provides high school students the opportunity to prepare for trial and to try a civil or criminal case.
To learn more about our nationally recognized program, Click Here!
To see pictures from this years Mock Trial Competition, Click Here!
Thank you to all the volunteers and everyone who participated this year! We can hardly show our appreciation and thanks for all that you do!
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.
This annual party hosts over 1,000 families and over 3,000 children! This event couldn’t be done without the help of the over 500 volunteers and over 100 firms and companies participating.
To learn more about Motion for Kids, Click Here!