The St. Louis Bar Foundation is a 501(C)(3) corporation, founded in 1956, for the sole purpose of providing grants and scholarships that support and promote the improvement of the administration of justice through legal education and legal services.  But, just as important, we are lawyers, judges and lay men and women who promote the study of law, and equal access to justice for all.

Visit our Foundation Board of Directors page and our Foundation Fellows page for a complete list of who belongs to the St. Louis Bar Foundation.


The St. Louis Bar Foundation is the 501(C)(3) corporation for the Freedom Suits Memorial Sculpture. This sculpture will represent the freedom suits and the courageous individuals that were involved in them. This Memorial Sculpture will commemorate the roughly 400 slaves who petitioned the Missouri Courts for their freedom. It will be situated on the east side of the Civil Courts Building downtown,between it and The Old Courthouse, where most of the suits were tried.
Freedom Suits Press Release