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Promoting the Rule of Law-Advancing the Spirit of Justice 

Be it known to all that the Board of the Saint Louis Bar Foundation hereby declares its mission:

The St. Louis Bar Foundation promotes the Rule of Law and the administration of justice in both our society and within the legal profession. The Foundation seeks to improve the administration of justice in our community through law related education directed to citizens as well as through charitable undertakings. The Foundation is committed to strengthening the legal profession by encouraging attorneys to practice with the highest level of professionalism and civility and to engage in meaningful community service.


Preston Jackson has proposed a monumental structure, approximately five feet by three feet by ten feet in height of quality cast bronze, presented in a detailed figural style. He intends to utilize two-and three-dimensional figurative rendering methods and heavy perspective principles to represent the freedom suits and the courageous individuals involved in them. Each angle of the sculpture is a pictorial lesson on the lawsuits and the times during which they were brought. The sketches accompanying this narrative are rough depictions of the concepts that he proposes. They are, of course, subject to discussion and agreement.

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Donations may be made online here, or by mailing a check payable to “St. Louis Bar Foundation” to 555 Washington Ave., Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO 63101. When mailing a check, please put “Freedom Suits Memorial” in the memo line.

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The 2019 Spirit of Justice Celebration will take place on Friday, October 4th at The St. Louis Club. At this event we will honor those who have demonstrated accomplishment, leadership and integrity in fostering and maintaining the rule of law, and in facilitating and promoting the improvement of the administration of justice.

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktails
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Award Program
9:00 p.m. – Dessert Reception

Join us in honoring our award recipients:

Kathryn Banks – Washington University School of Law
Opal Jones – Doorways
Tony Messenger – St. Louis Post Dispatch
Jim Moran – St. Louis University
Otis Williams – St. Louis Development Corporation

Thank you to our sponsors

Constellation Level
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

Super Star Level

Brightest Star Level
Edward Jones
Simmons Hanly Conroy
Thompson Coburn LLP

Shining Star Level
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
Capes Sokol
Dowd Bennett LLP
Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.

Shooting Star Level
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
The Bar Plan
The Perron Law Firm, P.C.

Star Level
Dan & Zoe Linza
The Missouri Bar
Vogel Law Office, LLC

If you would like to sponsor the Spirit of Justice Celebration

Click here for the sponsor sheet

Annual Report

The St. Louis Bar Foundation has released its 2018-2019 Annual Report.

Download the 2018-2019 Annual Report here.

For a hard copy version of the Annual Report, please contact Rebecca Hedrick at 314-421-4134 or