Membership qualifications are spelled out in the BCBA Bylaws as follows:
Any attorney in good standing of the Missouri Bar who resides in Boone County, Missouri, any attorney whose primary practice is located in Boone County, any attorney whose primary practice was located in Boone County when the attorney was first admitted to the Association, and any sitting or retired judge of a court of record of the 13th Judicial Circuit, shall be eligible for membership in the Association and may become a member of the Association upon payment or waiver of dues as hereinafter provided. University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law faculty members who are licensed to practice law in a state other than Missouri, Missouri attorneys primarily practicing in Howard, Randolph, Audrain, Callaway, Cole, Cooper and/or or Moniteau Counties, sitting or retired judges of a court of record in any such county, and retired former Association members, may become non-voting members upon payment of dues as hereinafter provided.
See the Dues Page for a summary of annual BCBA dues. Dues are waived for members who have been licensed at least 50 years or who are at least 75 years old.
To join the BCBA – or re-join after a lapse in membership – you must:
- Complete and submit the online enrollment form below, and
- Pay your dues (unless you qualify for a dues waiver).
Mail the applicable dues payment – see the Dues Page – payable to “Boone County Bar Association, Inc.” to:
Daniel Beckett, Treasurer
Boone County Bar Association
705 E. Walnut
Columbia MO 65201
Online Enrollment Form
NOTE: There is a long-standing tradition of new members being “approved” by voice vote at meetings. However, this is just a formality, and so long as you qualify, submit the enrollment form and pay your dues, you will be accepted as a BCBA member.