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Timely reports of legislative activity, continuing legal education opportunities, Defense attorney networking opportunities, Amicus curiae briefs... there are many benefits to being MODL Member.


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The Missouri Plan

This 10 minute video produced, by The Missouri Bar, explains how the nonpartisan court plan works. It explores the rich history that inspired Missourians to be the first in the nation to adopt the system. It also demonstrates the clear contrast of how this least political and corruption free system Missourians benefit from today compares with other states without the plan.

The Missouri Plan - A Model for the Nation

2013 Annual Meeting Highlights

MODL Annual Meeting
June 4-6 2013
Hilton Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO


President Robert J. Buckley addresses the membership at the Annual Meeting.


John B. Morthland is presented the prestigious Ben Ely, Jr. Award.

And on a lighter note - Family Fun!

Mission Statement

Membership in the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers is open to Missouri lawyers who devote a substantial amount of their time to the representation of defendants and potential defendants in civil litigation either as trial lawyers or as lawyers otherwise directly involved with the defense of civil litigation.

The purpose of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers shall be:
  • To take appropriate action where possible to insure that defendants in our civil justice system receive fair and impartial treatment by juries, the judiciary and the legislature;
  • To enhance the knowledge and improve the skill of its members;
  • To cooperate with other groups in promoting seminars, lectures and other educational opportunities in matters of common legal interest to the bar and/or the public;
  • To promote among all lawyers involved in civil litigation the highest standards of professionalism and to encourage civility and courtesy in the conduct of trials and related proceedings;
  • To develop collegiality and camaraderie among its members.

Contribute to the MODL Political Action Committee
In order for us to stay on top of legislative items against our industry, we have our own political action committee.  Click here for a contribution form and send your donation today!  Personal and Corporate contributions are accepted.

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