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Founded in 1874, BAMSL is a professional association of more than 5,600 lawyers, judges, paralegals and legal support professionals, with 12 Sections and more than 60 Committees, and a Young Lawyers Division. With the St. Louis Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Bar Association, we serve the educational, professional and practice needs of the organized bar, providing a broad range of programs and services to benefit the community.



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About The St. Louis Bar Foundation

Founded in 1956, The St. Louis Bar Foundation serves the educational, professional and practice needs of the organized bar, and provides a broad range of program and services to benefit the community. You can learn more about the Bar Foundation at


Sources for the Media


As a local voluntary bar association, BAMSL may not take a position on issues that might be divisive to its membership. However, BAMSL does have a role in ensuring that lawyers and members of the public know about important legal issues.



In that regard, we can often offer the media and public access to volunteer members willing to speak on key issues within their expertise. With more than 5,000 St. Louis lawyers across 20 different practice areas – such as health, real estate and labor – BAMSL can provide you with the most knowledgeable legal experts in the Midwest. We also will work hard to help you meet your deadline. To request interview sources or for additional information, contact Chuck Ramsay, our Communications Director, at (314) 421-4134 or e-mail him at


BAMSL Publications

BAMSL publishes two publications that may be useful to the media, including our monthly magazine, The St. Louis Lawyer and the St. Louis Bar Journal, a quarterly publication with scholarly articles about legal topics and issues. The current issue of the St. Louis Lawyer is posted on our home page. Other copies of either publication are available upon request.



In addition, The Missouri Bar offers an online version of its Missouri Media Law Handbook, a guide for journalists, lawyers, and others who seek guidance and information regarding Missouri media law, and the News Reporters Handbook on Law and Courts, particularly helpful to members of the press who cover local law issues. It contains information on local legal organizations, updated listings of courts and judges, descriptions of the different areas of law, a glossary of legal terms and more.


Please direct all media inquiries to:

Chuck Ramsay, Communications Director
(314) 421-4134


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