Frequently Asked Questions

Check out answers to our most frequently asked questions. Still have a question, feel free to contact us at (314) 421-4134 or at

Who can be a BAMSL member?

Membership in the Association is available to:

  • any attorney who is a member in good standing of The Missouri Bar
  • any attorney who is currently licensed to practice law before and in good standing with the highest court of some other State or Territory, or before the District Court of the District of Columbia
  • any attorney who is a full-time member of a law school faculty
  • any person holding a degree or certificate from any college, university or institute in legal assistant or paralegal training
  • any person who has been or is employed in a paralegal, librarian, legal marketing or legal administrator position by any lawyer, law firm or corporation
  • any student enrolled in an accredited law school

How much are dues? How do I join?

Membership dues for attorney members are based geographical location and number of years licensed, with additional membership classifications and rates available for public sector attorneys, legal support professionals, and more. Membership is open to attorneys, judges, law students, legal administrators, law librarians, paralegals, and legal marketers.

Click here for current membership rates and for information on how to join.

What is BAMSL's membership year?

BAMSL's membership year and fiscal year runs annually May 1 (Law Day) to April 30.

How can BAMSL benefit my career?

The networking possibilities are endless. Opportunities to mix with other legal professionals in and out of your practice area exist at every BAMSL event. Being involved with BAMSL could help expand your professional resources and open doors to your future.

How can I get involved? What is the time commitment?

From networking events to pro bono and community service activities to CLEs, there are numerous ways to maximize your membership. The time dedicated to BAMSL is relative to the experience a member is seeking. Members are able to volunteer as much or as little time as they desire. There are many opportunities and experiences to gain by being involved. Learn more about our community service and pro bono opportunities.

Why haven’t I received my copy of the St. Louis Lawyer magazine or the St. Louis Bar Journal?

The St. Louis Lawyer magazine is published monthly and the St. Louis Bar Journal quarterly. If you have not received a copy of any BAMSL publications, the most common reason is that we have a bad address. Please check that your address is correct in our system. To do so, log in to your BAMSL account. From the member center, click “Update My Info” in the Quick Links menu. From there you can update any information regarding your account.

Does BAMSL offer payment options?

BAMSL members are able to pay their dues all at once or in a number of installments. Automatic dues renewal is available (valid credit card on file required). Automatic monthly and quarterly payment plans also are available (valid credit card on file required). Members can update their payment options at the time of renewal, or by calling (314) 421-4134 today.

How do I change my Section and Committee memberships?

BAMSL members are always able to manage their section and committee memberships. Simply login to your profile then click the "Update My Committees" link in the Member Center menu.

Why am I not receiving BAMSL emails?

Your email provider may be marking BAMSL emails as spam. Please try the following steps to resolve the issue.

Add these email addresses to your address book or contacts list:


"Whitelist" these domains in your spam filter:

  • Informational emails
  • List Server emails


If issues still persist, please contact us at or (314) 421-4134.


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