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Position Title: Executive Director - Board of Law Examiners

Definition of Work: The Board of Law Examiners is responsible for administering the Missouri bar examination and determining the character and fitness and the eligibility of all applicants seeking admission to the bar in Missouri. The executive director provides management and support for all aspects of the bar admission process, including oversight of the board's office, budget and staff of ten. The executive director reports to the Supreme Court of Missouri, the clerk of the Court, and the Board of Law Examiners. Extensive independent judgment is required.

Salary/Benefits: Starting salary range $88,212 to $100,620 annually depending on experience and qualifications. This position is eligible for full benefits and leave accruals provided through the Board of Law Examiners.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Candidates should possess a master's degree and five years of professional management experience. A law degree may be helpful in this position.

Application: Qualified candidates shall submit resumes and at least three professional references via e-mail to Interested parties may review the full position description for additional details.

Applications accepted until position is filled. Preference given to applications received on or before November 18, 2016.


The Supreme Court of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

In-house Counsel Amnesty Program

On October 30, 2015, the Court issued an order establishing an amnesty program between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, for attorneys in violation of the limited admission requirements of Rule 8.105.  If in-house counsel participates in the amnesty program, there will be no disciplinary investigation as to whether such in-house counsel complied with all the provisions of Rule 8.105 for the years they should have been, but were not, properly admitted.  Additionally in-house counsel will not be required to pay arrears of admission fees or make up continuing legal education credits.

July 2016 Examination Results Released

The names of applicants who passed the bar examination but have not yet completed all other requirements for admission are NOT published.  These requirements include the following: (1) receipt by the Missouri Board of Law Examiners of an official transcript verifying that the applicant has been awarded the J.D. degree; (2) receipt by the board of the applicant’s certified score of not less than 80 on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination; (3) approval by the board of the applicant’s character and fitness; (4) verification by the board that the applicant is a citizen of the U.S., an immigrant alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. or an alien otherwise authorized to work lawfully in the U.S.; and (5) completion of the Missouri Educational Component Test on Missouri law. 

Results have been posted to the home page of each applicant. 

The pass rate is 79.4%.  Here is the list of successful candidates who have completed all requirements for admission.

Here are detailed examination statistics.