Membership Benefits

The Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers is an organization of over 1300 defense lawyers committed to the interests of their clients and the defense bar.

The activities of the organization include a strong legislative program to pursue favorable legislation and to neutralize the impact of the plaintiffs' bar before the legislature.  MODL has been instrumental in numerous legislative victories over the past 10 years.  The legislative activities have been enhanced by the development of a strong political action committee.

MODL has also taken an aggressive stance in the campaigns for the lawyer positions on the Appellate and Circuit Judicial Commissions as evidenced by recent successes in electing candidates to both the Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission and several circuit commissions.

Other primary activities include the sponsorship of defense orientated CLE programs, an annual Trial Academy, the publication of regular newsletters and maintaining an active relationship with the Defense Research Institute.  The CLE programs generally include programs at the Annual Meeting in the spring, 6 Judicial Lunches and the Trial Academy.

In addition, DRI is offering a free registration to a DRI Seminar to new MODL Members.  Upon acceptance as a MODL member, you will fill out a form and send it to DRI.

Click here for the MODL Membership Application.


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P.O. Box 1072
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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