We invite you to join the Springfield Bar and hope you will take advantage of the many benefits of membership. As a member you receive discounts on every SMBA CLE, with savings adding up to hundreds of dollars a year. You also get big discounts on ads in the Bar News print newsletter and the Bar Bell eNewsletter, and priceless networking opportunities at events, meetings and seminars year round.
Membership dues follows the calendar year and are discounted if you join July-October. If you join Nov-Dec you pay full price but your membership will not expire until December 31 of the following year! That gives you up to 2 months free!
To join, select from the categories below, and click "continue" or call us at (417) 831-2783 and we will register you over the phone. The Springfield Bar has been serving the legal community since 1903 and we look forward to adding you as our newest member.
Regular Member Annual Dues: $235 ($145 July-Oct)
Chose this category if your primary office is in Greene, Christian, Lawrence, Dade, Polk, Dallas or Webster county (see below if you are employed as a prosecutor, public defender or work full time for a government entity.)
Regional/ Outstate Annual Dues: $175 ($105 July-Oct)
Chose this category if you have your primary offices outside the following counties: Greene, Christian, Lawrence, Dade, Polk, Dallas and Webster.
Government Annual Dues: $135 ($90 July-Oct)
Chose this category if you are employed as a prosecutor, public defender or work full time for a government agency.
Student Annual Dues: $30 ($23 July-Oct)
Chose this category if you are enrolled in an accredited law school.
Dues, contributions or gifts to the SMBA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments are deductible by members as an ordinary and necessary business expense.