General Information

How is the attorney disciplinary system funded?

The attorney discipline system is funded by a portion of the annual enrollment fee each attorney is required to pay to the Missouri Supreme Court. No tax dollars are utilized.

Is the attorney discipline system under the authority of the Missouri Bar?

The Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel is an agency of the Missouri Supreme Court, funded by lawyers’ dues, and is separate and distinct from The Missouri Bar.

If I represent myself in Court, do the Rules of Professional Conduct apply to me?

The Rules of Professional Conduct apply only to those persons admitted or formerly admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri. Courts may, of course, regulate the conduct of anyone appearing before them.

How can I find out if a lawyer has a disciplinary record?

Discipline imposed by the Missouri Supreme Court since January 1, 2006 is available at the Missouri Supreme Court website.

For information about public discipline imposed before 2006, or for admonitions issued since 2013, Please contact the OCDC at:

Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
3327 American Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65109
573-635-2240 (Fax)

Information about disciplinary charges can be obtained through the Legal Ethics Counsel or through, if the case is pending at the Supreme Courts of Missouri.

Missouri Supreme Court Rule 5.31 sets out which records and procedures of the Missouri Supreme Court discipline process are public and which parts are confidential.