Mound City Bar Association

The First Black Bar Association West of the Mississippi

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5143 Thousand Residents of STL County
5,000 Members
319 Thousand Residents of STL City
0 Thousand African-American Residents of STL city

0 Thousand African-American Residents of STL County


President’s Message

Greetings to you from Mound City Bar Association. As MCBA president, it is truly an honor to be in leadership of an organization whose mission is public service, social and legal advocacy and member community support and enrichment. These are values that we can not only appreciate but celebrate because those principles make the fabric of our society strong and successful.

At the beginning of a new bar year, we have the opportunity to reflect on the past. Reviewing our history allows us to chart our path. And we have an illustrious 100 years upon which to draw. Mound City Bar Association is in its Centennial Year! We have 100 years of wisdom, experience and strength as a foundation for the next 100 years. But while we figuratively pat ourselves on the back for all of this organization’s work, we also turn forward to bring to fruition the vision of our founders.

This year is our inaugural launch of the Equity Scholars program, a groundbreaking approach to offering African American Law Students full scholarships and many other educational and supportive benefits which will allow for our future legal scholars to enter the profession poised for success. Additionally, we have our new home in the Delmar Divine that the organization intends the public to utilize as a “base” for our public service initiatives.

I hope that all who access our website will do so with frequency so that you can stay updated with our events, initiatives, public information and membership information. We have 100 years down and 100 more to go! Our celebration continues. But we will party with the purpose of seeing our community prosper by creating great advocates and being a space where our membership can learn, grow and succeed. Thank you for visiting, I look forward to serving you.

Celestine Dotson
Mound City Bar Association
2022 – 2023