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The Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit was formed to improve and facilitate the administration of justice within the Courts of the Eighth Circuit; to raise the standards of proficiency and integrity in federal practice; to develop and implement effective, efficient, and uniform rules of practice and procedure within the Courts of the Eighth Circuit; and to assist the judiciary of the Eighth Circuit in whatever manner requested.
Membership is open to all attorneys who are admitted to practice before the United States Court of the Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, as well as Federal Judges and Federal Judicial Clerks within the geographic area of the Eighth Circuit.

The Eighth Circuit Bar Association is a wholly separate entity from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  The Court of Appeals does not endorse or sponsor the Bar Association and does not require attorneys appearing before the Court to be members of the Bar Association.  Attorneys admitted to the Court of Appeals' bar may separately apply for admission to the Bar Association.  The Court does believe the Bar Association's activities promote the administration of justice in the Eighth Circuit, and its judges have authorized the Clerk of the Court to assist the Bar Association by, among other things, placing this link to the Bar Association on the Court's web site and distributing public notices of the Bar Association's educational programs and events.


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