- The State Board of Mediation’s position, based on Missouri Supreme Court opinions and the language of state statutes, is that proceedings before the Board constitute the practice of law. Consequently, going forward, all new petitions and other motions must be filed by an attorney licensed in the State of Missouri or appearing pro hac vice. Individuals representing themselves before the Board are not required to have an attorney.
- On March 8, 2019 the Circuit Court in St. Louis issued an order enjoining the Missouri Department of Labor and the Missouri State Board of Mediation from administering and enforcing the changes made to the state's public sector labor organization law as passed by the legislature in HB 1413 (2018).
The Department is reviewing this order and further updates will be posted as appropriate.
About the Chair
Todd Smith - State Board of Mediation, Chair