The Missouri Bar Foundation Awards

  • The David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Awards  (nominations open from Jan. 1 - Feb. 15)
    The David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award recognizes three young lawyers who are under the age of 40 selected from different regions of the state: St. Louis, Kansas City and all other counties.. The recipients are chosen based on their performance of outstanding appellate work.  Those nominations are then sent to a selection committee of two appellate judges, a U.S. district judge and the chief justice of the Supreme Court, who makes recommendations to the Missouri Bar Foundation Trustees for final selection. (2022 Recipients - Kate Merwald, Kristen S. Johnson, and Derek Ankrom)