CCBA does not have staff attorneys. If you have legal questions or need legal advice, please contact an attorney. Please refer to our Christian County Bar member section with contact information and areas of practice.
CCBA does not currently have a lawyer referral service. If you are looking for a licensed Missouri attorney in our region, please refer to our Christian County Bar member section with contact information and areas of practice.
You may contact the Missouri Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel (OCDC) to determine whether an attorney is in good standing. You may reach the OCDC office in Jefferson City, Missouri, by calling 1 (573) 635-7400.
If you are in danger and need to file for an Order of Protection, please contact the Christian County Circuit Clerk, 110 W. Elm, Suite 202, Ozark, Missouri. After hours, you may contact the Christian County Sheriff at 417-582-2332, or your local police department. You may contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1 (800) 799-7233. You may contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline 1 (800) 656-4673.
Cases before Judge Laura Johnson and Judge Jessica Kruse will be in the Christian County Circuit Court Building at 102 W. Walnut Street in Ozark. Cases before Judge Doug Bacon and Judge Steven Ward will be in the Christian County Justice Center at 102 W. Elm Street in Ozark. If you are uncertain which Judge is hearing your case, you may wish to contact your attorney, check Case.Net at https://www.courts.mo.gov/cnet/welcome.do or contact the Christian County Circuit Clerk's office at 417.582.5120.
I cannot afford to hire an attorney. How do I locate an attorney who might represent me on a pro bono basis?
Legal Services of Southern Missouri is a non-profit organization which accepts applications for low-income individuals in southern Missouri. Their resources are limited and they cannot assist all applicants; however, you may apply at (417) 881-1397 or (800) 444-4863, or online 24/7 at https://application.lsosm.org You may also represent yourself. The Missouri Supreme Court has a website dedicated to those individuals who wish to self-represent. It can be accessed here: http://www.selfrepresent.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=5240