Current BCBA Newsletter
The July 2015 Newsletter, Volume 30, Number
6, dated July 2, 2015, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
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CLE Credit Available at the July 8 BCBA
Presiding Judge Christine Carpenter
will present the program entitled ‘Current Developments in Alternative
Sentencing’ at the next regular BCBA meeting on July 8, 2015. The
presentation will qualify for 1.2 hours in CLE credit.
Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the lower
level at Bleu, 811 E. Walnut. The presentation will begin about noon. A
brief business meeting will precede the program. Lunch costs $10, with
checks payable to Bleu.
RSVP: To reserve your spot for this meeting,
contact BCBA Secretary Chrissy McCartney at 886-8913 or
email@example.com by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 7,
2015.RSVP’s are important for Bleu to provide sufficient food and
2014-15 BCBA CLE Programs Listed
For the convenience of BCBA members completing their
CLE reports due July 31 for the year ending June 30, all the CLE credit
programs presented by the BCBA from July 2014 through June 2015 are listed
below. The same list appears on the website at
"The Fourth Amendment in a Changing World"
- presented by Nicole Volkert – August 13, 2014 - 1.2
"Supreme Court Practice" - presented by Bill
Thompson, Clerk of the Supreme Court- October 8, 2014 - 1.2 hours.
of the Court Address" - 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Jodie
Asel - November 12, 2014 - 1.2 hours.
Analysis of the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission Report" –
panel led by Judge Gary Oxenhandler- January 14, 2015 -
“The E Felony: A Presentation about Missouri’s Revised
Criminal Code” – presented by Bill Tackett – February 11, 2015 –
“Court Appointed Special Advocates: CASA and the 13th
Circuit” – presented by Ruth O’Neill – March 11, 2015 - 1.2 hours.
“State of the Missouri Bar” – presented by Reuben Shelton,
President of the Missouri Bar – May 13, 2015 – 1.2 hours.
in Divorce Discovery” – presented by Helen Wade,
Josh Oxenhandler, and Judge Leslie Schneider
– 1.2 hours (including ETHICS).
Nominating Committee Appointed; Apply for
Kevin O’Brien, Mark
Langworthy, and Clayton Thompson have been
appointed to this this year’s Nominating Committee to select next year’s
officers and Executive Committee members.
BCBA members interested in being an officer or
Executive Committee member for 2015-16 should contact any one of the
Nominating Committee members. Their contact information is:
firstname.lastname@example.org [phone 442-5944]
The former system of selecting the next Vice
President on a seniority basis no longer applies. Normally the Vice
President is nominated to be the following year's President. Other
positions available are Secretary, Treasurer and two at-large members of
the Executive Committee. The election will be held at the annual
meeting/picnic in September.
Mid-Missouri Legal Services Seeking Attorney
Mid-Missouri Legal Services seeks volunteer
attorneys to assist pro se litigants at its Uncontested Divorce Clinic on
Friday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:30 at MMLS's Columbia office at 1201 West
Broadway. Training will be provided. To volunteer, please contact MMLS's PAI
Coordinator, Tarina Avidan at
email@example.com or (573) 442-0116, Ext. 208.
Date Set for 2015 Annual Jim Butcher
The 2015 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will
take place on Friday, September 11, at Twin Lakes Park. A social hour will
begin about 5 p.m., followed by dinner about 6 p.m. Smoked ribeye,
bratwurst, hot dogs, and traditional side dishes, and beverages including
beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. The picnic will substitute for
the meeting in September.
Jim Butcher organized our annual picnic for many
years before his untimely death in the late 1980s. After his death, the
event was renamed the Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic in his honor, and we
have invited his widow Joan to attend as our guest every year since.
Mrs. Butcher has graciously accepted our invitation to attend again this
The Picnic Committee consists of Mark
Langworthy, Chair, Stan Clay,
Christina Devine, Jason Simmons,
Sander Sowers, and Norm Lampton. The picnic is free to all members and their
families/significant others, and RSVP’s are not required.
BCBA Scholarships Presented at Seven Area
Every year the Boone County Bar Association presents
scholarships to students at the Boone County public high schools to students
who have demonstrated interest in governmental, political, or civil affairs.
This year, each scholarship was for $250. The scholarships are administered
by our Partners in Education Committee, led by Norm Lampton.
This year the scholarships were awarded to the following students.
Hickman: Jackson Chall Atkins
Ashland (Southern Boone): Hannah Taylor
Hallsville: Glen Decker
School: Mary Cleavinger
Sturgeon: William Roberts
This was a great group of scholarship recipients
this year and we wish them all well in their future careers! Thank you
Law School Alumni Golf Tournament Set for
Monday, August 24
The MU School of Law is hosting the second annual
Law Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, August 24, 2014, with registration
beginning at 11:00, lunch at 11:30, and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. All
proceeds will benefit the MU Law Scholarship fund. The tournament is at the
Columbia Country Club, and will be in a four person scramble format. Fees
are $150 for an individual ($125 if the individual has graduated within the
last ten (10) years), or $500 for a team.
Registration form can be found at
Any questions? Please contact Traci Fleenor at
FleenorT@missouri.edu or at
Sad News From the Law School
Submitted by Gary Myers,
Dean and Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law
Long-time faculty member Ed Hunvald
passed away on June 27. Ed taught generations of law students
in his 50-year career at the law school. Alumni describe Ed as revered,
beloved and deeply respected. These terms apply not only for our
graduates, but for the entire legal community in Missouri.
Because people are away this summer, it is the
wish of his family that there be a private celebration of his life and
career in the fall. Ed’s obituary should be available in the Columbia
Tribune and Columbia Missourian late this week or early next week. We
are working to create a page on our website that alumni and friends can
use to share their memories of Ed. These memories will be compiled into
a book to be given to his family.
Any donations made in Ed’s honor may be made to
a scholarship or professorship in his name at the School of Law, or to
the MU Friends of the School of Music, as designated by his family.
Instructions for making a donation in memory of Ed are shown below.
BCBA Upcoming CLE Programs Announced
Mark your calendars! BCBA Vice President
Josh Oxenhandler has tentatively lined up the following programs
for the upcoming fiscal year: Aug: Justice Paul Wilson, MO Supreme Court;
Sept.: 2015 Bar picnic at Twin Lakes shelter, 9-11-15. Additional programs
will be announced as they are lined up.
The email distribution list and membership directory
is being updated this month. Members who owe dues and have not paid will be
removed from the rolls. There currently are just over 400 people on the
email distribution list. Some of you are included for reasons other than
being members, and some of our members are exempt from paying dues. Dues are
waived for sitting and retired judges and for members who have been licensed
for 50 years or more or who are at least 75 years old.
If you believe your membership is currently in
good standing and you do not receive the August Newsletter to
be published August 2, please contact Thad Taylor at
There is a chance you will have been mistakenly removed from the
Around the bar . . .
Thursday, July 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.:
Please join the Youth Community Coalition and the Columbia Youth Advisory
Council for an evening with your Missouri State Legislators to discuss
important issues for youth in Columbia and Boone County, including youth
substance use, violence and youth, and academic achievement gaps. Attending
Legislators include Chuck Basye (District 47), Caleb Jones
(District 50), Kip Kendrick (District 45), Caleb Rowden (District 44), and
Stephen Webber (District 46). The event is free and open to the public. It
will be held at the Columbia City Hall. For more information, contact
Ron Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Thursday, July 23, 5 p.m.: The
Young Lawyers Committee will meet for happy hour at Gunter Hans, 7 Hitt
St. Planning for the upcoming annual charity golf tournament will be a
topic of discussion. For more information contact Sander Sowers
at 875-1991 or
Monday, October 5: SAVE THE
DATE. The Blue Goose of Mid-Missouri will host its Inaugural Larry
Fuller Memorial Blue Goose Golf Tournament on Oct. 5 at A.L. Gustin Golf
Course. Proceeds will benefit the Larry Fuller Scholarship Fund and
Mizzou Law School’s Veterans Clinic. To sponsor, or to enter a team, go
www.bluegoosemidmogolf.com. For more information, contact
James Howard at
email@example.com or 442-0131.
Kellie Wingate Campbell is closing
her law practice effective June 29, in order to begin working as a federal
Administrative Law Judge in the Columbia Office of Disability Adjudication
and Review. Kellie’s new contact information will follow. Kellie enjoyed
returning to Columbia and opening her office, and will miss the clients,
colleagues, court personnel, and judges with whom she worked with closely.
Josh Devine has joined Rogers,
Ehrhardt, Weber & Howard, LLC as a Principal. Josh graduated from the
University of Missouri School of Law in 2007. He was Note and Comment
Editor for the Missouri Law Review and a member of the Order of the
Coif. Josh practiced in St. Louis at Husch Blackwell from 2007-2011
before returning home to Columbia where he practiced at Ford, Parshall &
Baker from 2011 to 2015. He was named to the 2014 and 2015 Missouri &
Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Stars list in both Missouri and
Kansas. Devine’s practice areas will be civil litigation (including
personal injury, professional liability, and insurance defense),
business and employment law, and estate planning. Josh’s wife,
Christina Devine, is a member of the BCBA and attorney with
Harlan, Harlan & Still. His father, Jim Devine, was a longtime professor
at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.
Angela K. Drake, The Veteran’s
Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law, 104c Hulston Hall,
Columbia, MO 65211-4300, phone 882-7630, fax 882-4984, email
Steven R. Berry, Van Matre,
Harrison, Hollis, Taylor, and Elliott, P.C., 1103 E. Broadway, P.O. Box
1017, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 874-7777, fax 875-0017, email
James M. Owen, State of
Missouri’s Office of Administration/Owen Law Firm, LLC, 2628 Ridgefield
Rd., Columbia, MO 65203, phone 417-496-1924, email
Pat Eng has one newly remodeled
office available for rent, with 1200 sq. feet. Contact Pat or Matt
Woods at 874-4190 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Boone County Associate Court’s current list
of conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective
July 1, 2015. The updated list can be found on the website at
July 2015 Treasurer's Report by Jason
Account balance of as May 31, 2015
Receipts 5/31/15 to 6/26/15
6/26 2015 Dues
Expenses 5/31/15 to 6/30/15
6/10 Mark Langworthy - 2015 Picnic
6/26 Tranquility Internet Services, Inc. - Webhosting
Account Balance as of June 26, 2015
The Boone County Bar Association Newsletter is
published monthly by the Boone County Bar Association, Inc. Beginning August
1, 2011, send items for publication to the Editor/Webmaster, Thad Taylor,
1121 Bus. 70 E, Ste. 2B, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 445 4755, fax 445 4756,
email email@example.com. Annual dues are $50 and may be sent to the
Treasurer, Jason Simmons, P.O. Box 7068, Columbia, MO 65205-7068, phone
447-3355. 2012 13 BCBA officers are: President, Jennifer Bukowsky,
810 E. Walnut, Columbia, MO 65201-4863, phone 443-2288: Vice
President, Josh Oxenhandler, 107 N. 7th St., Coumbia, MO
65201-4425, phone 499-1700;
Secretary, Chrissy McCartney, 3610 Buttonwood, Ste. 200,
Columbia, MO 65201-3721, phone 886-8913; and Treasurer, Jason
above. Executive Committee members are the officers and Russell
Stephen Richey and Kristen Dickinson. The BCBA web site is at