Current BCBA Newsletter

The December 2014 Newsletter, Volume 29, Number 12, dated November 30, 2014, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in PDF format by clicking here. The contents also appear immediately below in browser-readable format.

BCBA at The Broadway: Holiday Party Set For December 16

The 2014 annual BCBA Holiday Party will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16. The party will be held in The Katy Ballroom at The Broadway Hotel, 1111 East Broadway. The cost is $30 per person.

The format will consist of a mixer with a lot of delicious appetizers, both omnivore and vegetarian. There will be free beer, wine, liquor, and soft drinks. A great band from St. Louis will be playing great music. A very brief program will take place about 7 p.m.

RSVP: Please RSVP for the Holiday Party by Noon on December 9 to ensure there will be sufficient food. An evite invitation will be sent to members in the near future. You can RSVP by responding to the evite, or by contacting BCBA Secretary Chrissy McCartney at 886-8913 or

Time to Pay 2015 Dues 

Lawyers and firms wishing to expense 2015 BCBA dues in 2014 may send $50/lawyer dues to Treasurer Jason Simmons at P.O. Box 7068, Columbia, MO 65205-7068. Make checks payable to “Boone County Bar Association.” Dues become payable January 1, and members will be removed from the rolls if they have not paid dues by April 1, 2015. Dues are waived for sitting and retired judges, and members who have reached 75 years of age, or have been licensed for 50 years.

Please provide the 2015 Boone County Bar Association Dues Payment/Waiver Form with your payment or exemption. This is especially important if you would like your areas of practice listed with your name in the Membership Directory. On the form, each attorney may list up to two areas of practice. The form can be found at

Judge Bryson’s Reception to be held December 16

A reception will be held to celebrate the judicial career of The Honorable Larry A. Bryson in the Boone Room at Peach Tree Catering, 120 Nifong Blvd., on Saturday, December 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome but RSVP’s are needed. Please RSVP to or

Around the bar . . .


Friday, December 19, 11:30 p.m.: The Young Lawyer’s Committee will meet for its annual holiday lunch gathering at Umbria, 904 Elm Street. Those attending are asked to bring a gag/white elephant gift for the always entertaining gift exchange. Please RSVP by December 17 at 5:00 p.m. to Sander Sowers at 875-1991, or  


Aimee Davenport has begun working at Evans & Dixon, LLC, 501 Cherry St., Ste. 200, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 777-8823, fax 314-884-4541, email

Bryan Bacon has begun working at Evans & Dixon, LLC, 501 Cherry St., Ste. 200, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 777-8823, fax 314-884-4541, email

Timothy Gerding has begun working at Evans & Dixon, LLC, 501 Cherry St., Ste. 200, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 777-8823, fax 314-884-4541, email

Thomas Ellis has joined The Seigfreid Law Firm, LLC, 108 N. Jefferson St., Mexico, MO 65265-2765, phone 573-581-8888, fax 573-581-8889, website Thomas’s email address remains


Abigail Owen, 2509 Stratford Chase Parkway, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 314-413-8895, email,  practice areas Civil Litigation (defense), general practice.

John M.A. Conrace, 3601 W. Broadway, Apt. 16-304, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone 417-214-1190, email

Alan Meyer, 114 Clinkscales, Columbia, MO 65203, phone 777-9555, fax 777-9577, email,  website, practice areas: Bankruptcy and Civil Litigation (defense).

Caleb Jones, Caleb Jones & Associates, 2100 E. Broadway, Ste. 203, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 573-424-7452, fax 777-6777, email, practice areas: General Practice.

Michael Byrne, Haden & Byrne, 827 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201, email, website, practice area: Criminal.

Molly Karcher, Columbia Family Law Group, 1200 Rogers St., Ste. A, Columbia, MO 65201-4744, phone 303-5530, email, website

Alexandra “Lexi” Klaus, Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis & Taylor, P.C., 1103 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1017, phone 874-7777, fax 875-00417, email, website

Ron Rowe, 2201 UMC Drive, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 289-2937, email    


Stan Clay has several items of office furniture for sale at reasonable prices. If interested, please call Stan at 442-1646 to discuss what is available and arrange a viewing.

The Boone County and Callaway Courts’ docket schedules effective January 1, 2015, have been updated. The updated list can be found on the website at

The Boone County Associate Court’s current list of conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective November 14, 2014. The updated list can be found on the website at

About 90 members and guests attended the regular BCBA meeting and The ‘State of the Court’ presented by Judge Jodie Asel on November 12.   

November 2014 Treasurer's Report by Jason Simmons

Account balance of as October 31, 2014


Receipts 10/31/14 to 11/30/14

10/31   Interest $0.04
11/26   2014 Dues $50.00
11/26   2015 Dues $700.00

Total Receipts


Expenses 10/31/14 to 11/30/14

11/7    The Broadway Lodging, LLC - Holiday Party Deposit ($1,000.00)
11/10    Jennifer Bukowsky - Membership Drive Mailing   ($220.74)
11/26   The Club at Old Hawthorne - Golf Tournament ($1,660.00)
11/26   Mid-Missouri Legal Services - Donation ($8,338.60)

Total Expenses


Account Balance as of November 30, 2014


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  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 Simmons, address above. Executive Committee members are the officers and Russell Still, Stephen Richey and Kristen Dickinson. The BCBA web site is at