Current BCBA Newsletter
The September 2015 Newsletter, Volume 30, Number
9, dated August 31, 2015, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
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Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic on
The next scheduled event of the Boone County Bar
Association is the annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic and Election of
Officers the evening of Friday, September 11, at Twin Lakes Park, 2500
Chapel Hill Road. Bear right after entering the park to go to the shelter
A social hour will begin about 5 p.m., followed by
dinner about 6 p.m. The usual menu will be served, including smoked ribeye,
bratwurst, hot dogs, and traditional side dishes, and beverages including
beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. The picnic is free of charge,
RSVP’s are not necessary, and families/significant others are welcome. 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. 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 year.
The Picnic Committee consists of Mark
Langworthy, Chair, Stan Clay, Christina
Devine, Jason Simmons, Sander Sowers,
and Norm Lampton.
Josh Oxenhandler nominated for 2015-16
Current BCBA Vice President Josh Oxenhandler
of Holder Susan Slusher Oxenhandler has been selected by
the Nominating Committee as the nominee for 2015-16 BCBA President.
Other nominees are Marjorie Lewis
of Brown, Willbrand, Simon, Powell & Lewis, for Vice President,
Jennifer Riedy of University of Missouri Law School,
for Secretary, Jason Simmons of Cripps & Simmons
for Treasurer, and Gretchen Yancey of The Yancey Law
Firm, and Rusty Antel of Walther, Antel & Stamper,
for at-large members of the Executive Committee.
Next year's Executive Committee will consist of the
officers, at-large members, immediate past-President Jennifer
Bukowsky, and Editor/Webmaster Thad Taylor.
The election of 2015-16 officers will take place at
the Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic and Annual Meeting to be held in September.
At the election, nominations also may be made from the floor with the
consent of those so nominated.
Many thanks for the hard work of this
year's Nominating Committee, consisting of Kevin O’Brien,
Mark Langworthy and Clayton Thompson.
Nominations Sought for First Annual BCBA
The BCBA will recognize two members with awards at
this year's annual Picnic, on September 11th. The awards will be:
Distinguished Professional Award- to a BCBA member in
practice 15 or more years who exemplifies the highest legal and ethical
standards to which all legal professionals should strive.
Outstanding Service Award- to a BCBA member who has made
significant contributions to the benefit of the legal profession, the
justice system, and/or our community.
The awards committee consists of Jennifer
Bukowsky (443-2288 or firstname.lastname@example.org), , Judge Gary Oxenhandler
(886-4050), Marjorie Lewis (442-3181 or
email@example.com ), Emily Little (449-2613 or
firstname.lastname@example.org ), and Bob Buckley (443-3134 or
email@example.com ). If you would like to nominate a BCBA member for either
award, please contact one of the awards committee members as soon as
New Bond Policy and Procedures Effective
On August 28, Judge Robert D. Aulgur
signed into effect new Bond Policy and Procedures for the 13th
Circuit Municipal Division – City of Columbia, which repealed the policy
that had been in effect since December 13, 2010. A copy of the new policy
can be found on the BCBA website at
13th Circuit to Hire a Drug Court
13th Circuit Presiding Judge Christine
Carpenter is pleased to announce she received notice on Tuesday,
August 25, from the Circuit Court Budget Committee that the 13th Circuit may
hire a Drug Court Commissioner. This announcement comes after a two year
process in which the circuit was able to work with local legislators,
especially Senator Kurt Schaefer and former Representative
Chris Kelly, to change statutory authority to allow the
circuit to request a commissioner and obtain funding.
“The 13th Judicial
Circuit has established a reputation as a leader in Missouri and the U.S. in
the growth and development of treatment courts,” said Judge Carpenter. “The
addition of a Drug Court Commissioner helps ensure the programs we have
developed since 1998 will continue to benefit the citizens of Boone and
Callaway County for years to come. We are fortunate to have such forward
thinking bipartisan representation.”
The circuit currently has six treatment courts
between its two counties, overseen by four judges. The commissioner may
oversee all treatment courts, therefore all of these dockets may be
consolidated onto that one person’s schedule.
Date for Annual Chippin’ in for Charity
Golf Tournament Set for October 12
The 9th annual Chipping in for Charity golf
tournament is scheduled for Monday, October, 12, 2015 (Columbus Day - a
court holiday). This year's tournament will be held at Columbia Country
Club, 2210 Country Club Drive. Net proceeds from the tournament will be
donated to Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation. The tournament is a
four-person scramble format, open to both lawyers and non-lawyers.
The entry fee is $125/person and $500/team, which
includes green fees, range privileges, cart, lunch, beverages (beer, soda,
water), etc. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams and for various
on-course games and contests. There will also be hole-in-one prizes. The
registration deadline for the tournament is Monday, September 28th.
To make the tournament a success and raise as much
money as possible, sponsorships and prize donations for the tournament are
needed. Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up,
donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships. You may also download the
registration flyer from the BCBA website at
http://bocomobar.org/other_news.htm. (If you have difficulty with
the link, try accessing it with Google Chrome browser). The golf tournament
has raised more than $68,000.00 for charity since its inception thanks to
the many donors, participants, and sponsors.
The Young Lawyers Committee has teamed up with the
Blue Goose of Mid-Missouri to promote its tournament on October 5, as well,
which is at A.L. Gustin. Golfers who register for both events will be given
a $10 discount off each entry fee. For a team of four (4), that translates
into $80 total savings. If you would like to register for both events, be
sure to mention as much when you register for each event.
Around the bar . . .
Wednesday, September 16, 5 p.m.:
Young Lawyers Committee happy hour: The Young Lawyers Committee will meet
for happy hour at DogMaster Distillery, 210 St. James Street. The committee
will continue planning for the annual Chipping in for Charity golf
tournament fundraiser benefitting Mid-Missouri Legal Services. Please
contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or
email@example.com for more
Saturday, September 19: The
University of Missouri Law School welcomes alumni and friends to register
for our tailgate, which will be held on September 19th before the Mizzou -
UConn football game. The game starts at 11:00 a.m. Registration is requested
by September 11th. Here is the link:
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 to
For more information, contact Jim Howard at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 442-0131.
Manuel Tatayon is no longer working
for the Public Defender’s office, and is in transition. More information
will be provided at a later date. In the meantime, Manuel’s phone number is
573-864-7164, and current email address is
Please note, when applying for membership for the
BCBA, please complete the BCBA Enrollment form and forward it to BCBA
webmaster/Newsletter editor Thad Taylor if you would like
to be listed in the Membership Directory and to receive occasional
announcements through the secure listserve.
More information is available on Todd T.
Smith. Todd is very pleased to join the BCBA. He graduated from
Drake University Law School in 2008 and received his Master’s of Laws (LL.M)
in Law and Government from American University’s Washington College of Law
in 2009. Prior to joining Ford, Parshall & Baker, I worked in the Missouri’s
Attorney General’s Office in the labor and criminal divisions. At FPB,
Todd’s practice is focused on insurance defense and appellate litigation.
His academic specialty is constitutional law, particularly the
decision-making processes of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Charles Bender, contact information
will be provided once it is received.
Casey Forbis, 201 Caribou Drive,
Columbia, MO 65202.
The Boone County Associate Court’s current list
of conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective
August 31, 2015. The Boone County Circuit Court’s list of conflicts to the
regular docket schedule has been updated effective July 30, 2015. The
updated lists can be found on the website at
August 2015 Treasurer's Report by Jason
Account balance of as July 31, 2015
Receipts 7/31/15 to 8/30/15
8/19 2015 Membership Dues
8/19 Lunch Reimbursements
8/28 2015 Membership Dues
Expenses 7/31/15 to 8/30/15
8/19 Bleu - Speaker lunches & Reimbursements
Account Balance as of August 30, 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