Current BCBA Newsletter
The November 2014 Newsletter, Volume 29, Number
11, dated November 3, 2014, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
PDF format by clicking
contents also appear immediately below in browser-readable format.
‘State of the Court’ Address Planned for
November 12 Meeting
13th Circuit Presiding Judge Jodie Asel
will deliver the ‘State of the Court’ address at the next regular BCBA
meeting at lunchtime on Wednesday, November 13. Judge Asel will speak about
current and anticipated court programs, the 13th Circuit budget, civil and
criminal caseloads, and other topics of interest to the 13th Circuit. The
program has been approved for 1.2 hours CLE credit.
Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the County Room at
Bleu, 811 E. Walnut. The presentation will begin about noon. A brief
business meeting will precede the program. Lunch will be $10, with checks
made out to Bleu.
RSVP: To reserve your spot for this meeting, contact
BCBA Secretary Chrissy McCartney at 886-8913 or
email@example.com by Noon, Tuesday, November 11. RSVP’s
are especially important for this meeting because members of the Callaway
County Bar are specifically invited to join BCBA to hear Judge Asel’s
address, and management at Bleu want to prepare sufficient food and seating.
BCBA Annual Chipping in for Charity Golf
Tournament Rained Out; Still Able to Donate to MMLS
The 8th Annual Chipping in for Charity Golf
Tournament scheduled for October 14th at The Club at Old Hawthorne was
unfortunately cancelled due to inclement weather. Despite the weather and
cancellation, thanks to the many sponsors, participants, and donors, it is
anticipated that $8,388.60 (though final numbers are not in yet) was raised
and will be donated to Mid-Missouri Legal Services, which provides pro bono
legal services for low income clients. Mid-Missouri Legal Services intends
to use the money for its veteran’s clinic. Since its inception, the Chipping
in for Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $68,000.00 for charity.
The BCBA Young Lawyers Committee, which organizes
the event, would like to thank all of the generous sponsors, donors,
participants, and volunteers who support and help organize the tournament
each year. Please mark your calendars for the 2015 tournament which is
scheduled for Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) at The Club at Old
BCBA Holiday Party set for December 16
The BCBA Holiday Party has been set for Tuesday,
December 16, from 6-8 p.m. This is an enjoyable annual social gathering for
members to mingle with other lawyers and judges and their spouses and dates.
The party will be at a new venue this year; the Broadway Hotel, 1111 East
Broadway. Spouses and dates are invited and welcome. The menu and other
details will be available soon.
BCBA Awards Committee Appointed
BCBA's Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor
of handing out annual awards at the BCBA picnic each year. We would like
your input in this process. In order to determine what awards will be given
and how the awardees will be selected, the BCBA Board unanimously agreed to
form a special temporary Awards Committee to be chaired by BCBA President
BCBA is pleased to announce that
Judge Gary Oxenhandler, Bob Buckley, and
Emily Little have all been appointed to and agreed to serve
on this committee. This committee will not be deciding who receives the
awards, but rather what awards will be given and the selection process for
these awards. If you have any ideas or input for this process, please email
one of the committee members.
BCBA Committee Members Announced for 2014-15
BCBA President Jennifer Bukowsky
has announced his appointments for the 2014-15 Committee members. If you
served on a committee during the 2013-14 year and have not turned in a
Committee Sign-Up Sheet, your name is not included on this year’s list. If
you wish to continue to serve on the same committee(s) or on a new
committee, please complete the Committee Sign-Up form found at
submit it to Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Norm Lampton.
Other Members: Joy Jackson
and Chris Dunn
Gwen Hart, Michael Foster,
Mitchell Moore, and Brian
George Batek, Kimberly Shaw,
Stan Clay, and
Juvenile Law/Guardian ad Litem
Casey Berndt and
Access to Justice
Chair: Mark Langworthy.
Other members: Gwen Hart,
Norm Lampton, and
Practice, Procedure and Judiciary
William Swift, Kristen
Dickinson, Milt Harper,
and Chris Dunn
Chair: Veronica Manahan.
Other members: Garnett
Green, Karen Hajicek, James
Ballard, Jason Simmons,
and Thad Taylor.
Chair: Sander Sowers and
Attorney/Judges Needed November 6-7 for AGO
The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to announce
the schedule for the 2014 AG Cup Mock Trial Competition:
Thursday, November 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Round 2 Thursday,
November 6, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Round 3 Friday, November 7, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Round 4 Friday, November 7, 2014 1:30 p.m. to
As you may recall, Missouri’s four law schools send their
best and brightest to this competition to compete for the honor of the AG
Cup traveling trophy. We are fortunate to have the use of the courtrooms in
the Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse again this year. It would be an
honor for us, and the competitors, to have you join us there and serve as a
judge if your calendar permits. Please contact
you would like to judge one or more rounds of the competition or if you
would like more information.
Veterans Law Symposium Offered on Veteran’s
Day, November 11
Mizzou Law School is offering a symposium focused on
veterans issues (being held on Veterans Day – November 11th) that will be of
interest to many BCBA members, including but not limited to attorneys
dealing with Veteran’s issues. The specific focus is on PTSD and MST and the
keynote address will be given by the retired leader of the Air Force JAG,
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Richard C. Harding.
While the symposium offers other speakers from
Washington, D.C. and from mid-Missouri, including two local attorneys –
Judge Michael Bradley and Tim Harlan of
Harlan, Harlan & Still. The whole symposium is FREE and will offer 3.6 hours
of Missouri CLE credit. For more information, including the full schedule
and registration instructions, go to
Guardian ad Litem Training on Veteran’s Day,
On the morning of Tuesday, November 11, from 8:30 to
12:20, the 13th Circuit is hosting a 3.6 hour Advanced Guardian Ad Litem
Training. The cost is $15.00. Please see the attached form for details, and
please return the form and payment to Mary Epping at the
Courthouse by November 7 for those planning to attend.
A copy of the GAL
agenda and registration form can be found here:
School of Law Seeks Supervising Attorney
In January 2015, the law school will open its newest
experiential learning initiative, the Entrepreneurship Clinic. We are
seeking a licensed Missouri attorney to supervise this clinic, which will
assist small businesses, start-ups and campus innovators with a variety of
legal issues, while providing students with hand-on transactional
experience. More information and application instructions are available from
University of Missouri Human Resource Services, at
Around the bar . . .
Tuesday, November 18, 5:00 p.m.:
The Young Lawyers Committee will meet for happy hour at Booche’s, 110 S. 9th
Street. For more information contact Sander Sowers at
875-1991 or email@example.com.
Columbia Family Law Group announces that Molly
Karcher is a new associate in the firm. Molly graduated from the University
of Missouri-Columbia in May 2014 and just recently passed the bar. She holds
a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She will focus her practice
in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, child support and
Josh Moore announces his move to
Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr, Jefferson City, MO 65101, phone
573-635-7977, fax 573-635-7414, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.cvdl.net.
Josh is very excited about joining CVDL and cannot wait to learn from their
Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, and Taylor, P.C., have
hired a new associate, Alexandra L. “Lexi” Klaus. Her contact information is
1103 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201, phone 573-874-7777, email
email@example.com. Lexi plan to join
the BCBA soon. More information may be available in that upcoming
Jared Buchanan, Faber & Brand, LLC,
6750 New Town, Columbia, MO 65203-1507, phone 777-8143, fax 777-8136, email
graduated from UMKC Law School in 2013. Prior to his employment as Associate
Attorney at Faber & Brand, he clerked for Cohen McNeile & Pappas in Kansas
City. Jared focuses on Creditor’s Rights litigation.
Trisha Green, Faber & Brand, LLC,
6750 New Town, Columbia, MO 65203-1507, phone 777-8135, fax 777-8136, email
graduated from UMKC School of Law in 2012. She started out at the Nevada
Public Defender Office before opening a solo criminal practice in Sedalia.
She is now at Faber & Brand doing collections and handling all of the
Probate cases throughout the state for the office.
Matthew R. Quetsch, Smith Lewis,
LLP, 111 S. Ninth St., Ste. 200, P.O. Box 918, Columbia, MO 65205, phone
443-3141, fax 442-6686, email
Dane Rennier, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Dane is a 2013
graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law. He has been working
with The Law Office of Mitchell Moore for eight years. He
also has worked with the Jefferson City Prosecutor’s office trying cases for
municipal violations. Licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, Dane has begun
practicing with an emphasis on criminal defense. He is looking forward to
continuing his practice of law and following his passion for trial work.
John Shikles, Rotts & Gibbs, LLC,
1001 E. Walnut St., Ste. 201, P.O. Box 7385, Columbia, MO 65205, phone
John is a Columbia native and a graduate of Rock Bridge High School. He
attended Truman State University, where he received a Bachelors of Science
in Economics. At the University of Missouri-School of Law, John focused his
study in general litigation skills. While in law school, he was a law clerk
for the Benson Law Firm in Kirksville, Missouri, the Missouri Attorney
General’s Office and the University of Missouri- Office of the General
Counsel. John joined Rotts & Gibbs in August 2014 and is looking forward to
beginning my legal career here in Columbia.
Scott Smith, Missouri State
Teachers Association, 407 S. 6th St., P.O. Box 458,Columbia, MO 65205, phone
442-3127, email email@example.com ,
website www.msta.org. Scott graduated from
Mizzou Law in May 2014. He currently works as a Staff Attorney at the
Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA). MSTA provides legal services to
teachers and other public school district employees across the state. Since
anything and everything can happen in a classroom, some of the legal issues
MSTA deal with include workers compensation, teacher contracts, due process
rights related to termination proceedings, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, Constitutional
Rights of teachers and students, as well as school board policies.
Brian Weisel, Missouri Attorney
General’s Office, 2401 Slickrock Dr., Columbia, MO 65202-8615, Phone
573-489-6702, fax 573-751-5660, 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 Associate Court’s current list of
conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective November
1, 2014. The updated list can be found on the website at
About 55 members and guests attended the regular
BCBA meeting and CLE presentation by the Clerk of the Missouri Supreme
Court, Bill Mitchell on October 8, entitled “Questions and Answers with the
Clerk of the Missouri Supreme Court”.
October 2014 Treasurer's Report by Jason
Account balance of as September 25, 2014
Receipts 9/25/14 to 10/31/14
10/31 Scholarship Contribution
10/31 Golf Tournament Revenue
Expenses 9/25/14 to 10/31/14
10/1 Thad Taylor - Webmaster stipend
10/8 Bleu - Speaker lunches
10/21 Precision SEM, LLC - Logo Design
10/22 Gretchen Yancey - Picnic Reimbursement
10/24 Bleu - Executive Committee Lunch
Account Balance as of October 31, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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