Current BCBA Newsletter
The October 2014 Newsletter, Volume 29, Number
10, dated October 6, 2014, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
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CLE Credit Available at Next BCBA Meeting
The Clerk of the Missouri Supreme Court, Bill
Thompson, will be featured at the next regular meeting, lunchtime at Bleu,
on Wednesday, October 8. The program will be presented in a Question and
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 made
out to Bleu.
RSVP: To reserve your spot for this meeting, contact
BCBA Secretary Chrissy McCartney at 886-8913 or
firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon, Tuesday, October 7, so Bleu
can prepare sufficient food and seating.
Annual Chipping in for Charity Golf
Tournament set for October 13th
The 8th annual Chipping in for Charity golf
tournament is scheduled for Monday, October, 13, 2014 (Columbus Day - a
court holiday). This year's tournament will again be held at The Club at Old
Hawthorne, 6221 E. Hwy. WW. 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. To make the tournament a success and raise as much
money as possible, sponsorships and prize donations for the tournament are
Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or
email@example.com to sign
up, donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships. Last year's golf
tournament raised more than $11,600 for Mid-Missouri Legal Services
Corporation thanks to the many donors, participants, and sponsors.
BCBA Members Invited to Sign-Up for 2014-15
Much of the work of the BCBA is performed by its
committees. The BCBA committees provide a great opportunity for members to
work with each other in their areas of interest and contribute to the growth
of, and benefits offered by, the BCBA. The month of November is enrollment
month for BCBA committees.
The current standing committees for the BCBA, with a
list of last year’s members, can be found on the website at
http://bocomobar.org/committees.htm. The 2014-15 Committee Signup Form
also can be found on the page. If you would like to participate on a
committee, print off and complete the Committee Signup Form, and forward it
to BCBA President Jennifer Bukowsky, at
PLEASE NOTE: Even if you are
currently serving on a BCBA committee, please turn in a Committee Signup
Form if you wish to continue serving.
Missouri Bar and Mizzou Law School Offering
The Missouri Bar, in cooperation with the University
of Missouri School of Law, has developed a four-week series of exceptionally
interesting sessions that will provide the public practical information
about the laws that affect our daily lives. This exciting new program called
the Mini Law School for the Public.
The series costs $25 and includes course materials
and eight hours of programming. More information can be found in the Flyer
which also can be found in the ‘Other News’ section on the website. The full
program schedule along with online registration is available at
Please contact Judge Leslie Schneider,
the program’s planning committee chair, or Farrah Fite, Missouri Bar’s Media
Relations Director (573) 638-2251 if you have any questions.
Summons Reminder from Christy Blakemore
When a summons is returned non-est, if you want to
try service again you have to request a new summons to be issued. Every
summons issued is assigned an ID# so we can't us them more than once,
therefore it is not permissible to reprint that same summons for a second
attempt on service.
Christy Blakemore Recognized for 25 Years of
We would like to recognize and congratulate Christy
Blakemore for 25 years of service to the Boone County Circuit Clerk’s Office
of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court. This marks a significant milestone in
her judicial career. In 2007, she was elected Circuit Clerk and when she
assumed that role she embraced it with open arms. Christy has been a
hands-on and dedicated Circuit Clerk.
Best wishes to Christy on her 25th anniversary with
the judiciary and continued success as our Boone County Circuit Clerk.
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
Donald Sanders Posthumously Honored on
Former attorney and BCBA member Donald Sanders will
be inducted into the Boone County Historical Society Hall of Fame on October
9, at 5:30 p.m.
The posthumous Hall of Fame enshrinement will be
awarded to Donald Sanders, former Deputy Minority Counsel of the Senate
Committee that investigated Watergate. Sanders discovered Nixon's White
House tapes leading to the resignation of the President. He also served in
the United States Marine Corps, was a Federal Agent in the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Director of
Investigations for the United States Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence. Sanders was also Boone County Commissioner from 1988 through
1990 and former President of the Boone County Historical Society.
Boone County National Bank is our presenting
Platinum Sponsor once more and the Boone County Hall of Fame Reception and
Awards Ceremony will be held at 5:30 pm, Thursday, October 9, at the Boone
County Museum and Galleries. A reception will begin in the Montminy and the
induction ceremony will be conducted in the West History Exhibit Hall.
Tickets are $30 for members and go on sale Friday, September 5.
BCBA Upcoming CLE Programs Announced
Mark Your Calendars! As future BCBA programs are
lined up, Vice President Josh Oxenhandler, they will be announced here. On
November 13, Judge Jodie Asel will present the ‘State of the Court’ address.
In December, there will be the Holiday Party.
Around the bar . . .
Thursday, October 16, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.:
Please join the BCBA Probate Committee for a roundtable discussion entitled
“Probate Accounting for Attorneys and Staff” with Sandy Oswalt, Probate
Clerk, and Shara Meyer, Deputy Probate Clerk, on accounting issues
encountered in decedent estates. The program is FREE and open to all
attorneys AND their staff. Attendees will receive 1.8 hours CLE credit. It
will be held in the Jury Assembly Room, 3rd Floor, Boone County Courthouse.
Please feel free to bring your lunch, as it is not provided with the
Tuesday, October 21, 5:00 p.m.: The
Young Lawyers Committee will meet for happy hour at 9th Street Public House,
32 N. 9th Street. For more information contact Sander Sowers
at 875-1991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 23, 6:00 p.m.: SAVE THE DATE! - Heart of Missouri
CASA’s inaugural “JUSTICE IS SERVED” event will be held at Columbia Elks
Lodge, 4747 E. Elk Park Drive. This year’s event will be a roast of (former
Boone County Judge) Chris Kelly and will be hosted by (former Governor)
Roger B. Wilson. Tickets to the event are $100/person or $1,000.00/table (8
tickets). Heart of Missouri CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) trains
and supports community volunteers to be the voice of abused / neglected
children in protective custody in Boone and Callaway County Family Court.
Purchase your tickets by calling 573-442-4670 or emailing
email@example.com or visit
Individual and firm sponsorship opportunities are also available. Donors who
give $100 or more are eligible to apply for Missouri’s Children In Crisis
Tax Credit. For more information you can also contact Mike Holder,
Board Member, at 573-499-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to
see you there!
Saturday, November 1, 2 Hours before
Gametime: Mizzou Law School Alumni Tailgate. Carnahan Quadrangle,
MU Campus (in case of rain the tailgate will be held in Hulston Hall) A
block of rooms for out-of-town alumni is available at the Candlewood Suites
in Columbia for this event. Please make your reservation by October 8 by
calling the hotel directly and asking for the University of Missouri Law
block. For more information, call 573-882-4374.
Christopher Dunn, GeoVelo, LLC,
4201 Defoe Dr., Columbia, MO 65203-0251, phone 816-752-0449, email
graduating from Mizzou Law this May, Christopher enjoyed a 20 year career as
an urban planner, and local government department head. While at Mizzou,
Christopher started www.GeoVelo.org,
which is a legal exhibits company specializing in real property mapping,
crime/accident scene mapping, and 3-D recreations. Since passing the bar, he
is beginning a solo legal practice focused on providing state-wide
assistance to people with matters involving local government, planning,
zoning, and permitting.
Irene Karns, 503 E. Nifong, #212,
Columbia, MO 65201-3717, phone 289-3128, Fax 636-412-1536, email
Joy Ahern has accepted the position
of Associate Legal Counsel with The Columbia Insurance Group. Her new
contact information is 2102 White Gate Drive, Columbia, MO 65202, phone
800-877-3579 ext. 1294, fax 573-474-5865, email
Christopher Schappe announces as of
October 1, 2014 that address for Schappe & Schappe - Attorneys at Law will
be changing from 3610 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 200 Columbia, MO 65201 to 216
East McCarty Street; Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Gary Stamper won his age division
at the 30th Annual NEMO Triathlon in Kirksville, MO on September 7, 2014 in
a time of 2:13:00. The event consisted of a .75 mile swim, 18 mile bike, 5
mile run. By winning his age group, Gary qualified to compete in the USTA
2015 National Championships.
Between September 18 and October 31, the law school
is featuring “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”. There is a
special display in the Law Library. Related events include a showing of “The
Battle of Island Mound” (October 23) and Abraham Lincoln in Song (October
The Boone County Circuit Court’s current list of
conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective
September 23, 2014. 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 October
1, 2014. The updated list can be found on the website at
About 72 members and guests braved the rain to
attend the September 5 BCBA Annual Jim Butcher Picnic and Election of
September 2014 Treasurer's Report by Jason
Account balance of as August 31, 2014
Receipts 8/31/14 to 9/25/14
9/25 Bar Dues (2014)
9/25 Scholarship Contributions
Expenses 8/31/14 to 9/25/14
8/26 Check #1553 Campus Jewelers
(Appreciation Plaque for outgoing President)
8/26 Check #1554 University of Denver
8/26 Check #1555 Central Methodist
9/25 Check #1556 Club at Old Hawthorne
9/25 Check #1557 Hy Vee (Picnic)
9/25 Check #1558 Josh Oxenhandler
9/25 Check #1559 Lisa Key (Picnic
9/25 Check #1560 Mark Langworthy (Picnic
9/25 Check #1561 MU - Meat Sales for
9/25 Check #1562 Buckingham's (Picnic)
Account Balance as of September 25, 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 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