Current BCBA Newsletter
The March 2015 Newsletter, Volume 30, Number
3, dated March 3, 2015, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
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contents also appear immediately below in browser-readable format.
Next BCBA Meeting/CLE Set For March 11
The next regular BCBA meeting/CLE will be at
lunchtime on Wednesday, February 11. More details regarding the program will
be provided once they become available.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Bill Powell to be Honored In Memorium by the
Cancer Research Center on April 11
The Cancer Research Center proudly presents the 2015
Annual Kidwell Memorial Gala honoring the late Bill Powell. The event will
take place on Saturday, April 11th beginning at 5:30 pm. The Gala will be
held at the Plaza Event Center-Parkade Plaza, 601 Business Loop 70 W,
Columbia, MO. The tickets are $60.00 a piece, tables of ten are $600.00 each
and a sponsorship is $1,200.00
Bill was born on July 27, 1945 and grew up in
Mokane. His family moved to Jefferson City when he started high school and
he became a member of the undefeated Jeff City Jays football team coached by
the legendary Pete Adkins. He excelled in academics and football. He would
later earn a scholarship to play football for the University of Missouri. On
June 10, 1966 Bill married Cathe Funk at the Stephens Chapel in Columbia.
Through his college career, Bill received numerous
academic honors including acceptance into the Mystical Seven, Academic All
American, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Who's Who Among
Students in American Universities and Colleges, Pi Mu Epsilon Honorary Math
Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma
Fraternity Honor Society for First Year Students. He graduated with honors
with a degree in chemical engineering with a minor in nuclear engineering.
Bill also received many athletic awards and honors
playing football at Mizzou, including being voted Team Co-Captain. During
his senior year, he was invited to play in the Blue/Gray All Star Game and
the Senior Bowl. Following his graduation, Bill was drafted by Vince
Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers but chose to forgo a career in the NFL and
attend law school at the University of Missouri instead. He was also a
member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
Bill had a long career in Columbia as a respected
and trusted attorney. He had a real estate broker's license and focused on
real estate law the latter half of his career. He treasured his family and
many friends. He enjoyed bird hunting, fishing, gardening, wood working and
was known for the great stories he told (which we hear were mostly true).
Attending the Gala will be his wife Cathe; their
children Kerri (Chad) Linder, Dour Powell, Scott (Amy) Powell and Amy (Mick)
Wurzer. Many of his 11 beloved grandchildren also plan to attend.
For more information: contact Jack Bozarth,
Jackbozarth@cancerresearchcenter.org (573) 875-2255. The Cancer Research
Center is a 52 year old private, non-profit organization. All proceeds will
benefit local cancer research through the Raymond Freese Memorial Fellowship
Message From Christy Blakemore RE: Accepting
Money in the Court
The Boone County Circuit Clerk's Office is currently
going through an audit from the Missouri State Auditor's Office. This has
been a long and tedious process, however some very good suggestions have
come out of the visit.
One change that we are putting in place
immediately is no longer accepting payments in the courtroom. When we accept
any form of payments we need to immediately receipt them in JIS, create a
receipt and place the money in a secure drawer.
If you are disposing a
case and have your payment with you, please take your payment to the
accounting office after court. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may
cause you, but we need to make this change to ensure money is getting where
it needs to be and timely.
Time to Pay 2015 Dues
The BCBA is one of the most active and connected
local bar associations in Missouri. We provide our members with nearly all
the required annual CLE requirements for the price of lunch, reach out to
make our community better, and provide opportunities to keep up on our
practice areas and local issues, as well as to socialize with each other
outside of the courtroom. All of this for the reasonable fee of $50 per
attorney/$25 for public service attorneys.
If you have not already done so, please send in your
annual dues ASAP to replenish the operating budget and keep the BCBA
thriving. You 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
Judges Needed for High School Mock Trial
Competition Saturday, March 7
On Saturday, March 7th, the regional high school
mock trial competition will be held here in Columbia at MU’s law school.
Volunteers are needed to serve as judges and evaluators for the competition. The
basic schedule for the day is as follows:
9:00 am – Registration (receive nametags, room
9:30 am – Mandatory meeting for all teams, teachers,
coaches, and evaluators
10:00 am – Round One begins
Tolton A v Marshfield
Tolton B v Owensville
12:05 am – Round One ends
1:30 pm – Round 2 begins
Marshfield v Tolton B
Owensville v Tolton A
3:35 pm – Round 2 ends
4:15 pm – Final scores announced
This is always a great event. Lunch and refreshments
will be provided. If you are able to serve as a judge or evaluator, contact
Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or
Mizzou Law School to Host Intellectual
The University of Missouri School of Law will host a
conference, “IP and the University: Issues for Academics, Entrepreneurs and
Lawyers,” to commemorate the beginning of the law school’s new Center for
Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship on March 13. This conference
focuses on intellectual property law issues faced by the university
community in an effort to foster a better understanding of the systems in
place and to facilitate the proactive use of the relevant legal roles.
Speakers include faculty members from the law school, as well as lawyers,
academic administrators and business leaders from across campus and the
state. The keynote address will be given by Mizzou Law Professor Dennis
Crouch, an author of the nation’s leading patent law blog, Patently-O.
This event is free and open to the public.
Registration is required for the keynote presentation and the reception, but
not for the four panel presentations. The symposium offers 5 hours of CLE
credit in Missouri.
Questions and registrations may be directed to Laura
Coleman at email@example.com or 573-882-5969.
Diana Taylor Honored for Over Thirty Years
On February 20, 2015, the Judges’ Office honored and
recognized Diana Taylor for her many years of service to the Thirteenth
Judicial Circuit. Diana first came to the Thirteenth Circuit on January 1,
1983, serving as the Division III Court Reporter first under Judge
Ellen Roper. She currently reports to Judge Kevin Crane.
She is a valuable asset to not only the Judges’ Office but to the entire
The next time you see Diana, please congratulate her
for her years of dedication and continued service to our circuit. If you
would like to send her an email, please direct it to
Donations Requested for MOPACC Annual
The Boone County Circuit Clerk's Office needs your
help. The Missouri Professional Association of Court Clerks (MOPACC) is
having its annual meeting coming up at the end of March and we supply a
"goody" bag to all the clerks in attendance. This year the county that was
slated to collect donations for the bags is unable to fulfill their
The President of the association has reached out to
us for assistance. We prepare 200 bags total. We are requesting donations
for the bags. Donations can be items to place in the bags or a monetary
donation to purchase items for the bags. Anyone that would like to donate
can contact Sherry Seiling at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Toni Kardon at
We can both be reached by calling 573-886-4000. Our
deadline for collections is March 16th. As always, your help is greatly
Around the bar . . .
Friday, March 6, 11:45 a.m.: The
Criminal Law Committee will meet at Trey Bistro, 21 North 9th Street. The
Committee intends to meet at Trey Bistro the first Friday of each month
(except July) in 2015. For more information, contact Kevin O’Brien
at 442-5944 or
Tuesday, March 31, 5 p.m.: The
Young Lawyers Committee will meet for happy hour at Glenn’s Cafe, 29 S. 8th
Street. For more information contact Sander Sowers at
875-1991 or email@example.com.
Cullen Cline and
Christopher Braddock of Cline & Braddock Law Offices are pleased to
announce the addition of Attorney Jeffrey K. Basinger
beginning March 2, 2015. Jeff was formerly with Mid-Missouri Legal Services
for several years. With his joining the firm, the offices will relocate to
1310 Old Hwy 63 S., Suite 6, Columbia, MO 65201. Cline & Braddock is a
general law practice focusing on all areas of legal services including
family, civil, criminal, probate and estate planning.
Jennifer Bukowsky is looking for a
subleasor to take over her space at 810 E Walnut Street. She will be moving
her firm (with her associate Ben Faber) at the end of March
to 217 N. 9th Street. She has until October of 2016 left on her lease for
the space at 810 E. Walnut St. If you are interested in subleasing the
space, please contact her at 443-2288.
Caraker Law Firm, P.C. has moved its office to 1203
W. Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65203. Chad Caraker’s
contact information remains the same. E-mail:
573-875-2212. Fax 573-875-2213. Caraker Law Firm’s practice concentration
remains Tax Resolution and Consulting, Estate Planning, and Business
Planning and transactions.
Brent Haden and Connie
Haden have changed the name of their firm to The Law Firm of Haden
and Haden. Their contact information remains 827 E. Broadway, Suite B,
Columbia, MO 65201, phone 442-3535, fax 888-632-7775, website
www.hadenlaw.com , emails
No new members reported this month .
Robert J. Buckley of the law firm
of Oliver Walker Wilson LLC has been elected to membership in the
prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), one of the nation’s
highest honors for trial lawyers. ABOTA is composed of nationally known
judges and trial lawyers, where admission is by invitation only based on an
individual’s honorable reputation, strong personal character, and for having
tried a significant number of civil jury trials to verdict.
Several BCBA Members volunteered at The Food Bank of
Central and Northeast Missouri on February 11th as part of the Missouri
Association of Trial Attorneys’ “Missouri Trial Lawyers Care” charitable
group. Boone County attorneys Scott Wilson, Sander Sowers,
Kellie Wingate Campbell, Mike Campbell,
Maddie Garrett, Danny Miller, and Mark Evans packed
thousands of Buddy Packs and presented a check for $3,000.00 to The Food
Office share arrangement is available at the Guitar
Building, 28 North 8th Street, Columbia. The arrangement includes a
receptionist, paralegal, copier, fax, and conference room. For more
information, contact Jenny Young at 573-442-1646.
M.A.R.C.H. Mediation offers free mediation to
never-married or divorced parents who are receiving any state aid (TANF,
Medicaid, etc.) or for whom child support payments are going through Child
Support Enforcement. Call 800-595-9750 to clarify eligibility.
On February 25, Presiding Judge Carpenter issued
Administrative Order 03-15, which updates the Callaway County Associate
Circuit Court’s Tuesday schedule. The updated docket can be seen at
The Boone County Associate Court’s current list of
conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective March 3,
2015. The updated list can be found on the website at
February 2015 Treasurer's Report by Jason
Account balance of as January 31, 201
Receipts 2/1/15 to 2/27/15
2/27 Lunch Reimbursement
2/27 2015 Dues
Expenses 2/1/15 to 2/27/15
2/10 Bleu- Member Lunch
2/12 McCartney Law Office - Speaker
lunch reimbursement & Attendance Shortage
Account Balance as of February 27, 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 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