Current BCBA Newsletter
The February 2016 Newsletter, Volume 31, Number
2, dated February 5, 2016, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
PDF format by clicking
contents also appear immediately below in browser-readable format.
Next BCBA Meeting/CLE Set For February 10
MU Law Professor David English will be the presenter
at the next BCBA meeting on Wednesday, February 10. The title of the
presentation is “Current Issues in Guardianship and Conservatorship Law” The
program has been approved for 1.2 hours of MCLE 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 $14, with
checks made out to Bleu. PLEASE NOTE: The price of lunch has been raised
RSVP: To reserve your spot for this meeting,
contact BCBA Secretary Jennifer Riedy at 882-0940 or
firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon,
Tuesday, February 9. RSVP’s are important for this meeting because there
may be a large turnout in light of the Ethics CLE credit, and management
at Bleu want to prepare sufficient food and seating.
Time to Pay 2016 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 more-than-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, 2016.
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. (It
may be updated to the 2016 form if the website administrator can figure
out his PDF software.) 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
Volunteer Judges Needed for High School Mock
Trial Competition February 27
Volunteer Judges are needed for the Outstate
Regional High School Mock Trial competition set for Saturday, February 27th
at the Mizzou Law School. There will be two rounds of competition, one in
the morning and one in the early afternoon. The morning session begins at
9:00 a.m. and the afternoon session should conclude by approximately 3:30
pm. Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or email@example.com if you
are able to volunteer. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Courtroom Technology Trainings Being
Provided February 5 and 19
Boone County Technology Services Supervisor Steve
Smith will be providing two 1-hour trainings on the technology available to
attorneys in the Boone County Ceremonial Courtroom. The trainings are
scheduled for Friday, February 5, at 3 p.m., and Friday, February 19, at 3
p.m. No reservation is necessary. The training will focus on how to use the
technology at the lectern and attorneys' tables.
Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium
set for April 21-22
The 35th Annual Kansas City Estate Planning
Symposium will be held on April 21st and 22nd, 2016, at the Overland
Park, Kansas Convention Center. This continuing education seminar is
sponsored by the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City, the Financial
Planning Association of Greater Kansas City and the University of
Missouri Kansas City School of Law and will provide an entire year’s
worth of CLE (16+ total hours, including 2 hours of ethics credit). The
curriculum, presented by nationally renowned speakers, is geared towards
estate planning, business and tax attorneys; CPA’s; Trust Officers;
Planned Giving Professionals and Financial Planners.
information, contact Jason Simmons, Regional
Ambassador, at (573) 447-3355, or
BCBA Committee Directory is being
The BCBA Committee Directory is being updated.
So far, the only members that have signed up or made their interest
known to BCBA President Josh Oxenhandler are those
included below. If you would like to join a committee, please fill out
and forward the BCBA Committee Signup Form found on the website at
If you are currently serving on a committee, and
would like to continue to serve as either the Chair or a member, or if
you would like to join a committee, please contact Josh at
There is not an arduous acceptance process to being on a committee, but
we need to know if you still are participating, and if you wish to be
included for the 2015-2016 year.
||Finley Gibbs, Lorri Kline
||CHAIR: Finley Gibbs. Members- Kate
||CHAIR: Amy Markel. Members- Casey
Berndt, Lorri Kline, Anna
Lingo, Tana Benner, Rachael
Kennedy, Josh Oxenhandler,
||CHAIR: Casey Berndt. Members- Amy
||CHAIR: Susan Lutton
||CHAIR: Mark Langworthy. Members-
|PRACTICE, PROCEDURE & JUDICIARY
||CHAIR: Veronica Manahan. Members-
Jason Simmons, Thad Taylor
||CHAIR: Marjorie Lewis
||CHAIR: Sander Sowers
Mizzou Law School’s Small Firm and Public
Interest Expo on February 25
Mizzou Law School would like to extend a personal
invitation to your organization to participate in the University of Missouri
School of Law Career Expo to be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in the
Columns Ballroom and Great Room located in the Reynolds Alumni Center on the
University of Missouri campus. The Expo will enable representatives from law
firms, public interest, governmental organizations, corporations and other
legal employers to meet with current J.D. students for informational
interviews and networking.
This free event is scheduled from 11:30 to 2:00
and will include a light lunch. Beginning at 2:30, employers are invited
to a complimentary Ethics CLE Workshop (2.2 hours) to be held in the
Courtroom in Hulston Hall.
The law school will also provide:
to post job openings and internships opportunities on our job board
• Resume collection in advance of the Expo
• Private rooms to conduct
We hope you will consider attending the Career
Expo and take advantage of this opportunity to network with our law
students. To reserve your spot, you may download the form at
the completed registration form to the attention to Jennifer
, fax number 573-882-9625. Space is limited!
If you have any
questions regarding this event or would like to reserve an interview
room, have resumes collected or post a position, please feel free to
More Video Dockets May be to Come in the
MThe 13th Circuit will be working the jail to
evaluate what additional cases may be heard over video in Boone County. We
wanted to alert the members of the Bar that the court may be doing more
dockets by video. For more information, contact Mary Epping,
13th Circuit Court Administrator at 886-4058 or Mary.Epping@courts.mo.gov.
BCBA Upcoming CLE Programs Announced
Mark Your Calendars! BCBA Vice President Marjorie
Lewis has lined up the following programs so far for the upcoming fiscal
year: March 9, 2016- Judge Gary Oxenhandler, regarding his years of service
as a judge. Additional programs will be announced as they are lined up.
Please mark your calendars now so we can have a great turnout for these
Around the bar . . .
Thursday, February 18, 5:00 p.m.:
The Young Lawyers Committee will meet for happy hour at Teller’s, 820 E.
Broadway. Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
No transitions reported this month.
Jennifer Bard, Oliver Walker
Wilson, LLC, 401 Locust St., Ste. 302, P.O. Box 977, Columbia, MO 65201,
phone 573-443-3134, fax 573-442-6263, email
www.owwlaw.com. A native of Boonville, Jennifer graduated from
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Buies Creek,
North Carolina in May 2009. Jennifer most recently practiced law at the
Missouri Attorney General’s Office as a Special Prosecutor – Public Safety
Claire Owen, Stinson Leonard
Street LLP, 230 W. McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO 65101, phone
Mike Sukup, Cripps & Simmons,
LLC, 1109 Club Village Dr., Ste. 101, P.O. Box 7068, Columbia, MO 65203,
phone 573-447-3355, email
email@example.com. Mike is a graduate of Kansas State
University (B.A. 2007) and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of
Law (J.D., 2010). He focuses his practice on estate planning, elder law,
and business planning. Prior to moving to Columbia, Mike practiced in
estate planning in the Kansas City area.
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.
The Boone County Associate Court’s current list
of conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective
February 1, 2016. The updated list can be found on the website at
There have been some changes to the 2016 Docket.
The Associate Arraignment docket on Wednesdays is now in Division 5
rather than Division 9. Division 6 will no longer have the first
Thursday of each month. Instead, every Thursday will be covered by
Division 5. Please be mindful of these changes when setting new cases
for arraignment/initial arraignment, issuing tickets and doing bond
returns. The updated 2016 Dockets will be posted to the website soon.
The office of Clay, Kline & Young, LLC is
offering an office share arrangement at the Guitar Building, 28 N. 8th
St., Ste. 517, across from the Boone County Courthouse. The arrangement
includes a paralegal, receptionist, internet access, Westlaw access,
office supplies, conference room, fax line, utilities, and a kitchen
area. For more information, contact Lorri Kline or
Jenny Young at 442-1646.
Pat Eng has newly remodeled
store front office space available (approximately 1100 square feet) at
903 East Ash Street, becoming available on February 10. Contact Pat at
874-4190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Glen Ehrhardt has been
reappointed to the Board of Directors for Mid-Missouri Legal Services.
About 82 members and guests attended the BCBA
meeting and Sara Rittman’s Ethics CLE presentation of “Ethics: Learning
from Other’s Mistakes” on January 13.
January 2016 Treasurer's Report by Jason
Account balance of as December 31, 2015
Receipts 12/31/15 to 1/29/16
1/13 2016 Membership Dues
1/15 2016 Membership Dues
1/29 Lunch Reimbursement
1/29 2016 Membership Dues
Expenses 12/31/15 to 1/29/16
1/30 Thad Taylor- 4th Quarter Webmaster/Newsletter
1/15 Bleu- Member Lunch Payments
Account Balance as of January 29, 2016
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. 2014-15 BCBA officers are: President,
Josh Oxenhandler, 107 N. 7th St., Columbia, MO 65201-4425, phone
499-1700; Vice-President, Marjorie Lewis, 601 E. Broadway,
Ste. 203, Columbia, MO 65205, phone, 442-3181; Secretary, Jennifer
Riedy, 103 Hulston Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, phone 882-0940; and
Treasurer, Jason Simmons, address above. Executive
Committee members are the officers and Jennifer Bukowsky,
Rusty Antel and Gretchen Yancey. The BCBA
web site is at www.bocomobar.org.