Current BCBA Newsletter
The December 2015 Newsletter, Volume 30, Number
12, dated November 25, 2015, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
PDF format by clicking
contents also appear immediately below in browser-readable format.
BCBA at The Broadway: Holiday Party Set For
The 2015 annual BCBA Holiday Party will be from 6-8
p.m. on Tuesday, December 8. The party will be held in The Katy Ballroom at
The Broadway Hotel, 1111 East Broadway. This is an enjoyable annual social
gathering for members to mingle with other lawyers and judges and their
spouses and dates. The cost is $30 per person.
The format will consist of a mixer with a lot of
delicious appetizers, both omnivore and vegetarian. There will be free
beer, wine, liquor, and soft drinks. A great band from St. Louis will be
playing great music. A very brief program will take place about 7 p.m.
RSVP: Please RSVP for the Holiday Party by Noon
on Wednesday, December 2 to ensure there will be sufficient food. You
can RSVP by contacting BCBA Secretary Jennifer Riedy at
882-0940 or email@example.com.
Time to Pay 2016 Dues
Lawyers and firms wishing to expense 2016 BCBA dues
in 2015 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 2016 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
http://bocomobar.org/PDF/Enrollment_form_2015.pdf. (The 2015
form will work; it will be updated soon.)
Casey Clevenger’s Public Swearing-In Set For
Commissioner Casey Clevenger’s
public swearing in with the Court en Banc is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on
Monday, November 30, in the ceremonial courtroom on the third floor of the
Boone County Courthouse. All public and media are welcome to attend.
Commissioner Clevenger, Division XII, will
preside over Boone and Callaway County Drug Courts, DWI Courts, 13th
Circuit Veterans Treatment Court and Boone County Mental Health Court.
The Court en Banc appointed Clevenger to the new position on October 27.
Before her appointment Clevenger served as
Assistant Prosecutor in Callaway County, and the New Bloomfield
municipal judge. Clevenger graduated from Ball State University in
Muncie, IN, with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and
political science; and earned her juris doctor degree from the Thomas
Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. She is currently the chair for
the state Committee for Best Practices on Driving While Intoxicated
Enforcement; is a member of the state Crime Lab Working Group
(2011-present); is a board member for the Callaway County Coalition
Against Rape and Domestic Violence (2010 to present); a member of the
Fulton Rotary Club; and is the former president of the Callaway County
Please contact Mary Epping,
Court Administrator, at 886-4058 or
if you would like to bring a camera to this event.
Opportunity to Help MMLS Through CoMoGives
Mid-Missouri Legal Services is participating in the
2015 CoMoGives campaign. In cooperation with the Community Foundation of
Central Missouri, CoMoGives is an annual online giving event where
individuals can donate to their charities of choice and help strengthen our
community. It is easy to make your tax-deductible donation at CoMoGives.com
and help MMLS get matching funds from the Community Foundation.
MMLS provides free legal assistance to hundreds
of low-income families each year to secure safety for survivors of
domestic violence, prevent homelessness and help the indigent receive
public benefits. Help us move up the leaderboard at CoMoGives.com and
brighten our community!
For more information, contact Executive
Director Susan Lutton at 442-0116, or
Attorneys and Law Students Needed
January 15-16 for Mock Trial Tournament
Columbia College and the University of Missouri
Columbia are hosting an Undergraduate Mock Trial Invitational Tournament
competition at the University of Missouri Columbia on Friday January 15
and Saturday January 16, 2016. The tournament hosts need attorneys and
law students to serve as judges for this four-round tournament, which
serves as a forum for teams to practice their skills for the regional
tournament held in Kansas City in February. Judges will score a printed
ballot with established criteria and rule on evidentiary objections
governed by an evidence code similar to the Federal Rules of Evidence.
This year’s case is a criminal bribery case.
Judges are needed for any and all rounds, which are as follows:
Round 1 – Friday, January 15
2:00 p.m. –5:00
Round 2 – Friday, January 15
7:00 p.m. –
Round 3 – Saturday, January 16
Round 4 – Saturday, January 16
1:30 p.m. –
Food and ample non-alcoholic beverages will be
provided for judges. Those interested in judging or in need of further
information may contact Professor Barry Langford at Columbia College at
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: January 13, 2016- Sara Rittman; February 10, 2016- Professor David
English, regarding current issues in guardianship/conservatorship law; 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
13th Circuit Accepting Applications for
2016 Family Court Mediators
The 13th Judicial Circuit is now accepting
applications for their 2016 list of Court Approved Family Court Mediators.
Supreme Court of Missouri Rule 88.05 requires a mediator in a contested
child custody matter to be an attorney or to possess graduate degree in a
field that includes the study of psychiatry, psychology, social work,
counseling or other behavioral science substantially related to marriage and
family interpersonal relationships. This rule also mandates that a mediator
has received a minimum of 20 hours of child custody mediation training in a
program approved by the court. Local Court Rule 68.16(C) requires mediators
to obtain an additional 6 hours of mediation-related training every two
years, using The Missouri Bar's reporting period.
Applicants must submit an application form and
certificate of completion of hours taken. Please submit your completed
application by December 30, 2015 to Cindy Garrett, Deputy Court
Administrator, 13th Judicial Circuit, Boone County Courthouse, 705 E.
Walnut St., Columbia, MO 65201. Application forms are available on the
BCBA website at
http://bocomobar.org/other_news.htm, by calling Cindy at 886-4059 or
e-mailing her at
Around the bar . . .
Friday, December 18th, 11:30 a.m.:
The Young Lawyer’s Committee will meet for its annual holiday lunch
gathering at Umbria, 904 Elm Street. Those attending are asked to bring a
gag/white elephant gift for the always entertaining gift exchange. Please
RSVP by December 16th at 5:00 p.m. to Sander Sowers at
875-1991, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Prosecutor Steven Richey has
announced he will retire from that position effective March 4, 2016. Steven
intends to stay active in the Bar and concentrate in Veteran’s Law matters.
Andrea Hayes, Assistant Prosecuting
Attorney, Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut, Columbia, MO 65201, email
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
November 16, 2015. The updated list can be found on the website at
About 53 members and guests attended the regular
BCBA meeting and presentation by Anne Chambers, Director of the Missouri
Lawyers’ Assistance Program for the Missouri Bar, “Doing What a
Lawyer Does Best: Helping Others.”
October 2015 Treasurer's Report by Jason
Account balance of as September 30, 2015
Receipts 10/01/15 to 10/31/15
10/22 Golf Tournament Proceeds
10/22 2015 Membership Dues
Expenses 10/01/15 to 10/3/15
10/22 Columbia Country Club - Golf Tournament
Account Balance as of October 31, 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. 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.