Current BCBA Newsletter
The July 2014 Newsletter, Volume 29, Number
7, dated July 6, 2014, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
PDF format by clicking
contents also appear immediately below in browser-readable format.
Judicial Candidates Forum at July 9 Meeting
The candidates on the ballot for the open seat in
Division 5 after Judge Larry Bryson’s retirement, are
Rob Fleming, Michael Whitworth,
Doug Shull, Kim Shaw and Finley Gibbs.
Jennifer Bukowsky will moderate a forum with the candidates
at the next regular BCBA meeting on July 9.
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 Marjorie Lewis at 442-3181 or
firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, July 8. RSVP’s are important for this meeting because a large crowd
is expected, and management at Bleu want to prepare sufficient food and
Jennifer Bukowsky nominated for 2014-15 BCBA
Current BCBA Vice President Jennifer
Bukowsky has been selected by the Nominating Committee as the
nominee for 2014-15 BCBA President.
Other nominees are Josh Oxenhandler
for Vice President, Chrissy McCartney for Secretary,
Jason Simmons for Treasurer, and Steve Richey
and Kristen Dickinson for at-large members of the Executive
Next year's Executive Committee will consist of the
officers, at-large members, immediate past-President Russ Still,
and Editor/Webmaster Thad Taylor.
The election of 2014-15 officers will take place at
the Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic and Annual Meeting to be held in September
[more information will be available on the picnic in the next Newsletter.]
At the election, nominations also may be made from the floor with the
consent of those so nominated.
Many thanks for the hard work of this year's
Nominating Committee, which was chaired by Marvin Tofle.
Other committee members were Sander Sowers and
2013-14 BCBA CLE Programs Listed
For the convenience of BCBA members completing their
CLE reports due July 31 for the year ending June 30, all the CLE credit
programs presented by the BCBA from July 2013 through June 2014 are listed
below. The same list appears on the website at
"Preparing for E-Filing in Boone County" -
presented by Cathy Zacharias, OSCA - July 10, 2013 - 1.2 hours.
"Panel on Truly Agreed and Finally Passed
Legislation that Will Affect Law Practice" - presented by Missouri
State Representative Stephen Webber and Eric Wilson of the Missouri Bar -
August 14, 2013 - 1.2 hours.
"1L Black Letter Law: A Review of the High
Points of Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Constitutional Law"
- presented by MU Law Professors Thom Lambert, Larry Dessem,
Dennis Crouch, and Josh Hawley - October 9, 2013 - 1.2 hours.
"State of the Court Address" - 13th Circuit
Presiding Judge Jodie Asel - November 13, 2013 - 1.2 hours.
"The Attorney General's Office: Structure,
Priorities and Constitutional Role" - presented by Missouri Attorney
General Chris Koster- January 8, 2014 - 1.2 hours.
"Affordable Care Act - Legal Challenges and
Policy Discussion" - presented by MU Law Professors Phil Peters and
Thom Lambert - February 12, 2014 - 1.2 hours.
"Explanation of the State Auditor's Office"
- presented by Tom Schweich, Missouri State Auditor - March 12, 2014 - 1.2
"Remarks by The Secretary of State" -
presented by Jason Kander, Missouri Secretary of State - May 14, 2014 - 1.2
"Stand By Your Man and Other Ethics Lessons from
the Classics" - Chief Justice Mary Russell -June 11, 2014 - 1.2 hours,
including Ethics credit.
City of Columbia has Assistant City
Counselor Position Open
The City of Columbia’s Law Department is accepting
applications for Assistant City Counselor. The Assistant City Counselor
serves as a legal advisor to the government of the City of Columbia on
various civil and code matters under the managerial direction of the City
Counselor. The Minimum to Midpoint salary range is $60,712 to $75,890 per
This is advanced professional work that requires the
ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in
writing. A thorough knowledge of land use law including subdivisions,
planning, zoning, annexation and development issues is required. This
position will primarily focus on providing legal advice to the Columbia
Community Development Department regarding planning, zoning and development
Specific job duties may include: serving as the
primary attorney to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of
Adjustment; assisting City staff with plan reviews, preparing related
special reports, briefs and opinions; drafting, updating, and reviewing
contracts and development agreements; and enforcing various codes and
ordinances as needed.
Links to the complete job description, requirements
and application are available at
http://www.gocomojobs.com/postings/9821. Official City of Columbia
application form must be completed. Position is open until filled, preferred
application date is Friday, July 18, 2014.
Around the bar . . .
Tuesday, July 15, 11:45 a.m.: The
Young Lawyers Committee will meet for lunch at Bleu Restaurant & Wine Bar,
811 E. Walnut. Special guest Rob Fleming will be in
attendance to visit with the YLC and to discuss his candidacy for the
Division 5 Associate Circuit Judge position. The committee will also be
planning for the annual Chipping in for Charity golf tournament fundraiser
benefitting Mid-Missouri Legal Services. Please RSVP by July 14th to
Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or
email@example.com so that appropriate accommodations for the meeting
can be arranged.
Michael Barrett, General Counsel
and Public Information Officer, Missouri Public Defender System, 1000 W.
Nifong, Bldg. 7, Ste. 100, Columbia, MO 65203, phone 355-6030, fax 777-9975,
Michael.Barrett@mspd.mo.gov. Michael attended Southern Illinois
University and graduated in 2002. Prior to his current appointment, Michael
served as Deputy General Counsel for Governor Jay Nixon.
Mary Carnahan is retiring from
Brown, Willbrand, Simon, Powell & Lewis, P.C., and is looking forward to
enjoying whatever interesting options come her way. Mary appreciates all the
advice she has received from the good Boone County lawyers over the years
and the colleagues with whom she has had the pleasure to be associated [even
the ones who were not quite so pleasant]. Mary plans to stay involved with
the BCBA, and has provided the following new contact information: 4902 Royal
Lytham Drive, Columbia, MO 65320, phone 445-5078, email
Clayton Thompson moved to Ford,
Parshall & Baker, LLC on June 20. Clayton’s new contact information is 3210
Bluff Creek Drive, Columtia, MO 65201-3525, phone 449-2518, fax 875-8154,
Janet Bezler has updated her
contact information: Bezler Law Firm, 1207 W. Broadway, Ste. B, Columbia, MO
65203, phone 443-6003, fax 234-4835, email
The City of Columbia Municipal Division of the Boone
County Circuit Court has issued a new Fee and Cost Schedule effective for
cases filed after July 1, 2014. A link to the PDF version of the schedule
can be found on the BCBA website at
CJ Dykhouse forwarded updated OSCA
Party Types and Case Types sheets, which have replaced the old versions on
the BCBA website for your reference. The updated sheets can be found at
The Columbia Family Law Group is relocating at the
end of July and has some nice quality furniture for sale. The items are
already on Craigslist, and are available immediately. The items include 1] a
wooden bench with red cushion (great for children), 2] a receptionist stand
with task light, 3] a plant stand, 4] a small conference room table, 6
chairs and matching credenza, 5] a U-shaped executive cherry desk, and 6] an
oak bookcase. If interested, contact Betsy Fortier, Legal Assistant at the
Columbia Family Law Group, 303-5530, or by email at
The Boone County Circuit Court has updated its list
of conflicts to the regular docket schedule effective June 18, 2014 and the
Boone County Associate Court’s current list of conflicts to the regular
docket schedule has been updated effective June 30, 2014. Both updated lists
can be found on the website at
About 100 BCBA members and guests attended the
regular monthly meeting and Ethics CLE “Stand By Your Man and Other Ethics
Lessons from the Classics” by Chief Justice Mary Russell.
July 2014 Treasurer's Report by Clark Jones
Account balance of as May 30, 2014
Receipts 5/30/14 to 6/30/14
5/31 Interest Payment
6/20 Bar Dues - 2014
6/20 Bench/Bar Mixer
6/20 Bleu Lunch Payment
Expenses 5/30/14 to 6/30/14
6/20 Check #1545 - Tranquility - for
hosting the website
6/20 Check #1546 - Bleu - for unpaid
6/20 Check #1547 - UMKC - on behalf
of Hickman Scholarship winner
6/30 Check #1548 - Thad Taylor
- for webmaster/Newsletter services [2nd
Account Balance as of June 30, 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, Clark Jones, 11 N. Seventh St., Columbia, MO 65201-4423, phone
449-2451. 2012 13 BCBA officers are: President, Russell Still, 515 Cherry
St., Ste. 300, P.O. Box 933, Columbia, MO 65205-0933, phone 874-2402; Vice
President, Jennifer Bukowsky, 810 E. Walnut, Columbia, MO 65201-4863;
Secretary, Marjorie Lewis, 601 E. Broadway, Ste. 203, P.O. Box 1304,
Columbia, MO 65205-1304, phone 442-3181; and Treasurer, Clark Jones, address
above. Executive Committee members are the officers and Steve Scott, Josh
Oxenhandler and Wally Bley. The BCBA web site is at