Current BCBA Newsletter
The August 2014 Newsletter, Volume 29, Number
8, dated August 6, 2014, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
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CLE Credit Available at August 13 Meeting
Nicole Volkert will present the
next program entitled “The Fourth Amendment in a Changing World” at
the next regular meeting, lunchtime on Wednesday, August 13. Nicole is an
Assistant City Counselor and Police Advisor for the City of Columbia. This
program has been approved for 1.2 hours of CLE credit.
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 p.m.,
Tuesday, August 12. RSVP’s are important so management at Bleu can prepare
sufficient food and seating.
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
More Information on the 2014 Annual Jim
Butcher Memorial Picnic
The 2014 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will
take place on Friday, September 5, at Twin Lakes Park. A social hour will
begin about 5 p.m., followed by dinner about 6 p.m. Smoked ribeye,
bratwurst, hot dogs, and traditional side dishes, and beverages including
beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. The picnic will substitute for
the meeting in September.
Jim Butcher organized our annual picnic for many
years before his untimely death in the late 1980s. After his death, the
event was renamed the Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic in his honor, and we have
invited his widow Joan to attend as our guest every year since. Mrs. Butcher
has graciously accepted our invitation to attend again this year.
The Picnic Committee consists of Mark
Langworthy, Chair, Stan Clay, Christina
Devine, Jason Simmons, and Sander Sowers.
The picnic is free to all members and their families/significant others, and
RSVP’s are not required..
MMLS Needs Local Attorneys to Assist with
Basic Estate Plans
The Mid Missouri Legal Services has funds available
to pay private attorneys to prepare Powers of Attorney and Beneficiary Deeds
for low-income elderly or disabled people. The clients have almost no assets
and rarely have real property, and they are often targeted for financial
exploitation by children and caregivers, usually Social Security checks.
These are reduced fee cases whether than pro bono
cases. MMLS has appropriated about $5,000 for 50 cases, or $100 each. MMLS
is able to do this because they are receiving a portion of the Supreme Court
fees ($30) paid by attorneys annually, and they are using the funds to pay
private attorneys to handle the cases. There also are funds available to pay
private attorneys for family law cases – usually affirmative divorces that
do not involve domestic violence.
If you are interested in participating or would like
more information, please contact Susan Lutton, Executive
Director, at Lutton@mmls.org.
Date for Annual Chippin’ in for Charity Golf
Tournament Set for October 13
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. The
registration deadline for the tournament is Monday, September 29th.
To make the tournament a success and raise as much
money as possible, sponsorships and prize donations for the tournament are
needed. Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or
email@example.com to sign up,
donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships. The registration form is
available on the website at link or by
Last year's golf tournament raised more than $11,600
for Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation thanks to the many donors,
participants, and sponsors.
Law School Alumni Golf Tournament Set for
Monday, August 18
The MU School of Law is hosting the first annual Law
Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, April 18, 2014, with registration
beginning at 11:00, lunch at 11:30, and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. All
proceeds will benefit the MU Law Scholarship fund. The tournament is at the
Columbia Country Club, and will be in a four person scramble format. Fees
are $150 for an individual ($125 if the individual has graduated within the
last ten (10) years, or $500 for a team. It’s not too late to sign up!
Registration form can be found at
http://www.law.missouri.edu/alumni/golf.html. Any questions? Please contact
Traci Fleenor at
FleenorT@missouri.edu or at 573-882-4657.
Law School Needs Judges for Fall Moot Court
Competition August 25-27
The MU School of Law is hosting its 2014 Fall Moot
Court Competition the evenings of August 25, 26, and 27, between 7-10 p.m.
each night. The law school needs a lot of attorneys to serve as judges to
help make the competition a success. For those attorneys willing and able to
volunteer, dinner will be provided prior to the judges meeting, and CLE
credits will be earned for your time.
If you have any questions or would
like to sign up to volunteer, go to
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084faca72ca0f94-2014. If you
have questions, you may contact Casey Baker at
Around the bar . . .
Tuesday, August 26, 5:00 p.m.: The
Young Lawyers Committee happy hour with Special Guest Mike Whitworth.
The Young Lawyers Committee will meet for happy hour at Bleu Restaurant &
Wine Bar, 811 E. Walnut. Special guest Mike Whitworth will be in attendance
to visit with the YLC and to discuss his candidacy for the Division 5
Associate Circuit Judge position. Please contact Sander Sowers
at 875-1991 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. The committee will also continue planning for the
annual Chipping in for Charity golf tournament fundraiser benefitting
Mid-Missouri Legal Services.
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.
Scott Snipkie and Andrew
Withington have changed the name of their practice to Withington
Litigation Group. Their e-mail addresses have changed to
Andrew@withingtonlitigation.com, respectively. Their physical address
remains 903 Old Hwy 63 North, Suite C, Columbia, MO 65201. The phone number
is 573-817-2053. Their website can be found at
The Boone County Associate Court’s current list of
conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective June 30,
2014. The updated list can be found on the website at
About 65 BCBA members and guests attended the
regular monthly meeting, which was a Judicial Candidates Forum. No CLE
credits were awarded for the July meeting.
August 2014 Treasurer's Report by Clark Jones
Account balance of as June 30, 2014
Receipts 6/30/14 to 7/31/14
6/30 Interest Payment
7/8 Bar Dues - 2014
7/31 Interest Payment
Expenses 6/30/14 to 7/31/14
7/2 Check #1549 - Univ. of Alabama
-Rock Bridge Scholarship
7/8 Check #1550 - SLU - Southern Boone
7/22 Check #1551 - Hannibal-LaGrange -
Account Balance as of July 31, 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, 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