Current BCBA Newsletter
The April 2014 Newsletter, Volume 29, Number
4, dated March 31, 2014, can be downloaded and viewed/printed in
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RSVP by April 2 for April 9 Bench-Bar Social
at Reynolds Hall
Make your reservations now for the annual Thirteenth
Circuit Bench-Bar Mixer to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at
the University Club, Reynolds Alumni Center, Ballroom C.
Reservations are due no later than 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 2 so we can give an accurate count to the
University club by noon that day. RSVP to BCBA Secretary BCBA Secretary
Marjorie Lewis at 442-3181 or
The BCBA is subsidizing a portion of the cost of the
mixer, but those attending will need to pay $25 per person. Payment may be
made at the door, and checks should be payable to the BCBA. If you RSVP but
do not attend, you will be expected to pay $25 anyway because we will be
charged based on the number of reservations.
The event is open to members of the Boone County Bar
Association, the Callaway County Bar Association, and all Thirteenth Circuit
judges and courthouse staff members. Unlike the annual picnic and Holiday
Party, spouses and dates are not invited. The mixer is designed to allow
lawyers, judges and courthouse personnel to mingle and talk in an informal,
relaxed atmosphere and get better acquainted.
As was the case last year, the event will be a
mixer-style affair instead of a formal dinner. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be
served. This annual bench-bar gathering is co-sponsored by the Boone and
Callaway Bars. It alternates two years in Boone County and one year in
Callaway. It will be held in Boone County again next year.
Final BCBA Dues Deadline is April 5
The final deadline for paying 2014 BCBA dues is
April 5. Those who have not paid by that date will be removed from the
membership rolls and email list. Dues are $50/lawyer, except that “public
service” lawyers pay $25 (see the Dues page on the BCBA website for the
definition of public service). Dues are waived for sitting and retired
judges and for members who have been licensed for 50 years or more or who
are at least 75 years old. Dues payments should be sent to BCBA Treasurer
Clark Jones, 11 N. 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65201-4423. See
the website for a payment coupon:
University of Missouri Law School’s Law Day
to be held April 25-26
Law Day returns to the spring this year on April
25-26. The Law School has planned a number of activities to help alumni
reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.
Before the festivities begin, a free CLE is offered
in Hulston Hall, Room 4. On April 25, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., the program
“Missouri eFiling System” will be presented by Cathy Zacharias from the
State Courts Administrator’s office. There is no fee for the event and it
has been approved for 1.2 hours of CLE credit.
The festivities will kick off with the Law Day
Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Friday night, April 25, beginning at 5 p.m.
Among the 2014 awardees is Judge Jodie Capshaw Asel,
receiving the Order of Barristers award. Also being honored is Dan
Dunham’s daughter, Kirsten Dunham, a 2L, who is receiving the Judge
L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award.
On Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m., the 10th Annual
Tim Heinsz 5K & 10K Run/Walk and Jim Devine Dog Walk will begin outside the
West Entrance of Hulston Hall. All proceeds from the event will go to the
Timothy J. Heinsz Scholarship Fund. The school’s oldest alumni tradition,
the Law Day Picnic, will begin on the Carnahan Quadrangle right outside of
Hulston Hall, at 11:30 a.m.
On Saturday evening, from 4-6 p.m., the Law School
will host its inaugural Law School Alumni Happy Hour at Quinton’s, 124 S.
9th Street, in downtown Columbia. Half of the proceeds from this event will
benefit the law school’s general scholarship fund.
For more information, go to
http://www.law.missouri.edu/alumni/lawday.html. Several of the events
require RSVP’s on or before April 17, so act now if you are interested.
Reminders for Service Through the Boone
County Sheriff's Department
By Christy Blakemore, Circuit Clerk
The Clerk's Office is still collecting the fee for
service for the Sheriff. You need to send service fees electronically with
the request for service to the clerk. This is the same for garnishments. We
have received several garnishments with no fees that we have had to return
to the filer.
If you are requesting service by the Sheriff, we
will fill in at the bottom of the document showing amount paid and clerk
initials, (something along those lines) before we send the document back to
you. This is the indicator to the Sheriff's Dept. the fee has been paid to
us. The Sheriff's Department has requested you include a cover letter when
you send the documents to them for service. It just needs to be the standard
information like "summons attached to be served at, fee has been paid to
clerk, etc." Any information that you have that would be helpful to them for
service. You also have to include the original and 2 copies of the summons.
When we return the garnishment back to you for service you will also receive
a sheet that will have some instructions on it, and on there will be the
indicator to the Sheriff the fee was paid to us. So you want to be sure that
sheet goes to the Sheriff as well so they are aware the service fee was
As of right now there are two options to get
paperwork out to the Sheriff, mail or drop off at their facility. They will
accept filings from 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. There were discussions
about having a drop box here at the courthouse so that attorneys could drop
their pleadings for service and they would go to the Sheriff via the county
interoffice mail service. At this time the Sheriff is concerned about that
process. This may be considered at a later date.
Please make sure that
you have ALL the correct paperwork (right amount of copies, cover letter,
showing fee was paid to clerk). If the Sheriff's Department does not the
correct information they will return everything to you.
MO-AFCC & MARCH Mediation Annual Spring
Conference April 3-4
‘Understanding Parenting in the Context of Coercive
Control’, by Kristine Lizdas, JD, will be held at the Sheraton St. Louis
City Center, 400 S. 14th St., St. Louis, 63103, on Thursday, April 3, and
Friday, April 4.
Coercive controlling violence, a predominant issue
for many families seeking child custody resolutions, and eludes
identification and understanding by family court practitioners for many
reasons. Through large group presentations and small group discussions,
participants will better understand how coercive control impacts families,
and learn how, in ways that account for coercive control, to manage dispute
resolution processes for parents and children, and find ways to make
recommendations, structure parenting time arrangements, and advocate for
parents and children.
Email Rachael F. Kennedy (President
of MO-AFCC and Treasurer of MARCH),
more details or a flyer.
BCBA Upcoming CLE Programs Announced
Mark Your Calendars! BCBA Vice President
Jennifer Bukowsky has lined up the following programs so far for
the upcoming fiscal year: April
9, 2014- Bench Bar Dinner, May 14, 2014- Secretary of State Jason
Kander, June 11, 2014- Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Russell,
September 2014 Bar Picnic. Additional programs will be announced as they are
Around the bar . . .
Tuesday, April 15, 11:45 a.m.: The
Young Lawyers Committee will meet for lunch at Billiards on Broadway, 514 E.
Broadway. For more information contact Sander Sowers at
875-1991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 16, 6-8 p.m.: The
Women's Law Association of Mid-Missouri will be holding its annual
membership event at Cork Wine Bar, 124 East High Street, Jefferson City. The
event is open to all women lawyers and law students and will feature
complimentary wine and appetizers. For more information, contact Whitney
Payne at 314-607-9167 or
email@example.com. We look forward to seeing familiar faces
and meeting new ones!
Friday, May 2, 12 – 1:30 p.m.: SAVE
THE DATE: The Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL) cordially
invite you to attend a Luncheon with other area MODL members to hear “Views
From the Bench”, presented by The Honorable Paul C. Wilson,
The Honorable Karen King Mitchell, and the Honorable
Mark D. Pfeiffer. The event has been approved for 1 hour of
CLE credit, and will be held at Bleu Restaurant, 811 E. Walnut St., and cost
$45 per person. RSVP’s are requested by April 28. A link to the Flyer for
the event can be found in the ’Other News’ page of the BCBA website.
No new members enrolled this month.
No transitions reported this month.
Dan Dunham was elected on March
19th to serve as President for Services for Independent Living.
Miha Britt has formed a part-time
solo practice, and is looking to share/rent a conference room or office
space. Miha is looking for a space to meet with clients, especially during
evenings and weekends. If you have space available, please contact Miha at
573-289-1692, or email
Helen Wade is running for
re-election to the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education, on April 8.
The former law office of Dale Reesman
(deceased) is available for sale or lease. Larry Tate,
Dale’s former partner in Williams, Reesman and Tate, retired January 1,
2014. The building is on the National Historic Register and is located in
High Street’s Historic District, in Boonville. It is a one-story, 1430
square feet structure on a 45 X 147 ½ foot lot. There is plenty of
off-street parking and it is within walking distance of the Cooper County
Courthouse. Anyone interested should contact Phyllis Reesman at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further
Pat Eng has 900 feet of storefront
office space downtown with parking available. Contact Pat at 874-4190 or
email@example.com for more
The Boone County Associate Court’s current list of
conflicts to the regular docket schedule has been updated effective March
31. The Boone County Circuit Court’s current list of conflicts to the
regular docket schedule has been updated effective March 10. Both updates
can be found on the website at
The Court’s Phone Directory has been updated
effective January 8, 2014.
About 40 members and guests attended the March 12
BCBA meeting and CLE Program "Explanation of the State Auditor’s Office" -
presented by Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich.
Treasurer's Report by Clark Jones
Account balance of as February 28, 2014
Receipts 2/28/14 to 3/31/14
Bar Dues - 2014
Expenses 2/28/14 to 3/31/14
Account Balance as of March 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 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