Boone County Bar Association

The Boone County Bar Association, Inc. is a voluntary association of lawyers and judges who practice and/or reside in Boone County, Missouri. It is incorporated as a Missouri not-for-profit corporation. Read more.

Upcoming Events

CLE Credit Available at February 14 BCBA Meeting

Nicole Volkert and Jose Caldera will be the presenters at the next regular BCBA meeting, February 14. They will present on the topic of “Power of the Sunshine Law: How to get the best records to help your case.” The program has been approved 1.2 MCLE credits.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. the Broadway Hotel, 1111 E. Broadway. The presentation will begin about noon. A business meeting will precede the program. Lunch will be $14, with checks made out to BCBA. There is metered parking available in the covered lot next to the hotel.

RSVP: To reserve your spot for this meeting, click on the RSVP button on the Boone County Bar’s website home page, or use this link: by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 9. If you RSVP for the lunch and do not attend, you will be expected to pay the ticket price anyway because the BCBA will have be charged based on the number of reservations.

American Constitution Society Missouri Lawyer Chapter / Mizzou School of Law ACS Event on February 21

The American Constitution Society Missouri Lawyer Chapter is teaming up with the University of Missouri School of Law ACS Chapter to host the following event.

Disenfranchised: Sealing Criminal Records and Reclaiming your Rights
Wednesday February 21, 2018 from 6 pm -7 pm
University of Missouri School of Law- Hulston Hall
820 Conley Ave, Columbia, MO 65211

Our speakers will be Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Stephanie Morrell, and Missouri election law expert, Brianna Lennon. They will discuss recent changes to Missouri’s expungement statutes that authorizes sealing certain criminal records and the impact these changes have on voting rights.

Mizzou Law School’s Small Firm and Public Interest Expo on February 28

The University of Missouri School of Law would like to invite employers to participate in the Law Career Expo to be held Wednesday, February 28 in the Columns Ballroom and Great Room located in the Reynolds Alumni Center on the University of Missouri campus. The Career Expo provides an opportunity for representatives from law firms, public interest agencies, governmental organizations, corporations and other legal employers to meet with current J.D. students, provide information about your organization, and discuss career opportunities.

This free event is scheduled from 11:00 to 2:00 and will include a light lunch. Beginning at 2:30, employers participating in the Career Expo are invited to a complimentary Ethics CLE Workshop (2.0hours) to be held in the Courtroom in Hulston Hall.

To reserve your spot, register online at Space is limited! For more information regarding the Career Expo, please visit

Mizzou School of Law Symposium March 1

Mizzou School of Law is hosting a symposium titled “Scene Change: Innovation in Media and Entertainment Law” There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested to for more information or to register, please contact Lynne Byler at email (Registration is requested, but not required.) Continuing Legal Education credits will be offered.

Fair Housing and Lending Seminar April 5-6

The City of Columbia will host free CLE programming on April 5-6, 2018 at City Hall, 701 East Broadway, Columbia, Missouri. At the City’s 2018 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar, experts will present information about fair housing and lending laws, discrimination and the investigation of complaints, the Missouri Human Rights Act, affirmatively furthering fair housing, the community land trust, fair lending and the community reinvestment act, and the impact of redlining and the history of fair housing and lending in Missouri.

This year, the City will also offer a small group building inclusive communities workshop. The event includes a program fair to allow attendees to meet city staff and explore programs the city offers for improving housing and home ownership, increasing energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, and strengthening neighborhoods and our community. Event sponsors include Columbia Board of Realtors, Columbia Apartment Association, Central Bank of Boone County, the Missouri Human Rights Commission, the Columbia Housing Authority, the City of Columbia Human Rights Commission and Disabilities Commission.  For more information and to register, go and search “fair housing seminar.”