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

Sept. 22, 2017 – Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic and Annual Meeting

The 2017 Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic and Annual Meeting will take place on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Dexheimer Shelter at Cosmos Park. A social hour will begin about 5 p.m., followed by dinner about 6 p.m. BCBA officers for 2017-18 will be elected during a brief business meeting.

Smoked ribeye, bratwurst, hot dogs and traditional side dishes will be served, along with beverages including beer, wine and soft drinks.

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 includes Mark Langworthy, Chair, Stan Clay, Judge Mark Pfeiffer, Josh Oxenhandler, Christina Devine, Gretchen Yancey, Lisa Key, Jason Simmons, Christina McCartney, Sander Sowers, Carlyle Foley and Norman Lampton.

The picnic is free to all members and their families/significant others. This year, as the picnic draws near, RSVPs will be requested to help the Picnic Committee plan the perfect event.

The picnic originally was scheduled Sept. 8, but the date was changed to Sept. 22 because of the conflict with Judge Christine Carpenter’s Retirement Reception on Sept. 8.

Oct. 9, 2017 – 11th Annual Chippin’ in for Charity Golf Tournament

 Annual Chipping in for Charity Golf Tournament Set for October 9th. The 11th annual Chipping in for Charity golf tournament organized by the Community Involvement Committee is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017 (Columbus Day – a court holiday). This year’s tournament will be held at Gustin Golf Course, 18 East Stadium Boulevard.  Net proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Mid-Missouri Legal Services, which plans to use the funds for its Veterans Law Project.

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), post-tournament reception at Truman’s Bar & Grill, 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 25th. To make the tournament a success and raise as much money as possible, sponsorships and prize donations for the tournament are needed.  Attached is the sponsor information letter, the listing of the sponsorship opportunities, and the flyer to register for the tournament.  Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or to sign up, donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships. You may also download the registration flyer from the BCBA website

The golf tournament has raised $95,091.77 for charity since its inception thanks to the many donors, participants, and sponsors.  The Committee is excited to be in a position to eclipse the $100,000.00 mark this year! The Committee would like to thank the following businesses that have already committed to sponsor this year’s tournament: Ace Sponsor: Lear Werts LLP; Eagle Sponsors: Midwest Litigation Services, The Bar Plan, Allen & Nelson, P.C., Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council; Birdie Sponsors: GilsbarPro; Hospitality Sponsor: Truman’s Bar & Grill.

October 27 – The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution’s Annual Symposium

The University of Missouri Law School’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution will hold its annual symposium on October 27, 2017. The theme is “The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Principles for Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes,”

For more information check: if you want to pull text or whatnot. You can check out the speaker list/schedule at: All are welcome. Registration can be found: For more information, you can contact Casey Baker at or at 573-884-7833.