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

January 12 – Mock Trial Tournaments

Attorneys Needed January 12-13 for Mock Trial Tournaments

Columbia College and the Board of Advocates at the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th 2018. This is a four round, two day tournament which is limited to 28 teams. The tournament hosts need attorneys to serve as Judges for this four round Tournament, which serves as a competitive forum for teams to earn bids to the National Championship tournament. Judges will score a printed ballot with established criteria and rule on evidentiary objections governed by an evidence code similar to the Federal Rules of Evidence.

There are 28 teams from Colleges in the region attending this event. This year’s case is a criminal case, with a fact pattern involving an attempted homicide. Judges are needed for any and all of the rounds, which begin at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Food and ample non- alcoholic beverages will be provided. Those interested in Judging or in need of further information may contact Professor Barry Langford at Columbia College by email or by phone at (573-875-7484). Further information about intercollegiate Mock trial may be obtained at

January 22 – Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Committee (Open Meeting)

Notice is hereby given that the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Committee will conduct a meeting at 11:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of January, 2018 in The Jury Assembly Area, Third Floor of the Boone County Courthouse, Columbia, Missouri.

The tentative agenda of this meeting includes:

1. Introductions
2. MJJA (Update, New Coordinator, SRO form, LE guidelines, training video, Legislative Update)
3. DMC Update
4. Data
5. JDTA Overrides
6. Misc. Info—Scholarship, OSCA staff, Training/Conference
7. Agency Updates
8. Schedule Next Meeting

Representatives of the news media may obtain copies of this notice by contacting:
Patricia Edelen
Secretary to the Court Administrator
2nd Floor, Boone County Courthouse
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 886-4060

January 29 – Federalist Society CLE at the Missouri Capital

All three Missouri chapters will convene at the Capitol for this joint event.

10:00-10:30- Remarks from
Governor Eric Greitens
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft
Treasurer Eric Schmitt
Attorney General Josh Hawley
Missouri Supreme Court Judge Brent Powell

10:30- Keynote address by Bradley Smith, Institute for Free Speech

11:30- lunch (provided)

12:30 Panel Discussion
John Fund, National Review
Jean Maneke, Missouri Press Association
Christina Wells, University of Missouri School of Law
Bevis Schock, Schock Law
Bradley Smith, Institute for Free Speech

2:00- Break

2:15- tour of Missouri Capitol by Adam Crumbliss

Free event, 2.5 hours CLE