Nominating Committee Appointed; Apply for Positions

On June 1, 2017, BCBA President Marjorie Lewis appointed Rusty Antel, Amy Markel, and Jordan Dillender to the Nominating Committee to select next year’s officers and executive committee members.

BCBA members interested in being (or nominating) an officer or executive committee member for 2017-18 should contact any one of the Nominating Committee members before July 31. Their contact information is:

Rusty Antel:                        rusty@wasf-law.com, phone 442-2454

Amy Markel:                      amy@markelandlingolaw.com, phone 449-2740

Jordan Dillender:               jdillender@brownwillbrand.com, phone 442-3181

The former system of selecting the next Vice President on a seniority basis no longer applies. The Vice President is nominated to serve as next year’s President. Other positions available are Secretary, Treasurer, and two at-large members of the Executive Committee. The election will be held at the annual meeting and picnic in September.

Hallsville Municipal Court

On April 11, 2017, the City of Hallsville Board of Alderman voted unanimously to transfer the Hallsville Municipal Court to the Boone County Associate Circuit Court. Beginning on June 13, 2017, Associate Circuit Judge Kimberly Shaw will begin hearing Hallsville Municipal cases. These cases will be held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

Date Set for 2017 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic

The 2017 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will take place on Friday, September 8, 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.

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 of 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, RSVP’s will be asked for, to help the Picnic Committee plan the perfect event.

Inaugural Callaway County Treatment Court Docket Held on May 22

On Monday, May 22, 2017 13th Circuit Treatment Court Commissioner Casey Clevenger held the 13th Circuit’s first Family Treatment Court docket at the Callaway County Courthouse.

“I’ve seen a need for this kind of a program in the community for several years. I am hopeful that offering treatment to parents who have struggled with a substance use disorder and are involved in the criminal justice system can lead to more successful outcomes for these parents and their children. Starting this court was a goal I set when I was appointed in 2015, and I am pleased that it has come to fruition so quickly,” Clevenger said. “I look forward to seeing how this court can help round out the services the 13th Circuit’s treatment courts are able to provide.”

This is the newest court of the circuit’s current six treatment courts. Eligible participants must have a juvenile case pending in Family Court as well as a criminal case pending in associate or circuit criminal court, and must reside in Callaway County. Referrals may be made through the Callaway County Juvenile Office or Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

“The Family Treatment Court is a win for Callaway children and the families who appear in front of me in juvenile court,” Judge Sue Crane said. “I was so pleased when Commissioner Clevenger took on this challenge and so very pleased at the community support we’ve seen so far. I look forward to reunifying families much sooner with this resource in place and hope to see it expanded for other families in the near future.”

Planning for the Family Treatment Court started in October 2016 and involved treatment providers in the community. Family Treatment Court participants will receive treatment, counseling, parent classes, and, in some cases, housing. Agencies partners include the Housing Authority, CARDV, Center for Women’s Ministry, Faith Maternity Care, and Family Counseling Center. Treatment court team members include the Callaway County Sheriff, Children’s Division, the Prosecutor’s Office, Probation and Parole, the Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Office, William Woods University and Westminster College.

“This court is a significant addition to the treatments courts of the 13th Circuit which started with the Boone County Adult Drug Court in 1998, and now include Callaway Drug Court, Boone and Callaway DWI Court, Boone Mental Health and 13th Circuit Veterans Court,” said Judge Christine Carpenter, Administrative Judge of the Treatment Courts.

The Family Treatment Court will be funded by participant fees and, in the future, by potential grant funds. It is anticipated that court will be held every week.

Next BCBA Meeting/CLE Set For June 14

Dana Tippin Cutler, Missouri Bar President, will be the presenter at the next regular BCBA meeting, June 14.  She will present the program “Courageous Collaboration: The next step in diversity. Are you ready?”  which has been approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Broadway Hotel, 1111 E. Broadway. The presentation will begin about noon. A brief business meeting will precede the program. Lunch will be $14. 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: http://boonecountybar.org/rsvp/ by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 9. RSVP’s are important for this meeting so management at The Broadway can prepare sufficient food and seating.

In Memoriam: Sanford “Frank” Conley (1932 – 2017)

    The Honorable Frank Conley passed away, after a brief illness, on April 11, 2017. He was 84 years-old. Judge Conley began his career in 1962, as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Boone County. He won all 60 Boone County precincts to become a 13th Circuit Judge in 1970, when a second judicial seat was created. In 1979, he was elected presiding judge, and held that position until his retirement in 2002.

Judge Conley is survived by his wife, Carla, and their three children, Brian, Allison, and Ann.

Procedural Changes to Reserving a Bed for 120-Programs Under 559.115 RSMO

If a client is being considered for placement in an institutional treatment program ITC (drug/alcohol treatment, or shock incarceration program), it is necessary to have a reserved bed date. Probation and Parole will automatically screen for these programs where appropriate in sentencing assessment reports and probation violation reports. If you would like Probation and Parole to reserve a bed date for a client prior to sentencing, you can contact the probation office directly and request a bed date. Probation and Parole will need basic case information (charges, case number, when the client is scheduled to plea or be sentenced, defendant’s name, date of birth and social security number). That will allow Probation and Parole the ability to open the client up in their system as an investigation at which time they can secure a bed date prior to sentencing. Probation and Parole will make the bed date make the bed date available to the Court then at the time of sentencing or will be provided to the Court in advance if requested to do so.
Requesting a bed date from Probation and Parole does NOT mean that you are agreeing that your client will be sent to the program and does not bind the court in any way. It will possibly save clients from serving additional time in jail waiting for a bed date for delivery to DOC. It will also ensure that clients that are sentenced to 120 day treatment programs actually receive treatment while they are incarcerated instead of spending the time in general population due to arriving with no secured bed date.
To reserve a bed date, contact one of the liaison probation officers assigned to each circuit judge as follows:

Judge Carpenter (Div I):
Linnell Robinson Email
Mary Tollenaar Email

Judge Harris (Div II):
Robert Jenkins Email
Nichole Cleek Email

Judge Crane (Div III:)
Derek Davidson Email
Tyler Buckman Email
Judge Asel (Div IV):
Becky Chapman Email
Toya Gray Email

You can also contact:

District Administrator Todd Fleharty Email
Unit Supervisor Sara Lemberger Email