‘State of the Court’ Address Planned for October 11 Meeting

13th Circuit Presiding Judge Kevin Crane will deliver the ‘State of the Court’ address at the next regular BCBA meeting at lunchtime on Wednesday, October 11. Judge Crane will speak about current and anticipated court programs, the 13th Circuit budget, civil and criminal caseloads, the anticipated appointments of attorneys for criminal defense, and other topics of interest to the 13th Circuit. The program will approved for 1.2 hours CLE credit.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. the Broadway Hotel, 1111 E. Broadway. The presentation will begin about noon. A business meeting, including a vote on amendments to the by-law 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 keep the lunch price at $14 at the new venue, the BCBA must guarantee a minimum number of attendees by 4:00 p.m. the Friday preceding the meeting. 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. 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 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 5.

Date for 11th Annual Chippin’ in for Charity Golf Tournament Set for October 9

    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 sowers@learwerts.com to sign up, donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships. You may also download the registration flyer from the BCBA website https://boonecountybar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-08-03-BCBA-Golf-Tournament-Flyer-00267867xBDC2C-002.pdf.

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.

A Note from Judge Carpenter

To the members of the Boone County Bar Association:

Being retired is a very confusing state of affairs. Should I still do the laundry on the weekend? Where is my office? More importantly, where is my IT support? I love the lack of structure at the same time I am missing it. The thing I miss most of all, even in these few short weeks, is my daily interaction with my colleagues on the bench, and the members of the Bar. I was so grateful for the recognition of my work by the monetary gift and the extremely beautiful engraved crystal bowl. Thanks to the generous gift, I have a brand new camera and a ticket to Marrakesh. I am sure this trip will go a long way toward making the state of retirement more acceptable. Thanks to all of you.

Attorney/Judges Needed October 13-14 for AGO Cup

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017 AG Cup Mock Trial Competition:

Round 1       Thursday, October 12, 2015      9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Round 2       Thursday, October 12, 2015      1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Round 3      Friday, October 13, 2015           8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Round 4       Friday, October 13, 2015           1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

As you may recall, Missouri’s four law schools send their best and brightest students to Jefferson City to compete for the honor of the AG Cup traveling trophy. It would be a privilege to have you serve as a judge if your calendar permits. Please contact Laura.Elsbury@ago.mo.gov if you would like to judge one or more rounds of the competition or if you would like more information.

Guardian ad Litem Training on November 10

The 13th Circuit’s Annual Advanced Guardian ad Litem Training will be held at the Boone County Courthouse. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. and the training will conclude at 12:40 p.m. 3.8 hours of MCLE credit are being requested by The Missouri Bar. Registration forms will be available in the near future. You can contact Cindy Garrett at 573-886-4059 or email Cindy L. Garrett for a copy of the registration form. There will be a $10.00 registration fee.