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

Joshua C. Devine Swearing-In Set for Friday, March 9

Joshua C. Devine’s public swearing in with the Court en Banc is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, in the ceremonial courtroom on the third floor of the Boone County Courthouse. All public and media are welcome to attend.

Devine was appointed to Division XI, and he will preside over Boone County criminal and civil cases, in addition to any other case types assigned to that division by the presiding judge. Governor Greitens announced the appointment of Devine to the position on February 16, 2018.

Before his appointment, Devine was an attorney at Rogers, Ehrhardt, Weber & Howard, LLC, specializing in civil litigation. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Husch Blackwell LLP in St. Louis and Ford, Parshall & Baker, LLC in Columbia. Devine earned a law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he was named to the Order of the Coif, and received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Truman State University, where he graduated with honors. He is on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri. He is married to Christina Devine, an attorney in Columbia. They have two boys, ages 5 and 3.

Please contact Cindy Garrett (886-4058) if you would like to bring a camera to this event.

CLE Credit Available at March 14 BCBA Meeting

David “Butch” Butcher, Survey Manager with Crocket Engineering, will be the presenter at the next regular BCBA meeting, March 14. He will present on the topic of Surveying, including when to get to a survey, the steps of performing a survey, the differences are between surveys and plats, how to read real property descriptions, and the time and costs involved in a survey. The program has been approved 1.2 CLE 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, March 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.

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.”