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

Mizzou Mock Trials – March 23

Each year high schools from the Columbia, Jefferson City, and Springfield areas meet in Columbia at MIZZOU’s Law School for the out-state regional rounds of the Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition. This year the competition will be held on Saturday, March 23. The winners go to the championship round in Kansas City to compete with teams from across the state. The winner of the State Championship will represent the State of Missouri at the National Championship in Athens, GA. Additional information about the competition is here:

These kids have worked very hard to get here, and they can only compete with the generous assistance of volunteers to act as judges and evaluators.

9:10 am – Volunteers for round 1 check-in (3-4 volunteers needed)

9:30 am – Round 1 begins

11:35 am – Round 1 ends

11:45 am – Volunteers for round 2 check-in (3-4 volunteers needed)

12:05 pm – Round 2 begins

2:10 pm – Round 2 ends

2:20 pm – Volunteers for round 3 check-in (3-4 volunteers needed)

2:40 pm – Round 3 begins

4:45 pm – Round 3 ends

5:00 pm – Final scores and team advancing to State Championship announced

If you can help, please contact Dan Barnett here or by phone 314-485-3803.

Heart of Missouri CASA’s – The Voices of Columbia – April 4

Heart of Missouri CASA’s first-annual Voices of Columbia fundraiser will take place Thursday, April 4th @ The Blue Note! Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins at 7 pm. Voices of Columbia is a singing competition, with a twist. Eight local bands and singers will be performing to raise money for CASA. The night of the event after each band has performed, guests will have the opportunity ‘vote’ ($1=1 vote) for their favorite performance. The musician who raises the most funds for CASA is awarded the title “The Voice of Columbia.” The line-up includes: The Burney Sisters, Boone Howlers, The Naturelles, The January Lanterns, John Galbraith, Natasha Myrick, and Emily Lock. Former Miss Missouri, Shelby Ringdahl will emcee the event. Tickets are $35 online and $40 at the door. Tickets, sponsorships, and ‘votes’ can be purchased at: All funds raised will support Heart of Missouri CASA’s efforts to recruit, train, and support volunteer advocates for children in foster care.

2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar April 5

The City of Columbia will host a free Fair Housing and Lending Seminar on Friday, April 5, 2019. The program features expert presentations on fair housing and lending laws, affordable housing, and the community land trust. The event also includes a building inclusive community workshop. Participants can meet city staff and explore programs the city offers for improving housing and home ownership, increasing energy efficiency and sustainability, and strengthening neighborhoods and our community. Event sponsors include Columbia Board of Realtors, Columbia Apartment Association, Central Bank of Boone County, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Columbia Housing Authority, and the City of Columbia’s Human Rights and Disabilities Commissions. Sessions have been approved by the Missouri Bar for 6.3 continuing education credits for real estate professionals and attorneys. For more information and to register, go to: and search “Fair Housing”.

Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium April 25-26

The 38th Annual Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium will be held on April 25th and 26th, 2019, at the Overland Park, Kansas Convention Center. This continuing education seminar is sponsored by the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City and the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law and will provide an entire year’s worth of CLE (16 total hours, including 2 hours of ethics credit). The curriculum, presented by nationally renowned speakers, is geared towards estate planning, business and tax attorneys; CPA’s; Trust Officers; Planned Giving Professionals and Financial Planners. Cost for two-day attendance with digital course materials is only $375! For more information, contact Jason Simmons, Regional Ambassador, at (573) 447-3355, or