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

Notice of Open Meeting – Court en Banc August 27

Notice is hereby given that the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court en Banc will conduct a meeting at 5:00 P.M. on the 27th day of August, 2019 at the Callaway County Courthouse in the Jury Room, Second Floor of the Callaway County Courthouse, Fulton, Missouri.

The tentative agenda of this meeting includes:

1. Call to Order/Welcome
2. Introduction of All Guests
3. Approval of July 30, 2019 Minutes
4. Public Defender Waitlist
5. Judicial Weighted Workload Study
6. Rule 33
7. Alcohol/Drug Related Traffic Report
8. Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee
9. Other
10. Comments from the Public
11. Next Meeting Date

Representatives of the news media may obtain copies of this notice by contacting:

Patricia Edelen
Senior Administrative Assistant
13th Judicial Circuit Court
2nd Floor, Boone County Courthouse
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 886-4056

Notice of Open Meeting – Criminal Justice Admin Committee August 27

Notice is hereby given that the Criminal Justice Administration Coordination Committee will conduct a meeting at 7:45 A.M. on the 27th day of August, 2019 in The Law Library, Second Floor of the Boone County Courthouse, Columbia, Missouri.

1. Call to Order/Welcome
2. Review Minutes of July 16, 2019 Meeting
3. Rule 33
4. Adult Court Services Report
5. Other
6. Next Meeting

Representatives of the news media may obtain copies of this notice by contacting:

Patricia Edelen
Senior Administrative Assistant
13th Judicial Circuit Court
2nd Floor, Boone County Courthouse
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 886-406

1st Annual BCBA Wiffle Ball Championship September 27

1st Annual BCBA Wiffle Ball Championship

No Mitt – No Problem

When/Where: The Annual BCBA Picnic, Sept. 27, Twin Lakes Park
Family Friendly – All Skill Levels Welcome

If you are interested in participating on a team or want to put together a team,
please contact Jason Simmons at Jason@crippsandsimmons.com.

Date Set for 2019 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic September 27

The 2019 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will take place on Friday, September 27, 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 1980’s. After his death, the event was renamed the Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic in his honor.

The Picnic Committee includes 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.

13th Annual Chipping in for Charity Golf Tournament October 14th

The 13th annual Chipping in for Charity golf tournament organized by the Community Involvement Committee is scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day – a court holiday).  This year’s tournament will be held at Columbia Country Club, 2210 North Country Club Drive.  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 30th.  Golf tournament flyer can be viewed here, sponsorship information can be viewed here. To make the tournament a success and raise as much money as possible, sponsorships and prize donations for the tournament are needed.  Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or sowers@learwerts.com to sign up, donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships.  The golf tournament has raised $127,316.60 for charity since its inception thanks to the many donors, participants, and sponsors.  The Committee would like to thank the following businesses that have already committed to sponsor this year’s tournament: Presenting Sponsor: Lear Werts LLP.