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

Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic at Twin Lakes Park September 7th

The 2018 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will take place on Friday, September 7, at the Dexheimer Shelter 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. 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 Mark Langworthy, Chair, Stan Clay, Judge Mark Pfeiffer, Josh Oxenhandler, Christina Devine, Gretchen Yancey, Lisa Key, Jason Simmons, Christina McCartney, Sander Sowers, Carlyle Foley, Kate Bush, Grace Shemwell, 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. Please RSVP HERE or Email Mark Langworthy.

12th Annual Chipping in for Charity Golf Tournament October 8th

The 12th annual Chipping in for Charity golf tournament organized by the Community Involvement Committee is scheduled for Monday, October 8, 2018 (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 24th.  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  to sign up, donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships.  You may also download the registration flyer from the BCBA website link to flyer here. For Sponsorship information you may also download the flyer link here.  The golf tournament has raised $111,103.42 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: Eagle Sponsors: Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council; Hospitality Sponsor: Truman’s Bar & Grill

Mid-Missouri Legal Services is Turning 40! Save the date Oct 25

Mid-Missouri Legal Services is commemorating its 40th Anniversary with a Celebration on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Country Club of Missouri, 1300 Woodrail Avenue, Columbia. The Honorable Paul Wilson, Missouri Supreme Court Judge, will deliver brief remarks at 7:00 P.M. Join us for heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and cash bar as we celebrate our accomplishments! Please RSVP to with the names of you and your guest (if any).

Guardian ad Litem Training on November 12

The 13th Circuit will host its annual Guardian Ad Litem training on Veterans Day (Monday, November 12). It is anticipated it will be 3 hours of GAL training, and 3 hours of Mediation for up to 6 CLEs. More information on topics, speakers, cost and time will be available soon.