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

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.”

Judge Daniels’ Retirement Party April 19th

A retirement reception for Judge Daniels will be held at the Boone County Courthouse on Friday, April 19th, from 4 – 5 p.m. Please stop by the Jury Assembly Room on the 3rd Floor from 4 to 5 p.m. to wish Judge Daniels well in her future endeavors. There will be cookies and punch.

Mizzou Law Day 2018, April 20-21

All Mizzou Law alumni and friends are invited to attend Law Day 2018, held on April 20 & 21 on the University of Missouri campus.

Events for Friday, April 20, include: Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, Law Day Reception, Law Day Awards Ceremony, Law School Foundation Annual Meeting. Events for Saturday April 21st include: 14th Annual Tim Heinsz 5k/10k & Jim Devine Dog Walk and Law Day Picnic.

All events are open to the public, all events except for the run/walk are free. In lieu of registration fees, alumni and friends are asked to consider a donation to the law school’s scholarship fund.  All events except for the Distinguished Alumni Luncheon will be held in or outside of Hulston Hall; the luncheon will be held at The Tiger Hotel in Columbia.

The Law Day Awards Ceremony and Law School Foundation Annual Meeting will be held in the Courtroom at Hulston Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Awardees include: Anita R. Estell, David L. Steelman, Elijah J.L. Haahr, Professor Emeritus Peter N. Davis, Herbert E. Hardwick, Melodie A. Powell, Robert T. Adams, Professor Thom Lambert, Professor Amy J. Schmitz, Professor David English, Professor Erika Lietzan, and 2L Sarah Rowan. For a full schedule, downloadable brochure or online registration, please visit:

14th Annual Tim Heinsz 5K & 10K Run/Walk and Jim Devine Dog Walk April 22

The Mizzou Law School’s 14th Annual Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K & 10K Run/Walk and Jim Devine Dog Walk will be held on Saturday, April 22, in the Carnahan Quadrangle, and will happen rain or shine, to honor two of Mizzou Law School’s most beloved deans. Each event is $25.00 per person. All proceeds raised will benefit the Timothy J. Heinsz Scholarship Fund.

Feel free to participate in the dog walk through Peace Park even if you don’t have your own dog. This event also includes a kids’ fun run and a “just for health” option for those who want to walk or run without being timed. This event is always well-attended and well-supported by students, alumni and friends.

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RSVP By April 19 for the BCBA Bench/Bar Social Mixer April 26

Make your reservations now for the annual Thirteenth Circuit Bench-Bar Mixer to be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at The Boone County History and Cultural Center, 3801 Ponderosa, Columbia.

The event is open to members of the Boone County Bar Association, the Callaway County Bar Association, and all Thirteenth Circuit judges and courthouse staff members. Unlike the annual picnic and Holiday Party, spouses and dates are not invited. The mixer is designed to allow lawyers, judges and courthouse personnel to mingle and talk in an informal, relaxed atmosphere and get better acquainted.

The event will be a mixer-style affair instead of a formal dinner. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soda will be included. All the galleries and exhibits will be open to us to view, including: a new exhibit featuring the wildlife photographs of Noppadol Paothong; “The Childhood Exhibit” filled with toys from the 1880s to 1980s; and “Women’s Work, Women’s Wear 1890-1910” showing the domestic and work lives of women during that time. This annual bench-bar gathering is co-sponsored by the Boone and Callaway Bars.

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 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19. RSVP’s are important for this meeting so management at The Roof can prepare sufficient food. The cost per person is $10.00. You can mail your payment to Boone County Bar Association, 705 E. Walnut, Columbia, MO 65201, or you can pay at the door. Please Note: If you RSVP but end up not being able to come, you will still need to pay since the BCBA pays the venue based on the number who made reservations.

Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium set for April 26-27, 2018

The 37th Annual Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium will be held on April 26th and 27th, 2018, 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