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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.

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Upcoming Events

November 5th – Open Meeting Notice – Criminal Justice Administration Committee

Notice is hereby given that the Criminal Justice Administration Coordination Committee will conduct a meeting at 7:45 A.M. on the 5th day of November, 2019 in The Law Library, Second Floor of the Boone County Courthouse, Columbia, Missouri.

  1. Call to Order/Welcome
  2. Review Minutes of October 1, 2019 Meeting
  3. Public Defender’s Leave to Withdraw
  4. Batterer’s Intervention Program as a Condition of Bond
  5. Justice Coordinator
  6. Adult Court Services Report
  7. Other
  8. Next Meeting

November 11th – Guardian ad Litem Training at Boone County Courthouse

The 13th Circuit’s Annual Advanced Guardian ad Litem/Mediator Training will be held at the Boone County Courthouse on November 11, 2019.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the training will conclude at 4:30 p.m.  8 hours of MCLE credit are being requested by The Missouri Bar.  Please contact Cindy Garrett at 886-4059 or for a copy of the registration form.  There will be a $20.00 registration fee, which includes lunch.

November 13th – Next BCBA Meeting Scheduled at The Tiger Hotel

The next scheduled event for Boone County Bar Association members will be the regular BCBA meeting, Wednesday, November 13th. The Western District Court of Appeals will hold a judicial forum. Bring your questions for a great CLE and a fantastic Italian themed lunch at the Tiger Hotel. The CLE program has been approved for 1.2 hours of credits. After the BCBA meeting, the Judges will hear cases in the Ceremonial Court Room at the Boone County Courthouse.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE: Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m at TIGER HOTEL. 23 S. 8th Street. The presentation will begin about noon. A business meeting will precede the program. The Executive Committee decided that there is a $15 fee for the CLE and future CLE presentations with lunch included. Checks should be 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 4:30 P.M., Friday, November 8. 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.

November 20th, 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Boone County Clerk’s Office Closed

The Boone County Circuit Clerk’s office will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 am on November 20th for an office wide meeting.

December 12th – Save the Date – Annual BCBA Holiday Party

The annual BCBA Holiday Party will be at the Columbia Country Club of Thursday, December 12th.  The charge will be $25 per person and members must RSVP prior to 1:00 P.M. On Monday, December 2nd.  Social house will begin at 6:00 P.M. Event planned for 6 to 8 P.M. Buffet menu to follow with special email notice, and there will be a vegan option if requested in advance with your RSVP.

January 18-19th, 2020 – Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational Tournament

Columbia College and the Board of Advocates at the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Saturday, January 18 through Sunday January 19, 2019. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our 22nd year of hosting. This is a four round, two-day tournament which is limited to 28 teams.

The tournament hosts need attorneys to serve as Judges for this four round Tournament, which serves as a competitive forum for teams to earn bids to the National Championship tournament. Judges will score a printed ballot with established criteria and rule on evidentiary objections governed by an evidence code similar to the Federal Rules of Evidence. There are 28 teams from Colleges in the region attending this event. This year’s case is a criminal case, with a fact pattern involving homicide. Judges are needed for any and all of the rounds, which begin Saturday at 9:00am and 2:00pm and 8:30 am and 1 pm on Sunday.

Food and ample non- alcoholic beverages will be provided. Those interested in Judging or in need of further information may contact Professor Barry Langford at Columbia College (573-875-7484). Further information about intercollegiate Mock trial may be obtained at