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

BCBA Annual Holiday Party – December 12th

Our next group activity will be the BCBA Holiday Party, which will be held at the Country Club of Missouri (off Forum Blvd.) Wednesday, December 12, from 6-8 p.m. The event will begin at 6:00 pm with a social hour (drinks and appetizers provided) cash bar for mixed drinks, with a buffet dinner featuring Maple Brined Pork Loin with Apple Jus and Peppered Beef Medallions with Raspberry demi-glace beginning at 7:15 pm. There is also a vegan option if requested at the time of your RSVP.

The bestowment of the BCBA’s 4th Annual “Distinguished Professional” Award and “Outstanding Service” Award also will be presented.

RSVP: Cost will be $25 per person and RSVP’s will be required. 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 Noon, Wednesday, December 5. RSVP’s are important for this meeting so management at CCMO can prepare sufficient food and seating. 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, we will still need for you to pay since the BCBA will have to pay the Country Club based on the number who made reservations. You can review the invite here. Country Club of Missouri Event Center and parking information can be found here.

The Young Lawyer’s Committee Holiday Lunch December 20

Thursday, December 20, at 11:45 a.m. The Young Lawyer’s Committee will meet for its annual holiday lunch gathering at the Barred Owl, 47 East Broadway, Columbia. Those attending are asked to bring a gag/white elephant gift for the always entertaining gift exchange. Please RSVP by December 18 at 12:00 p.m. to Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or by email. The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council has generously sponsored this event so food and drink will be provided while funds last.

Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational Tournament January 25-27

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 Friday, January 25 through Sunday January 27 2019. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our 21st year of hosting. This is a four round, three-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 civil case, with a fact pattern involving negligence. Judges are needed for any and all of the rounds, which begin Friday at 6:00pm; 9:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday; and 9:30 am 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 via email or call (573-875-7484). Further information about intercollegiate Mock trial may be obtained at