Betty Wilson’s Going Away Party October 2

Longtime Boone County attorney and BCBA member, and the 2016 winner of the BCBA’s Distinguished Professional Award, Betty Wilson, is leaving us in November. Betty is moving out of state. There is a going away party for her Tuesday, October 2, between 5-7 p.m., at Shiloh Bar and Grill, 402 East Broadway. Everyone is invited to come by and wish her well, both in and outside of the legal profession, so please share this invitation freely with everyone whose lives Betty has touched. If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Campbell at Wingatecampbell@gmail.com.

Next BCBA Meeting Scheduled for October 10

The next scheduled event for Boone County Bar Association members will be the regular BCBA meeting, Wednesday, October 10. Presiding Judge Kevin Crane will present the State of the Court Address. The CLE program has been approved for 1.2 hours of CLE credits.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. the Broadway Hotel, 1111 E. Broadway. The presentation will begin about noon. A business meeting will precede the program. Lunch will be $14, with checks 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: https://boonecountybar.org/rsvp/ by 4:30 P.M., Friday, October 5. 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.

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 sowers@learwerts.com 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.

Nominations for BCBA Awards Still Being Accepted

There were a few nominations received at the picnic for the BCBA’s 3rd annual Distinguished Professional and Outstanding Service awards, but the nominations are still open until Friday, October 19. The awards this year will be announced at the Holiday Party in December.

The Distinguished Professional Award is given to a BCBA member in practice 15 or more years who exemplifies the highest legal and ethical standards to which all legal professionals should strive. The Distinguished Professional Award has previously been presented to:

2016:         Betty Wilson, of Oliver Walker Wilson

2017:         Hamp Ford, of Ford, Parshall and Baker and Herbert C. Willbrand of Brown Willbrand P.C.

The Outstanding Service Award award is given to a BCBA member who has made significant contributions to the benefit of the legal profession, the justice system, and/or our community. The Outstanding Service Award has previously been was presented to:

2016:         George Batek of Batek and Benson, LLC and Norm Lampton of the Lampton Law Firm;

2017:         Rusty Antel of Walther, Antel & Stamper, and Glen R. Ehrhardt of Rogers, Ehrhardt & Weber, LLC.

2018 Labor & Employment Law Symposium Oct 19

Sign up for the 2018 Labor & Employment Law Symposium to be held here in Columbia on Friday, October 19 at the Hampton Inn & Suites. This program qualifies for 7.8 MCLE Hours including 1.2 Ethics Hours. Join us to keep up to date with Missouri and Federal case law, the impact of the changes to the Missouri Human Rights Act on MAIs and administrative challenges to MCHR actions, and individual liability under the Missouri Human Rights Act, the evolution of McDonnell Douglas burden shifting, and “but-for” causation in retaliation cases under Nassar. The program will also include a skills session that will assist you inside and outside the courtroom, as well legal and ethical issues which impact labor and employment practices.

Register now here http://mobarcle.mobar.org/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=129858

 

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 barnesb@mmls.org with the names of you and your guest (if any) by October 18, 2018.

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.

Attorney Position Available

Job Opening: Civil Practice Attorney: Established Columbia, Missouri Civil Practice law firm seeks attorney with 3 or more years’ experience and strong academic credentials. Replies will be held in confidence. Send resume to: Brown Willbrand, P.C. 601 E. Broadway, Ste. 203, Executive Building P.O. Box 1304, Columbia, MO 65205 www.brownwillbrand.com.

Boone County Family Resources Hiring Legal Position

Boone County Family Resources, located in Columbia, Missouri, purchases and provides services for Boone County residents with developmental disabilities. With a budget of nearly $13 million, the Agency serves approximately 1,800 clients of all ages, providing case management, employment, residential and in-home services. The Agency is an enrolled Medicaid provider, and also provides property management services for two newly constructed special needs affordable housing apartment complexes. It is seeking an Assistant to the Executive Director, which is a part time position (.5 – .75 FTE) with benefits. The position is posted at www.bcfr.org/careers. Assistant to the Executive Director – Legal position

The Employer is looking for a Missouri licensed attorney interested in working in an administrative capacity for an agency that supports people with developmental disabilities to join our team. Boone County Family Resources, a leader in disability services since 1976, is seeking an Assistant to the Executive Director. Qualifications include a degree from a four-year accredited college or university and a license to practice law in Missouri that is in good standing.

The primary duty is to assist the Executive Director in maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal regulatory requirements and keeping abreast of changes in regulatory requirements. Key responsibilities include: Serve as Privacy Officer for implementation and monitoring of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Keep abreast of Medicaid policy changes and opportunities; Train staff or develop training materials to comply with federal and state requirements; Assist with contract preparation, review and management; Assist staff in responding to subpoenas, document requests, accommodations and other ADA requests, and FMLA issues; and Serve as the agency’s Corporate Compliance Officer. This position assists with program and policy development and is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in planning and carrying out responsibilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic September 7 at Twin Lakes Park

The 2018 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will take place on Friday, September 7, at the Twin Lakes 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 send RSVP email Mark Langworthy at langworthym@missouri.edu

Jill Jackson Nominated for 2019 BCBA President

Current BCBA Vice President Jill Jackson of Ford, Parshall & Baker, LLC has been selected by the Nominating Committee as the nominee for 2018-19 BCBA President.

Other nominees are Randall Johnston of Randall B. Johnston, P.C., for Vice President, Molly Metza of Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, for Secretary, Dan Beckett of Smith Lewis LLP, for Treasurer.

Next year’s Executive Committee will consist of Jennifer Rodewald and Hon. David Zerrer and Jason Simmons as past-president and Thad Taylor as Newsletter Editor.

The election of 2018-19 officers will take place at the Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic and Annual Meeting to be held Friday, September 7. At the election, nominations also may be made from the floor with the consent of those so nominated.

Many thanks for the hard work of this year’s Nominating Committee, consisting of Sander Sowers, Marcy Greenwade and Kay Evans

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 sowers@learwerts.com 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.

Circuit Clerk Christy Blakemore Receives Clifford H. Ahrens Award

Congratulations to Christy Blakemore for receiving the Clifford H. Ahrens Award. Christy is scheduled to receive this award on Sept. 27 at the Judicial Conference.

The Clifford H. Ahrens Award is given annually by the Missouri Court Automation Committee (MCA) to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to court automation in this state. The award is named after the Honorable Clifford H. Ahrens to acknowledge and honor his dedication to and considerable contributions to court automation. Judge Ahrens served as a charter MCA member of the MCA from its initiation in 1994 to 2015, chair of the MCA Budget and Personnel subcommittee from 1995 to 2003, MCA vice chair from 1995 to 2002, and MCA chair from 2002 until 2015, when he retired from the bench.

The recipients of this award are those who exhibit:

A proven appreciation and respect for the importance of court automation in providing due process of law and ensuring the effective and efficient administration of justice;

A demonstrated commitment to excellence in court automation; and

An extensive and established history in making substantial contributions to court automation, including the innovative use of technology to improve court automation.

The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals who have gone over and above their volunteer efforts in promoting and advancing court automation. The award is named in honor of the past chair (Judge Cliff Ahrens) who has given so freely of his time and efforts to the court automation project.

Way to go Christy!

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 barnesb@mmls.org 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.

Nominations for BCBA Awards Needed

Nominations for this year’s BCBA Awards are needed for the 3rd annual awards for Distinguished Professional and Outstanding Service. The awards this year will be announced at the Holiday Party in December.

The Distinguished Professional Award is given to a BCBA member in practice 15 or more years who exemplifies the highest legal and ethical standards to which all legal professionals should strive. The Distinguished Professional Award has previously been presented to:

2016:         Betty Wilson, of Oliver Walker Wilson

2017:         Hamp Ford, of Ford, Parshall and Baker and Herbert C. Willbrand of Brown Willbrand P.C.

The Outstanding Service Award award is given to a BCBA member who has made significant contributions to the benefit of the legal profession, the justice system, and/or our community. The Outstanding Service Award has previously been was presented to:

2016:         George Batek of Batek and Benson, LLC and Norm Lampton of the Lampton Law Firm;

2017:         Rusty Antel of Walther, Antel & Stamper, and Glen R. Ehrhardt of Rogers, Ehrhardt & Weber, LLC.

Boone County Family Resources Hiring Legal Position

Boone County Family Resources, located in Columbia, Missouri, purchases and provides services for Boone County residents with developmental disabilities. With a budget of nearly $13 million, the Agency serves approximately 1,800 clients of all ages, providing case management, employment, residential and in-home services. The Agency is an enrolled Medicaid provider, and also provides property management services for two newly constructed special needs affordable housing apartment complexes. It is seeking an Assistant to the Executive Director, which is a part time position (.5 – .75 FTE) with benefits. The position is posted at www.bcfr.org/careers. Assistant to the Executive Director – Legal position

The Employer is looking for a Missouri licensed attorney interested in working in an administrative capacity for an agency that supports people with developmental disabilities to join our team. Boone County Family Resources, a leader in disability services since 1976, is seeking an Assistant to the Executive Director. Qualifications include a degree from a four-year accredited college or university and a license to practice law in Missouri that is in good standing.

The primary duty is to assist the Executive Director in maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal regulatory requirements and keeping abreast of changes in regulatory requirements. Key responsibilities include: Serve as Privacy Officer for implementation and monitoring of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Keep abreast of Medicaid policy changes and opportunities; Train staff or develop training materials to comply with federal and state requirements; Assist with contract preparation, review and management; Assist staff in responding to subpoenas, document requests, accommodations and other ADA requests, and FMLA issues; and Serve as the agency’s Corporate Compliance Officer. This position assists with program and policy development and is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in planning and carrying out responsibilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

Attorney Position Available

Job Opening: Civil Practice Attorney: Established Columbia, Missouri Civil Practice law firm seeks attorney with 3 or more years’ experience and strong academic credentials. Replies will be held in confidence. Send resume to: Brown Willbrand, P.C. 601 E. Broadway, Ste. 203, Executive Building P.O. Box 1304, Columbia, MO 65205 www.brownwillbrand.com.

Jill Jackson Nominated for 2018-19 BCBA President

Current BCBA Vice President Jill Jackson of Ford, Parshall & Baker, LLC has been selected by the Nominating Committee as the nominee for 2018-19 BCBA President.

Other .nominees are Randall Johnston of Randall B. Johnston, P.C., for Vice President, Molly Metza of Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, for Secretary, Dan Beckett of Smith Lewis LLP, for Treasurer.

Next year’s Executive Committee will consist of Jennifer Rodewald and Hon. David Zerrer and Jason Simmons as past-president and Thad Taylor as Newsletter Editor.

The election of 2018-19 officers will take place at the Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic and Annual Meeting to be held Friday, September 7. At the election, nominations also may be made from the floor with the consent of those so nominated

Many thanks for the hard work of this year’s Nominating Committee, consisting of Sander Sowers, Marcy Greenwade and Kay Evans.