Next BCBA Meeting Scheduled for August 8

The next scheduled event for Boone County Bar Association members will be the regular BCBA meeting, Wednesday, August 8. A panel of 13th Circuit Associate Division Judges will present a seminar style program entitled “A view from the bench”. 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, August 3 [e-mail reminders previously sent]. 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.

Nominating Committee Appointed; Apply for Positions

On June 1, 2018, BCBA President Jason Simmons appointed Sander Sowers, Marcy Greenwade, and Kay Evans to the Nominating Committee to select next year’s officers and executive committee members.

BCBA members interested in being (or nominating) an officer or executive committee member for 2018-19 should contact any one of the Nominating Committee members before July 31. Their contact information is:

Sander Sowers:                   sowers@learwerts.com, phone 875-1991

Marcy Greenwade:             marcy@rgcounsel.com, phone 443-3463

Kay Evans   :                         kevans@lawmissoui.com, phone 442-1660

The former system of selecting the next Vice President on a seniority basis no longer applies. The Vice President is nominated to serve as next year’s President. Other positions available are Secretary, Treasurer, and two at-large members of the Executive Committee. The election will be held at the annual meeting and picnic in September.

Date Set for 2018 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic

The 2018 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will take place on Friday, September 7, 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.

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, 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.

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

Mid-Missouri Legal Services is commemorating its 40th Anniversary and will host 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.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music as we look back and celebrate our accomplishments!  More details, with RSVP information, will be provided in early September.

NEW MEMBERS

Brian Dollar, 2405 E. Thomas Hill Road, Sturgeon, MO 65284 phone: 530-604-2033, email: dollarlandsurvey@gmail.com, Practice Areas: General Practice, Real Estate. Brian is a licensed land surveyor in Missouri and five other states and was the last elected county surveyor for Boone County.  Brian recently served a 13-month term as a federal cadastral surveyor and made original government surveys in Alaska and Canada.  Last summer he was an intern for Glassman, Bird and Powell LLP in Hays, Kansas.  One of the projects that Brian worked on was the R9 Ranch water transfer.  It is one of the largest water transfers in Kansas history. Brian grew up in Columbia.  This spring he passed the UBE in Jefferson City and this summer Brian is taking the California Bar.

Jason Luke Jacoby, Cripps & Simmons, LLC, 1109 Club Village Dr., Suite 101, phone: 573-447-3399, email: Jason.jacoby@crippsandsimmons.com , Practice Areas: Elder Law, Probate, Trust, Estate Planning, Tax Law. Between 2012-2013, Jason worked as a deputy clerk for the Family Division of the Boone County Courthouse, during this time, Jason’s interest in legal matters crystallized into a desire to practice the legal profession.  Jason received his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2016 where he completed the necessary course work to receive the law school’s Tax Certification in Estate Planning.  Jason is now working as an associate attorney for Cripps & Simmons, LLC, with a focus on estate planning and elder law.

Christine Lesicko, Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 705 E. Walnut St., 4th Floor, Columbia, MO 65201, phone: 573-886-4100, email: clesicko@boonecountymo.org, Practice Area: Criminal Prosecution. Christine graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2012.  She worked for the State of Missouri from 2012 to 2018 when she joined the Boone County Prosecutor’s office.

NEW MEMBERS

Jason Luke Jacoby, Cripps & Simmons, LLC, 1109 Club Village Dr., Suite 101, phone: 573-447-3399, email: Jason.jacoby@crippsandsimmons.com , Practice Areas: Elder Law, Probate, Trust, Estate Planning, Tax Law.

Chris Miller, The Law Office of Chris Miller, 107 N. 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65201, phone: 573-499-0200, email: chris@centralmissourilegal.com , Practice Areas: Administrative, Civil Litigation-Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Employment and Labor, Family Law, Workers Compensation.

 

TRANSITIONS

Russ Still and Frank Koch are pleased to announce the formation of the firm of Harlan, Still and Koch.  Russ and Frank are the principal members of the firm; Tim Harlan and Christina Devine are Of Counsel to the firm.  Harlan, Still and Koch is still located at 515 Cherry Street, Suite 300, Columbia, MO 65201.  Their practice is still focused on the representation of Social Security Disability claimant and Long-Term Disability Insurance claimants.

2017-2018 BCBA CLE Programs Listed

For the convenience of BCBA members completing their CLE reports due July 31 for the fiscal year ending June 30, all the CLE credit programs presented by the BCBA from July 2017 through June 2018 are listed below. The same list appears on the website at http://www.bocomobar.org/cle.htm.

“Tips on MAI and MAIcr” – Judge Deborah Daniels – June 13, 2018 – 1.2 hours MCLE

“A Year In Risk Management” – Whittney Dunn, The Bar Plan – May 9, 2018 – 1.0 hours (ETHICS)

“Surveys of Real Estates” – David “Butch” Butcher, Survey Manager with Crocket Engineering – March 14, 2018 – 1.2 hours.

“Power of the Sunshine Law: How to get the best records to help your case” – Nicole Volkert and Jose Caldera – February 14, 2018 – 1.2 hours.

“Risk management, including recent rule changes related to the safekeeping of electronic information” – Chris Stiegemeyer, Executive Vice President of the Bar Plan Foundation – January 10, 2018 – 1.2 hours (ETHICS).

CASA, Mid-Mo Legal Services and the Veteran’s Clinic -presented – November 8, 2017 – 1.2 hours.

“State of the Court Address” – presented by Presiding Judge Kevin Crane – October 11, 2017 – 1.2 hours.

“Effective Use of Mediation in Your Practice” – James Levin, MU Law School – August 9, 2017 – 1.2 hours.

“Views from the Western District Court of Appeals – How can all of us do better with appellate case work?” – Judges Mark Pfeifer and Ted Ardini – July 12, 2017 – 1.2 hours.

Membership Rolls Have Been Updated

The email distribution list and membership directory has been updated. Members who records indicate have not paid dues have been removed from the rolls. There currently are 301 people on the email distribution list. Twenty-five (25) are included for reasons other than being members, and some of our members are exempt from paying dues. Dues are waived for members who have been licensed for 50 years or more or who are at least 75 years old.

If you believe your membership is currently in good standing and you do not receive the notice of May Newsletter published May 8, please contact Thad Taylor at thad@midwestelderlaw.com. There is a chance you will have been mistakenly removed from the distribution list.

Please provide the 2018 Boone County Bar Association Dues Payment/Waiver Form with your payment or exemption https://boonecountybar.org/dues/.

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.

Job Opening Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Family Court

The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Family Court has an opening for Legal Counsel, Juvenile Office. Summary of duties include: Complex and varied professional work in providing legal research and representation for a juvenile office in a multi-county circuit. Work involves litigating cases on behalf of the juvenile office in Boone and Callaway; advising the juvenile office in matters of law and policy; reviewing proposed legislation for its impact on court procedure; and providing assistance in the interpretation of new legislation and making recommendations on implementation which may include new or revised court procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of the juvenile officer and is reviewed through conferences and written reports. Please submit resume and application forms electronically to: BNE-Jobs-Juvenile@courts.mo.gov. Applications are available at: http://www.courts.mo.gov/hosted/circuit13/other/jobs.htm. All items submitted by email MUST be in PDF format. You may also hand deliver resumes and applications to: Ruth McCluskey, 13th Judicial Circuit Family Court, Juvenile Division, Boone County Courthouse, 705 East Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201. Deadline to submit resumes/applications by 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Date Set for 2018 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic

The 2018 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will take place on Friday, September 7, 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.

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, 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.

Nominating Committee Appointed; Apply for Positions

On June 1, 2018, BCBA President Jason Simmons appointed Sander Sowers, Marcy Greenwade, and Kay Evans to the Nominating Committee to select next year’s officers and executive committee members.

BCBA members interested in being (or nominating) an officer or executive committee member for 2018-19 should contact any one of the Nominating Committee members before July 31. Their contact information is:

Sander Sowers:                   sowers@learwerts.com, phone 875-1991

Marcy Greenwade:            marcy@rgcounsel.com, phone 443-3463

Kay Evans   :                       kevans@lawmissoui.com, phone 442-1660

The former system of selecting the next Vice President on a seniority basis no longer applies. The Vice President is nominated to serve as next year’s President. Other positions available are Secretary, Treasurer, and two at-large members of the Executive Committee. The election will be held at the annual meeting and picnic in September

Heart of Missouri Casa is Looking for a Sublessor

Starting August 15, 2018 to finish lease through June 30, 2019. Sublessor may negotiate lease terms beyond June 30, 2019 directly with landlord.

1316 Old 63 S, Suite 104
Columbia, MO 65201

1,236 square foot office suite. 4 large offices, storage closet, reception area, kitchen/breakroom, access to shared bathrooms, private, side-entrance, large parking lot, easy access off Stadium/Old 63, south-facing windows (lots of sun!).

Gross rent is $1,450/month. Utilities not included. Landlord provides janitorial service for shared bathrooms and maintains outside property.

Contact Kelly Hill, Executive Director, by email or 573-442-4670

Directly reach landlord, Elizabeth Crawford, at 573-875-1250 or by email

NEW MEMBERS

Tyson Mutrux, Mutrux Finney, P.C., 2600 Forum Blvd, Suite B1, Columbia, MO 65203, phone: 314-270-2273, email: tyson@mfinjury.com , Practice Areas: Civil Litigation-Plaintiff, Person Injury. Tyson graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2010 and practiced personal injury and criminal defense in the Greater St. Louis area until 2017 when he and his family moved back to Columbia, where he now practices. Tyson is the managing partner of Mutrux Finney, P.C., which exclusively handles personal injury cases throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois. Mutrux Finney, P.C. has offices in St. Louis and Columbia.

John W. Rogers, John Rogers Law Firm, 813 E. Walnut St., Suite B, Columbia, MO 65201, phone: 573-476-6072, email: jrogers@johnrogerslawfirm.com, Practice Area: General. Bio: John obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri.  After law school, John clerked at the Missouri Supreme Court for Ann K. Covington (1994-1995). After clerking John became an associate at Rogers Law Firm in Columbia (1995-1998), he then became and associate and partner at Bryan Cave LLP (1998-2008), he then became a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP (2008-2017). John’s areas of expertise in commercial litigation, class actions, and appeals; but John refers to his firm as a general practice law firm. John is also a former member of the BCBA from 1995-1998.

Daniel S. Simon, Evans & Dixon, 501 Cherry Street Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65201, phone: 573-777-8823. email: dsimon@evans-dixon.com Practice Areas:

Keegan Tinney, Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C., 1001 Cherry St., Suite 104, Columbia, MO 65201, phone: 573-303-3848. Email: keegan@sticklenanddreyer.com Practice Area: Civil Litigation-Plaintiff. Keegan graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2017. Keegan is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), and the Jasper County Bar Association. Keegan will be focusing his practice on automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, worker’s compensation and premises liability cases.

TRANSITIONS

Shelley Forrest, formerly of Boul & Associates, has accepted a position as Legal Counsel with the Department of Health & Senior Services with the State of Missouri in Jefferson City, Shelley is also the HIPAA Privacy Officer. Shelley’s new address: 912 Wildwood Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65102, phone: 573-751-6005, email: shelley.forrest@health.mo.gov

Ernie Ueligger, formerly of The Copeland Law Firm, has joined Nathan Jones Law, LLC, as a partner. Ernie’s new contact information is: 303 N. Stadium Blvd, Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65203. Phone: 573-874-1122, email: Ernie@NathanJonesLaw.com. Nathan Jones will continue providing estate, trust, and business law services, and Ernie will expand the firm’s practice areas into family law, worker’s compensation, and personal injury

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