Next BCBA Meeting Scheduled for August 14

The next scheduled event for Boone County Bar Association members will be the regular BCBA meeting, Wednesday, August 14th. Our speaker will be Professor Rigel C. Oliveri of the UMC School of Law, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law. The presentation will be on the topic of “Current Cases in Constitutional Law.” If any members have specific topics that they would like for Professor Oliveri to address, please contact Vice President Randall Johnston via email here. The CLE program has been approved for 1.2 hours of CLE.

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. The program is $15 for the CLE 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: https://boonecountybar.org/rsvp/ by 4:30 P.M., Friday, August 9. If you RSVP for the program 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

Date for 2019 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic to September 27

The 2019 Annual Jim Butcher Memorial Picnic will take place on Friday, September 27, 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.

13th Annual Chipping in for Charity Golf Tournament October 14th

The 13th annual Chipping in for Charity golf tournament organized by the Community Involvement Committee is scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2019 (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 30th. To make the tournament a success and raise as much money as possible, sponsorships and prize donations for the tournament are needed.

The golf tournament flyer can be viewed here, sponsorship information can be viewed here. Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or sowers@learwerts.com to sign up, donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships. The golf tournament has raised $127,316.60 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: Presenting Sponsor: Lear Werts LLP; Birdie Sponsor: GilsbarPro; Hospitality Sponsors: Truman’s Bar & Grill, Lilly’s Cantina.

University of Missouri Flagship Campus Job Opening

The flagship campus of the University of Missouri – Mizzou – invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Executive Director for Gift Planning and Regional Advancement. The Senior Executive Director will provide leadership, vision, and guidance to Mizzou’s largest fundraising team, currently comprised of 15 FTE, including 12 fundraisers, one marketing professional, and two administrative staff. In a campus environment where collaboration between gift planning, regional and school unit advancement is encouraged and supported, this leadership opportunity has potential for great impact.

In 2017, the Office of Gift Planning was combined with the Office of Regional Advancement to create a unit to assist donors throughout the country with meaningful blended gift options, and to provide for a more focused partnership with Advancement partners embedded in the academic units. The professional filling this role will lead the Office of Gift Planning & Regional Advancement (GPRA).

  • Provide leadership, vision, and guidance. Serve as the division’s primary expert in gift planning/blended gift options to major donors and the division’s Leadership Team.
  • Implement, with the AVC for University Programs, a strategic plan with measurable goals for performance, professionalism, and collaboration.
  • Oversee training of the Division’s staff and leadership in best practices in gift planning and major gift fundraising.
  • Manage a small portfolio of major and principal gift donors.
  • Work with donors, their attorneys, and financial advisors to create blended gifts options to achieve each donor’s goals.

Learn more and apply to Job ID: 29930 https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff and/or https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=6&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=6&JobOpeningId=29930&PostingSeq=1  For questions and additional information contact: Erin Teeple, Talent Specialist at 573-882-6998 or via email or visit https://www.giving.missouri.edu for further information.

Court en Banc New Rule 72(L)

The Court en Banc clarified that the new Rule 72(L) requirements which became effective Aug. 1, 2019, also applies to guardianships of minors by adding “minor” to the first line. This is based on legislation that passed in 2018 that created the “Rap Back” program.

PROBATE RULE 72 (L):      Guardian and Conservator Pursuant to section 43.540, if a guardian or conservator is appointed to a minor, or disabled or incapacitated person, the appointed person will be fingerprinted and entered into the Record of Arrest and Prosecution or “Rap Back” program.” This will require the person to be fingerprinted through the court or  Missouri  Highway  Patrol every 6 years after their appointment. Fingerprints will be at the cost of the appointed guardian or conservator. The prints will be entered in the central repository and notice of any arrest or prosecution will be sent to the probate court for review and consideration.

BCBA Partners in Education / Scholarship Awarded

Grant Slusher is the winner of the BCBA $2,500 college scholarship award for 2019. The scholarship is given to one Boone County High School senior each year and is renewable for one additional year if certain grade requirements are met. Grant graduated from Father Tolton High School in May and will attend Rhodes College. Grant’s application was outstanding, and we are excited to name him the winner and wish him the best of luck! The BCBA is also renewing this year the scholarship for the 2018 winner, Keltin Serio, who will be attending MU in the fall.

BCBA Upcoming CLE Programs Announced

Mark your calendars! BCBA Vice President Randall Johnston has tentatively lined up the following CLE programs for the upcoming fiscal year: October: Presiding Judge Kevin Crane State of the Judiciary for the 13th Circuit; November: Western District Court of Appeals Panel. Additional programs will be announced as they are lined up

TRANSITIONS

The Law Office of Van Matre, Harrison, Taylor, Elliott, and Hick, P.C., has changed its name to Van Matre Law Firm, P.C. Karen Hajicek has also joined Van Matre Law Firm, P.C., as a shareholder, Karen’s contact information is: 1103 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65201, email: karen@vanmatre.com, phone: 573-874-7777.

OTHER NEWS

AV rated civil litigation firm is seeking an associate with an interest in trial work for its Columbia, Missouri office. Applicants should be listed to practice law in Missouri. Candidates with litigation experience preferred, but not required. For more information please contact Amanda Arends via email.

Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC, a growing general practice firm in Springfield, Missouri, is seeking a full-time associate attorney to work in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial transactions, and/or estate planning. Applicants must be licensed in Missouri or eligible for reciprocity. Commercial litigation or contract drafting experience preferred. Salaried position includes benefits and pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Founded in 2011, Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC utilizes specialist practitioners to provide its clients with comprehensive representation in areas including business transactions, civil litigation, real estate, employment, bankruptcy, estate planning, and family law. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Heather Rooney McBride, Managing Member, via email.

The 13th Circuit Associate Court’s current list of conflicts to the regular docket schedule, effective August 2, 2019, has been uploaded to the website and can be found at https://boonecountybar.org/docket-schedules/.

In Memoriam: Darwin Hindman

BCBA member and former Columbia mayor Darwin Hindman, 86,  passed away Monday morning.  He was an Air Force pilot and attended the University of Missouri School of Law prior to commencing his legal career.

Darwin served as Columbia’s mayor for fifteen years, 1995-2010, a role he held longer than anyone else.  His love for the city in which he was reared shown brightly during his tenure.  Perhaps his greatest legacy as mayor are the many projects he launched that contributed to the city’s growth and will continue to be loved by and enrich the lives of Columbia citizens, including the MKT trail, Stephens Lake Park and the ARC.

Darwin had a passion for biking and was frequently seen riding his bike around town.  As mayor, he helped secure $25 million of federal funding for local biking and walking projects.  He was instrumental in getting the Katy Trail built, which earned him the moniker of ‘father of the Katy Trail.’

We send our heartfelt condolences to Darwin’s wife Axie, their children and families. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 22nd, at the Calvary Episcopal Church on Ninth Street.

13th Annual Chipping in for Charity Golf Tournament October 14th

The 13th annual Chipping in for Charity golf tournament organized by the Community Involvement Committee is scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2019 (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 30th.  Golf tournament flyer can be viewed here, sponsorship information can be viewed here. To make the tournament a success and raise as much money as possible, sponsorships and prize donations for the tournament are needed.  Please contact Sander Sowers at 875-1991 or sowers@learwerts.com to sign up, donate, participate, and arrange sponsorships.  The golf tournament has raised $127,316.60 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: Presenting Sponsor: Lear Werts LLP.

The Elwood L. Thomas American Inn of Court accepting Applications

The Elwood L. Thomas American Inn of Court is accepting applications for new members for the 2019-2020 term. In particular we are looking for attorneys with fewer than 12 years of experience. The Inn of Court is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds who share a passion for professional excellence. Through regular meetings, members are able to build and strengthen professional relationships; discuss fundamental concerns about professionalism and pressing legal issues of the day; share experiences and advice; exhort the utmost passion and dedication for the law; provide mentoring opportunities; and advance the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and civility. Questions about the Inn may be addressed to Andy Hirth via email. Applications may be submitted to Andy at the foregoing address or to Elwood L Thomas Inn via email here.  Applications are available here.

2018-2019 BCBA CLE Programs Listed

  • “Common Ethics Pitfalls and Practice Tips to Avoid Them” – Whittney Dunn, Risk Manager for The Bar Plan presented the program – June 12, 2019 – 1.2 hours (incl. 1.2 hours Ethics)
  • “Eyewitness Identification” – Deborah Daniels presented the program – May 8, 2019 – 1.2 hours.
  • “The 2017 Tax Reform Act: What Lawyers Should Know” – Mark Gingrich and Chris Harris presented the program – March 13, 2019 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Class Actions, Mass Torts, and other Aggregate Litigation” – Todd Werts presented the program – February 13, 2019 – 1.2 hours.
  • “History of Legal Practices in Boone County” – Dave Knight presented the program – January 9, 2019 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Veteran’s Programs” – Speakers from the Attorney General’s Office and MU School of Law presented the program – November 14, 2018 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Court Address” – Presiding Judge Kevin Crane presented the program – October 10, 2018 – 1.2 hours.
  • “A View From the Bench” – A panel of 13th Circuit Associate Judges presented the program – August 8, 2018 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Preparing Property Descriptions” – David “Butch” Butcher, Survey Manager with Crockett Engineering – July 11, 2018 – 1.2 hours.

Membership Rolls Have Been Updated

The email distribution list and membership directory has been updated. Members whose records indicate have not paid dues have been removed from the rolls. There currently are 287 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 2019 Boone County Bar Association Dues Payment/Waiver Form with your payment or exemption https://boonecountybar.org/dues/.

Court approved rule changes and new local Court Rules from Court en Banc:

Update to Local Court Rule 1.D (effective after 60 days) and adding Rule 72. L (effective Aug. 1) New Local Court Rule 1. D RULE 1. DIVISIONS OF COURT D. The Treatment Courts of the 13th Judicial Circuit shall provide enhanced supervision, including substance abuse and mental health treatment, to offenders who meet the eligibility criteria of the various Treatment Courts. Services shall be available to both pre-plea and post-plea offenders as well as probationers. The Treatment Courts shall be continually monitored and evaluated for modification as necessary to provide the most current evidence-based programs available. The mission of the Treatment Courts is to provide supervision and treatment which will allow offenders to change their behavior and avoid further involvement in the criminal justice system. The Court en Banc shall appoint the Treatment Court Commissioner. The commissioner shall administer the Treatment Courts and shall regularly report to the Court en Banc on the state of the Treatment Courts.

Rule 72 L. Guardian and Conservator: Pursuant to section 43.540, RSMo, if a guardian or conservator is appointed to a disabled or incapacitated person, the appointed person will be fingerprinted and entered into the Record of Arrest and Prosecution or “Rap Back” program.” This will require the person to be fingerprinted through the court or Missouri Highway Patrol every 6 years after their appointment. Fingerprints will be at the cost of the appointed guardian or conservator. The prints will be entered in the central repository and notice of any arrest or prosecution will be sent to the probate court for review and consideration. Here is a link to the Supreme Court rules that are effective July 1, 2019: https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=134633 Here is a link to the Supreme Court rules that are effective Jan 1, 2020: https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=134633

Boone County Probate Supervisor Leaving

The Boone County Probate Supervisor Sandy Oswalt has accepted a new position with OSCA and her last day at the courthouse will be Friday July 19th.  The process for selecting the new Probate Supervisor is on going and will be announced at a future date.  We wish Sandy well in her new position with OSCA.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Professor Rigel C. Oliveri, Isabelle Wade & Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, will present at our regular meeting on August 14th on the topic of “Constitutional Law.” A link to her publications can be found at http://ssrn.com/author=164315.  Any specific topics that are of interest to members can be forwarded to Randall Johnson via email and they will be given to her.

TRANSITIONS

TRANSITIONS

The law firm of Brown Willbrand, P.C. was dissolved effective May 31, 2019. Herbert C. Willbrand is continuing to practice through his new law firm Herbert C. Willbrand Law Firm, LLC in the same location that he’s been in since December 1, 1966.  His address and telephone number will remain the same, but his new email address will be hcwillbrand@willbrandlaw.com.

NEW MEMBERS

Gilbert, Barry, Stange Law Firm, PC, 1506 Chapel Hill Road, Suite H, Columbia, MO 65203, phone: 660-441-4280, email: barryg@stangelawfirm.com. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation – Plaintiff, Civil Litigation – Defense, Family Law.

Smith, Antwaun, University of Missouri System, 277 University Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, phone: 573-882-3211, email: smithantw@umsystem.edu. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation-Plaintiff, Civil Litigation-Defense.

Wood, Deidre, Missouri State Public Defender’s Office, 601 E. Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201, phone: 573-447-8087, email: deidre.wood@mspd.mo.gov.