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Spencer Fane


Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, Sept. 14 | 12 - 1:30 PM

Three days of enjoyable social gatherings, excellent CLE, and endless networking opportunities begin with this separately ticketed luncheon recognizing the finest traditions of professionalism and public service. The Missouri Bar Foundation will recognize members of the bar who have performed exemplary work in trial and appellate advocacy, legal writing, professionalism and contributions to the administration of justice.

In addition, the Young Lawyers’ Section honors the outstanding efforts of two notable public service providers – prosecutors and public defenders – are recognized.

This luncheon is not included in the Annual Meeting registration fee. Tickets are $60 per person.

Opening Luncheon and Chief Justice’s Address

Thursday, Sept. 15 | 12 - 1:40 PM
(Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor The Bar Plan, St. Louis; our Gold Sponsors The Limbaugh Firm, Cape Girardeau and Polsinelli, Kansas City and St. Louis; and our Silver Sponsors Gilmore & Bell, PC, St. Louis, Husch Blackwell, Springfield, and Spencer Fane LLP, Kansas City) 

 Chief Justice Paul Wilson  John Grimm  Lauren Tucker McCubbin

A welcome respite following the Annual Meeting’s plenary sessions, the Opening Luncheon gives lawyers and judges the opportunity to enjoy lunch, celebrate the profession, and hear an update on Missouri’s justice system.

At the heart of the luncheon is the “Chief Justice’s Address” delivered by the Hon. Paul C. Wilson, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Hon. Wilson is expected to provide the attendees with an update on issues facing the bench and bar.

In addition, the luncheon will include a presentation of the “President’s Award” to individuals who have made particularly noteworthy contributions to the work of The Missouri Bar during the past year.

This event will also include the passing of the gavel from Missouri Bar President John Grimm of Cape Girardeau to his successor, Lauren Tucker McCubbin of Kansas City.

The event will also feature recognition of this year’s class of Senior Counselors, those distinguished members who this year mark 50 years in practice or attainment of the age of 75 years. Their examples of leadership and service to their clients offer a legacy of professionalism for all who attend this luncheon.

UMKC Alumni Luncheon

Friday, Sept. 16 | 12:15 PM

The University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law will be hosting an alumni luncheon in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference.  (Information/Reserve Your Spot)