Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.

(Special thanks to our Silver Sponsor: Polsinelli, Kansas City and St. Louis)

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.

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. In addition, the Young Lawyers’ Section honors a lawyer and an organization for outstanding public service, and two notable public service providers – prosecutors and public defenders – are recognized. (List of Awardees)

This luncheon is not included in the Annual Meeting registration fee. Tickets are $65 per person.

Opening Luncheon and Chief Justice’s Address

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 12 - 1:40 p.m.

(Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: Davis, Bethune & Jones LLC, Kansas City, and Dowd Bennett LLP, St. Louis; Gold Sponsor: Thompson Coburn LLP, St. Louis; and Silver Sponsor: Polsinelli, Kansas City and St. Louis)

Chief Justice Mary R. Russell Lauren Tucker MCCubbin Megan E. Phillips
Chief Justice Mary R. Russell  Lauren Tucker McCubbin  Megan E. Phillips

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.” Chief Justice Mary R. Russell will provide the attendees with an update on issues facing the bench and bar.

This event will include the passing of the gavel from Missouri Bar President Lauren Tucker McCubbin of Kansas City to her successor, Megan Phillips of St. Louis.

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.

Alumni Luncheons

Friday, Sept. 15 | 12:15 p.m.
(Please click links to complete registration forms.)

Saint Louis University School of Law
University of Iowa School of Law
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law 
Washington University Law Alumni Luncheon & Conversation