Top Rated Receptions


Making and maintaining meaningful professional connections continues to be the foundation for a successful legal career, and the Annual Meeting (along with many affiliate organizations) builds in an abundance of opportunities for lawyers and judges – both planned and unplanned – throughout all the schedule of events and programs. This is especially true for the many social receptions designed for attendees to relax and meet up with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy the company of hundreds of lawyers and judges from across the state.

President’s and Chief Justice’s Opening Night Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 6 - 8 p.m.
(Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: Davis, Bethune & Jones LLC, Kansas City; and Lear Werts LLP, Columbia)

The Annual Meeting’s well-known design for attendees to cultivate connections and feel the camaraderie of fellow legal professionals begins with the warm welcome of the opening reception. Hundreds of lawyers and judges will indulge in delicious hors d’oeuvres and a host of beverage choices all in a relaxed, casual setting.

In addition, the reception’s 8 p.m. conclusion leaves plenty of time to continue an enjoyable evening or meal at any of Kansas City's many venues.

Best of Missouri Reception

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 6 - 8 p.m.
(Special thanks to our Exclusive/Platinum Sponsor Robb & Robb LLC  - Gary C. Robb and Anita Porte Robb, Kansas City) 

The spot for this year’s Best of Missouri – Science City in the historic Union Station – provides the perfect environment to transfer the positive energy from the day’s impactful, future-directed educational sessions and inspiring celebrations of the profession to an atmosphere filled with the shared experience and camaraderie that turns making meaningful professional and personal connections into an easy, enjoyable, and valuable experience. Located just across the street from the Westin, the venue will be convenient to get to as well as accommodating to those who want to take advantage of the many restaurants and exciting venues downtown KC has to offer after the 8 p.m. finish.

YLS-Sponsored Best of Missouri Post-Party

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 8 p.m.

For many of those not ready to call it a night after the Best of Missouri, the Young Lawyers’ Section of The Missouri Bar always sponsors one of the most popular post-Best of Missouri events for those interested in continuing the evening’s fun. This year's event will be held at Society, one of KC's newest venues in the Crossroads district. 

Additional networking receptions

As the annual confluence of Missouri’s entire legal profession, many of our state’s legal entities take the opportunity to host additional receptions, hold leadership meetings, and support the meeting with other activities that enhance the welcoming environment of each Annual Meeting. Look to the schedule of events to identify additional opportunities to network, interact, and enjoy these valuable activities.