• 14 Dec 2011 1:02 PM | Anonymous

    Saturday, January 28, 2012

    New Location!

    UMKC School of Education, Room 115

    615 E. 52nd St.

    (southwest corner of 52nd and Holmes)

    Kansas City, Missouri






    CLE Credit: 5.2 MO, KS pending

    Ethics and Professionalism Credit: 1.0

    CPE Credit 4.0 with 1.0 Ethics


  • 15 Sep 2011 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    LAKC's 18th Annual Golf Tournament was held at Falcon Lakes Golf Club on Thursday, September 15th. (Prize winners will be posted shortly).


    Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

    Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt, LLP
    Bryan Cave LLP
    Erickson, Kernell, Derusseau & Kleypas, LLC
    Husch Blackwell, LLP
    Polsineli Shughart, PC
    Seigfreid Bingham Levy Selzer & Gee, PC
    Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
    Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
    Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
    Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP
    Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP

    Silver Sponsor:
    TBC Video

    Tee Sponsors:
    Iris Data Services, Inc.
    Jay E. Suddreth & Associates, Inc.
    LAK Reporting, Inc.
    Metropolitan Court Reporters, Inc.
    Midwest Litigation Services

  • 25 Jul 2011 8:47 AM | Anonymous
    LAKC hosted its annual meeting on July 21st at Tannin Wine Bar. The following officers and directors were elected at the meeting:

    2011-12 Officers and Directors

    Kristi Kingston - President

    Jim Humphrey - Vice-President

    Kurt Williams - Secretary

    Heather Jones - Treasurer

    Rick Bien
    Mark Brennan
    Kent Erickson

    Rich Fritz
    Cameron Garrison
    Mike Hargens
    Steve Kyle
    Bryant Lamer
    Todd McGuire
    Clay Norkey
    Renee Parsons
    Christen Shepherd
    Chris Sobba
    Eric Vernon


  • 23 May 2011 1:00 PM | Anonymous
    Please join the LAKC-YLS at Thomas, located at 1815 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO (1/2 block east of State Line Rd), on May 25th for a joint happy hour with Young Professionals Alliance for the University of Kansas Hospital from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.

    The Young Professionals Alliance is a group of professionals with varying backgrounds who support and serve the University of Kansas Medical Center. Please join us to mix and mingle not only with LAKC-YLS attorneys, but with individuals of all professions and backgrounds as well.

    Drinks and appetizers are FREE and no RSVP needed. Feel free to forward on to your coworkers and friends as well.

  • 09 Mar 2011 12:26 PM | Anonymous
    The spring 2011 session of the Mini Law School for the Public will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm from May 11th - June 1st at the UMKC School of Law. The session is $40 for all four weeks ($28 for parking pass). For more information, visit the Mini Law School page at
  • 16 Jan 2011 9:02 PM | Anonymous

    View scenes from our 2010 Santa's Snow Ball.

    Congrats to the YLS on another wonderful event!

  • 16 Jan 2011 7:39 PM | Anonymous

    Please join us for our 75th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, February 17th at the historic Aladdin Hotel, 1215 Wyandotte. The event begins at 6:00pm with cocktails followed by dinner at 6:30pm. We will present the LAKC Legacy Award and LAKC-YLS Public Service Award.

    Register online via our Events page. ($35 LAKC-YLS members; $50 LAKC Members; $400 table of 8).

  • 11 Jan 2011 2:45 PM | Anonymous

    It is time again for the Kansas City division of the high school Missouri Mock Trial Competition. The first round of competition takes place on Tuesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 27th. The second round takes place on Tuesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 17th. The Lawyers Association of Kansas City - Young Lawyers Section and the KCMBA are looking for attorneys to serve as judges for the competition, which will take place downtown at the Jackson County Courthouse. The competition begins at 6pm each night and will wrap up by 9pm. Judges are asked to arrive at the courthouse around 5:30pm.

    If you are interested and would like to participate, please contact Kellie Garrett at We can use your help for as few or as many nights as you are available.
  • 23 Sep 2010 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    The selection committee for the Coburn Award is seeking nominations for Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Honorable H. Michael Coburn Community Service Award.  This award was created in 1995. The Committee is hoping to honor an attorney whose noble work and honorable efforts in service to the community will serve as an inspiration to others in the legal profession.


    --Current member of the Missouri Bar practicing in the Jackson County area.

    --Demonstrated, in the spirit of Legal Aid, outstanding service to advancing the administration of justice on behalf of low-income people in the Jackson County area.

    --Outstanding service to the community with a particular emphasis on volunteer activity and leadership, other than work directly for bar associations (pro bono case work on behalf of low-income people that is done through a bar association may be considered).

    The Procedure

    The nomination form, along with appropriate supporting materials can be found at Legal Aid’s website, which is  It can also be obtained from contacting Cynthia Rountree at (816)474-1413 x267.  Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010 by The Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr., Chair, The Coburn Community Service Award Committee, c/o Legal Aid of Western Missouri, 1125 Grand Avenue, Suite 1900, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106.  Applications may also be submitted on-line to  Any questions should be directed by e-mail to Cynthia Rountree at

    Deadline for nominations to be received by Legal Aid is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday October 7, 2010.


    Coburn.Award.Application 9.10.pdf

  • 05 Sep 2010 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Former LAKC and LAKC Foundation board member, Sylvan Siegler, passed away September 4, 2010 at the age of 85. Sylvan, along with friend Stan Weiner, was instrumental in starting and continuing the annual Tax Seminar hosted in partnership with the UMKC School of Law. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, September 7th at 10am at Congregation Beth Shalom, 9400 Wornall Road.

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