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  • 05 Jan 2010 11:12 PM | Anonymous
    It is time again for the Kansas City division of the Missouri Mock Trial Competition.  The first round of competition takes place on Tuesday, January 12th and Thursday, January 14th The second round takes place on Tuesday, February 9th and Thursday, February 11th 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 Lara Owens at or 816-421-4460 We can use your help for as few or as many nights as you are available.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  • 30 Nov 2009 6:01 AM | Anonymous


    It is time again for LAKC-YLS’ Santa Snow Ball, which will be taking place on Wednesday, December 16, 2009!  If you are not familiar with Santa Snow Ball, this event provides an evening of fun for families staying in local homeless shelters during the holiday season.  Each child under the age of 18 receives a gift, everyone is provided dinner, and there are countless activities for all to enjoy, including a visit with Santa, face painting, craft-making, and story-telling.  The law firm of Lathrop and Gage has generously agreed to host the event, which will run from 5pm until 8pm.  LAKC-YLS is seeking volunteers and donations for the event. 


    Additionally, this year we are offering a Santa Hotline, where, for a small donation, we will arrange to have Santa or Mrs. Claus call your child to discuss their wishes for the holiday season. 



    There are a number of different volunteer opportunities associated with this event:


    December 15, 2009:  We will need volunteers during the lunch hour to help wrap the presents for the children.  Last year we provided presents for approximately 150 children, which took a lot of wrapping!  We will provide pizza for lunch and begin wrapping at noon.


    December 16, 2009:  We will need volunteers prior to and during the event to decorate the venue, do activities with the children, visit with the families, help serve dinner and then clean up at the end of the evening.  Generally, we have a couple of shifts:  Shift 1: 4:30-6:30 Shift 2- 6:30-8:30.  If you can help decorate during the afternoon, we will begin decorating around 3pm.


    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anne Pond at or (816) 421-0644.



    In addition to volunteers, this event requires a substantial amount of resources.  Please help us make the holiday season brighter for these children and families.  A donation of only $5.00 supports an entire family's activities for the evening; a donation of $10.00 covers one person's meal; and a donation of $20.00 will buy a gift for a child.  Donations can be paid to the LAKC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, earmarked for Santa Snowball. Every donation is appreciated and goes directly to the support of this event: the dinner for every attendee, the presents for the children, and the supplies for the activities.


    If you are interested in making a donation, you may do so securely online or mail check payable to Foundation of LAKC, 118 N. Conistor, Suite B #201, Liberty MO 64068. Questions? Please contact Justin Dean at or (816) 881-2353.




    Back by popular demand, LAKC-YLS is excited to again offer the opportunity to register your children (or grandchildren, nieces and nephews) to receive a special call from Mr. or Mrs. Claus.   Calls will be made December 14-17, from 5-8 p.m.  Sign up each child for only $5 each.  All proceeds will benefit Santa’s Snow Ball, a holiday party for local homeless families.  For more information, please see the flyer link below.  To register, please fill out the registration and child information forms (links below), and send them along with your payment to Stacey Meyer Bowman at the address provided on the forms.  Contact Stacey Bowman at or call (816) 983-8397 if you have any questions.


    1) Santa Hotline Flyer


    2) Registration form 


    3) Child Information sheet



    How would you like to play Mr. or Mrs. Claus for an excited child this year?  Don’t look much like the jolly bearded one or his wife?  That’s okay as long as you can impersonate their voices.  A personal call from Santa or Mrs. Claus will be sure to make the child’s day.


    The LAKC-YLS is looking for volunteer attorneys to make phone calls to children December 14-17, from 5-8 p.m.  All calls can be made from the comfort of your own office or home.  An example script (see link below) will be provided along with information forms on each child.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Amy Luck at or call 816-410-4657.


    Santa Hotline Volunteer GuidelinesPDF 

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