• 20 Oct 2020 8:15 AM | Anonymous

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  • 16 Oct 2020 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    We're going virtual this year! Join us for our 16th year as we raise funds for Legal Aid of Western Missouri through a virtual Run for Justice 5K event. 

    Registrants may run or walk a 5K on a course of their choosing anytime between October 15th and November 15th.  Log your miles with us after you've completed your run/walk, and we'll send you a great long sleeve shirt and finisher's medal!

    While we cannot gather in person this year, we'll continue with our team award and spirit award, and invite you to join us in the celebration on social media! The team with the most participants will win the team trophy and prize, and the team with the most "spirit" will be recognized as well.

    Tag us on social media using #runforjustice5K. We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

    Register today and recruit your family and friends to do the same.

    Thank you for your support of our virtual run to support Legal Aid of Western Missouri!

  • 25 Sep 2020 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    The 16th Judicial Circuit Court was planning to resume jury trials at the Kansas City Courthouse on Monday, October 5. That date has now been postponed pursuant to Administrative Order 2020-166 as required by Missouri Supreme Court Operational Directives. A court employee has recently tested positive for COVID-19. The Court has in place and has implemented protocols and procedures to mitigate against spread. Court operations at the Kansas City Courthouse have been moved back to Phase 1 under Missouri Supreme Court Operational Directives. Phase 1 limits the number of people gathered in a courtroom or other areas within the courthouse to 10. Courts are required to stay at each operational phase for a minimum of two weeks before moving to the next phase. This change does not affect operations at other courthouses. The Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence started summoning jurors on September 21. That courthouse is still operating at Phase 3 and jury trials will continue as scheduled. The Court and the courthouses have never been closed during the pandemic, but operations have been modified in order to address health concerns.

    Admin Order 2020-166 Updated Court Operations - Sept 25. 2020 KC to Phase 1.pdf

  • 13 Jul 2020 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    To ensure the safety of our members, we have decided to hold our Annual Meeting virtually this year. Below is the slate for the 2020-21 Board of Directors as well as the candidates running for the Young Lawyers Section Board. All LAKC members may vote for the 2020-21 Board of Directors. Young Lawyers Section (YLS) members (age 36 or younger or less than five years in practice) may vote for the 2020-21 slate of YLS officers and 6 YLS board candidates. The deadline to submit your vote is Wednesday, July 15th at 5:00pm.

    Please contact with any questions. Thank you for your vote!

    Vote online at

  • 12 May 2020 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    The Young Lawyers Section of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Board of Directors. Interested candidates should complete the attached application and return on or before May 21st to 

    YLS 20-21 Board Application.pdf

  • 16 Mar 2020 8:04 AM | Anonymous

    LAKC Members:
    Due to recent events and growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, LAKC has decided to cancel all events through April and will resume events as soon as it is safe to do so. Please stay tuned to and our social media channels for more information.

  • 06 Aug 2019 11:11 AM | Anonymous

    The Young Lawyers Section will once again host its Skippy & Skivvies Drive for Operation Breakthrough August 20th - 30th. Drop off of donations will be held from 11:30am - 1:00pm on Friday, August 30th. 

    The Skippy & Skivvies Drive is an annual effort to collect underwear, diapers, wipes, socks, and peanut butter for Operation Breakthrough. Their biggest needs at the moment are for sizes 4, 5, and 6 in diapers, underwear sizes 2T - size 8 (boys and girls), wipes and peanut butter. 

    LAKC will tally all donations received and delivered per firm and announce results after the drive. The firm collecting the most donations will receive our new coveted Skippy & Skivvies trophy! 

    On behalf of Operation Breakthrough, thank you for your support!

  • 08 May 2019 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    The Annual Meeting of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City will be held Wednesday, May 8th from 5-7pm at Chicken N Pickle, North Kansas City. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required. The 2019-20 slate of officers and directors are provided below as is the ballot for the Young Lawyers Section Board.

    2019-20 Proposed Board of Directors

    Lindsay Todd Perkins, President

    Rick Shearer, President-Elect

    Kaitee Brown, Secretary/Treasurer

    Tim West, Past-President

    Anne Baggott

    Anna Berman

    Ben Carr

    Anne Hershewe

    Sam Hofmeier

    Nate Jones

    Michael Judy

    Molly Walsh-Keppler

    Derek MacKay

    Travis McCallon

    Tyler Scott

    Amber Simon


    The ballot of the Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors may be returned at the annual meeting or by email to 

    LAKC YLS 5.2019 ballot.pdf

  • 09 Apr 2019 11:42 AM | Anonymous

    The Young Lawyers Section of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Board of Directors. Interested candidates should complete the attached application and return on or before April 30, 2019 to Ashlee Crowl, 

    Elections will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019  at 5:00pm @ Chicken & Pickle, 1761 Burlington, North Kansas City MO 64116.

    The Lawyers Association of Kansas City (LAKC) was founded in 1935 to promote and advance the following objectives that are just as relevant today: the welfare of the public in the greater Kansas City Community; the administration of justice; the science of jurisprudence; and the cordial and professional relations among the members of the greater Kansas City Bar.

    The Young Lawyers Section of LAKC is comprised of members under 35 or who have graduated from law school within the past five years and maintain “service of public interest by advancing the role of the legal profession in serving the public” as a value.

    LAKC-YLS 2019-20 Director Application.pdf

  • 19 Mar 2019 5:37 AM | Anonymous

    LAKC-YLS is hosting the Missouri High School Mock Trial state competition the weekend of March 29-31st at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse and is in need of volunteer judges for the following time slots:

    Friday, March 29th from 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Saturday, March 30th from 8:00am - 11:30am

    Meals are provided for judges and up to 6 hours self study CLE credit can be claimed in MO. 

    This is a great opportunity to see how enthusiastic these high school students are about the law, and can reenergize and remind us why we love what we do!

    Sign up as a volunteer using the link below:

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