• 01 Jun 2014 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    LAKC-YLS is pleased to announce the recent election of ten new Directors. The following attorneys will serve on the YLS Board for a two-year term.

    Chris Dandurand, Stueve Siegel Hanson, LLP
    John Kemp, Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt, LLP
    Josh Loevy, Lathrop & Gage LLP
    Latrice McDowell, Polsinelli PC
    Monique McElwee, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
    Uzo Nwonwu, Littler Mendelson, PC
    Logan Rutherford, Bryan Cave LLP
    Tyler Scott, Husch Blackwell LLP
    Rachel Stahle, Franke Schultz & Mullen, P.C.
    Chris Stewart, Seigfreid Bingham, PC
    Lauren Wolf, Stueve Siegel Hanson, LLP

    The newly elected Directors join the following current Directors and Officers of the 2014-2015 YLS Board:

    Anne Baggott, Littler Mendelson, PC (President)
    Chris Mirakian, Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C. (President-Elect)
    Molly Walsh, Stinson Leonard Street LLP (Public Service Officer)
    Kellie Mitchell, Copilevitz & Canter, LLC (Treasurer)
    Margaret Richards, Lathrop & Gage LLP (Secretary)
    Allison Greenfield, Brown & James, P.C.
    T.C. DeBacco, Brown & James, P.C.
    Nate Jones, Wagstaff & Cartmell
    Jessie McKinney, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

    Congratulations to all newly elected Directors. We look forward to an active and successful year! 

  • 11 Jun 2013 7:08 AM | Anonymous

    Guardian ad Litem Training - 3.0 Hour GAL Recertification


    Thursday, June 27, 2013 • 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Location: Jackson County Law Library Parking: 12th & McGee

    1125 Grand Blvd., 10th Floor Standard Parking

    Kansas City, MO 64106 $4.00 (in by 9 a.m. / out by 6 p.m.)

    Registration: 1:15 p.m. • Seminar: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Judge Meet & Greet: 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.

    Credit: 3.0 CLE Hours including 2.0 CLE Hour of Ethics in Missouri (pending)

    ** Seminar fees: $75.00


    CLE Topics: Ethics & Treatment in Interviewing Children • Resources & Special Considerations in GAL Appointments:

    Language Barriers & Other Issues • A View from the Bench

    For more info and to register:

  • 30 May 2013 9:14 PM | Anonymous

    LAKC-YLS elects new board members and officers

    On May 29, LAKC-YLS elected seven new Board Members: Artur Bagyants, Alllison Greenfield, Jessica McKinney, Kellie Mitchell, Margaret Richards, Molly Walsh, Amanda Yoder. 


    The Board also elected new officers for the 2013-2014 year:  President, Carly Duvall; Vice President, Anne Baggott; Treasurer, Brian Baggott; Secretary, Chris Mirakian; Public Service Chair, Sarah Ruane.


    Kim Sheuerman, Marty Seaton and Neal Woodworth will continue to serve on the Board through July 2014. 


    If you have any questions about LAKC-YLS, please contact Carly Duval (

  • 28 May 2013 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    LAKC-YLS hosts happy hour to elect new Board Members

    Please join the LAKC-YLS for drinks and appetizers as it elects new Board Members at the LAKC-YLS Annual Elections May 29, 5:30 p.m. at Tower Tavern (Martini Corner, 401 E. 31st Street Kansas City, MO 64108).  There are seven candidates for membership on the Board:

    • Artur Bagyants
    • Allison Greenfield
    • Jessica McKinney
    • Kellie Mitchell
    • Margaret Richards
    • Molly Walsh
    • Amanda Yoder

    Candidate information and biographies are included on the ballot.  You may vote in person at the happy hour or by mail or e-mail.  If you choose to vote by e-mail or mail, Carly Duvall must receive your vote by 5:00 p.m. on May 29, 2013. 


    Carly Duvall 

    Dentons US LLP

    4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64111


  • 08 May 2013 9:38 AM | Anonymous


    The Young Lawyers Section of LAKC is seeking new Board Members. Board Members must be members of LAKC and be younger than 36 or have graduated from law school within the past 5 years. LAKC-YLS Board Members serve the public and bar community interest each year through several events such as the Skippy and Skivvies drive to benefit Operation Breakthrough and Santa Snowball, a holiday event for area homeless families. LAKC-YLS also hosts a variety of happy hours to encourage networking and welcome new attorneys to the practice of law.


    New Board Members will be elected at the LAKC-YLS Annual Elections May 29, 5:30 p.m. at Snow & Co. (1815 Wyandotte St Kansas City, MO 64108).


    If you are interested in joining the LAKC-YLS Board, please fill out an application and submit it to Carly Duvall ( by May 15, 2013. If you have any questions about the LAKC-YLS Board you may contact Carly at 816-460-2582.

  • 05 Mar 2013 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Lawyers Association of Kansas City is now accepting nominations for the LAKC Legacy Award. Nominations are due by March 30, 2013 and may be submitted by email to



    The LAKC Board of Directors established the LAKC Legacy Award to recognize an individual at the LAKC Annual Meeting for his or her significant and enduring contributions to the LAKC and its mission. While many individuals have donated significant time and effort to the LAKC, the Legacy Award is designed to honor contributions that have left an indelible imprint on the association.



    All individuals not currently serving on the LAKC Board of Directors are eligible to be considered for the Legacy Award.



    Criteria for Selection of Award Recipient

    The following criteria will be used to select the 2012 recipient of the Legacy Award:

    • Meaningful and lasting contribution to the LAKC and its mission

    • Past involvement in LAKC leadership positions

    • Past involvement in LAKC events and activities

    • Contributions to the public-service mission of LAKC

    • Current involvement in and support of LAKC

    • General advancement of LAKC founding objectives and mission

  • 06 Jan 2013 5:57 PM | Anonymous


    It s 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 22nd and Thursday, January 24th. The second round takes place on Tuesday, February 19th and Thursday, February 21st. 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 (dinner will be provided). Judges are asked to arrive at the courthouse by 5:30pm. 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!


    If you are interested and would like to participate, please contact Sarah Ruane at We can use your help for as few or as many nights as you are available.

  • 18 Dec 2012 9:54 AM | Anonymous


    Surprise your children, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces by offering them the opportunity to talk to Mr. or Mrs. Claus!  The legendary bearded man or his wife will be making calls on December 20-22, 2012 (Thursday-Saturday), between 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Proceeds benefit Santa’s Snow Ball (a free holiday party for area homeless families, sponsored annually by LAKC-YLS).


    To register a child, please submit:

    1)  Registration form + Information form (both attached)

    2)  Payment of $5 per child (Make checks payable to “LAKC Foundation”)

    The Information Form provides Mr. and Mrs. Claus with information to chat with the child.  Remember that Santa knows everything, so please complete it thoroughly. 


    Please send your registration form, information form and payment to:


    Kimberly Scheuerman

    The Hill Law Firm, P.C.

    7300 College Blvd., Ste. 215, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

    For questions, call 913-381-1500 or email

    (or to the LAKC-YLS representative at your firm)


    Don’t Have Kids? Volunteer to Play Santa or Mrs. Claus


    Don’t look much like the jolly bearded one or his wife?  That’s okay as long as you can impersonate their voices.  Make a child’s (and his or her parents’) day by volunteering to call.  We are looking for volunteers to make phone calls to children on December 20-22, from 5-8 p.m.  All calls can be made from the comfort of your own office or home.  An example script will be provided along with information forms on each child.

    To volunteer, please contact:

    Kimberly Scheuerman

    The Hill Law Firm, P.C. or 913-381-1500



    2012 Santa Hotline Information Form.pdf


    2012 Santa Hotline Instructions.pdf


    2012 Santa Hotline Registration Form.pdf

  • 23 Jul 2012 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    LEAP (Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance) has developed another way we can all support the children of Operation Breakthrough by volunteering our time and our services as "LEAP's Homework Helpers". Unfortunately, for most of us, we have so many demands on our time that it is difficult to make a commitment to volunteer on a regular basis. Therefore, "LEAP's Homework Helpers" is set up to where each of us can volunteer once per year for one hour to participate in the Study Buddies program at Operation Breakthrough from 4:00pm until 5:00pm, either on a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.

    Please email with a specific date from September 10, 2012 until December 14, 2012 on either a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, when you will be able to participate in "LEAP's Homework Helpers" program. As a Homework Helper, you will need to arrive at Operation Breakthrough at 4:00pm for a short training session, and then Tara will place you in a classroom until 5:00pm to help the Operation Breakthrough children with their homework projects.

    The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment.


    Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children's families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid.


    Thank you for your support of LEAP and Operation Breakthrough.

  • 23 Apr 2012 7:54 AM | Anonymous

    Guardian ad Litem Certification

    Friday, June 1, 2012

    8.0 hours MCLE (includes 1.0 hour of Ethics credit)


    The Jackson County Law Library is sponsoring a one-day Guardian ad Litem (GAL) certification on June 1, 2012 from 8:45am to 5:00 pm. Attendees will receive GAL certification and 8.0 Missouri CLE hours (including 1.0 hour ethics). The attached flyer includes registration details and additional information.

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