LAKC hosts a variety of CLE programs, public service and social events annually.

Young Lawyers Section
Our active Young Lawyers Section hosts a number of successful public service projects and networking opportunities for young lawyers, including the annual Court Crawl, Santa's Snow Ball, Mock Trial Competition and a number of happy hour events.
Click here for more information on YLS programs and events.

Continuing Legal Education
LAKC hosts a series of CLE luncheon programs annually. Additional programs include the Annual IP CLE Seminar and Opening Day CLE program

LAKC Run for Justice 5K

An annual run at Theis Park, celebrating its 15th year in 2019, benefiting Legal Aid of Western Missouri.

Social Networking Events
Our Annual Meeting, Judicial Reception and happy hours offer opportunities for members to connect.




Upcoming Events 

    • 20 Jun 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
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    Please Note: We have reached our capacity for this event. You may register to be added to the waitlist, but this does not guarantee a place at the event. We will contact those on the waitlist if an opening becomes available. 

    Court Crawl is an annual event during which summer associates, new lawyers, and law students tour the local courthouses and meet judges and staff from the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District, and the Jackson County Circuit Court.  The cost per attendee is $50.00 for summer associates or law clerks, $20 for students and $75.00 for attorneys seeking CLE credit.  CLE applications will be submitted for both Missouri and Kansas.

    Following the program, all attendees are invited to the annual LAKC Judicial Reception at the Kill Devil Club in the KC Power & Light District.

    Check-in begins at 1:00pm at the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri.  


    Court Crawl hosted by the Lawyers Association of Kansas City-Young Lawyers Section

    Final agenda and reception information will be posted closer to the event date.

    Additional information/instructions:

    Court appropriate attire is required. Food and drink are not allowed in courts.

    Please allow plenty of time to find parking and go through security in order to arrive on time. 

    • 20 Jun 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kill Devil Club, 31 E 14th ST, KCMO 64106

    • 11 Jul 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Polsinelli PC, 900 W 48th Pl, Kansas City, MO 64112

    LAKC-YLS Annual Luncheon

    Guest speaker: Mayor Quinton Lucas, City of Kansas City

    Tuesday, July 11, 2023
    Noon - 1:30pm

    Polsinelli PC, 900 W 48th Place, Kansas City MO 64112

    Individual: $60
    Package of 4: $220 ($55/person)
    Table of 8: $400 ($50/person)

    Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas

    Born and raised in Kansas City’s East Side communities, Quinton Lucas has served as the 55th mayor of Kansas City since 2019. 

    As mayor, he led Kansas City’s adoption of the nationally acclaimed zero-fare transit initiative, which maintains a fare free public transit system on bus and rail transit citywide.  Mayor Lucas also championed the resurfacing of hundreds of miles of Kansas City’s streets and sidewalks, addressing a year’s long maintenance backlog in every Kansas City neighborhood.    

    Having experienced homelessness in his youth, Mayor Lucas created the City’s first Housing Trust Fund, spurring the development of hundreds of units of housing attainable for Kansas Citians earning incomes between $0 and $42,000 per year.  

    During his tenure, Mayor Lucas has promoted Kansas City globally, bringing new conferences and businesses to the City and securing the City’s position as one of only 11 American cities to host the 2026 Soccer World Cup.  

    Understanding Kansas City is at its best when all are represented, Mayor Lucas has promoted women and persons from historically underrepresented groups to a majority of the seats on City boards and commissions.  

    Known as “Mayor Q” by many, Lucas volunteers extensively with area schools, churches, and organizations, including teaching and providing mentorship to inmates in local prisons.  A lawyer and teacher, Mayor Lucas is a member of the law faculty at the University of Kansas.  

    He and his wife, Katherine, are the proud parents of one son, Bennett.

    Mayor Lucas is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and obtained a law degree from Cornell University. Prior to serving as mayor, he represented the City’s Third District At-Large on the City Council where he led on issues such as the new airport terminal, economic development, and public safety.

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