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The 2014 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting will be held at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.
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Welcome to the 2014 Annual Meeting
September 10-12 in Kansas City!

More than 16 MCLE Hours Available, More than Six Ethics Hours

Kansas Credit: 12.5 MCLE Hours, 4.0 Ethics Hours, and 1.0 LPM Hour.


P. John BradyIt will be a pleasure to welcome members of Missouri’s bench and bar to Kansas City this fall for the 2014 Annual Meeting. I look forward to joining you for three days of learning, socializing, networking, and building upon the professional and personal relationships that play such a vital role in strengthening our profession. (Read Full President’s Message)


Our Annual Meeting Planning Committee, under the leadership of Co-Chairs Scott Bethune and Robert Thompson, have worked very hard to craft a meeting filled with opportunities for lawyers and judges to gain knowledge, share information and improve legal skills while strengthening the strong bonds that support Missouri’s legal community.

LEARNING – take advantage of more than 34 CLE educational offerings designed to ensure that lawyers enhance their value and relevance in a rapidly changing world.

  • PLENARY SESSIONS that explore important issues impacting a lawyer’s practice, community and country … join us for sessions looking at:
    • Privacy issues in our technological world
    • Same-sex marriage developments and a changing legal landscape in family law and beyond
    • The future of lawyers in a rapidly changing profession
  • CLE TRACK SESSIONS offer 25 programs filled with timely, relevant, informative and skill-building content lawyers can apply to their practices right away, featuring tracks in Business/Corporate Law, Family Law, Trial Practice, Probate, Trust & Elder Law and a track concentrating on "the Successful Lawyer."
  • ETHICS programming to strengthen the individual professional and the whole profession.
  • SPECIAL CLE offerings designed to help the new lawyer get a jump start on a successful legal career.
NETWORKING – enjoy social events, meals and activities that offer lawyers the opportunity to forge personal and professional bonds that benefit careers, enhance personal lives and infuse the legal community with a spirit of collegiality deserving of the profession.
  • SOCIAL RECEPTIONS that foster camaraderie among lawyers and judges within Missouri’s legal profession include:
    • The President’s and Chief Justice’s Opening Night Reception
    • The very popular "Best of Missouri" Reception, this year at the stunning, world-renowned Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • MEAL GATHERINGS that offer an opportunity for members of the legal community to break bread together while honoring the individuals who represent the best in the profession, gaining insight into the plans of bar leaders and hearing from Missouri’s Chief Justice. These opportunities include:
    • The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon, which replaced the Friday evening awards banquet, now kicks-off the entire meeting
    • The Opening Luncheon and Chief Justice's Address, held on Thursday, also features President’s Award presentations, recognition of senior counselors, and new this year, the swearing-in of the 2014-15 Missouri Bar President
    • The popular alumni luncheons conclude the meeting’s social events on Friday afternoon.


The entire planning of the Annual Meeting is guided by the goal of building community among members of Missouri’s legal profession. This spirit expands beyond the areas highlighted above and fills the wide array of other activities, opportunities to engage, connect and enjoy the company of lawyers and judges from every part of the state and from the wide range of practices represented by those attending the state’s largest gathering of lawyers and judges. Take a few moments to look at all that is planned and make your plans to be part of this gathering – register today.