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The Annual Meeting is held each year in December at the Sheraton Hotel Crown Center. With nearly 1,000 attendees, this is KCMBA's largest event. The Annual Meeting offers many sponsorship levels, which come with added benefits such as advertising and marketing promotion pre- and post-event. Sponsorship prices range from $600-$7,500.

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Join us on Friday, December 14 at the Sheraton Hotel Crown Center to celebrate our award winners, including the Lifetime Achievement and Hon. Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. Aspire to Excellence award recipients.
This year we are pleased to present our featured speaker, John Schuster. The three-time Olympian and USA Curling Team Captain will share his resilient journey from rejection to the gold medal. 


2018 Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented for a lifetime of outstanding service resulting in the growth and development of the law, improvement in the administration of justice and increased recognition of the contributions by the legal profession to the welfare of society.

W. H. "Bert" Bates

Hon. Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. Aspire to Excellence Award
Conferred at the discretion of the KCMBA President and recognizes an individual who has improved the quality of the administration of justice in the Kansas City area.

Hon. Patricia Breckenridge

President's Awards
Given to an individual or group based upon service to the profession, reflecting favorably on the mission and objectives of the Association. 

Hon. Lajuana Counts, Michelle Marvel, Karl Phares

Outstanding CLE Contributor
Given to an individual who has been instrumental in suggesting, implementing, organizing or otherwise supporting the CLE program. 

Leon Versfeld

YLS President's Award
Recognizes a member for outstanding service to the Young Lawyers Section throughout the year.

Montana Koenig

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors


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Law Office of C. Anderson Russell