KCMBA's 48th Annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference 
In light of the ever-changing situation involving COVID-19 in our country and community, and with the health and safety of our members, guests, and staff in mind, KCMBA’s 48th Annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference (BBBC),  will be held virtually on May 13, 2021.  We hope you will join us where we will hold plenary sessions and concurrent programming with a minimum of 8 hours of CLE.  Full schedule coming soon.  Register now.

Check out our new & enhanced sponsorship opportunities for 2021 BBBC! Click here to view all of our options and secure your sponsorship now before they're gone. 


Bench-Bar Awards
Each year we award several members for their hard work and dedication to the community and awards will be presented at the event.  Click here to see the BBBC award descriptions. 

2021 Award Winners 

Dean of the Trial Bar Dean of the Trial Bar Dean of the Trial Bar Baron of
the Boardroom
Baron of
the Boardroom
W. Perry Brandt 
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Joseph J. Roper
Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, PC
Stephanie Warmund
The Law Offices of Stephanie Warmund
Lori A. Beam
Seigfreid Bingham, PC
Harold M. Goss
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
Thomas J. Conway
Sly James Diversity
and Inclusion Award

Hon. Matt J. Whitworth Trial Excellence Award Young Lawyer
of the Year Award
Marcos A. Barbosa
Stacey L. Janssen
Kennyhertz Perry
Michael S. Meyer
 Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader P.C.

Mischa Buford Epps

The Missouri Bar

Brent Dwerlkotte

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 
JoEllen Flanagan Engelbart (Posthumous)
Jackson County Prosecutor's Office


YETI Giveaway Sponsor - $10,000

Presenting Sponsor - $8,000

Celebrate the Greats Award Ceremony Sponsors - $1,500


Plenary Session Sponsors - $1,000

Entertainment Breaks Sponsors - $1,000


Snack Bag Sponsors - $1,000



Concurrent Program Sponsors - $500

                William C. Martucci 

Yoga Sponsors - $500