Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference

Registration opens March 8th.
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Award winners will be announced soon.

For over 130 years, KCMBA has been a beacon in the legal community, providing quality CLE programs, community support, leadership opportunities, innovative gatherings and rich member benefits. Forty three years ago KCMBA members envisioned the creation of an event that would provide lawyers, judges and other members of our legal community an opportunity get to know each other and, most of all, learn from each other in a way that would enhance both personal and professional relationships. The Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference, BBBC, stands as a testament to their vision and dedication. This exclusive, members only, event happens once a year in May. Mark your calendars for May 17th to 19th, 2017!

 
Dean of the Trial Bar
Created in 1985, and formerly called Litigator Emeritus, the Dean of the Trial Bar Award is presented at the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference to one or more attorneys who have a substantial and distinguished trial career.  The award acknowledges service of current KCMBA members whose litigation skill and professional demeanor have resulted in consistent recognition by their peers as exemplary.  

Baron of the Boardroom
Established in 2005, the Barron of the Boardroom Award is presented at the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference to one or more attorneys who have a substantial and distinguished career representing clients in corporate/business matters.    The award recognizes KCMBA members whose business and corporate accomplishments and professional demeanor have resulted in consistent recognition by their peers as exemplary.

Distinguished Counselor Award

Created in 1998 and formerly called the Congenial Counselor Award, the Distinguished Counselor award recognizes a KCMBA Member who consistently demonstrates the characteristics of professionalism, collegiality, courtesy, equanimity, character, harmony and friendship.

Thomas J. Conway Award

Named for the late Thomas J. Conway, this award was founded in 2001 and recognizes a young trial lawyer with courage and zeal for the client, the constructive use of demonstrative evidence, a collegial attitude toward fellow lawyers and a lifelong spirit of youth and a song in his heart and who demonstrates excellence in advocacy for his or her clients, professional decorum in dealing with opposing counsel, and respect for the courts and the rule of law.  This  KCMBA member who exemplifies two traits of the late Tom Conway—outstanding trial skills and the ability to be a fierce advocate, while simultaneously a good friend to opposing counsel.

Young Lawyer of the Year Award
This award recognizes a lawyer under the age of 36 for significant community, civic, and professional work.   This KCMBA member has contributed significant work toward public service programs and developed innovative activities which have enhanced the community, promoted the highest standards of professionalism, competence and ethical conduct, improved the image and promoted positive public awareness of the legal profession in the community, and achieved substantial success and accomplishment in the legal profession.

Hon. Kelly J. Moorhouse Dedication to Children Award
This award was created in 2013 and acknowledges a contribution significant enough to warrant exceptional recognition both for the individual selected and for the ongoing legacy of Judge Moorhouse.  This KCMBA Member is selected based upon his or her dedication to and/or their representation of children and families in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. 

KCMBA’s 43rd Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 conference, including our Sponsors, Vendors, Judges and Speakers who made the event possible.
We hope to have you all back next year!

 

Bench-Bar Awards

Each year we award several attorneys and judges for their hard work and dedication to the community. Click here to see the awards and past winners.

Thank you to our Sponsors!








 



 


 


 


 


 

  



 

 


 


 


  


 



 


 


 

Thank you to our Vendors!