KCMBA's 139th Annual Meeting will be held on December 8, 2023 at the Sheraton Hotel Crown Center.  Featured speakers will be Keith & Dana Cutler, who will talk about their television success with "Couples Court with the Cutlers" and their new show, "Cutlers’ Court".  A networking reception will immediately follow the meeting and will include a coffee bar and cocktail bar for all registered guests. 


The networking Holiday Reception will be KCMBA's only holiday party, as the traditional holiday party in December was moved to the summer.




11:00AM Registration and Cash Bars Open in Ballroom

12:00PM Annual Meeting Begins

1:30 - 3:00PM Networking Holiday Reception on Sheraton Terrace

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 $1,750-$5,000. 


Registration Form

Sponsorship Form

Past Annual Meeting Award Recipients




The Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is 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.

Hon. Patricia Breckenridge

Hon. Laura Denvir Stith

The Hon. Joseph E. Stevens, Jr. Aspire to Excellence Award

This award recognizes an individual who has improved the quality of the
administration of justice in the Kansas City area.

Hon. Courtney A. Wachal

KCMBA President's Awards

This award is given based upon service to the profession, reflecting favorably
upon the mission and objectives of the association.


Scott S. Bethune

Lolly Cerda

Cary L. Powers

Vanessa L. Vaughn West

Outstanding CLE Contributor Award

This award is given to an individual who has been instrumental in suggesting,
implementing, organizing,or otherwise supporting KCMBA CLE programs.

Kevin M. Johnson

YLS President's Award

Kelly L. St. John


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