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2023 Annual Meeting offers refreshing new social, learning opportunities

In just two weeks, Kansas City will become host to hundreds of lawyers and judges from around the state for the 2023 Annual Meeting of The Missouri Bar and Judicial Conference Sept. 13-15. For three days, lawyers will change up their routines to carve out time for refreshing new social and learning opportunities all aimed at helping them better serve their clients and communities.  

The Annual Meeting fosters a community sought out by members of the profession. Partake in conversation relevant to you and your practice while learning about others’ experiences in the field. Earn CLE credit from compelling breakout sessions crafted by other lawyers, including an early morning ethics series, an afternoon series geared toward new lawyers, and four tracks keen to different areas of practice. Two plenary sessions presented by expert speakers will be the conference’s CLE capstone, with subjects on balance and satisfaction in a demanding legal profession and the impact innovation may have on the future of the profession.

Educational programming is not the only draw for lawyers and judges around the state. The Annual Meeting also has social opportunities throughout the conference crafted to provide lawyers and judges with exciting new ways to connect with others in their profession outside of the office. On Wednesday, attendees will enjoy the President’s and Chief Justice’s Opening Night Reception. The reception will end around 8 p.m., leaving plenty of time to explore downtown Kansas City with new and existing connections. Thursday will conclude with the Best of Missouri reception at Union Station’s Science City; an exciting and unconventional venue to share your story and expertise with new people.  

Attendees may also purchase tickets to attend The Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards Luncheon, where members of the bar who have performed exemplary work in trial and appellate advocacy, legal writing, professionalism, diversity and inclusion, community service, and contributions to the administration of justice will be recognized. On Thursday, at the Opening Luncheon and Chief Justice’s Address, attendees will be able to hear from Missouri’s new Chief Justice Mary Russell and witness the passing of the gavel between Missouri Bar President Lauren Tucker McCubbin of Kansas City to her likely successor, Megan Phillips of St. Louis. 

This year’s Annual Meeting will have the new addition of professional headshot services in the Foyer for attendees at no cost. Seize the opportunity to update your headshot to a recent, clear, and well-lit photo by David Selby of Selby Films & Photos. Never share an outdated, pixelated headshot again with this incredible opportunity brought to you by the Young Lawyers’ Section.  

With educational programming, networking, and professional events packed into Annual Meeting’s schedule, lawyers and judges will have a one-stop shop this September for enriching opportunities relevant to their profession. To learn more about Annual Meeting, visit MoBar.org/AM2023.