We continue to accept annual dues of $75.00 for 2017.  As an organization we rely on the financial support of our members to continue our work in both the legal field and community.  We welcome you to join or renew your membership by paying online or making checks payable to JCBA.  A membership form is attached for your convenience. By joining or renewing today, you will receive our commemorative pin.  Wear it proudly and spread the word.

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JCBA at the NBA CONVENTION - Toronto 2017  

Jackson County Bar Association represented well at the 92nd Annual NBA Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Nearly 25 attorneys from the Kansas City area were present at the conference. Congratulations go to Latrice Lee who was recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” attorneys of the NBA. In addition to Latrice, at least 10 other younger JCBA members trekked to Toronto. Husch Blackwell was a major sponsor of the Corporate Council Leadership Summit which was also attended by several JCBA members.

One of the highlights of the convention was the Presidential Showcase featuring Rev. Jesse Jackson who admonished black attorneys for failing to be in the forefront of the Trump Administration directives detrimental to the black community.  He specifically asked that we step up and address the new immigration policy, the Missouri/NAACP travel advisory, college admissions policy, voter suppression and healthcare.

The 2017-2018 board will be President Juan Thomas, President-Elect Joseph Drayton, Secretary Rachel Anderson, and Members at large Shammara Henderson, Robert Collier, Ellen Douglass and Lamont Bailey. Alfreda Robinson is the new vice president for Regions and Affiliates. The 2018 Convention will be in New Orleans, Louisiana.



Missouri isn't safe for people of color, says the NAACP, who recently issued an unprecedented travel warning for the state.  The organization issued the warning after state's legislators passed what the NAACP is calling the "Jim Crow Bill."

For a thorough and intelligent explanation of the travel advisory, please click here and listen to Missouri NAACP President, Nimrod Chapel's interview on MSNBC..