Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference


Registration is now open for the 41st Annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference, Thursday May 15- Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, MO. 

This year’s conference will include 10 hours (2 ethics hours) of relevant and timely CLEs, including the opening Plenary Session featuring guest speaker Doug Jones, the former U.S. Attorney who successfully prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan members responsible for the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. 

The theme of this year’s conference is “Must See JDs,” a play on NBC’s twenty-year nickname for its Thursday-night line up in the 80s and 90s. Exhibitors are encouraged to get into the theme and have fun with their booths, materials, and prizes. 

For a detailed conference schedule, including daily activities and descriptions of CLE sessions, click here

Click here to register! (Note: This event is open to KCMBA members only) 

Special thanks to our honorary chairs: Hon. Rex Gabbert; Hon. Mark Pfeiffer; Hon. Brian Wimes; Hon. Laura Stith; Hon. Dale Youngs; Hon. Mary Weir; Hon. Brenda Cameron; Hon. Christina Dunn Gyllenborg; Hon. Robert Schieber; and Hon. James Welsh. 

To reserve a room at the Chateau on the Lake, click here and enter promo code 052014KCMB or call (888) 333-5253 to make a reservation by phone. 


Additional hotel options
Welk Resort Branson: To make a reservation at the Welk Resort, please call 1-800-505-9355. Let the hotel representative know you are a member of KCMBA to ensure you receive the discount for KCMBA members. For more information on this lodging option, click here

Pointe Royale Condominium Resort: To make a reservation at the Pointe Royale, please contact the hotel at 1-800-962-4710. Simply tell them you are with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association to receive the discounted rate. For more information on this lodging option, click here

With over 300 attendees, the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference is an ideal venue for promoting your organization. This year’s conference will offer several opportunities for law firms and other legal organizations to gain exposure and show their support of KCMBA. 

For sponsorship information, click here.

Questions about sponsorship? Contact Blake Dankert at 816-474-4322 or

Golf: The annual BBBC Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, May 16 at the Point Royale Golf Course. For more information, click here

Wine Tasting: Details coming soon! 

Chef’s Package: Details coming soon! 

Scholarship assistance is available to a limited number of BBBC attendees through KCMBA’s YLS and Diversity Sections, as well as the Assoctiation for Women Lawyers. For application guidelines and requirements, click the links below to download the relevant application form.

YLS Scholarship Rules and Application

Diversity Scholarship Rules and Application 

AWL Scholarship Rules and Application Applications for AWL scholarships should be submitted electronically to Denise Henning at

All scholarship applications are due by April 1st! Contact Kim Elrod at 816-474-4322 for further information. 




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