Sections & Committees

Apply or nominate a colleague now! 
We are now accepting applications for 2015 leadership.  Individuals are selected because of their expertise, leadership and commitment to KCMBA. 

Section Leadership:  Section leadership consists of a President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and two or more Members at large elected by the respective Section members.  The President-Elect automatically succeeds to the office of President.  The current Secretary and Treasurer may be nominated and elected to an additional term or may be nominated and elected to any other office.  Each Member-at-large may be nominated and elected for successive terms.

Committee Leadership:   Committee leadership is comprised of a Chair (or Co-Chairs) and Vice Chair (or Co-Vice Chairs) and are appointed or designated by the respective incoming Section President.

To apply for a leadership position, click here.

YLS: To nominate a friend or colleague for a leadership position in the Young Lawyers Section, click here.

Independent Committes: To nominate a friend of colleague for a leadership position in an Independent Committee (Commercial & Bankruptcy, Solo-Practitioner/Small-Firm, and International Law), click here.

Sections & Committees: To nominate a friend of colleague for a leadership position in all other Sections & Committees, click here.

All nominations and applications are due to KCMBA by August 1, 2014. For more information on Section and Committee leadership, contact Kim Elrod or Ashley Williamson at 816-474-4322. 

KCMBA has seven sections and thirty-nine committees, including three independent committees that are not affiliated with any particular section. Membership in sections and committees is open to all KCMBA members and provides an easy way to get involved in both KCMBA and the legal community.

To join a section or committee, please download this form and return it to KCMBA via mail at 2300 Main St, Ste. 100, Kansas City, MO 64108 or via e-mail to or

Each committee is devoted to a certain area of the law and consists of attorneys whose practices involve that practice area. Committees meet several times per year to plan continuing education seminars, public service projects, and social events and to discuss legal developments that are relevant to their practice area. Through discussion, study and review, committees can readily analyze issues within their jurisdiction and arrive at thoroughly-deliberated recommendations.

With the exception of three independent committees, committees are overseen by one of the seven sections, according to practice area. Sections play an important leadership role in the Association as they help to guide and coordiante the work of committees grouped by their areas of interest.  Sections provide a voice for those committees via the section representative’s service on the KCMBA Board of Directors. In their endeavors, sections are intended to create and enhance education, socialization and leadership opportunities for KCMBA members.  The work of sections is tremendously varied, reflecting the diversity of interests among KCMBA members.

For more information about Sections & Committees, follow the links listed on the menu on the left side of this page to see specific information about each section and committee, or contact Kim Elrod, Director of Sections & Committees, at 816-474-4322.


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