Public

Both giving back to the community and good corporate citizenship are important to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  KCMBA offers several services to the general public to assist in some of their legal needs and questions.


FEE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Please direct your fee dispute complaint against an attorney to one of the following offices, depending on location:

In Wichita, Kansas:
Fee Dispute Program
Wichita Bar Association
Attn: Fee Dispute
255 N. Market, Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67202-2023

In Missouri:
Fee Dispute Resolution Program
The Missouri Bar
P.O. Box 119
Jefferson City, MO 65102

PROJECT PRO BONO

KCMBA is partnering with Legal Aid of Western Missouri to help increase pro bono legal work in the Kansas City area through a new initiative called “Project Pro Bono.” By publishing the number of pro bono hours performed quarterly by participating firms and highlighting pro bono work done by our members, KCMBA hopes to encourage more attorneys in the Kansas City area to provide pro bono legal services to low-income individuals, families, and institutions.  If you are interested in receiving legal services from Project Pro Bono, please call (816) 474-6750. Please be aware that Legal Aid has limited resources and may not be able to accept your case based on circumstances and availability of attorneys.

For more information about Project Pro bono, click here.

JUDICIAL EVALUATIONS

In order to encourage transparency and accountability in the judicial system, KCMBA partners with the Missouri Bar during election years to conduct performance evaluations of merit-selected judges that are standing in retention elections. By publicizing the results of the evaluations, KCMBA hopes to help Missouri voters increase their understanding of the Missouri judicial system and make informed voting decisions.

ASK-A-LAWYER TELETHON

Each April, KCMBA partners with a local news outlet to hold a telethon in which members of the public may call a hotline to receive free legal guidance from volunteers from KCMBA’s Young Lawyers Section. In 2013, Ask-A-Lawyer received nearly 1,000 calls, and attorneys answered legal questions relating to over 15 different practice areas.

For more information about Ask-A-Lawyer, click here.

ONLINE RESOURCES

KCMBA provides links to several useful legal resources on our website, as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions about KCMBA to help guide the public in resolving their legal needs.

To see a glossary of common legal terms, click here.

To see a list of links to the websites of various federal and state courts and offices, click here.

To see a list of commonly asked questions and answers, click here.