KCMBA offers a wide variety of social events throughout the year at various locations throughout the greater Kansas city area. While we leverage the conveniently located multifunctional 2300 Event Space and Skyline Patio, we also host free monthly social events at popular local bars and restaurants such as JJ's, The Monarch and Canary and the Boulevard Brewing Company. KCMBA also hosts annual events such as the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference, the Annual Meeting, the Holiday Party, the Unity Event, the DEI Speaker series, golf and volleyball tournaments, and so much more.
These events provide KCMBA members unparalleled opportunities to connect with other legal professionals, which is a significant benefit of KCMBA membership. With 5,000 members, including nearly all full-time judges in our 9-county service territory, KCMBA will enhance your professional and personal networks and assist in establishing lasting relationships in our community. Your KCMBA membership is your ticket unlocking this invaluable network.
We aim to host events that enable individuals of all abilities to participate fully and equally. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or call us at (816) 474-4322.
We invite you to join us at one of our many upcoming events.
MONTHLY MEMBER SOCIAL EVENTS
KCMBA hosts monthly members-only social events at various bars and restaurants around the Kansas City area and are typically attended by 100-200 KCMBA members. These are free events for members, thanks to the generosity of the event sponsors, who underwrite the cost in exchange for marketing and promotion of their support. Contact us at (816) 474-4322 or [email protected] to learn more or share your interest in sponsoring a monthly member social event.
BENCH-BAR & BOARDROOM CONFERENCE
KCMBA’s signature annual conference, began in 1973 and is held in mid-May at a relaxing lakeside setting. The conference offers CLE credit, our annual awards banquet, and significant opportunities to get to know your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn more!
The Annual Meeting brings together up to 1,000 members of our legal community in a luncheon program format. Held each December, the event features the annual business of KCMBA, including the election of the incoming Board of Directors, the passing of the gavel from the current President to the incoming President and keynote presentation, usually from a well-known figure or on a topic of significant interest to the community. Learn more!
KCMBA's Holiday Party is a festive reception held annually in December. Members enjoy hors d’oeuvres, open bars and the comradery of old and new friends. Learn more!
KCMBA hosts the Kansas City Legal Community Unity Event to network and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our legal community. In celebration, the evening includes entertainment, appetizers, and signature drinks. All are welcome! Learn more!
THE DEI SERIES
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) represents KCMBA-hosted events, along with Kansas City-area law firm DEI professionals and KCMBA Diversity Section Education Committee and representatives comprise the planning committee to bring high-quality, much sought after continuing legal educational learning opportunities for the thriving Kansas City legal Community. Learn more!
YLS GOLF TOURNAMENT
A portion of the proceeds supports Young Lawyers Section scholarships, public service programs, including Ask-a-Lawyer telethon, Gold E. Locks Mock Trial Presentation, YLS Sponsored Naturalization Ceremony, and KCMBF’s Legal Connection. Learn more!
YLS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Open to all KCMBA Members and their families (children 13 and older), law students, and young lawyers in the Kansas City Area. Learn more!
From time to time at KCMBA events, KCMBA may take photographs of participants, attendees, and guests for use in its marketing or promotional materials or news publications. By registering for such events, you are consenting to KCMBA taking and using your, and your guests’, photograph and name without compensation. Any photographs taken will be the sole property of the KCMBA.