Upcoming Community & Bar Events in Kansas City

Plaza LightsKansas City comes alive during the holiday season, and not only with Plaza lights, law firm parties and traditional merriment. It’s also a great time to become more involved in our community, learn something new and make authentic connections that push us to know our city better and, in turn, serve the families of Jackson County in the most meaningful ways we can. Here are some upcoming events and trainings in the KC area:

8 or 3-hour Guardian ad Litem Training

December 4

A video replay in Independence, Missouri will cover topics such as best interests, domestic violence and the role of the guardian ad litem to name a few. Register here: http://www.mobarcle.org/cle-images/jalbum/2014GALw-links.pdf

Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City Annual Luncheon

December 5

11:30a.m.

The Women’s Foundation raises, invests, and grants funds to promote equity and opportunity for women and girls. This year’s event features former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright.

http://www.wfgkc.org/22nd-annual-luncheon/

 CASA Volunteer Training

Starts December 11th at 5:00p.m.

If you’ve ever considered becoming a volunteer attorney for Jackson County CASA, this is the training to learn more. Contact mhover@jacksoncountycasa-mo.org for the details.

KCMBA’s 130th Annual Meeting

December 12

11:30a.m.

Celebrate the 2014 KCMBA award winners and hear Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor for The New Yorker, deliver the keynote speech.

http://kcmba.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2014-Annual-Meeting-Registration-Form1.pdf

Holiday Gifts for Children in Kinship Care

While the State of Missouri provides holiday gifts for children in foster care, those who are in “kinship care”—the care of a relative or close family friend—are not included.   Kinship providers are more likely to have stepped in because of a family member’s urgent need, without necessarily having the resources to provide more than the basics to these children.   So every year CASA collects gifts and gift cards for these children who might otherwise receive very little.  Teenagers can be especially difficult to shop for, but they really appreciate gift cards to places like Foot Locker, Kohl’s, Beauty Brands, Target, etc.

What other events, fundraisers and trainings are happening in Kansas City this holiday season? Bonus points for those of particular interest to attorneys wanting to become more involved in our community! Please post in the comments below.

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