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DR. CORNEL WEST TO KEYNOTE JCBA SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET THIS FALL

The Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA) is thrilled to announce Dr. Cornel West as the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Jackson County Bar Association Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Banquet, to be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. In addition, Dr. West will spend some time that afternoon with students from the regional law schools for a Q & A session also sponsored by JCBA.

Dr. West is an American Icon, a “provocative democratic intellectual” who stands for many of the same ideals that JCBA has fought to advance. Dr. West is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and has taught at other distinguished schools including Princeton, Yale and Harvard. He is a frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now. An author of over 20 books, he is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, his most recent releases, Black Prophetic Fire and Radical King, were received with critical acclaim.

Additional information on this event including tickets and donating to the Scholarship Fund will soon be published here on our website. You may contact our President Marcos Barbosa at (816) 502-4648 Email: Marcos.Barbosa@kutakrock.com.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH

   Anthony McDaniel, a 2015 UMKC graduate, is currently an associate at Bautista LeRoy LLC. Anthony focuses his practice on personal injury litigation. He has developed a passion for helping his clients navigate a personal injury claim from its inception to the end of trial. He has seen success in settling many different matters including motor vehicle collisions, premises liability slip/trip and falls, assault/battery claims, inadequate security claims, employment discrimination claims, and Missouri Human Rights Act violations. Anthony has also been involved in Bautista LeRoy’s niche train litigation matters.

Litigation has always been a passion for Anthony. During law school, Anthony was an award-winning competitor on the UMKC national trial team and the UMKC international moot court team. Furthermore, Anthony served as the assistant coach for the UMKC undergraduate mock trial team for three years.

In his free time, Anthony is passionate about the arts. He loves to dance, sing, and write poetry. In addition, Anthony serves on the board of Mothers in Charge—an organization dedicated to supporting the mother of victims of drug and gang violence.

As a new lawyer, Anthony is grateful for the overwhelming amount of opportunities presented for him to learn and grow. He feels that one of JCBA’s strengths is connecting new lawyers with more experienced attorneys who are willing to serve as mentors. Anthony is currently serving on the JCBA Scholarship Banquet committee and is looking forward to further involvement in the years to come.