Here Are a Few Shining Stars Within The Jackson County Bar Association Group!

We work to ensure justice and equal opportunity for the African-American community.

JCBA Has Been Serving the Kansas City Metropolitan Area for Decades...

POWERFUL SISTERS...

WELCOME TO THE JACKSON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

The Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA) is a voluntary bar association comprised primarily of African-American attorneys from the Kansas City metropolitan area. JCBA was established at a time when African-American lawyers were not allowed to join the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). The purpose of the JCBA, then and now, is to be a resource for its members; to work to ensure justice and equal opportunity for the African-American community; improve the administration of justice; preserve the independence of the judiciary; improve the economic conditions of all citizens of Missouri; uphold the honor of the legal profession; and protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the State of Missouri.

OUR PRESIDENT

I am humbled and honored to serve as your 2019 JCBA President. This organization is rich in tradition and its members have a legacy of excellence and commitment to the Kansas City, Missouri Metropolitan Area…


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SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year the Jackson County Bar Association awards scholarships to minority law students that are from the Kansas City Metro area, or attending law school in the Kansas City Metroplex. Funds raised from the Annual…


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MEMBERSHIP

Any lawyer in good standing with The Missouri Bar or the Bar of any other state may become a member of the Jackson County Bar Association. Any student enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school may be eligible for student…


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JCBA SPOTLIGHT

Wesley Fields, a dedicated member of the JCBA, concentrates his practice in the areas of public finance, corporate transactions and general business matters. He has nearly twenty years of experience in negotiating and preparing all documentation necessary for business joint ventures, mergers, consolidations, acquisitions and stock/asset sales.

In addition, Wesley has experience in general business representation and counseling, including negotiating and documenting various types of agreements (e.g., shareholder, employment and consulting, non-competition and non-solicitation, stock option plans, and distribution, supply and licensing). Wesley has also served as lead counsel to the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri for over 15 years and has participated in structuring and documenting over 100 development and public infrastructure projects in Kansas City, Missouri valued at more than $5 billion. JCBA congratulates Wesley on being selected as the First African-American Managing Partner of the Kansas City office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLC.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET PLATINUM SPONSORS AND JCBA PARTNERS

The Jackson County Bar Association appreciates your support and all that you do for our organization.

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