Lawyers Association of Kansas City 

Whittaker Award Luncheon

  • 21 Sep 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM (CDT)
  • Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom

Registration

  • Includes table for 8, recognition in print materials, event signage, website and email newsletters.
  • Table of 8; program recognition. Please provide guest names to Cory Unrein, info@lakc.net.
  • This sponsorship level includes four seats at the luncheon, program and signage recognition.
  • Individual registration includes one seat at luncheon.
  • This pricing level is available to LAKC-YLS members, law school staff and students as well as judges/judicial staff.

Registration is closed

The Charles Evans Whittaker Award was established by the Lawyers Association in 1976 to honor Justice Whittaker, a founder of the Association and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. This award is presented to those persons who, on a national and local basis, have promoted the welfare of the public and the bar, encouraged cordial relations among the members of the bar, advanced the science of jurisprudence, supported the administration of justice and aided and supported the courts in the administration of their rules governing the practice of law.

Click here to view the full listing of Whittaker Award recipients.

LAKC will present the 2016 Whittaker Award on September 21, 2016, to two recipients: Mr. Theodore Olson and Mr. David Boies. We invite you to join us for a luncheon to recognize these two outstanding attorneys.  Mr. Olson and Mr. Boies, former litigation adversaries in Bush v. Gore, bridged the partisan divide and collaborated on the same-sex marriage and civil rights issues in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, which led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal Obergefell v. Hodges decision. LAKC’s mission is to encourage our lawyers to be cordial and informed leaders, and with this Award, LAKC will shine a light on their example and offer an alternative to what many see as an unnecessarily unpleasant political climate. LAKC is thrilled to promote bi-partisanship, professionalism, and collegial respect and to illustrate how people across the political spectrum can behave civilly and find common ground.  

Event Details:

11:30 - Noon Cash Bar

Noon - 1:15pm Luncheon and Presentation of Whittaker Award

Scheduling note: We are aware that this luncheon falls on the opening date of the Missouri Bar Annual Conference and was only scheduled as such due to the limited availability of our honorees. We did discuss with the MO Bar prior to scheduling the luncheon and were assured that it would not conflict with substantive programming. Whittaker Award attendees can attend the luncheon and have ample time to travel to attend the conference, which will be held September 21-23.


  


 

Directions to the Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities

GRAND BALLROOM

From the East: Take I-70 west, then ALT 70 West to the Broadway exit (Exit 2S). Turn left onto Broadway to 16th Street. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.) Proceed two blocks to Wyandotte. The Grand Ballroom main entrance in on the left or northwest corner. Closest available parking lot is the Arts District Parking Garage: located under the Kauffman Center with access off Wyandotte, and south of 16th Street.

From the West: Take I-70 east to I-635 east to the Central Street exit. Turn right onto Central to 16th Street. Turn left onto 16th Street and proceed one block to Wyandotte. The Grand Ballroom main entrance in on the left or northwest corner. Closest available parking lot is the Arts District Parking Garage: located under the Kauffman Center with access off Wyandotte, and south of 16th Street.

From the South (Kansas side): Take I-35 north to the Broadway exit. Turn right onto Broadway. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.) Proceed two blocks to Wyandotte. The Grand Ballroom main entrance in on the left or northwest corner. Closest available parking lot is the Arts District Parking Garage: located under the Kauffman Center with access off Wyandotte, and south of 16th Street.

From the South (Missouri side): Take 71 Highway north, and merge onto ALT 70 & I-670 West via the exit on the left toward Kansas, take the Broadway exit (Exit 2S). Turn left onto Broadway. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.) Proceed two blocks to Wyandotte. The Grand Ballroom main entrance in on the left or northwest corner. Closest available parking lot is the Arts District Parking Garage: located under the Kauffman Center with access off Wyandotte, and south of 16th Street.

From the North: Take I 69 south across the MO river bridge. This turns into Broadway. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.) Proceed two blocks to Wyandotte. The Grand Ballroom main entrance in on the left or northwest corner. Closest available parking lot is the Arts District Parking Garage: located under the Kauffman Center with access off Wyandotte, and south of 16th Street.

Parking: There are numerous parking lots around the Kansas City Convention &Entertainment Facilities. The prices to park run from $5 to $12 per day. Street side parking is metered weekdays.

   

 

 

   

 

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