Courthouse Connection Newsletter
 Volume 3, Issue 3
September 2011 

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Jefferson City Courthouse Opens

Photo courtesy of Kelley McCall of the News Tribune
Senators Bond and Blunt join District Judge Laughrey. Senator Bond is accompanied by his wife, Linda (left). Carrie James and Laura Bax stand nearby. (Photo courtesy of Kelley McCall of the News Tribune.)

Dedication Ceremony

On Sept. 27, 2011, the Western District celebrated the dedication of the Christopher S. Bond Courthouse and completion of construction ahead of schedule and under budget. Senators Bond and Blunt along with Western District judges cut the ribbon and welcomed visitors to the new facility. During the dedication ceremony, community leaders joined the judges to honor Senator Bond for his efforts to bring a new courthouse to mid-Missouri. In his welcoming remarks, Chief District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. recalled how the project progressed from ideas to drawings to models and finally to a new building. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey thanked former Congressman Ike Skelton for his assistance as well as the many General Services Administration project members, JE Dunn Construction and court leaders such as Paige Wymore-Wynn, Brad Luecke and Laura Bax.

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Inside This Edition...

Jefferson City Couthouse Opens

Inn of Court Program Expands
WDMO Opinions on Court’s Website—Search Enhanced

Historical Society’s Fall Author Series

Laughrey Travels Abroad

Criminal Law Update: Pretrial Orientation Scheduled

Fee Changes                         star

District Court Highlights

Bankruptcy Court Highlights

Court News and Notes

Save the Date

Oct. 28—Historical Society Author Series: Giles Fowler, “Deaths on Pleasant Street”
Nov. 2—Inn of Court CLE Luncheon

Nov. 3—Pretrial Orientation Program, District of Kansas
Nov. 14-18—8th Circuit Sits in Kansas City
Nov. 18—Historical Society Author Series: William Ouseley, “Mobsters in Our Midst”

Dec. 2—Historical Society Author Series: Mike Hoeflich, “Justice on the Prairie: 150 Years of the Federal District Court of Kansas”

Dec. 7—Inn of Court CLE Luncheon

Jan. 4, 2012—Inn of Court CLE Luncheon
Aug. 8-10, 2012—8th Circuit Judicial Conference in Kansas City


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