Membership in the Wyandotte County Bar Association is essential for attorneys practicing in Wyandotte County. It allows members to network with their peers, including state and federal judges, while also providing key updates to updates and postings within the Wyandotte District and Municipal Courts.
1. Review the ELIGIBILITY section below.
2. Download and complete the membership application found in our Membership documents area.
3. Mail / Deliver your completed application to:
Wyandotte County Bar Association
710 N. 7th Street
Kansas City, KS. 66101
Article III of the Constitution and Section 7 of the Bylaws address membership eligibility and are included below. (You can read the full Constitution / Bylaws by visiting our Membership documents area.)
ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION
1. Eligibility. Any lawyer residing in Kansas who is a member of the bar of this state in good standing, may become a member of this Association upon application and payment of dues. All members of the Association in good standing as of January 1983 shall have continuing membership upon the payment of dues herein provided.
2. Classes of Membership. The by-laws my provide for classes of membership.
3. Termination of Membership. Membership may be terminated by resignation, by non-payment of dues, or by expulsion by a three-fourths vote of the Board of Governors or the members present at a meeting called for the purpose of considering the matter. There shall be opportunity for a hearing before a vote to expel is taken, and expulsion by the Board of Governors my be appealed to the membership.
7. Classification of Membership: Memberships in this Association shall be of three classes: active, honorary and life.
(a) Active members are those who have met the requirements of Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution of this Association, or who are serving as judges of courts situated in said county Any active members of this Association who retire from the practice of law and who remain in good standing before the Supreme Court of Kansas may continue as active members.
(b) Any person licensed to practice law in Kansas, who cannot qualify as an active member, is eligible for honorary membership in this Association upon proper application and payment of dues.
(c) Any lawyer or other distinguished person chosen by the Board of Governors, subject to the approval of this Association, my be eligible for the life membership upon such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Board of Governors or the Association.
(d) Any person desiring to become a member, except life, shall make written application to: membership, setting for the full name, business and residence address, and date of admission to practice before the Supreme Court of Kansas. This application shall be presented to the membership committee, which committee shall report and submit recommendation thereon at the next regular meeting. The report having been read and found favorable, the application shall be voted upon. Unless one-third of those present vote in the negative, the applicant shall be declared elected to membership.
(e) Life members shall be exempt from annual dues unless the Board of Directors or the Association shall provide otherwise.