Langdon & Emison is pleased to announce that Brett Emison has been awarded membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.
The spring 2018 edition of the Langdon & Emison newsletter has been published. Inside this edition, you can read about defective Takata airbags, truck accident recoveries, tips on an effective focus group for plaintiffs' cases, and many more substantive topics.
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The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys' annual convention wrapped up last week, with CLE presentations from our attorneys being a key part of the substantive sessions. This year's conference was at Lake of the Ozarks, where trial attorneys from throughout the state were treated to CLE presentations, awards presentations, and networking.
This weekend the firm was represented at the annual Rock the Parkway half-marathon and 5K. Contributions from the event go toward Girls on the Run, and the "Get in Action" exhibit at Science City, which is an interactive exhibit in which motion trails follow children's body movement and encourages them to get up and move and live an active lifestyle.
Firm attorneys and staffers completed both the half-marathon and 5K distances. The next race on the schedule will be the annual Hospital Hill race in June in Kansas City, which benefits a number of nonprofit organizations in western Missouri.
The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys has continued its Emergency Response program in conjunction with the American Red Cross, counting on volunteers from member firms like Langdon & Emison. The latest chapter in the disaster relief program has been helping victims from communities affected by recent tornadoes, like Oak Grove, Mo., and much of Boone County. Langdon & Emison attorney Brennan Delaney was one of the volunteer lawyers onhand in this most recent meeting, following the early March severe weather.
The Lexington Minutemen Special Athletes will participate in the Special Olympics Missouri State Games March 17-19, and businesses from the area are showing their support. Langdon & Emison is one of the groups who is supporting the Special Athletes program with a gift to their trip to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., for the state Games.
The law office of Langdon & Emison is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the 6th Annual 4-Man Scramble Golf Tournament, a fundraiser to benefit the Lexington (Mo.) School District's athletic programs. The firm has provided financial assistance to support the event and the school’s student athletes.
The golf tournament will kick off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., Friday, July 18 at the Shirkey Golf Club in Richmond, Mo. The fundraiser will feature a silent auction throughout the day. A buffet dinner will be provided at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Minutemen Athletic Booster Club and will be used to purchase uniforms and equipment for every sport.
For more information or to register for the event by phone, contact tournament director Michael Sanders at (660) 232-2615 or (660) 259-7702.
Langdon & Emison sponsored a group of World War II veterans who traveled to to Washington, D.C., recently, to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. This event was part of Honor Flight Kansas City, which is part of the Honor Flight Network.
The organization’s mission is “helping every single veteran in America, willing and able of getting on a plane or a bus, visit their World War II memorial.” Top priority is given to America’s most senior heroes â€” survivors of World War II and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit their memorial. The photo at right was taken of five veterans who were sponsored in part by Langdon & Emison. That group effort was coordinated by Operation Rush, which stands for “Runners for Unsung Heroes.” That group of Kansas City area individuals raised an impressive $40,000 for Honor Flight.
In future years, Honor Flight will transition to Korean War, Vietnam War and all other veterans who served, on a chronological basis. The firm was honored to be a small part of this great cause, reconnecting some of America’s heroes with the memorials in our nation’s capital dedicated to their service.
The school district of Lexington, Mo., has announced July 15th as the date for its annual golf tournament fundraiser for all sports programs in the school system. The law office of Langdon & Emison has provided financial support to the program, and firm attorneys and staff members have provided sports memorabilia and other items for the silent and live auctions that will take place. Firm paralegal Brenda Ketchum is part of the planning committee that puts on the event.
All proceeds from the Lexington All-Sports Booster Club golf tournament and fundraising dinner will go directly to the All-Sports Booster Club. The golf tournament ($300.00 per team) will take place at Shirkey Golf Club in Richmond, Mo., at 12:30 a.m. A buffet dinner will take place between the golfing and the live auction at 7 p.m.
For more information, Brad McLaughlin, superintendent of the Lexington, Mo., school district, can be contacted at 660.259.4369.