Friday, July 27, 2007

If You're a Kansas City Lawyer . . .

You should have received a corrected ballot for the Missouri Bar Board of Governors race. You get three votes, and there are four candidates. Cumulative voting is not permitted, but you are allowed to cast less than three votes.

I strongly encourage you to cast one vote for Dana Tippin Cutler. Here is her bio. I know her and each of the other candidates, and she is simply the best person for the Board of Governors. She is a smart can-do person who avoids getting stuck in the "student council" nature of politics on that body. Please cast one of your votes for her.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

if i was a lawyer I wouldn't vote for her. Give us the other 3 runners.

7/27/2007 9:13 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Of all the stupid ways I could waste my time, arguing with Paintman about people he can't vote for must rank near the pinnacle.

7/28/2007 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh woe to you Dan.

7/28/2007 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to help you Dan. Here are some other candidates:

Hi Jon,

A Note from Jean Maneke

As you consider marking your revised ballots for the Board of Governor's race, I hope you'll decide to cast a vote for me. I will bring a fresh viewpoint to the board, and I promise you I will not take months, let alone years, to become active in that role.

I have held a number of leadership roles in the past with civic groups and have worked diligently on legislative matters for my clients. I won't settle for less than action when I think it's needed. I will be at the meetings and do my homework. But more importantly, I have a commitment to openness in organizations. I will work to bring information to members regarding the issues the board has before it. I will look for ways to make certain that your interests are considered and that you feel you have a part in the Board's actions.

Please make an effort to mark your revised ballots and mail them in. Your vote in this election could make the difference for me.

Thanks. And, always, know that I will welcome your calls and concerns at 816-753-. What you think will matter to me!

Jean Maneke

For The Maneke Law Group, L.C.

Hi Jon,

I am out of town, but I write to ask for your vote in the Missouri Bar Board of Governors election. Your ballots are here.
When I first ran for the Board of Governors, I promised that I would represent all of the lawyers in my district equally, and to the best of my ability. I said that my only goal would be to do what was best for our profession. I believe I have done these things. I would like to serve a bit longer during what I believe is a time of important decisions affecting lawyers in Missouri , including the structure of our courts. I would appreciate your support and your vote.
If you have any questions, please call me at 816.559.2215, or e-mail me at

John Johnston
Hi Jon,

I am running for a second two year term on the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Please consider voting for me. A ballot will soon be sent to you.
After a year and a half on the Board, I believe that I now have the experience to be effective in your behalf. As with most organizations, there is a learning curve. However, I have already been active in reviewing legislation and making recommendations as a member of the tort reform review committee.
Thank you for your consideration.

Walter R. Simpson


7/28/2007 11:21 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Am I somehow supposed to be woe-stricken? I like Jean, and would have encouraged people to cast one of their votes for her, but I fear that she and Dana may be fighting over the 3rd place, so a vote for Jean would be most costly to Dana. Even though Walt is a decent guy, he chose to affiliate with and remain affiliated with Michael Fletcher, all the while trying to tell the rest of the legal community how important professionalism is. Walt's helped drag down the professionalism of the local bar more than most.

As for John, I've spent a fair amount of time with him, and seen him take positions and try to articulate them in the Board of Governors, and I think it's fair to say that any of the other three would be more effective.

7/29/2007 9:55 AM  
Anonymous pg said...

Dan's right--Dana Tippin Cutler is an exceptional candidate.

8/01/2007 6:39 AM  

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