One of KCMBF's three Legal Connection programs, Domestic Violence Alliance (formerly the Domestic Violence & Children Interdisciplinary Conference) is an annual day-long seminar held each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Under the leadership of KCMBF, various legal, social service, medical and law enforcement agencies across the Kansas City metropolitan area collaborate to plan, promote and attend the seminar aimed at providing essential interdisciplinary information, education and support to these crucial partners who support victims and work to eliminate domestic violence.

The Domestic Violence Alliance committee is chaired by Judith Westmoreland, Jackson County CASA, with vice chair Daniel Berezoski, Husch Blackwell LLP and secretary Kelsey Blackwell, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office. The committee includes members from the following organizations: 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Baty Otto Coronado PC, Child Protection Center, Crossroads Charter Schools, Hope House, Husch Blackwell LLP, Jackson County CASA, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Lynch Sharp & Associates, LLC, MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)Newhouse, Saint Luke’s Health System, and Synergy Services.


Domestic Violence Alliance

Register Now for KCMBF's 24th Annual Domestic Violence Alliance!
Looking Ahead: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Domestic Violence
Friday, October 22, 2021,  8:45 AM - 3:40 PM | Zoom Live Virtual Webinar

CLEE POST Accredited (Law Enforcement): Missouri - 7 Hours
CLE Credits: Missouri - 7.0 | Kansas - 7.0

Registration is FREE for both KCMBA and non-KCMBA members. Historically, free CLE is only available to KCMBA member attorneys as a member benefit.  In order to meet the community's important needs due to the pandemic, KCMBF/A is once again offering the Domestic Violence Alliance seminar free to all attorneys. We encourage everyone to donate the suggested $25 to assist KCMBF in continuing to give more to the community and help educate those committed to ending domestic violence.

Click here to view the program.

Developed with KCMBF Domestic Violence Alliance Committee
Judith Westmoreland, Jackson County CASA
Vice Chair:
Daniel Berezoski, Husch Blackwell LLP
Kelsey Blackwell, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

If you are a KCMBA member, to register follow the steps outlined below:

1. Login with your KCMBA credentials by selecting "Sign In". If you do not have a KCMBA account, select "create an account". If you do have an account but do not remember your credentials, contact the KCMBA team at (816) 474-4322 or
2. Once logged in, scroll back down to the registration section. Select "Register Myself".
3. Select the registration option you would like to purchase. Select "Proceed to Checkout".
4. Fill out the Payment Details section. Select "Submit Order".
5. A confirmation email will be sent immediately to the email on file with your KCMBA account. 

If you are not a KCMBA member, to register fill out this registration form and email to, or mail to:
2300 Main St., Ste 100
Kansas City, MO 64108

Webinar information will be sent to all registrants the week of the event.

10/22/2021 8:45 AM - 3:40 PM
Virtual Event
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If you would like to donate to support the Domestic Violence Alliance, click here!

Thank you to our 2021 Swag Sponsor, Jill & Mark Katz!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Domestic Violence Alliance, please email with your interest.

Archive of Past Domestic Violence Alliance Seminars
To explore past year DVA speakers and topics, click here.

For more information or to get involved please contact
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation at or (816) 474-4322.