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Legal Connection: Military Matters, one of KCMBF's three Legal Connection programs, fills the gap in legal services available to service members and veterans. For more information:

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Volunteer attorneys can watch the Military Matters Digital Kick-Off Event from 2021 which includes an overview of the program's success to date, a walkthrough of the Referral Software, and an explanation of how it affects you.

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Military Matters Pro Bono Spotlight

Each month Military Matters highlights a volunteer attorney who goes above and beyond in accepting referrals for service members and veterans of the Kansas City community. The monthly recognition is meant to distinguish the great work being done by the hundreds of pro-bono volunteer attorneys within the Military Matters Legal Team. 

KCMBF’s Military Matters is proud to shine the May Pro Bono Spotlight on Jonathan Lowrey of Lowrey Legal LLC.

 Lowrey initially heard about the Military Matters volunteer opportunity through a presentation by Shawn Lee explaining how Military Matters served our respected veteran community. Lowrey has many friends and family that currently serve or have served in the military, including both of his grandfathers, Bill Maberry and Dallas Lowrey. Bill Maberry was active military in WWII and Dallas “Jack” Lowrey was active military during the Korean War and is about to celebrate his 98th birthday. Jonathan Lowrey has fond memories of volunteering to play “Taps” on his trumpet in high school for the Veterans of Foreign Wars members’ final honors on suggestion of his Grandad Dallas Lowrey, and other military members in their community. Lowrey states that this is the experience that helped him develop a “profound appreciation for our veterans”.

Lowrey says that his time with Military Matters has been “absolutely wonderful and every client has been appreciative of the legal work and advice.” Lowrey reflects on a specific case where he was able to assist a veteran in establishing a business using an inheritance that she received. Lowrey says of this experience, “It was neat to be able to help a veteran set up a proper company and procedures to build an ongoing business from start to finish.”

Lowrey initially thought he wanted to be a doctor but realized in his last year of college that his personality fits better in the legal field, where he specializes in pro-business litigation. Within his firm, Lowrey Legal LLC, Lowrey encourages an “open phone” policy to help the public become more educated on the possession and use of firearms. Lowrey is occasionally invited to speak on matters about lawful possession, transfer, and legal use of firearms under the National Firearms Act (NFA), or Missouri and Kansas Law. He finds there is often overlap with clientele that qualify for Military Matters pro bono work and so he also uses this opportunity to refer people from the public to the Military Matters program, where appropriate.

When away from work, Lowrey loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Rachael, who works as an attorney at HR Block, and his rambunctious two-year-old, Lachlaln. Lowrey also enjoys playing pool, paired with a quality whiskey and cigar.

Lowrey’s advice to others interested in getting involved is “Just by virtue of having a law degree, anyone would have something of value to give back to our veterans. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time, and you’ll be glad you did.”

Thank you, Jonathan Lowrey, for your dedication to KCMBF’s Military Matters and to giving back!


Are you a lawyer interested in joining the Military Matters Legal Team? Would you like a chance to be featured in the Military Matters #ProBonoSpotlight? Follow this link to join Military Matters:

Visit KCMBF's Facebook Page to see the original post about Kimberly's service through Military Matters.

Archive of Past Military Matters Pro Bono Spotlights

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How You Can Support Military Matters


Are you an attorney? Help fill the gap in legal assistance available to service members and veterans in our service area.

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Providing pro bono service through Military Matters satisfies lawyers' requirement of participating in the Jackson County Juvenile appointment program for one year.

Administrative Order 18-06 states, in part:

Local Rules 21.4 (2014) and 21.6.1 (2010) govern the termination/withdrawal of attorneys and guardians ad litem in Chapter 211 RSMo. cases. Upon receipt of a Motion to Withdraw requesting that an attorney be relieved of an appointment in either a Chapter 211 case or a civil contempt case filed in the Family Court Division of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, the application shall be presented to the Court for consideration, except:

  1. If the attorney's request is based upon verified active participation in the Volunteer Attorney Project or the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation's Legal Connection: Military Matters program within the twelve month period preceding the date of the appointment;

Visit the Court's website here and read the Administrative Order here.

Annual Military Matters Symposium

Each year KCMBF hosts the Military Matters Symposium which brings together active Military Matters volunteer attorneys, representatives of veterans support organizations, and other veteran/military experts in the community. Each symposium has focused on a particular veterans topic, with the goal of both education and collaboration between attendees. The purpose of the symposium is to determine if there are additional opportunities for supporting veterans in the Kansas City community. View the 9th Annual Military Matters Symposium below.

Explore Past Year Topics and Speakers

Donate to Military Matters- Change Lives

Your donation will help Military Matters continue to grow and serve more service members and veterans in our community.  From providing funds for filing fees, expert testimony and other court fees to providing materials to train attorneys in VA benefit claims, your donation matters.



To volunteer in other capacities, please contact Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation at [email protected] or (816) 474-4322.