Legal Connection: Military Matters

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

Military Matters Pro Bono Spotlight


The September #MilitaryMatters #ProBonoSpotlight belongs to a Kutak Rock attorney with a heart of gold, Destiny Bounds. Through her firm's encouragement and support of her pro bono efforts, she has helped 11 veterans and military service members since April of this year, accumulating an astounding 120+ pro bono hours.

Destiny has several close friends who have served and continue to serve in all branches of the military. She has always had much admiration for those who serve our country and is so thankful for their sacrifices. Military Matters is just one way she is able to honor and give back to them.

From a young age, Destiny told her family and friends she was going to be a lawyer. She then followed through on that statement becoming the first in her family to go to college, let alone obtain an advanced degree. Her commitment to helping others started as a child, while volunteering with her parents. In addition to her efforts with Military Matters and Kutak Rock's Adopt-a-Neighborhood program, Destiny is also very involved in her church, Nexus Church. She helps educate, equip, and place volunteers in outreach programs with Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City Rescue Mission Women's Shelter, and several others.

When Destiny isn't engaged in charitable activities, she enjoys spending time with her two nieces and her 10-year-old Havanese dog. She is a life-long volleyball player with a newfound inspiration for gold, sparked primarily after joining a law firm. She has a soft spot in her heart for all dog parks and unique thrift stores.

Please visit the 
KCMBF Facebook Page to see the original post about Destiny's service to Military Matters.

How You Can Support Military Matters


Are you an attorney?

Join the Military Matters Attorney Roster - Help fill the gap in legal assistance available to military service members and veterans in our service area.

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.

Click here to join our Pro Bono Network. To volunteer in other capacities, please contact Foundation Director, Sharra Wagner at or (816) 474-4322.

Donate - Change Lives 

Your donation will help Military Matters continue to grow and serve more 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.