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8th Circuit Judicial Conference

This summer, Kansas City will play host to the 2012 8th Circuit Judicial Conference, Aug. 8-10, 2012.  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is a featured guest, along with outstanding speakers from across the country.  Many local attorneys are hard at work planning an exciting and informative event.  The Marriott Downtown is the headquarters hotel.  Please mark your calendars to attend.


Truman Library Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

In celebration of Constitution Day 2011, the court held a naturalization ceremony at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence.  Bankruptcy Judge Jerry W. Venters presided over the ceremony, welcoming 50 applicants from 27 countries as they took the Oath of Allegiance and became citizens.  Members of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution acted as color guard.

New citizens are administered the oath of allegiance.   Bankruptcy Judge Jerry W. Venters welcomes a new citizen.
New citizens are administered the oath of allegiance.   Bankruptcy Judge Jerry W. Venters welcomes a new citizen.

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