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Friday, June 26

This webinar is approved for 9.0 Hours in Missouri and 8.0 Hours in Kansas.

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.

Starting Your Own Practice (ETHICS), Chris Stiegemeyer 

Description: This program will walk through a checklist of ethics and business concerns every lawyer should review when opening a new law firm. This program is equally applicable to new lawyers as it is to long-practicing attorneys who are hanging their own shingle for the first time.

8:50 – 9:40 a.m.

2020 Business Immigration Update: Policy Changes and Enforcement, Danielle Atchison

Description: We will walk through the basics of business immigration law and bring forward an update on policy changes. This presentation will examine business immigration issues, including ICE worksite enforcement, work visas, and employment-based green card processes. The goal of the presentation is to bring to light the latest updates and potential future changes in the U.S. immigration system.

9:40 – 9:55 a.m.


9:55 – 10:45 a.m.

Mediating in 2020, Jennifer Matthew

Description: This program will look at mediation through the lens of ethical considerations, business issues and online dispute resolution in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.  The program will also analyze the pros and cons of certain ADR solutions for your client matters and provide practical pointers for getting the best mediation results for your clients.

10:45 – 11:35 a.m.

Understanding Unconscious Bias (ETHICS, INCLUDING D&I),Maurice and Christa Moss

Description: An engaging overview of the biases that shape the way we make decisions and perceive the world around us, designed to help practitioners define and understand unconscious bias, recognize its impact in the workplace, understand the ethical duty to address it, and identify the best strategies to manage its impact.

11:35 am – 12:25 pm

A Conversation with the Chief Disciplinary Counsel: Current Ethics Trends and Case Decisions (ETHICS), Alan Pratzel

Description: The CLE will provide an overview of the latest statistics and trends in the area of ethics as well as a review of recent decisions by the Supreme Court of Missouri in the area of lawyer discipline.

12:25 – 1:10 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:10 – 2:00 p.m.

Resilient Lawyers: Finding Your Footing in Shifting Sands (ETHICS), Anne Chambers

Description: Learn strategies to boost resilience and regroup in trying times. We will discuss common personal concerns faced by attorneys, what to anticipate in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to apply lessons from the lawyer well-being movement to rise to those challenges. You’ll also walk away knowledgeable about resources from The Missouri Bar and the national scene.

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

2019 Changes to Missouri’s Discovery Rules, Michael Hart

Description: This program will review the changes made to the rules governing discovery for Missouri attorneys by Senate Bill 224 and what implications those changes have on your litigation matters. The program will also provide general practice tips to attorneys dealing with discovery issues in litigation.

2:50 – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

10 Red Flags: What to Watch for When Reviewing Investments as Fiduciary, Peter Palumbo and Darryl Lynch

Description: This presentation provides a step-by-step guide to investing and monitoring investments as a fiduciary. We will discuss ten common red flags, when and where to look for them, and what to do when one is discovered. You will learn easy techniques to avoid these common mistakes and to protect yourself from liability.

3:50 – 4:40 p.m.

Basic Estate Planning Techniques, John Gunn

Description: A review of the technical requirements of wills, trust and powers of attorney, as well as non-probate transfers and a discussion of how each document fits into a comprehensive estate plan.