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2020 Annual Law Update - Columbia

Total Credits: 10.0 MCLE, 1.0 Ethics, 0.0 Elimination of Bias, 8.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Annual Law Update |  Appellate |  Bankruptcy |  Civil Practice & Procedure |  Criminal |  Ethics |  Family |  General Practice |  Labor / Employment |  Real Property |  Tort |  Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate |  Workers' Comp
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Columbia, Missouri
Available Dates:

Wed, May 27, 2020 - 07:40a to 05:30p CDT - Columbia, Missouri
Wed, May 27, 2020 - 07:40a to 05:30p CDT - Columbia, Missouri
Wed, May 27, 2020 - 07:40a to 05:30p CDT - Columbia, Missouri


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7:00 – 7:40 AM | Registration

7:40 – 8:30 AM | Workers’ Compensation Law
Speaker: Elizabeth W. Skinner,
Van Camp Law Firm, LLC, Jefferson City

8:30 – 9:20 AM | Employment Law
Speaker: Kent L. Brown
, Missouri Law Center, Kent L. Brown, PC, Jefferson City

9:20 – 9:30 AM | Break

9:30 – 10:20 AM | Bankruptcy & Debtors/Creditors Law
Speaker: Nicolette L. Robovsky
, Pletz & Reed, PC, Jefferson City

10:20 – 11:10 AM | Family Law
Speakers: Paul J. Stingley,
Riley & Stingley PC, Fulton

11:10 – 11:20 AM | Break

11:20 AM – 12:10 PM | Real Estate Law
Speaker: Casey E. Elliott
, Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, Taylor & Elliott, PC, Columbia

12:10 – 1:10 PM | Lunch on Your Own

1:10 – 2:00 PM | Ethics Update
Speaker: Sara G. Rittman
, Attorney General’s Office, Jefferson City

2:00 – 2:50 PM | Criminal Law
Speaker: James R. Hobbs
, Wyrsch, Hobbs & Mirakian, PC, Kansas City

2:50 – 3:40 PM | Appellate & Civil Trial Practice
Speaker: Richard L. Schnake
Neale & Newman, LLP, Springfield

3:40 – 3:50 PM | Break

3:50 – 4:40 PM | Torts & Civil Actions
Speaker: Timothy W. Van Ronzelen
, Cook Vetter Doerhoff & Landwehr PC, Jefferson City

4:40 – 5:30 PM | Probate Law
Speaker: Stephen G. Newman
, Newman, Comley & Ruth, PC, Jefferson City

5:30 PM | Adjourn



Kent Brown's Profile

Kent Brown Related seminars and products:

Missouri Law Center, Kent L. Brown, PC

Kent L. Brown is a trial attorney with emphases on administrative, constitutional and employment law. He primarily represents colleges, libraries and cities. He served for three years as Chair of the Administrative Law Committee of The Missouri Bar and presents the employment section of the MoBar Annual Law Update for Mid-Missouri.

Kent speaks frequently at MoBar and other programs on employment law, constitutional law and other topics. Sample publications include: various chapters in the Administrative Law CLE Deskbook; Special Problems, Missouri Damages (Mo. Bar Supp. 1994); Best Digest of Insurance Laws (updates); Confidentiality in Mediation, 1991 J. Disp. Res., 307 (1991); and a legal handbook for public libraries titled Missouri Library Law: Personnel Law which was published by the Missouri State Library, Dec. 2006.

A lifelong Missourian, he received a bachelor of science degree in speech communication in 1982 from Missouri State University in Springfield, taught high school speech, debate and English for six years, and in, 1991, received a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. After graduating law school, he practiced for ten years with Carson & Coil, P.C., a firm located in Jefferson City, where he was an officer and shareholder. In 2001, he left Carson & Coil to begin his own firm in Jefferson City.

Casey Elliott Related seminars and products:

Van Matre Harrison Hollis Taylor, Elliott & Hicks, PC

Casey E. Elliott joined Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, Taylor, Elliott and Hicks, P.C. in 2011 and became a partner in 2015. She received her J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2011.

Casey practices primarily in the areas of corporate and business, estate planning, real estate, and health care law. Casey has significant experience assisting clients in general business matters including entity formation, structuring, and maintenance, shareholder agreements, employment contracts, contract review and negotiation, capital and loan structuring, real estate leases and purchases, physician contracts, employment issues, and health care law issues.

James Hobbs Related seminars and products:

Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C.

James R. Hobbs is a shareholder at Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C. He has an active practice in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, criminal defense, and commercial litigation. He represents individuals and businesses. Mr. Hobbs is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has served on the Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission and is currently a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Race and Ethnic Fairness. He is a co-chair of the Missouri Supreme Court Task Force on Criminal Justice, which is addressing pre-trial release and bond reform, among other issues. Mr. Hobbs is a past recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award bestowed by the Missouri Bar Foundation and continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor at UMKC Law School. Mr. Hobbs is listed in the Naifeh & Smith, Best Lawyers in America publication in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, criminal defense, commercial and “bet the company” litigation.

Stephen Newman's Profile

Stephen Newman Related seminars and products:

Newman, Comley & Ruth

Stephen G. Newman is a founder and shareholder of the law firm of Newman, Comley & Ruth P.C., located in Jefferson City, Missouri. He is a member of the Missouri Bar's Estate Planning and Probate Administration Committee. He serves as a reviewer of the Bar's CLE Deskbook on Estate Administration, Fifth Edition. He has been engaged in the private practice of law in Jefferson City for 39 years.


Sara Rittman's Profile

Sara Rittman Related seminars and products: 2

Attorney General's Office

Sara Rittman is an Assistant Attorney General, unit leader, and serves on the office's Professional Responsibility Committee. She practiced legal ethics and attorney discipline law for 26 years, including private practice, as Missouri's first Legal Ethics Counsel, and at OCDC. She was an AAG from 1981-1993 in the licensing unit. 

Nicolette Robovsky's Profile

Nicolette Robovsky Related seminars and products:

Pletz & Reed, PC


Nicolette Robovsky is an associate attorney at Pletz and Reed, P.C. in Jefferson City, MO. She practices primarily in bankruptcy law and represents debtors, creditors, and occasionally Chapter 7 Trustee John Reed. (J.D. - DePaul Univ. School of Law, 2002. B.A. -Coe College, 1996.)

Richard Schnake's Profile

Richard Schnake Related seminars and products:

The Law Firm of Neale & Newman, LLP

Richard L. Schnake is a partner in the Springfield law firm of Neale & Newman, L.L.P.  He has handled more than 250 appeals and writ proceedings in the state and federal appellate courts in some 60 different substantive areas and has argued 16 cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. In 1990 he received the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award, and in 2003 he was nominated for appointment to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. Mr. Schnake has written and lectured extensively on appellate and civil practice topics and is a regular speaker at seminars sponsored by The Missouri Bar and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. He is an original member of the Supreme Court Appellate Practice Committee; a former member of the Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee; and a member of The Missouri Bar Civil Practice & Procedure Committee and the ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers. He is the author of Civil Rules Practice, Rules 85-88, 17A Missouri Practice (2d ed. 2012 & Supp. 2019).  He has also contributed to the MoBar CLE series as the author of Chapter 4, “Settlement Conferences,” Missouri Appellate Practice (5th ed. 2002 & Supp. 2013). He received his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1979 and his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1982. He served as the law clerk to Missouri Supreme Court Judge Warren D. Welliver before entering private practice in 1983.

Elizabeth Skinner Related seminars and products:

Van Camp Law Firm, LLC

Elizabeth Skinner is the managing partner at the Van Camp Law Firm.  Elizabeth is a native to the central Missouri area. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and, later, her law degree in 2005.  Elizabeth joined Van Camp Law Firm when it opened in 2006 and has been a member since 2014.  Since beginning her legal career, Elizabeth has always focused on helping her clients during crises and continues to do that for those who have been injured on the job. Elizabeth Skinner is a member of the Missouri Bar, Cole County Bar Association and Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Elizabeth has courtroom and trial experience throughout Missouri representing her clients in workers’ compensation cases.

Timothy Van Ronzelen's Profile

Timothy Van Ronzelen Related seminars and products:

Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr, PC

Tim Van Ronzelen is a partner at Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr, PC in Jefferson City, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of law in 1995 and practices in general civil litigation along with complex commercial litigation including class actions. Tim focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases with an emphasis in nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

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