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2020 Annual Law Update - Independence

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
Not Applicable
Independence, Missouri
Available Dates:


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7:00 – 7:40 AM | Registration

7:40 – 8:30 AM | Workers’ Compensation Law
Speaker: Kevin M. Johnson
, Wallace Saunders, Overland Park, KS

8:30 – 9:20 AM | Employment Law
Speaker: William C. Martucci
, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Kansas City

9:20 – 9:30 AM | Break

9:30 – 10:20 AM | Bankruptcy & Debtors/Creditors Law
Speaker: TBA

10:20 – 11:10 AM | Family Law
Speakers: Jennifer Oswald Brown
, Oswald Roam & Rew LLC, Blue Springs and Tamara A. Veit, McElligott Ewan & Hall, PC, Independence

11:10 – 11:20 AM | Break

11:20 AM – 12:10 PM | Real Estate Law
Speaker: William M. Quitmeier,
Quitmeier Law Firm, Kansas City

12:10 – 1:10 PM | Lunch on Your Own

1:10 – 2:00 PM | Ethics Update
Speaker: Keith A. Cutler,
James W. Tippin & Associates, Kansas City

2:00 – 2:50 PM | Criminal Law
Speaker: James R. Wyrsch
, 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: John W. Kurtz
, Hubbard & Kurtz, LLP, Kansas City

4:40 – 5:30 PM | Probate Law
Speaker: Hon. Daniel P. Wheeler,
Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP, Liberty

5:30 PM | Adjourn


Speaker Bio

Jennifer Brown's Profile

Jennifer Brown Related seminars and products

Oswald Roam & Rew LLC

Jennifer practices primarily in the area of Family Law, including an extensive Guardian ad Litem and mediation emphases. After growing up in Blue Springs, Jennifer currently resides in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, with her husband and three children. While attending law school, Jennifer served as secretary of the UMKC Student Bar Association.

Prior to joining Oswald Roam & Rew LLC, Jennifer worked for over two years as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael W. Manners in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. During her clerkship, she gained invaluable experience and knowledge in handling various dockets, specifically domestic, criminal, and civil rotations.

Keith Cutler's Profile

Keith Cutler Related seminars and products

James W. Tippin & Associates

Keith Cutler is a trial attorney with the law firm of James W. Tippin & Associates in Kansas City, and has practiced in the areas of commercial, construction, general liability, and insurance defense litigation for over 30 years.  He is a frequent CLE speaker on trial practice, ethics, and professionalism.

Kevin Johnson's Profile

Kevin Johnson Related seminars and products

Wallace Saunders

Kevin M. Johnson is a Practicing Partner with the firm, and he has practiced with Wallace Saunders since 2002. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in 1998 from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and his law degree in 2001 from the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, and his practice focus is on workers’ compensation and employment litigation.

John Kurtz's Profile

John Kurtz Related seminars and products

Hubbard & Kurtz, LLP

John Kurtz has psychology and law degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He started as a public defender and today is in private practice with the Hubbard and Kurtz law office in Kansas City, doing mostly wrongful death cases.


William Martucci's Profile

William Martucci Related seminars and products

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Bill Martucci, who holds an LL.M. in employment law from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., practices globally in complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour) and EEOC litigation.  Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers For Business Notes “Bill Martucci is worth having on any dream team for employment litigation and policy issues.”  His jury work has been featured in The National Law Journal.  He is listed in the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America for Business and Employment Litigation.  He teaches Multinational Business Policy and the Global Workplace at Georgetown.  Bill offices in Washington, D.C.

William Quitmeier's Profile

William Quitmeier Related seminars and products

Quitmeier Law Firm

William M. Quitmeier is the President of the Quitmeier Law Firm, P.C. He has degrees of BA in Economics and Juris Doctor (Law) from the University of Kansas. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri and Kansas, and is a licensed Missouri Real Esate Broker. He was mayor of the City of Parkville from 1991-2002 and an alderman from 1986-1991. He is a past U.S. District Court Arbiter. He was a founder the Platte Land Trust, dedicated to preserving land for parks.

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.

Tamara Veit's Profile

Tamara Veit Related seminars and products

McElligott, Ewan & Hall, PC


Tamara A. Veit received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 2004. She has been with the firm of McElligott Ewan & Hall, PC since 2005. She practices primarily in the area of family law for over 15 years. She frequently serves as Guardian ad Litem. She is a court-approved mediator for Jackson County.

Tamara is involved in numerous legal and community organizations. She is on the Executive Board for the Family Law Section in The Missouri Bar and is on the Family Law Conference Planning Committee. Furthermore, she is on the Board of Directors Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation (KCMBF) and the Board of Directors for the CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association). She is also serving on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) and is vice-chair for the CLE Committee for KCMBA. For KCMBF, Tamara served as co-chair for the Domestic Violence and Children’s Interdisciplinary Conference and part of the committee that created KCMBF’s newest program, the Student Law Academy (SLA), providing underprivileged urban high school students meaningful exposure to a career in the legal profession.


Daniel Wheeler's Profile

Daniel Wheeler Related seminars and products

Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP

Daniel P. Wheeler is a shareholder with the firm of Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP. He served as a Probate Commissioner for the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. He is a member of ACTEC and is the Chair of the Probate and Trust Division of the Missouri Bar.

James Wyrsch's Profile

James Wyrsch Related seminars and products

Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, PC

James Wyrsch received his BA in 1963 from University of Notre Dame, JD in 1966 from Georgetown University, and LLM in trial practice in 1972 from UMKC. He is a co-author with Judge Anthony Nugent and Susan Hunt of “Missouri Criminal Trial Practice,” Harrison Law Book Company, 1994.

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