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2020 Discovery Workshop

Total Credits: 8.0 MCLE, 1.0 Ethics, 8.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Civil Practice & Procedure |  Ethics |  General Practice |  Trial Practice
Audio and Video
Access for 1 year(s) after program date.


MoBarCLE and the Young Lawyers Section are proud to offer the 2020 Discovery Workshop

Gathering critical information and evidence is the foundation of successful representation. Join experienced practitioners as they examine various discovery tools, best methods for getting the evidence you need, how to handle abuse of the discovery process, and objections to discovery requests.

(Exact times are subject to change)
8:15 – 8:40 AM | 2019 Changes to Missouri's Discovery Rules 
Speaker: D. Ryan Taylor, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Kansas City 

8:40 – 9:05 AM | Protective Orders 
Speaker: J. Brent Dulle
, City of St. Louis Law Department, St. Louis  

9:05 – 9:55 AM | ESI 
Speaker: Valerie L. CrozierBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, St. Louis 

9:55 – 10:10 AM | Break 

10:10 – 11:00 AM | Ethics & Malpractice Issues of Electronic Information
Speaker: Whittney A. Dunn, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis   

11:00 – 11:50 AM | Motions to Compel & Sanctions 
Speaker: Michael J. Hart, Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP, St. Louis  

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM | Lunch   

12:50 – 1:40 PM | Sunshine Law 
Speaker: Jason LewisMissouri Attorney General's Office, St. Louis  

1:40 – 2:30 PM | Medical/HIPAA Authorizations, Other Record Authorizations and Other Requests to Third Parties 
Speaker: Tamar E. Hodges, Husch Blackwell LLP, Jefferson City  

2:30 – 2:45 PM | Break  

2:45 – 3:35 PM | Difficult Depositions 
Speaker: Lauren C. Collins, Sandberg Phoenix von Gontard PC, St. Louis  

3:35 – 4:25 PM | Special Masters 
Speaker: Leland M. Shurin
, Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, Kansas City 

4:25 PM | Adjourn

Morning | Erin N. Pfirrman, Segal, McCambridge, Singer and Mahoney, St. Louis  
Afternoon | Morgan C. Murphy, Zevan Davidson Roman LLC, St. Louis




Lauren Collins's Profile

Lauren Collins Related seminars and products: 2

Sandberg Phoenix Von Gontard P.C.

Lauren Collins is an associate with Sandberg Phoenix in St. Louis. She has a depth of experience with complex litigation. Previously she taught as an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University School of Law and was Assistant Circuit Attorney for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia. 


Lauren is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Mound City Bar Association. She is a Council Member for The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section, an Associate with the Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court and part of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. In 2018, Lauren was recognized as a Diversity and Inclusion Recipient from Missouri Lawyers Media. 


She is licensed to practice in the states of Missouri and Illinois.

Valerie Crozier Related seminars and products: 1

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

J. Dulle Related seminars and products: 1

City of St. Louis Law Department

Whittney Dunn's Profile

Whittney Dunn Related seminars and products: 3

The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company

Whittney Dunn is a Risk Manager at The Bar Plan in St. Louis, Missouri where she presents CLE courses throughout the state and nation on ethics, professionalism, and malpractice avoidance. She also provides ethics guidance and practice management assistance to attorneys in Missouri and beyond through The Bar Plan Hotline. 

Michael Hart Related seminars and products: 1

Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP

A seasoned litigator, Mike has handled a broad range of litigation over the course of his career. He has represented numerous businesses and individuals in state and federal courts across the country. He defends clients in litigation involving commercial disputes and employment matters to high-exposure catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Mike handles all phases of litigation including case strategy, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, trial and appeal. He has first and second chair trial experience and has successfully tried cases to verdict throughout Missouri. Mike's appellate experience includes the Missouri Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Tamar Hodges's Profile

Tamar Hodges Related seminars and products: 1

Husch Blackwell LLP

A healthcare attorney and registered nurse, Tamar brings clients a 360-degree view of healthcare regulation. In addition to counseling clients on complex healthcare regulatory matters, Tamar’s experience includes nursing on medical-surgical and intensive care units at Level 1 trauma centers, coordinating risk management for a pediatric academic medical center and serving on hospital ethics committees. She understands healthcare regulatory law from all perspectives: drafting, implementation and enforcement. Her ability to navigate the legal alignment of patient care and compliance is comprehensive and unique.

Tamar helps clients navigate:

• Licensing and accreditation

• Risk management

• Data privacy and cybersecurity

• Emergency preparedness

• Compliance



Leland Shurin Related seminars and products: 1

Shaffer Lombardo Shurin

Leland Shurin is a member of the Missouri, Kansas and Arizona Bar Associations.  His practice has included representing individuals, charities, governmental agencies and small businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies.  His representation has included business matters and litigation both as plaintiffs and defendants.  For the past 15 years his concentration has been  as special master appointed by state and federal courts, as well as arbitrator, mediator and receiver.

D. Ryan Taylor Related seminars and products: 1

Missouri Attorney General's Office

Ryan Taylor graduated summa cum laude from the UMKC School of Law in 2010. During law school, Ryan worked for the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Ryan has worked for the Office of the Missouri Attorney General since 2010 in the Civil Division. Ryan has experience in a wide variety of civil litigation.


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