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2020 Discovery Workshop

Total Credits: 0.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Civil Practice & Procedure |  General Practice |  Litigation / Trial Practice
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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. 

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: Douglass F. Noland
Noland Law Firm, LLC, Liberty 

9:05 – 9:55 AM | ESI 
Speaker: Jeff Dreiling
, Complete Legal, Kansas City 

9:55 – 10:10 AM | Break 

10:10 – 11:00 AM | Ethics 
Speaker: Whittney A. 
DunnThe 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: Christopher D. Dandurand
The Gorny Law Firm, Kansas City 

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

2:30 – 2:45 PM Break  

2:4– 3:3PM | Difficult Depositions 
Speaker: Lauren C. CollinsSandberg Phoenix von Gontard PC, St. Louis  

3:3– 4:2PM | Special Masters 
Speaker: Leland M. Shurin
Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, Kansas City 

4:25 PM | Adjourn

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



Speaker Bio

Lauren Collins's Profile

Lauren Collins Related seminars and products

The Automobile Club of Missouri

Lauren C. Collins is a litigation attorney for the in-house counsel firm of The Automobile Club of Missouri, which is known as Kraft, Bischoff, Buckley, and Collins.  


Lauren began her legal career as a prosecutor in the City of St. Louis, where she tried numerous bench and jury trials. After two years at the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Lauren went into private practice working as an associate with HeplerBroom, LLC and Sandberg Phoenix.  


Currently, Lauren is the chair of both the Young Lawyers' Section Council of The Missouri Bar and the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and is an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University School of Law where she teaches Marijuana Law.


Lauren obtained her J.D. from the University of Missouri - School of Law in 2013.

Christopher Dandurand Related seminars and products

The Gorny Law Firm

Chris Dandurand is a principal at The Gorny Law Firm, LC, and represents individuals and family members of those who have been injured by the negligence of others. He routinely utilizes Missouri's Sunshine Law in pursuit of justice for his clients.

Jeffrey Dreiling's Profile

Jeffrey Dreiling Related seminars and products

Complete Legal

Jeff Dreiling is the Co-Founder of Complete Legal, a regional eDiscovery provider that makes premium eDiscovery tools and leading expertise accessible for firms of all sizes. Jeff’s 20 years in the legal support industry include a multitude of experiences consulting, speaking, and writing on eDiscovery for hundreds of clients. 

Whittney Dunn's Profile

Whittney Dunn Related seminars and products

The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company

Whittney Dunn, Risk Manager at The Bar Plan, presents to hundreds of lawyers annually on ethics, malpractice avoidance, and lawyer well-being. When not presenting, she provides one-on-one ethics guidance and law practice management assistance to attorneys through The Bar Plan Foundation's free ethics hotline, available to any attorney in Missouri.

Michael Hart's Profile

Michael Hart Related seminars and products

Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP

An experienced litigator, Mike has litigated a variety of civil cases, including personal injury, complex commercial disputes, employment, real estate, and professional malpractice claims. He has first and second chair trial experience and has successfully handled proceedings at every level of the Missouri court system. 


Tamar Hodges's Profile

Tamar Hodges Related seminars and products


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



Douglass Noland's Profile

Douglass Noland Related seminars and products

Noland Law Firm, LLC

Education:  William Jewell College, Liberty, MO, (B.A.); University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, MO, (J.D.).  Admitted to the Missouri Bar (1981); Kansas Bar (2000).  U.S. District Court and United States Supreme Court.

Activities: The Missouri Bar Board of Governors (2005 to present); Executive Committee of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors (2013); The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council (1986 - 1988); Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) Board of Governors (1992 to 2013); Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission (1994 - 2000) and (2011 - 2014); Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee (2008 to present); Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association;  Clay County Bar Association - President (2002); Clay County Bar Foundation - President; Fellow and Diplomat of  National College of Trial Advocacy; American Association for Justice, Chairperson of the Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section (2011- 2012).  Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy and Pre Trial Procedure by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Missouri - State Coordinator (NBTA) (2003 to present).  AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell.

Work: Principal, Noland Law Firm, LLC,  a Personal injury law firm practicing in the area of Personal Injury and Civil Trial Litigation; First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Clay County (1987).  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Clay County, MO (1984 to 1987).  City Prosecutor, Liberty, MO (1984 to 1986).  Attorney for the Clay County Election Board (1986 to 1988).  Adjunct Professor, William Jewell College (1983 to 2006). Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law (2013 to present).

Leland Shurin's Profile

Leland Shurin Related seminars and products

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.

Daryl Taylor Related seminars and products

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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