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2020 Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Conference, 12/18/2020 9:30:00 AM CST ( + 2 more) , Webinar, More info »
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2020 Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Conference

Total Credits: 5.9 MCLE, 5.9 Ethics

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Kansas City, Missouri


Presented by | The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program
In cooperation with | The Lawyers’ Assistance Committee of The Missouri Bar.
Sponsored by | The Missouri Bar, The Bar Plan and The Missouri Bar Foundation

9:00 AM | Registration

9:00 AM | Optional Pre-conference Event: Friends of Bill W.

10:00 AM | Welcome
Speaker: John Gunn, The Gunn Law Firm, 2020-2021 President of The Missouri Bar

10:10 AM | Gambling Recovery Panel

11:00 AM | Growing Professional IQ with Emotional Intelligence
Speaker: Larry V. Swall, JD and Simone A. Haberstock, JD

12:00 PM | Awards Luncheon and Keynote
Sponsored by The Bar Plan

12:30 PM | Keynote Presentation - Don’t Give up Five Minutes Before the Miracle
Speaker: Laurie Besden, Esq, Executive Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania

1:20 PM | Break

1:30 PM | Lawyer Well-Being as a Professional Priority
Speaker: John Gunn

2:30 PM | Substance Recovery and Rule 16
Speaker: Hugh F. O’Donnell III, JD, Intervention Committee Chair, Attorney and Mediator

3:15 PM | Break | Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Conference

3:30 PM | Results of the Judicial Well-Being Study
Speaker: Anne Chambers
, LCSW, Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program Director

4:00 PM | Joint Meeting of Intervention Committee and Lawyers’ Assistance Committee

5:00 PM | Adjourn

Nominations for Awards

Nominations are open until Sept. 16, 2020 for the following awards to be presented at the 25th Annual Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Conference.

  • The James T. Britt Memorial Award will be presented to the individual who over the years or in a pioneering manner has advanced the cause of relief and recovery for impaired attorneys in Missouri.
  • The Dorothy Kaiser Award will be presented in recognition of the pioneering contributions over the years in the field of chemical dependency, recovery and continuing, compassionate care for impaired female lawyers in Missouri.
  • The Warren Welliver Award will be presented to the lawyer who best exemplified compassion and concern for impaired lawyers in Missouri during the past year.  

Submit Your Nomination Form Today!



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