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2020 I Wish I Would Have Planned for This: The Ethics of Planning for Disasters Large & Small

Total Credits: 1.4 MCLE, 1.4 Ethics, 1.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Ethics |  General Practice
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Originally presented during our 2020 Solo & Small Firm Virtual Conference, Aug 19-21.

Whether you face a pandemic or natural disaster, suffer a cyber-attack, lose your electronic device with client information, face a sudden illness or accident that takes you away from your law practice, or other event, several of Missouri’s Rules of Professional Conduct can help you prepare you for these scenarios.

Speaker: Melinda J. Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel, Jefferson City


FEB 21 | Ryan E. Neal, Berkadia, Clayton



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Legal Ethics Counsel

Melinda J. Bentley serves as Legal Ethics Counsel, and she provides oral and written informal advisory opinions to attorneys on issues related to the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct. In that position, she also serves as administrator and counsel to the Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She began serving in that position in 2012. Prior to that she worked for the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters. Ms. Bentley currently serves as a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. She also currently serves on the Planning Committee for The Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference, and is a member of The Missouri Bar, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Organization of Bar Counsel, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and Cole County Bar Association. She was a board member and officer of the National Organization of Bar Counsel from 2015-2020, including a term as President from 2018-2019, and formerly served as a member (2015-2016) and Chair (2016-2018) of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.


Tue, Feb 21, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:11pm CST

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