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2020 Solo & Small Firm Conference

Total Credits: 21.3 MCLE, 9.4 Ethics, 4.6 Elimination of Bias



Learn, Connect, and Get Inspired!
25th Annual MOSOLO Small Firm Conference!
Virtual Conference | August 19-21, 2020

Learn, connect, and get inspired . . . from anywhere! The 25th MOSOLO Small Firm Conference is coming to YOU! Attend this year from the comfort of your office or home. Quality CLE programing delivered by our knowledgeable faculty of attorneys, judges, and industry experts.

Satisfy ALL your MCLE requirements! What you can expect:

  • 21.3 Online Live MCLE | Including Ethics and Elimination of Bias 
  • 60+ engaging breakout and plenary sessions, including CLE@Sunrise 
  • National speakers on technology and contracts
  • Starting a Practice Boot Camp and Advanced GAL certificate training
  • Access to all recorded programs and materials for self-study
  • Sessions on family law, insurance, consumer law, ADR, practice management, litigation, estate planning, guardianships, immigration, traffic tickets, DWIs, landlord/tenant, and MORE!

Garnett Matthews-Campbell
Director of Membership Services & CLE
The Missouri Bar

Karolin S. Walker
Chair, Missouri Solo and Small Firm Committee
The Walker Law Firm LLC


Robert Bailey's Profile

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Bob Bailey is a 1968 graduate of Marist College and a 1979 graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law.  After graduation, he commenced his career with the University of Missouri School of Law. In 1983, Bailey became the City of Columbia’s Municipal Judge and served for four years.  In 1987, Bailey returned full time to the law school as the Assistant Dean and Senior Fellow. Bob is a Vice President of the National Academy of Arbitrators and has an active labor and sports arbitration practice. Bailey is also a Commissioner for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniformed State Laws (NCCUSL) and on the Uniform Athlete Agent Act and the Veterans Court Act drafting committees.  He is actively involved in campus committee work and chairs the mid-month Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Bailey has a long history of community services and presently chairs the Boone County Family Resources, an agency providing services to 1,300 developmentally disabled citizens.  He has also chaired the Family Health Center, the Central Missouri Food Bank, and the Regional Aids Inter-Faith Network (RAIN).  He served as the Director the Law School’s nationally renowned Center for Dispute Resolution from 2005-2013.  Bailey teaches Arbitration, a Lawyering Seminar, a first year Lawyering class, and a Freshman Interest Group (FIG).  Bob is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. 

Jack Bangert's Profile

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Kutak Rock, LLP

Jack Bangert has successfully mediated hundreds of cases over the past 10 years. He has more than 40-years of experience in commercial and civil litigation. He is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.  Only 32 attorneys in Missouri are recognized as having met the stringent requirements for the NADN. Jack is one of only four NADN members in Missouri to have been conferred with “Diplomate” status.

Jack is an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. He has taught at over 20 trial academies including the Missouri Bar Trial Academy, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Trial Academy, the Missouri Judicial Trial College and the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy.

Jack has been honored to be a past President of the following organizations: 

  1. American Board of Trial Attorneys for the Western District of MO and Eastern District of KS;
  2. Legal Aid of western Missouri;
  3. Law Foundation of UMKC;
  4. Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Jack has been named to the Best of the Bar in litigation by the Kansas City Business Journal and been named to US News and World Report’s “Best Lawyers” and Kansas City’s Ingram’s Magazine  “Best Lawyers in Kansas City”.  He has also been named a Top 100 Super Lawyer for Missouri and Kansas in litigation multiple times.

His acknowledgments have included among others, the Inaugural Legal Leader of the Year Award by the Daily Record, the Ben Ely, Jr. Outstanding Defense Lawyer for Missouri and the Alumni Achievement Award in Law from Westminster College. 

He can reached to schedule mediations at, or (816) 502-4845.  He does mediations throughout the state.


Bryant Bass's Profile

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Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd

Kyle is an employment attorney with Carter Law Firm, advocating for workers and their rights. Prior to joining the firm, Kyle was primarily involved in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. 

Kyle grew up in Southern Illinois and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, he was the Director of Ticket Operations for an independent minor league baseball team. He worked for several larger St. Louis plaintiffs’ firms before joining Carter Law Firm. Kyle lives in South St. Louis with his wife and three young children.

Hon. Jon Beetem's Profile

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Circuit Judge - Div. I

Judge Jon Beetem is the Division I Circuit Judge for the 19th Judicial Circuit which is Cole County. He maintains a general docket of civil and criminal cases. He also has primary responsibility for the juvenile docket, including both abuse and neglect cases as well as delinquency.

Judge Beetem is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy as well as the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Prior to becoming a judge, he maintained a general law practice focusing on litigation in the areas of administrative, probate and juvenile law.

Melinda J. Bentley's Profile

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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.

Erica Birstler's Profile

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Vice President, Product Communications


Erica Birstler is the Vice President of CosmoLex practice management software. Erica's degree is in Business Administration and she has nearly a decade of experience in the legal industry, catering to the specialized technology needs of small to mid-sized law firms. 

Maureen Brady's Profile

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McShane & Brady, LLC

Maureen Brady is partner and founder of McShane & Brady, LLC. Her practice focuses on all areas personal injury but has established herself as a leader involving issues of medical privacy, specially HIPAA law.

Martha Brown's Profile

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Midwest Trust Co

Martha Brown is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Her firm, Mitchell, Brown & Associates concentrates on the unique legal needs of the elderly and individuals with disabilities. She is active in various committees and associations as well as receiving numerous awards for her work with the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Cassie Bugalski's Profile

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Gump, Faiella & Bugalski, LLC

Ms. Bugalski is the Managing Member of the law firm of Gump, Faiella, & Bugalski, LLC.  Ms. Bugalski is licensed in Missouri and focuses her law practice on cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, estate planning, probate, estate litigation, small business litigation, worker’s compensation and family law.

Ms. Bugalski grew up in Madison, Missouri, attended the University of Central Missouri where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the Honors College, and earned her Juris Doctor in 2008 from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.  


Jason Buhlinger's Profile

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Armanino, LLP

Jason is a leader in the Consulting group who oversees business valuation, litigation support and fraud investigation services. He performs business valuations for mergers and acquisitions and supports clients in litigation and corporate planning engagements. 

Gary Burger's Profile

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Burger Law

Gary Burger has been a trial lawyer for 27 years and is the founder of Burger law – a small to medium sized firm dedicated to zealous representation of injury victims and their families.

Gary is a Board and Executive Committee Member of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Intervention Committee under Rule 16.

Gary has been chosen as a Superlawyer for over a decade, is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and recipient of other professional recognitions. He is AV rated by LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell, Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, the Missouri Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits and various Federal District Courts.

Gary is a member of Illinois and Missouri Bar Associations, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice, and winner of 2018 second highest jury verdict in Missouri.

Gary grew up in the St. Louis area and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Washington University School of Law. Gary lives in St. Louis with his wife, kids and dogs. Gary is an avid scuba diver and bee keeper.

Gary is a former Chairman of the Missouri Lawyers Assistance Committee and member of the Missouri Lawyers Regional Disciplinary Committee.

Gary created and co-hosts a podcast called Lawyervlawyer, which provides advice, trial tips, and discussions on real-life litigation situations by and for practicing lawyers. Gary speaks at and hosts Continuing Legal Education courses for fellow lawyers.

Matt Byford's Profile

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Matt is a Manager in the Transaction Advisory and Litigation Support (TALS) Services practice at Brown Smith Wallace. He provides easy-to-understand analyses of clients’ complex situations through his commitment to service, efficiency and effective communication.

Matt provides business valuations, fraud and forensic accounting services, and litigation support services to clients in a wide array of industries. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as closely held businesses and local governments. Matt works closely with staff to oversee several of the practice’s engagements.

Prior to joining Brown Smith Wallace, Matt began his career at a litigation consulting firm in Chicago, creating analyses for settlement, arbitration and litigation, with a focus on the construction, energy and telecommunications industries. He has also worked in the consulting practice of another CPA firm, performing valuation and litigation consulting services.

Matt holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation, and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, with high honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Anne Chambers's Profile

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Lawyers' Assistance Director

The Missouri Bar

Anne Chambers, LCSW serves as the Director of the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program. She has significant experience working with people to address mental health and substance concerns.

Ms. Chambers has served as past president of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, past chair of the National Association of Social Workers Legal Defense Fund Service Board, and past chair of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs Senior Lawyers Committee.

Ms. Chambers received her Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University in 1990. She has been licensed in clinical social work in Missouri since 1992. She lives with her family in Columbia. 


Julia Chaney-Faughn's Profile

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Cruse Chaney-Faughn, P.C.

Julia Chaney-Faughn is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, Law School and Missouri Western State University.  She is a partner with Cruse Chaney-Faughn, P.C. with its principal office located in Hannibal, Missouri, and is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.  She has volunteered with Avenues, First Steps RICC, her local 4-H club, church and other community organizations.  In her free time she gardens, plays piano, organ and clarinet and raises her two children with her husband Chris.  She enjoys advocating for those with special needs including her son Isaac who is on the autism spectrum.

Morry Cole's Profile

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Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.

Morry S. Cole practices primarily in the areas of wrongful death, aviation, products liability, professional negligence, and corporate litigation. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from Baylor University in 1993 and a juris doctor from the University of Missouri in 1997. While at the University of Missouri, he served as an Editor of the Missouri Law Review, a Research Assistant to Professor Martha Dragich, an Intern to the Honorable Duane Benton, Missouri Supreme Court and a part-time Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward D. Robertson, Jr., Missouri Supreme Court. After graduation, he served a year as a full-time research attorney and law clerk for Judge Robertson. 
Since joining Gray, Ritter and Graham, P.C., Mr. Cole has practiced before the Missouri Courts of Appeal for the Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Missouri and the Missouri Supreme Court and he has tried cases in many Missouri Counties and the Eastern and Western District Federal Courts. He is a past President of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors and is an adjunct law professor at Washington University.


David Crosby's Profile

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Crosby Law Office

David Crosby is a solo practitioner with over 30 years of experience. After graduating from the University of Missouri - School of Law he served as an Assistant Public Defender, First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He then went into private practice. Since 2000, he has served as a guardian ad litem and parent attorney. He is currently a contract attorney for the Jefferson County Juvenile Court serving as GAL and parent attorney for abuse and neglect cases.  
You may reach David Crosby at 636/797-2266 or at david@davidcrosbylawoffice,com. 

Brennan Delaney's Profile

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Langdon and Emison

Brennan Delaney's practice for the past 10 years has focused on representing clients who have suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one. Prior to that, he spent four years as law clerk - two for Circuit Court Judge Michael Manners and two for Missouri Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer.

Hon. Margaret Donnelly's Profile

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21st Judicial Circuit

Hon. Margaret Donnelly was appointed circuit judge in August, 2016, by Gov. Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon. She was a St. Louis County Family Court commissioner from 2013 until her appointment as circuit judge.

Judge Donnelly holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work degrees from Saint Louis University and graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1988. From 1988 to 2009, she was engaged in the private practice of law. She served in the Missouri Legislature as a state representative for District 73 from 2003 to 2009 and was the Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services from 2009 to 2012.

Judge Donnelly has been honored for service by the Missouri Judicial Conference and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. She received the Women's Justice Citizenship Award, St. Louis Children's Hospital Advocate of the Year award, and Paraquad Disability Rights Legislative Leadership Award.  She is a member of the Missouri Bar, St. Louis County Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Women Lawyers' Association and Mound City Bar Association.

Judge Donnelly lives in St. Louis County with her family.

Claude Ducloux's Profile

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National Director of CLE, Ethics, and State Compliance


Claude E. Ducloux, is an attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks nationally on legal ethics, law office management, and trial-related topics.  In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE and has been invited to speak in more than 500 programs in since January 1, 2016. Claude has served as course director and creator of numerous CLE institutes and advanced courses.  

Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.  He is a board-certified civil trial and appellate attorney in Texas.


John Eccher's Profile

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Eccher Law Group

John M. Eccher is a criminal defense and civil plaintiff trial attorney, with the majorities of his criminal practice in the area of DWI defense and his civil practice in the areas of employment and civil rights litigation.

Susan Eckles's Profile

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Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services

Susan K. Eckles is the Managing Attorney of Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services (“Mo P&A”), where she oversees ten staff attorneys statewide.  Mo P&A, part of the National Disability Rights Network, is the state-designated, federally mandated and funded, non-profit protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in the State of Missouri.  Areas of practice include guardianship, benefits appeals, education, ADA and Section 504 issues, Olmstead issues, supported decision making, and housing and employment discrimination. 

A native Nebraskan, Susan graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1985 with a dual degree in history and political science.  After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Susan spent 12 years with the Missouri State Public Defender in appellate and trial practice in St. Louis, followed by 3 years in private civil appellate and litigation practice, before joining Mo P&A as Managing Attorney in July 2007. 

Susan’s work with Mo P&A includes serving as Mo P&A's representative on the Missouri DD Council since 2008, where she serves on the Home and Community Living, and Employment and Transportation Committees; co-developing the 2008-2010 statewide guardianship  demonstration project with the DD Council and UCEDD, to identify best practices and systemic guardianship issues throughout the state; and co-developing and serving on the MO WINGS guardianship reform task force, which developed proposed legislation resulting in the 2018 updates to the state guardianship code.  Susan continues to be involved with MO WINGS, as well as a Supported Decision Making statewide consortium. As of 2020, Susan also serves on several different workgroups addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

In her spare time, Susan serves on the Advisory Board for Miracle Horse Rescue & Sanctuary, gardens, works on animal welfare and rescue issues, and participates in civic engagement.

Lenne Espenschied's Profile

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Continuing Legal Education

Lenné Eidson Espenschied has earned her status as one of the Top 3 contract drafting speakers in the country by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical, skills-based training for transactional lawyers.  She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses.  Ms. Espenschied is a contributing faculty member for Thomson/Reuter’s West Legal Ed Center.  She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association:  Contract Drafting:  Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed. 2019) and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011).  After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude, Ms. Espenschied began her legal practice at the firm now known as Eversheds Sutherland; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office.  As a law professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting.  Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be successful in transactional practice. 

Emily Fowler's Profile

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Division of Workers' Compensation

Judge Fowler graduated from U.M.K.C. School of Law in 1985.  She started her legal career with the Municipal Court Defense Unit of Legal Aid of Western Missouri for two years, then worked as an associate for various general practice law firms until 1990 when she started her own solo practice.  She practiced Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability until 2000 when she was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

Megan Galicia's Profile

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Martinez Immigration Law

Megan Galicia is an immigration attorney whose practice focuses on family and humanitarian petitions and removal (deportation) defense. Since 2017, she has been an associate attorney at Martinez Immigration Law LLC in Kansas City, MO. Megan is a former teacher who lived and taught in Texas and Mexico before returning to her hometown of Kansas City to fulfill her dream of becoming an immigration lawyer. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law in 2016 and is a former editor of the UMKC Law Review. While in law school, Megan served as a judicial intern at the Kansas City Immigration Court. Megan is fluent in Spanish and is a frequent volunteer with the pro bono legal project at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Megan helped launch a Kansas City organization that trains lawyers to provide free legal representation to detained immigrants in immigration court bond proceedings. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Megan was awarded an AILA Presidential Commendation in 2019 for exemplary service to the organization. Megan, attorney Andrea Martinez, and their clients were featured in the Netflix series “Living Undocumented.”

Mike Graner's Profile

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Mike Graner is the Marketing Director at LAWCLERK, where attorneys go to hire freelance lawyers.  He was the first employee at LAWCLERK and has attended over 65 legal conferences in less than 3 years and has spoken to thousands of solo and small firm attorneys on the benefits of outsourcing and how delegating to freelancer lawyers can be an integral part of a successful law firm business model.  He is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia and is originally from Chicago but currently lives in Las Vegas where he has worked in marketing for over 15 years.  He can be reached at   

Jaimee Hall's Profile

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Legal Back Office

Jaimee has been in the legal industry for over 8 years leading large and small teams that run the business side of law firms. Her Executive MBA from Washington University along with her experience of running a large global law firm gives her a competitive advantage when helping firms grow.

Heather Hardinger's Profile

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The Meyers Law Firm

Heather Hardinger is Of Counsel with The Meyers Law Firm, LC, in Kansas City, Missouri. Heather focuses her practice on Plaintiff’s employment discrimination. Heather is a 2018 graduate of the Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy. Since 2016, Heather has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® Missouri & Kansas. Heather can be reached at and (816) 444-8500.

Venus Harry's Profile

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The Law Offices of Venus V. Harry, LLC

Adrienne Haynes's Profile

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Adrienne B. Haynes is an award-winning attorney and business woman who specializes in helping entrepreneurs and communities to develop sustainable infrastructure and business practices. She is the managing partner of SEED Law, a business law firm, and owner of SEED Collective. For more information, please visit

Jason Iezzi's Profile

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Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish LLC

Kendra Lane's Profile

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Kendra has been practicing law since 2012 working both in the private and public sectors. Being the daughter of a driver, CDL holders have always held a special place in her heart and ensuring that they are properly represented to protect their ability to drive has always taken precedence.

Marie Lipowicz's Profile

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Ms. Lipowicz was born and raised in the greater Kansas City area. She attended Missouri Central University for her undergraduate studies and obtained her B.S. in Criminal Justice in 2001. She then attended St. Louis University School of Law and obtained her J.D. from there in 2005. Licensed in Missouri and the U.S. Eastern District of Missouri in 2010, Ms. Lipowicz has been practicing Family Law since. She also handles bankruptcy, criminal and traffic cases. Ms. Lipowicz resides in Ballwin, Missouri with her son, Reece and her chihuahuas, Mimi and Felix

Andrea Martinez's Profile

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Martinez Immigration Law, LLC

Attorney Andrea Martinez’s work covers most aspects of immigration law, from family-based visas and naturalization to immigration court removal defense and humanitarian visas. Prior to entering private practice, Attorney Andrea Martinez served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. Andrea also worked for nine months in Guatemala assisting in the prosecution of child sex offenders with non-profit organization International Justice Mission. During law school Andrea served as a summer law clerk to six immigration judges at the Arlington, Virginia Immigration Court. Andrea is fluent in Spanish.


  • J.D. American University Washington College of Law, 2007
  • B.A. Cross-Cultural Services, John Brown University, magna cum laude, 2004
  • A.S. Broadcasting, John Brown University, 2004

Awards and Distinctions

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Missouri-Kansas (MO-KAN) Executive Committee:
  • 2020-2021: Immediate Past Chair
  • 2019-2020: Chapter Chair
  • 2018-2019: Chair-Elect
  • 2017-2018: Vice Chair
  • 2016-2017: Secretary

Andrea, attorney Megan Galicia, and their clients were featured in the Netflix series “Living Undocumented.”

Lindsay Mathews's Profile

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Lindsay is passionate about advocating and guiding people through their domestic legal issues.

She recognizes she may be meeting you at the most challenging point of your life. That’s why she will listen to your story – to understand your goals and priorities. From there, she sets realistic expectations and brainstorms legal and non-legal solutions that will get you the best possible outcome.

Before attending law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Lindsay taught for three years and worked as a staff member for two years with Teach for America. Due to her experience with Teach for America and her love and understanding for children, Lindsay is frequently appointed as a Guardian ad Litem, someone who will advocate for the best interest of a child in court.

Lindsay grew up in Kansas City and attended The University of Kansas where she received a degree in Spanish, Latin American Studies, and History. Today she lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her family.

Timothy McCurdy's Profile

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Mitchell, Brown & Associates, L.L.C.

Tim McCurdy is Of Counsel at the firm. Tim grew up on a farm in Southwest Iowa. After obtaining his law degree from the University of Notre Dame, Tim moved to St. Louis to “watch a few Cardinals games” before returning to Iowa. Tim met his now wife and his plans quickly changed – Tim has called St. Louis home for more than twenty years.

Throughout Tim’s legal career, he has helped clients protect their rights in lawsuits throughout the country. After watching a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, Tim developed a passion for elder law. Tim’s practice now combines his more than twenty years of litigation experience with an in-depth knowledge of estate planning and probate.

Tim devotes his practice to helping families navigate disputes involving estate plans and probate administration. Tim’s trusts and estates litigation practice includes trust and will contests, the removal of fiduciaries, demands for accountings, and contested guardianships. Tim is also frequently appointed by probate judges to represent individuals facing guardianship petitions, and as a court-appointed fiduciary.

Tim also helps families protect their life savings while ensuring access to the health care they need through Medicaid and special needs planning. Tim’s elder law practice also includes helping families develop estate plans to avoid probate and to protect against future challenges to their estate plan.

Tim lives in Chesterfield with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. Outside of the office you can likely find Tim in the stands at a hockey rink or a theater cheering on his sons.

Lucy McShane's Profile

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McShane & Brady LLC

Lucy McShane is managing partner and founder of McShane & Brady. Lucy focuses her practice on personal injury cases involving car/truck accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, HIPAA law, and nursing home abuse. Lucy has been recognized by numerous legal organizations for her leadership and innovation in personal injury law. 

Martin Meyers's Profile

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The Meyers Law Firm, LC

Martin M. (“Marty”) Meyers tried his first jury trial exactly forty years ago and many trials later, he is still at it.  He is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, holds the rank of Advocate with the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a fellow of the American College of Lawyers. Marty has lectured extensively on topics relating to trial techniques, including the effective use of technology in the courtroom.
Marty’s practice is limited to representing individuals and small businesses harmed by the negligence or wrongful conduct of others, with an emphasis on Employment Discrimination matters. 
He is a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, is a member and past member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and its Kansas City affiliate.  


Tabitha Mitchell's Profile

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Mitchell, Brown & Associates, LLC

Ryan Mohr's Profile

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Fox Smith, LLC

Ryan Mohr is a partner at Fox Smith.  He earned his law degree from Saint Louis University holds a Master of Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  Prior to law school, he worked as an environmental engineer and handled a variety of corporate compliance issues.  Ryan concentrates his practice in environmental law, data privacy, and electronic discovery compliance.  Over the years, he has assisted clients with developing polices and processes to meet compliance obligations and has worked on a variety of complex litigation matters.  Ryan is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois and is also certified through the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists.

Timothy Monsees's Profile

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Monsees & Mayer, P.C.

James Morrow's Profile

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Morrow Willnauer Church LLC

Joel Oster's Profile

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Oster Law Firm

Joel is a seasoned litigator and regular speaker to attorneys and non-attorneys alike. He currently is in private practice in Kansas City, specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law and appellate advocacy. He previously served as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Kansas City Regional Service Center. While at ADF, he was counsel for the Town of Greece, New York in the landmark case Galloway v. Greece. Joel argued the case before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the Second Circuit, and was part of the legal team presenting the case to the U.S. Supreme Court where they successfully defended the Town against a challenge to its practice of opening its sessions with an invocation.

Oster regularly litigates First Amendment issues. As lead counsel in Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Obama, Oster skillfully defended the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer against an Establishment Clause challenge. Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, he successfully defended the right of an organization to have a pro-life specialty license plate in Missouri in Roach v. Stouffer. In Wigg v. Sioux Falls School District, he successful represented an elementary school teacher in obtaining equal access to school facilities after contract time after she was denied that right based on the viewpoint of her speech. In addition, Oster has defended various churches based on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, against discriminatory zoning codes and regulations. Oster also has defended various individuals, corporations, and political committees against discriminatory and unconstitutional campaign finance regulations.

Joel has also spoken to thousands of attorneys across the United States and has learned from their successful and unsuccessful legal practices. Joel brings this practical perspective to all his seminars.

Oster earned his J.D. in 1997 from the University of Kansas School of Law. Oster is admitted to the bar in Kansas, Missouri, Florida, and numerous federal courts.

Joel is a seasoned litigator and regular speaker to attorneys and non-attorneys alike. He currently is in private practice in Kansas City, specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law and appellate advocacy.

Erin Page's Profile

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Erin Page is senior law librarian and reference attorney with Fastcase. Erin is a graduate of the William and Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law, where she received honors in Legal Practice. She also received a BA in Classics from St John's College, Annapolis, and a Master's degree in Legal Library Science from Catholic University. Prior to working with Fastcase, Erin worked for 8 years as an attorney with Convergent in Insurance Mediation and as company trainer/ CLE coordinator. 

Rio Peterson's Profile

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Senior Affinity Partnerships Manager


Rio Peterson is the Affinity Partnerships Manager at Clio where she works to build and foster flourishing relationships with legal associations across North America.
Rio is passionate about educating lawyers on the importance of using data to understand legal trends, build better practices, and drive the legal industry forward. 

Alan Pratzel's Profile

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Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Alan Pratzel was appointed as the Chief Disciplinary Counsel by the Supreme Court of Missouri in April 2007.  In that position, Mr. Pratzel oversees the system that receives, investigates and litigates ethics complaints against lawyers in Missouri.  He began working for the attorney discipline system in 1985, serving as a Special Representative in the City of St. Louis.  Prior to becoming Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Mr. Pratzel was in private practice for 30 years in St. Louis, engaging in various types of litigation.  He is also an adjunct professor of Professional Responsibility at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia and at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

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David W. Ransin, founder of Ransin Injury Law, in Springfield, Missouri, as a trial lawyer since 1982, exclusively represents people and their families in catastrophic injury and death litigation after car, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian and tractor trailer crashes including many jury trials, appeals, and the Supreme Court of Missouri.

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Craig D. Ritchie has practiced law for over 26 years. His practice is limited almost exclusively to family law matters. He graduated in 1989 from the University of Missouri Law School. In addition to his family law practice, Mr. Ritchie has taught Domestic Relations in the legal studies program at Missouri Western State College. Mr. Ritchie is also a frequent speaker to Continuing Legal Education classes for Missouri lawyers practicing family law. Mr. Ritchie resides in Columbia, Missouri. His interests include sports, children’s activities, church, and historic preservation. Mr. Ritchie serves on the executive committee and is the former Director of the American Legion Missouri Boys State, a program which teaches citizenship and government to high school seniors. For over thirty years, Mr. Ritchie has volunteered his time to this outstanding program.

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Christopher E. Roberts is a partner at Butsch Roberts & Associates LLC in St. Louis. Mr. Roberts’s practice is focused on representing consumers in class action cases. His cases have resulted in tens of millions of dollars being paid to consumers and millions of dollars of debt being eliminated for consumers. Mr. Roberts has authored chapters in multiple books published by the American Bar Association about class actions and has written numerous articles for the ABA about current developments in the world of class actions and consumer law. 

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Steve Sanders is a trial lawyer from Kansas City whose practice takes him around the country. His primary practice areas are: Insurance Bad Faith, Traumatic Brain Injury, & Trucking Litigation.
Mr. Sanders is a "Multi-Million Dollar Advocate" and a Super Lawyer every year since 2010.
He can be reached at steve@Sanders.Law.


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Scott A. Schaffer is the Chief Information Security Officer at Blade Technologies, Inc. and the Chief Investigator for Watermark Forensic Services & Litigation Support LLC. Mr. Schaffer is responsible for establishing and directing the strategic long-term technology goals as well as creating policies and procedures, standard operating procedures, and staff development materials. Mr. Schaffer is an experienced information systems management professional and provides innovative information systems solutions for his clients and team. His areas of expertise include: network infrastructure, cybersecurity incident response, security auditing, IT governance, digital forensic investigations, litigation support, and related services. Scott’s experiences include the development of courses, textbooks, and interactive training software for Windows systems as well as authoring, coordinating and delivering technical training for Novell and Microsoft networking technologies. Scott has also served a network administrator of several Novell NetWare and Microsoft Windows wide area networks. In September of 2004, Mr. Schaffer founded Blade Technologies, Inc. and currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer where he leverages his cybersecurity, information system governance, and information systems auditing skills to assist organizations throughout the region. In January of 2011, Scott founded Watermark Forensic Services and Litigation Support, LLC and currently serves as the Chief Investigator where he focuses on digital investigations and forensic engagements. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to several media outlets including KPLR-TV, KTVI-TV KTRS-AM, WGN-AM, and as well as formally serving as a monthly columnist of the St. Louis PC Journal, The Family Network, and Small Business Television. 

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Prior to election to the court, Judge Schneider was in private practice in Columbia with the law firm of Harper, Evans, Schneider and Netemeyer. Judge Schneider was previously Municipal Judge for the City of Columbia and an Assistant Attorney General. Judge Schneider is a founding member of the Elwood Thomas Inn of Court. She is a member of the Committee on Access to Family Courts and Family Court Committee.   She has been an adjunct faculty the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law where she teaches family law. Judge Schneider's husband Tom is a practicing attorney in Columbia. They have two children and two grandchildren.

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Prior to joining Edelman & Thompson, Chad served as an attorney in the civil litigation unit for the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Legal Department for over ten years. During his time with the City, Chad gained invaluable experience litigating personal injury, motor vehicle collision, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and premises liability cases. He has practiced in both state and federal courts, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Chad obtained his B.S.E. in English from Missouri State University in 1997 and his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 2002. Chad lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, Heather, and their three dogs: Balto, Sophie, and Rocky.

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Paul J. Unger is a nationally recognized speaker, author and thought leader in the legal technology industry.  He is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, a nationwide consulting company providing legal technology consulting, continuing legal education, and training.
He is the author of dozens legal technology manuals and publications, including recently published books, Tame the Digital Chaos – A Lawyer’s Guide to Distraction, Time, Task & Email Management (2021), Fight the Paper (2019), and PowerPoint in an Hour for Lawyers (2014). He served as Chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (2012-13, 2013-14)(, Chair of ABA TECHSHOW (2011)(, and served on the executive committee for ACLEA from 2017 to 2019. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and ACLEA.  Paul specializes in document and case management, paperless office strategies, trial presentation and litigation technology, and legal-specific software training and professional development for law firms and legal departments throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Paul has provided trial presentation consultation for over 400 cases. In his spare time, he likes to run, cook, and restore historic homes.


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Schedule at a Glance

WED | AUG 19

The Bar Plan Risk Management Program | 8:00 - 9:50 AM
(CLICK HERE TO REGISTER | $75. Conference registration required.)


BREAKOUT SESSION 1 | 10:00 - 10:50 AM

  • Advanced GAL: Practice for GALs & Parents' Attorneys in Juvenile Court
  • Estate Planning for Guardianships, Conservatorships & Special Needs Trusts
  • How to Interject Reasonable Doubt Into Your Criminal Case
  • Arbitration Laws, Clauses, & Hearing Fundamentals
  • Maximize Your Client's Un/Underinsured Motorist Claim in a Pandemic
  • How to Make Your Paralegal an Indispensable & Valuable Member of Your Team

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 | 11:05 - 11:55 AM

  • Advanced GAL: Reports - Written, Verbal or Both? How to Convey Your Findings to the Court
  • Boot Camp: Setting up a Solo or Small Firm Practice
  • Mom is Going into a Nursing Home - Tomorrow! An Introduction to Medicaid Crisis Planning for Nursing Home Benefits
  • Insurance Bad Faith: An Overview for the Solo & Small Firm Lawyer
  • So You Want to Sue/Represent the City? The Sovereign & Official Immunity Doctrines in Missouri
  • Current Trends in Legal Ethics: A Conversation with the Chief Disciplinary Counsel

LUNCH | 11:55 AM – 1:15 PM

LUNCH & LEARN | 12:10 - 1:00 PM

Malpractice Insurance: What You Need to Know

PLENARY | 1:15 - 3:05 PM

Part 1: Living Through "Living Undocumented": How Our Small Immigration Firm Navigated a Documentary
Part 2: Hot Topics in Immigration Law Q & A

BREAKOUT SESSION 3 | 2:30 - 3:20 PM

  • Advanced GAL: Teens and GALs - How to Navigate Teens' Wishes v. Their Best Interests
  • Boot Camp: Getting Clients
  • Ethical & Legal Responsibilities with Medical Records Procurement & Use
  • Sentences: Sense & Sensibility
  • International Issues in Hometown Litigation: Service Abroad & Foreign Evidence Taking

BREAKOUT SESSION 4 | 3:35 - 4:25 PM

  • Advanced GAL: Home Visits - When to Do Them & What to Look For
  • Boot Camp: Keeping Clients
  • Negative Online Reviews: Don't Ignore the Elephant
  • From Intake to Trial: Fundamentals of a Will & Trust Contest
  • How to Draft a Rock Solid Indemnification
  • Valuing a Civil Case for Mediation
  • Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Parent: Implicit Bias in Abuse & Neglect Cases

Virtual Networking Reception | 5:00 PM



THU | AUG 20

CLE@Sunrise | 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Topics include:

  • Direct Examination of Expert Witness
  • What to Look for in a Possible Nursing Home Case
  • Learning to Trust Your Accountant: 5 Tips for Worry Free IOLTA Accounting
  • 5 Tips to Successfully Delegate & Get More Done
  • Practicing from a Home Office
  • Offline Marketing Tactics

BREAKOUT SESSION 5 | 8:25 - 9:35 AM

  • Boot Camp: Charging, Collecting & Managing Money
  • Digital Detox
  • Three Things You Probably Don't Know About Contract Drafting, but Should
  • Ricki, Please Lose My Number: Using TCPA & FDCPA to Fight Annoying Robocalls & Text Messages
  • How Not to be in the News: Practical Considerations for E-Discovery, Cyber-Security, & Data Privacy
  • I Wish I Would Have Planned for This: The Ethics of Planning for Disasters Large & Small

BREAKOUT SESSION 6 | 9:50 - 11:00 AM

  • Trial Presentation Technology
  • Pardon, Your Slip is Showing
  • Workers' Compensation General
  • Best Discovery Practices in Family Law
  • 5 Reasons Lawyers Make Bad Business Owners & How Technology Can Help You Be Better

LUNCH | 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM

LUNCH & LEARN | 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

  • Automating Your Law Firm
  • Dangers of Social Media in Litigation

BREAKOUT SESSION 7 | 12:20 - 1:30 PM

  • How to Manage your Workload & Get Organized: Essentials of Email & Task Management
  • 5 Things You Should Know about Allocating Risk in a Contract
  • Maximizing the Value of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
  • Nuts & Bolts of Eviction & Missouri Landlord-Tenant Practice
  • Fastcase Training - Basic

BREAKOUT SESSION 8 | 1:45 - 2:55 PM

  • Fight the Paper! Steps to Reduce Paper & Get Your Electronic Files Organized
  • Rethinking Diversity: Knowledge, Challenges & Ethical Dilemmas
  • Juvenile Law 101
  • Forms & Formalities: What You Need to Know About Living Wills, Trusts, & DPOAs
  • Prepare to Win: Practical Tips & Strategies for Preparing a Client to Survive Even the Toughest Deposition
  • Fastcase Training - Advanced

BREAKOUT SESSION 9 | 3:10 - 4:20 PM

  • The ABC's of DWI
  • 50 Legal Tech Tips, Gadgets, Apps & Websites in 70 Minutes
  • Far & Away: Addressing Issues of Children of Illegal & Legal Immigrant Parents
  • Defense Perspectives: Strategies for Successfully Handling & Valuing a Civil Case
  • Business Valuations 101: Beyond Your Neighborhood CPA

TRIVIA | 4:30 PM | Sponsored by The Bar Plan


FRI | AUG 21

CLE@Sunrise | 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Topics include:

  • The Oxymoron of Time Management
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Least Restrictive Alternatives: What are They & Where Do I Find Them
  • The Ethics of Solicitation
  • Legal Blogging 101: How to Attract Clients & Thrive
  • The 3C's of Effective Communication

BREAKOUT SESSION 10 | 8:25 - 9:35 AM

  • Lemon-Aid: How State & Federal Laws Protect Missouri Consumers
  • Dump Overwhelm . . . and Give Yourself a Raise
  • Heavy Apps
  • The Basics of Employee Whisteblower Claims
  • Judicial Panel: Problems & Solutions for Non-Compliance with Custody Orders

BREAKOUT SESSION 11 | 9:50 - 11:00 AM

  • Ethics in the Movies: The Sequel
  • Warren Buffett's Rules on Running Your Law Firm
  • 20 Family Forms in 70 Minutes

CLOSING PLENARY | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

The ABC's of Storytelling & Legal Writing

The Bar Plan Risk Management Program

This program will consist of a ten question “Quiz” testing your knowledge of recent malpractice and ethics issues. Law firm risk management processes applying common business risk analysis tools will also be discussed.

Speaker: Chris StiegemeyerThe Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis

Cancellation Policy


  •  All cancellation and refund requests must be in writing to
  •  A FULL REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation by August 11, 2020. You will not have access to electronic course materials.
  •  NO REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation after August 11, 2020.  You will have access to electronic course materials.



Thank you to our generous scholarship sponsors.

Application Deadline | July 1, 2020
Recipient Notification | July 17, 2020
***Unless otherwise noted


  • Covers registration fee for the 2020 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
  • Applicant requirements:
    • Solo or small firm practitioner.
    • Open to new and past attendees.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need


Provided by The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City Foundation


DEADLINE: 45 days before the date of the first day of the event

Provided through the Clay County Bar Foundation

  • Covers registration fee for the 2020 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
  • Applicant Requirements: Applicant must practice in the Kansas City area

Douglass F. Noland
Noland Law Firm, LLC
34 Westwoods Drive
Liberty, Missouri 64068
816-781-5055 / fax 816-781-5216

Essay contest sponsored by the Law Office of Mike Campbell, LLC.

  • Covers registration fee for the 2020 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
  • Applicant Requirements:
    • Attorney in good standing with The Missouri Bar
    • Law practice of three or less practicing attorneys
    • Applicants must submit an essay on the following topic: What advice would you give to a law student thinking about starting his/her own law firm?



Limited funds are available through the MoBarCLE Programs Department for those in need of financial assistance to attend the MOSOLO Small Firm Conference. If you are not able to attend without a registration fee waiver or a reduced registration fee, you may submit a completed application.


DEADLINE: July 1, 2020

Exhibitors & Sponsors

The Bar Plan
Missouri Bar Member Benefit Provider

Contact: Mark Bockius
Phone: 314-288-1050
Twitter: @TheBarPlan
About: The Bar Plan has protected Missouri lawyers with malpractice insurance longer than any competing carrier. We also offer court bonds, life insurance, workers’ comp and a business office package. The Bar Plan Foundation provides Risk Management CLE options. To find out how we help lawyers build better practices, visit

Missouri Bar Member Benefit Provider

Contact: Rio Peterson
Phone: 604-332-3528
Twitter: @goclio
About: Clio is the world’s leading cloud-based technology platform that prides itself in simplifying operations, growing businesses, and allowing legal professionals like you to work remotely from anywhere. Let Clio focus on the business side of running your firm while you spend more time doing what you do best — practicing law. Learn more at

Missouri Bar Member Benefit Provider

Contact: LawPay
Phone: 866-376-0950
Twitter: @lawpay
About: LawPay was developed specifically for legal professionals, providing a simple, secure way to accept credit, debit, and eCheck payments online. Additionally, LawPay’s technology ensures compliance with ABA and IOLTA guidelines. LawPay is a proud member benefit of the Missouri Bar and trusted by more than 135,000 lawyers.


Monsees & Mayer, P.C.
Contact: Timothy Monsees
Phone: 816-361-5555
Twitter: @MonseesMayer
About: At Monsees & Mayer, P.C. we believe in building great relationships. We have a long history of partnering with other law firms.  Our plaintiff personal injury law firm is known around the region for our representation of clients in sexual abuse, wrongful death, and hunting accident claims.


The Missouri Bar Private Insurance Exchange
Missouri Bar Member Benefit Provider
Contact: Courtney Trefry
Phone: 904-861-3242
About: With options for both individuals and employer groups, The Missouri Bar Private Insurance Exchange offers a wide range of insurance choices from leading providers – and licensed benefit counselors to help you navigate them. The exchange is available to members of The Missouri Bar, as well as their staff and dependents.

ARAG Legal
Contact: Jackie Brus
Phone: 800-888-4184
Twitter: @ARAGlegal
About: ARAG® partners with attorneys to provide people affordable, professional legal help. Attorneys can join the ARAG network for no fee and start growing their practice with ARAG clients who want help with various legal issues throughout their lives, ranging from writing a will to dealing with bankruptcy or divorce.

Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish
Contact: Josh Sanders
Phone: 816-471-4511
About: Since 1983, Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish has specialized in workers’ compensation, labor law and personal injury. The firm has grown to 13 attorneys with offices in Missouri and Kansas and has advanced experience in civil litigation, products liability, insurance and consumer rights as well as other complex trial and general civil case services. Partners include John Boyd, J.R. Boyd, Jerry Kenter, Brianne Thomas, Mark Parrish, Josh Sanders, Jason Iezzi and Ray Salva.

REJIS - MoBar Net
Missouri Bar Member Benefit Provider

Contact: Lindsey Colombo
Phone: 314-535-7129
About: MoBar Net was developed through a partnership with REJIS for Missouri attorneys and offers online access to Missouri DOR records, municipal courts, warrant and arrest information in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Other available requests include out-of-state driver and criminal history, death file and locator searches.

ABA Retirement Funds Program
Contact: Shawn Fritschy
Phone: 800-826-8901
Twitter: @ABARetirement
About: The ABA Retirement Funds Program offers a different kind of retirement plan; built by lawyers, powered by pros.  We innovate with a purpose, helping plan participants save more and worry less.  Our unique culture is dedicated to helping secure financial futures for the legal community.  

Cosgrove Law Group, LLC
Contact: Sheila Carroll
Phone: 314-563-2490
Twitter: @CosLawGroup
About: Cosgrove Law Group, LLC regularly handles investigations, trials, arbitrations, and administrative and regulatory proceedings involving Securities/Financial Industry, Business Litigation, Government Enforcement Defense, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, White Collar Crime, and Wills and Trusts. We welcome the opportunity to co-counsel with other attorneys.

Law as a Business
Contact: Lori Pulvermacher
Phone: 608-370-5602
About: Law as a Business (LAB) is dedicated to helping practitioners and firms run efficient, profitable law firms through creative solutions. From website creation to graphic design to business consulting, we take time to understand our clients' goals and partner with them to create an effective strategy.

Missouri Bar Member Benefit Provider

Contact: Mike Graner
Phone: 702-848-2482
Twitter: @lawclerklegal
About: LAWCLERK is where attorneys go to hire freelance lawyers. We have a nationwide network of freelance lawyers that you can hire on a per project basis. Sign-up is free and there are no monthly fees. Only pay the flat fee price you set when you post work.

Legal Billing Services, LLC
Contact: Linda Marine
Phone: 913-314-4543
About: Attorney work is critical but it's what comes after the work that keeps you afloat. Legal billing is a tedious task and often a sore subject but without it, you could be sunk. Get paid for your hard work. Timely billing is key to creating steady cash flow and increasing income. Let us do the work.

Smith AI
Missouri Bar Member Benefit Provider

Contact: Alana Murray
Phone: 650-727-6484
Twitter: @smithdotai
About: is a 24/7 superior virtual receptionist and intake service for phone calls and website chat. We specialize in capturing leads and converting new potential clients for law firms. Our professionals answer calls and chats; screen and intake clients; schedule appointments; take payment for consultations; and collect on late invoices. With 30+ software integrations, including Clio, LawPay, and Calendly.

Tabs3 Software
Missouri Bar Member Benefit Provider

Contact: Sales
Phone: 402-423-1440
Twitter: @Tabs3Software
About: Tabs3 is the most award-winning legal time and billing software in the nation. For over 40 years, Tabs3 Software has provided billing, accounting, and practice management solutions. Our cloud product, CosmoLex, is a completely integrated billing, accounting, and practice management system. For more information, visit or