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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Reengineered

Total Credits: 3.6 MCLE, 2.4 Ethics, 1.2 Elimination of Bias, 2.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics



2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Reengineered
September 16-18, 2020

Note: Your order confirmation will show the date and time for the first session of the conference; however, registration includes all three sessions in the "National Speaker Series."  Please see Sessions tab for dates and times of each session.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a host of conferences, institutes and individual CLE programs from summer to fall, from in-person to virtual venues. This year’s Annual Meeting is pivoting too. Rather than moving the entire in-person conference to an already crowded virtual space, this year’s Annual Meeting is going to shift and offer:

  1. A “National Speaker Series" – three one-hour CLE presentations, four influential speakers, on three important topics, over three lunchtime segments during three days in September, and
  2. On demand delivery of the traditional profession-building activities (usually during the Opening Luncheon) that annually reinforce and remind us of our shared professional bonds and common values and celebrate the stability and strength of Missouri’s legal profession, even during these very unstable times.

At a time when the entire profession is working to recover from the effects of the worldwide pandemic, we are pleased to offer all 2020 Annual Meeting events at no-cost for members, thanks to our generous sponsorship partners.



Speaker Bio

Bree Buchanan, JD, MSF's Profile

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Senior Advisor

Krill Strategies

Bree Buchanan is founding co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and is a co-author of its groundbreaking 2017 report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. Ms. Buchanan is chair of the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (2017-2020) which works to ensure assistance is readily available for those in the legal community experiencing issues related to substance use or mental health issues. Read Full Bio

Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, LLD's Profile

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Faculty Director for O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Georgetown University Law Center

Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank conferred by the University President. He directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and is the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law.  Read Full Bio

Madeleine M. McDonough, JD, LLM's Profile

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Ms. McDonough is chair of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Her practice includes: pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, food and beverage litigation, class action and complex litigation, product liability, pet care and animal health products, international, data and discovery strategies, litigation, FDA and regulatory guidance. She is based in both Kansas City and Washington, D.C.  Read Full Bio

David B. Wilkins, JD's Profile

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Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession

Harvard Law School

Professor Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry at Harvard Law School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.  Read Full Bio


Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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.

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. 


Thompson Coburn LLP
Phone: 314-552-6000
Twitter: @ThompsonCoburn 
About: With over 380 attorneys, Thompson Coburn has experience in more than 50 areas of the law. Supported by the firm's state-of-the-art technology, lawyers in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Southern Illinois and Washington, D.C. offices enjoy a nationwide practice.


Newman, Comley & Ruth P.C.
Phone: 573-298-4313
Twitter: @ncrpc
About: Newman, Comley & Ruth regularly handles administrative and regulatory law, business law, employment law, estate planning and administration, family law, medical malpractice and professional liability defense, personal injury, professional licensing, and real estate law. Our law office is located in Jefferson City.

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