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2021 Annual Government Practice Institute

Total Credits: 6.0 MCLE, 2.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 6.0 Kansas Credit, 2.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
General Practice |  Government Practice
Access for 1 year(s) after program date.



(exact time subject to change)

8:30  – 9:20 AM | Expungement  
Speaker: Richard N. Groeneman,
Missouri Attorney General’s Office, St. Louis

9:20 – 10:10 AM | Case Law Update 

10:10 – 10:30 AM | Break  

10:30 – 11:20 AM | Sunshine Law
Speaker: Nathan M. Nickolaus,
Lauber Municipal Law, LLC, Jefferson City

11:20 AM – 12:10 PM | Top 10 Questions for General Counsel  

12:10 – 1:00 PM | Lunch   

1:00 – 1:50 PM | Ethics
Speaker: Barbara A. Glesner Fines,
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City  

1:50 – 2:40 PM | Elimination of Bias
Speaker: Nimrod T. Chapel,
The Chapel Law Group, LLC, Jefferson City

2:40 PM | Adjourn   

Speaker Bio

Nimrod Chapel's Profile

Nimrod Chapel Related seminars and products

The Chapel Law Group, LLC

Nimrod “Rod” Chapel, Jr., is a Missouri trial lawyer and former Commissioner of the Administrative Hearing Commission who has dedicated his professional and private life to helping people stand up for their rights.

Rod founded The Chapel Law Group, LLC, to create a vehicle for the protection of workers and their families through not only the court system, but also administrative and legislative avenues and venues.  Chapel’s advocacy has protected the rights of workers in Missouri, impacted multi-million dollar settlements, and helped to make Missouri a safer place to live and work for everyone.

Most recently though, Rod served as a Commissioner on the Administrative Hearing Commission.  The Administrative Hearing Commission is a neutral, independent, administrative tribunal.  Rod also served as General Counsel/Director of Legal Services for the Missouri Department of Revenue. 

The Chapel Law Group, LLC, has a practice restricted to the representation of people and families injured in any way, deprived of wages due for their labor, and consumer issues that affect working families. 

He is married to Denise Chapel and has 2 young sons. Rod is active in his community and believes strongly in community service.  Currently, he serves as President of the Jefferson City, MO, NAACP as a member of The Board of Governors for The Missouri Bar and he is on a number of other boards including the Missouri Kid’s First, YMCA, Crimestoppers, Boy Scouts of America, St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, United Way and Rotary.

Barbara Glesner Fines's Profile

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Dean & Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law

University of MO-Kansas City School of Law

Barbara Glesner Fines is the Dean of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, where she holds the Rubey M. Hulen Professorship. Dean Glesner Fines received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her Masters of Law from Yale Law School.  She teaches a variety of courses from classroom to clinic to community including Professional Responsibility, Family Violence, and Ethical Issues in Family Representation. Prior to becoming dean, she co-directed the law school’s family law emphasis program, which includes multiple clinics, international and interdisciplinary coursework.  UMKC is the publication home of the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Within the UMKC Child and Family Law Program, Dean Glesner Fines coordinated the Family Court Clerkship and oversaw the law school’s internship programs at Legal Aid of Western Missouri, where she serves as a volunteer attorney in the domestic unit.  She is the author of Ethical Issues in Family Representation (Carolina Academic Press 2010) and Professional Responsibility: A Collaborative Approach (Carolina Academic Press 2012) as well as numerous articles addressing issues at the intersection of professional responsibility and family law, which can be downloaded from the social science research network at She is a frequent presenter at national conferences on ethics and family law topics. She is a member of the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, has served as the Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Professional Responsibility, and as a member of the executive committee of the AALS Section on Family Law, and is a member of the editorial board of the Association of Family and Conciliation Court’s Family Court Review.

Nathan M. Nickolaus's Profile

Nathan M. Nickolaus Related seminars and products

Lauber Municipal Law

The Missouri Bar is grateful to the volunteer author, Nathan M. Nickolaus. Mr. Nickolaus received his B.A., 1985, from Westminster College and J.D., 1988, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Masters of Public Administration from Indiana State University in 2016. Mr. Nickolaus was selected as the City Counselor for Jefferson City in 2003, following 15 years in private practice focused on local government organizations. In 2013 he was appointed as General Counsel for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. In 2012 he received the Lou Czech Award, presented by the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association.  He is currently Of Counsel with the firm of Lauber Municipal Law and heads its Jefferson City office.


Fri, Dec 10, 2021 - 08:30am to 02:40pm CST

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