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2021 Annual Government Practice Institute

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General Practice |  Government Practice
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Few in the profession have faced more unprecedented challenges in the past year and a half than government lawyers. From implementing rapid changes, to staying up to date on the law, and providing counsel reflecting the highest ethical standards so your governmental entity can best serve its constituents. We understand that you are routinely doing more with less. That's why the MoBarCLE Government Practice Institute is designed specifically for you. Six, super affordable hours of live MCLE credit including ethics and elimination of bias credit from the comfort of your own location. Register today for the Dec. 10 virtual institute, which provides updates on expungement, case law, and the Sunshine Law, as well as tackles the top 10 questions for general counsel.

Speaker: Richard N. Groeneman,
Missouri Attorney General’s Office, St. Louis

U.S. Supreme Court Highlights: 2020-2021 Term 
Panelist: Erin M. Hawley
, Independent Women's Law Center and Alliance Defending Freedom, Ozark; Gary Myers, UMC School of Law, Columbia; and Heidi Doerhoff Vollet, Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr, PC, Jefferson City 
Moderator: Jeremiah J. Morgan, Missouri Attorney General's Office, Jefferson City 

Sunshine Law
Speaker: Nathan M. Nickolaus,
Lauber Municipal Law, LLC, Jefferson City

Top 10 Questions for General Counsel
Speakers: Sharie L. Hahn,
Department of Social Services; Nathan S. Weinert, Missouri Department of Public Safety; Jacob T. Westen, Missouri Department of Natural Resources General Counsel's Office, Jefferson City
Moderator: David L. McCain, Jr., Missouri Attorney General's Office, Jefferson City

Ethics for Government Attorneys
Speaker: Barbara A. Glesner Fines,
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City  

Elimination of Bias
Speakers: Nimrod T. Chapel,
The Chapel Law Group, LLC, Jefferson City; David F. Barrett, Attorney at Law, Jefferson City 

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



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

Barbara Glesner Fines Related seminars and products

Dean & Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law

University of MO-Kansas City School of Law

Barbara Glesner Fines is Dean and Rubey M Hulen Professor of Law at the University of Missouri Kansas City, where she has been on the faculty since 1986.  She has her JD from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Laws from Yale University.  She is an expert on professional ethics,  and regularly writes and presents on issues of ethics and bias.

Richard Groeneman Related seminars and products

Missouri Attorney General’s Office

Sharie Hahn's Profile

Sharie Hahn Related seminars and products

Department of Social Services

Erin Hawley's Profile

Erin Hawley Related seminars and products

Alliance Defending Freedom

David McCain's Profile

David McCain Related seminars and products

Missouri Attorney General's Office

David McCain attended law school at UMKC. Following law school, David clerked at the Kansas Court of Appeals. He has worked at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office since 2014. David is a graduate of the MoBar Leadership Academy. He currently serves as vice chair of the Missouri Bar Government Practice Committee.

Jeremiah Morgan's Profile

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Missouri Attorney General's Office

Jeremiah J. Morgan attended Brigham Young University Law School, graduating summa cum laude. Following law school, Mr. Morgan clerked for Judge C. Arlen Beam on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He then joined the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP. Mr. Morgan served as Deputy Solicitor General for Missouri, then General Counsel to the Supreme Court of Missouri. He currently serves as Deputy Attorney General. He has argued hundreds of appeals in state and federal appellate courts across the country. Mr. Morgan is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education programs on a variety of topics.

Gary Myers's Profile

Gary Myers Related seminars and products

UMC School of Law

Gary Myers is the Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law at the School of Law. Myers received his juris doctor with honors from Duke University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University. He also earned an MA in economics from the Duke University Graduate School as part of a joint degree program while at Duke. Myers was an article editor on the Duke Law Journal and was a member of the Moot Court Board. After graduation, he served as a law clerk for Judge Gerald Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Jacksonville, Fla. He then practiced complex commercial litigation with the Atlanta law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, which has since merged with the Bryan Cave law firm.

Before serving as the sixteenth dean at the School of Law from 2012 to 2016, Myers was a long-time member of the faculty at the University of Mississippi School of Law. At Mississippi, Myers held the Ray & Louise Stewart Lectureship and served as its first associate dean for research. Myers has been a visiting professor of law at the College of William & Mary School of Law and Tulane University School of Law. He also served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.

Myers is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a member of the American Law and Economics Association, and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.  He is the author or coauthor of a series of five books: (1) Intellectual Property: Cases & Materials (West 4th edition 2012); (2) Principles of Intellectual Property (West 2d edition 2012); (3) Entertainment Law: Cases & Materials (West 5th edition 2016); (4) Intellectual Property: Questions & Answers (LexisNexis 2d edition 2014); and (5) The Intersection of Intellectual Property & Antitrust Law (West 2007). He is also the author of more than a dozen articles, including publications in the Duke Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law & the Arts and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

Nathan M. Nickolaus's Profile

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Lauber Municipal Law, LLC

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.

Heidi Vollet's Profile

Heidi Vollet Related seminars and products

Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr, P.C.

Heidi Doerhoff Vollet is a shareholder with Cook, Vetter, Doerhoff & Landwehr PC. Her practice includes civil appellate matters in state and federal courts. She graduated from UMC Law School and clerked for William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States and John Gibson, Judge, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Nathan Weinert's Profile

Nathan Weinert Related seminars and products

Missouri Department of Public Safety

Jacob Westen's Profile

Jacob Westen Related seminars and products

Missouri Department of Natural Resources General Counsel's Office

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