Charging, Collecting & Managing Money
It doesn’t matter whether you are a new lawyer or a seasoned veteran, you need to keep the office doors open to practice law and that takes money. Two solo and small firm veterans will share their experience on setting your fees, collecting the money and managing it.
(Originally presented August 20, 2020 during the Solo & Small Firm Conference)
Speakers: Steven Sanders, Sanders.Law, Kansas City and William E. Shull, Jr., Attorney at Law, Kearney
Moderator: Ellen Y. Suni, Dean Emerita, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City
Defense Perspectives: Strategies for Successfully Handling & Valuing a Civil Case
Examine best practices for evaluating and defending civil cases (primarily tort and business/contract). Topics will include initial evaluation of the claim so as to advise the client regarding litigation or if settlement should be explored; litigation concepts and defense strategies; proceeding to trial or whether pretrial settlement negotiation/mediation is appropriate.
(Originally presented August 20, 2020 during the Solo & Small Firm Conference)
Speaker: J. Christopher Spangler, Attorney at Law, Sedalia
The Art of Admitting Evidence
Explore ideas, best practices, and examples on admitting various types of evidence at trial.
(Originally presented August 5, 2020 during the 20th Annual Family Law Conference)
Speaker: F. Richard "Rick" Van Pelt, Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, Springfield
Consumer Electronics and the IoT (Internet of Things): The Next Wave of Digital Evidence in Claims and Litigation
Our world is becoming increasingly hyper-connected. The objective of the Internet of things is for everything to communicate and interface with everything. From wearable technology and smart home assistants, to Internet connected medical ingestibles and social credit scores, more data is being collected about us than ever, and this data can and is being used in litigation. This class will explain how this data is collected from the Internet of things devices, and the places that they store data such as the cloud, cell phones, and computers. Cases involving Internet of things devices such as digital pacemakers, fitness wearables, and smart home assistants will be discussed, with an eye to the future of how this data will become more prevalent and pervasive.
(Originally presented September 29, 2020)
Speaker: Lars Daniel, Practice Leader of Digital Forensics, Envista Forensics
Drafting a Basic Will
Property drafted wills can save clients time, money, and unnecessary stress. Learn how to prepare a basic will and what should be included to best serve your client’s situation and goals.
(Originally presented on February 26, 2020 as the webinar Lunch Break Legal Basics: Drafting a Basic Will)
Speaker: Clayton S. Harper, The KC Estate Planner, Leawood, KS
Growing Professional IQ with Emotional Intelligence
(Originally presented November 6, 2020 during the Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Conference)
Speakers: Larry V. Swall, Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond, P.A. and Simone A. Haberstock, The Law Offices of Simone A. Haberstock, LLC
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.
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|Consumer Electronics and the IoT (Internet of Things): The Next Wave of Digital Evidence in Claims and Litigation (4.7 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Drafting a Basic Will (300.8 KB)||Available after Purchase|
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Lars is the co-author of the book Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence from the Warrant to the Courtroom, published by Syngess, an imprint of Elsevier Publishing. He is also co-author of the book Digital Forensics Trial Graphics: Educating the Jury Through Effective Use of Visuals", Published by Academic Press, 2017.
Lars is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), a Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO), a Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA), a Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS), Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA), a Certified Internet Protocol Telecommunications Specialist (CIPTS), and a Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA).
He spoke at the largest annual digital forensics conference, the Computer Enterprise and Investigations Conference (CEIC), in 2011 and 2013, and the EnFuse Conference in 2016 and 2019.
Lars has qualified as an expert witness and testified in both state and federal courts, qualifying as a digital forensics expert, computer forensics expert, cell phone forensics expert, video forensics expert, and a photo forensics expert. He has testified for both the defense and prosecution.
Lars has attended over 300 hours of forensic training and has worked on over 700 cases involving murder, sexual exploitation, terrorism, rape, kidnapping, intellectual property, fraud, wrongful death, employee wrongdoing and insurance losses among numerous other types of cases.
He provides dozens of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Education (CE) training classes for attorneys and claims professionals across the United States every year.
Simone Haberstock has been a family law attorney for 30 years and a mediator for 20 years. She acquired a Masters of Law in Dispute Resolution from University of Missouri School of Law in 2013 where she did IRB approved research on a mediation-arbitration process. Since graduating, she has founded a non-profit mediation service, Confluence Missouri, Inc.; served on the Mediation and Parenting Coordination Oversight Committee in St. Louis County Circuit Court; and worked on a number of court-connected ADR and problem-solving court projects across the state. She recently completed an interview research project of Missouri litigants who used mandatory mediation and has assisted in the production of two videos for the public on ADR processes. She has mediated over 400 cases including family, small business, employment, landlord-tenant, and small claims matters. Ms. Haberstock has spoken and presented on a variety mediation and ADR topics, including the decision- making process, at both national and statewide conferences. She also served on the Board of Governors for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis for 10 years and is the immediate past-president of the Missouri Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Clayton S. Harper is an attorney who represents clients in the Leawood, Kansas area. Clayton Harper is recognized by peers and was selected to Rising Stars for 2014 - 2019. This selection is based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice.
Clayton Harper chose to pursue a career in law after completing undergraduate studies.?He attended University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and graduated in 2010. Clayton Harper passed the bar exam and was admitted to legal practice in 2011.
He represents clients with Estate Planning & Probate issues in Kansas.?He also represents clients with Business / Corporate issues.
Bill Shull is an attorney in Liberty, Missouri. He is a UMKC Law School graduate with more than 40 years of extensive litigation experience in criminal and civil cases. He is a regular speaker at bar seminars including the Missouri Solo and Small Firm Conferences.
J. Christopher ("Chris") Spangler received his bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1985 and received his Juris Doctor Degree, with Distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1988. After serving a one year clerkship with Missouri law firm of Westner, Kempton and Russell. Since 2000, Mr. Spangler has been a solo practitioner in Sedalia specializing in the defense of civil and criminal cases. He has extensive jury trial and appellate experience including personal injury, wrongful death, commercial and death penalty litigation. He routimely represents the insureds of major insurers and also works with insurers to evaluate claims for settlement/mediation purposes prior to the institution of litigation.
Larry V. Swall is a family law attorney, licensed in Kansas and Missouri, with offices in Overland Park and Liberty. His private practice is concentrated in areas of family law and domestic mediation. Practicing for over 30 years, Mr. Swall was twice honored by the Missouri Bar.
F. Richard Van Pelt is a shareholder of the Law Firm of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, P.C., in Springfield, Missouri. He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University (1980), and the University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Law (1983). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America each year since 2001. He was named Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law, Springfield, MO. He received the 2015 Missouri Bar Roger P. Krum Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award. The law firm of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, has been ranked Tier I each year since the designation was created by U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for Family Law. He has been named a "Missouri Super Lawyer" each year since the designation was created. He was the Missouri Delegate to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for seven years. He is a former President of the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. He has lectured for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a frequent lecturer for the Missouri Bar and other CLE programs. He is a Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburg State University Foundation.
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