Originally presented at our Solo & Small Firm Conference, June 9-11, 2021
When you are setting up a new practice, the Rules of Professional Conduct can help guide you to success. This program will explore areas that frequently result in client complaints in the context of the Rules, and it will help you have positive client relationships and ethical firm practices.
Speaker & Moderator: Melinda J. Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel, Jefferson City
|The Ethics of Hanging Out Your Own Shingle: How to Have Positive Client Relationships & Avoid Complaints (9.1 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|MOLAP Information (210.1 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Important Information for Attorneys Seeking Kansas Credit (58.6 KB)||Available after Purchase|
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.
Melinda is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters. She 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.
Melinda 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.
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