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Webinar

2021 The Ethics of Hanging Out Your Own Shingle: How to Have Positive Client Relationships & Avoid Complaints


Total Credits: 1.5 MCLE, 1.5 Ethics, 1.5 Kansas Credit, 1.5 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Ethics
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Access for 1 year(s) after program date.

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Description

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: Melinda J. Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel, Jefferson City

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Legal Ethics Counsel


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. She is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters. Ms. Bentley 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. She 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.


Dates

Tue, Dec 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:13pm CST
Wed, Mar 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:13pm CDT
Tue, Jun 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:13pm CDT

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