What is MAI-Civil and how do you use the various sections of MAI? This program will cover those topics as well as new components to MAI-Civil, including early case summary, the mandatory juror bias instruction, and a new feature, the availability of a ProView eBook option. Additionally, substantive changes to instructions/notes on use and committee comments in the 8th Edition of MAI – Civil will also be discussed.
NOTE: West Publishing is offering registrants a 20% discount off the listed purchase price of the MAI Civil book for a limited time. The discount code information is included with the course materials.
Speakers: Jennifer J. Artman, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Kansas City; Louis J. Leonatti, Leonatti & Baker, PC, Mexico; Joan M. Lockwood, Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, St. Louis; and Stephen H. Ringkamp, The Hullverson Law Firm, St. Louis
|MAI Civil: New Developments - 8th Edition (1.80 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Special Discount on Missouri Approved Jury Instructions (MAI), Civil 8th from Thomson Reuters (valid 6/16/21 to 6/30/21) (169.9 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|MOLAP Information (0.20 MB)||Available after Purchase|
Jennifer is a partner in Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Kansas City, Missouri office, where she defends automotive, technology, and industrial clients against product liability claims in trial and appellate courts. Jennifer testified to Missouri legislative committees in support of reform to the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.
Louis Leonatti was educated at the University of Missouri, Columbia receiving his law degree in 1973. He is admitted to practice before the Missouri Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in the Missouri Kansas edition of Superlawyers. He recently completed his term as President of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyer. He concentrates his practice in the area of personal injury, motor vehicle collisions, products liability, insurance coverage, trucking accidents, municipal government. He is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court’s Committee which drafts civil jury instructions. His jury trial experience ranges from a two-day jury trial to a six-week jury trial in Federal Court. He also serves as a mediator and has mediated over 50 cases.
Joan Lockwood, director with Gray, Ritter & Graham handles a broad range of litigation, including automobile and trucking accidents, products liability, medical negligence, and wrongful death. She was appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions in 2003 serving as reporter from 2009-2019 and chair from 2020-present.
Stephen H. Ringkamp is a principal in The Hullverson Law Firm in Saint Louis, where he has practiced law since 1976. He received his J.D., cum laude, from The Saint Louis University School of Law in 1974.
Mr. Ringkamp has served as a Member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions since 1981, Chairman from 1991 through 2009, and Reporter from 1981 through 1991. During 2000, he served as a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Reform in an extensive study, with recommendations, of means to improve the civil justice system and enhance juror experiences in participatory democracy in the courtroom.
Mr. Ringkamp has also authored the Missouri Tort Law Review since 1982 and has lectured extensively over the years at Continuing Legal Education programs for the Missouri Judicial Conference, Missouri Bar, The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and Missouri's several law schools on numerous subjects relating to trial practice, personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and jury instructions.
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