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Conference

2021 Solo & Small Firm Conference


Total Credits: 19.4 MCLE, 10.6 Ethics, 4.4 Elimination of Bias

Practice Area:
Business & Corporate |  Elder |  Ethics |  Family |  GAL |  General Practice |  Juvenile |  Practice Management / Technology |  Real Property |  Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate |  Elimination of Bias
License:
Access for 1 year(s) after program date.

Dates


Description

26th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference!
Virtual Conference | June 9-11, 2021

One Great Conference . . . All Your MCLE Needs!

  • 19.4 Live MCLE Hours, including 10.6 Ethics & 4.4 Bias
  • Over 60 breakout & plenary sessions to improve your practice
  • Harness the power of technology with National Speaker Barron Henley
  • Protect yourself from the Dark Net with National Speaker Mark Lanterman
  • Advanced GAL, Litigation, and Mediation tracks
  • Access to all sessions and materials for self-study

Garnett Matthews-Campbell
Director of Membership Services & CLE

The Missouri Bar

Karolin S. Walker
Chair, Missouri Solo and Small Firm Committee
The Walker Law Firm LLC

Faculty

Scotty Allen's Profile

Scotty Allen Related seminars and products

Missouri Veterans Commission


I am General Counsel for the Missouri Veterans Commission in Jefferson City. I also served in the Army and the Air Force on active duty, the reserves and national guard for 27 years. I am a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University and the Washington University School of Law.


Christine Alsop's Profile

Christine Alsop Related seminars and products

Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm


Christine A. Alsop, owner of The Elder and Disability Law Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC has extensive elder law experience as well as significant litigation and advocacy experience. She graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law, where she was honored for her outstanding work in trial advocacy. She has provided advice for both institutional and individual fiduciaries. She regularly represents fiduciaries and family members in contested probate, trust and guardianship matters as well as fiduciary litigation. She is also experienced in helping families with long term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Special Needs Trusts. She is a member of both the Missouri and Illinois Bars and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and served as Chair of the Advocacy and Litigation Section of that organization. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and she is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She is a member of Elder Care Matters Alliance, Elder Counsel and The Academy of Special Needs Planners. She has served as the Chair of the Elder Law Committee for the Missouri Bar. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) and as the President of that organization. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL). She currently serves as President of the Board of the St. Louis Chapter of The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). Ms. Alsop also taught the Fall Semester of the Elder Law class at St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri along with another elder lawyer colleague. She has presented at numerous seminars for attorneys and other professionals regarding such topics as Medicaid, Capacity and Guardianship, Medicare Set-Asides, Veteran’s Benefits, Elder Abuse, Planning for People with Disabilities, Special Needs Trusts, and Estate Planning 

 


Susan Amato's Profile

Susan Amato Related seminars and products

Amato Family Law, LLC


Susan L. Amato, J.D. is an attorney and mediator, in private practice in Clayton, Missouri, practicing exclusively in the family law area. She received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and focuses her practice on resolution of disputes through mediation and collaborative practice, when appropriate. 




Kimber Baro Related seminars and products

Baro Law Firm


Kimber practiced family law for ten years and specialized in bankruptcy law for the last 20 years. She is a member of NACBA and licensed in the U.S. District Court for the EDMO, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

 


Jose Bautista's Profile

Jose Bautista Related seminars and products

Bautista LeRoy LLC


While his current practice extends to different areas of tort litigation, José has represented families and individuals injured in railroad grade crossing collisions for most of his career. Before starting his own firm, he was an attorney with a renowned Kansas City law firm with a national practice in railroad litigation.
Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly has highlighted the results of José’s work on several occasions, including his $3 million settlement of a private crossing collision case involving a local construction worker in 2005 and more recently a $751,537.14 judgment in a jailhouse suicide case. His articles on litigation have been published by the national plaintiffs’ attorney organization, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), where he served in 2010 as the Chair of the Railroad Law Section, the youngest in the Section’s history. Since 2009, his peers have recognized him as a “Rising Star” and a “Super Lawyer” of the Kansas City legal community, and since 2010, the Kansas City Business Journal has named him “Best of the Bar.” Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly has also distinguished José as a Top 50: Kansas City Super Lawyers for the last several years.
José achieved his B.A. at Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. at St. Louis University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review. Prior to entering the private sector, he served as a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s office in Madison County, Illinois and as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael W. Manners in Jackson County, Missouri. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas, the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Missouri, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and District of Kansas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He is also an active member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), an Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City (AABAKC) Past President, and serves on the Board of the Broadway Area Community Improvement District and Legal Aid of Western Missouri.
José is proud to be in a position to help fellow Asian-Americans and other minorities. Born and raised in Makati, Philippines, he approaches the cases of his clients with a special respect for their culture, traditions and heritage. José is married to fellow attorney, Julie Oswald Bautista.
 



Melinda Bentley's Profile

Melinda Bentley Related seminars and products

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.



Maureen Brady's Profile

Maureen Brady Related seminars and products

McShane & Brady, LLC


Maureen Brady is managing partner and founder of McShane & Brady, LLC. in Kansas City. Her practice focuses on personal injury cases involving auto/trucking wrecks, slip & falls, privacy law, and nursing home abuse. In addition, Maureen has been recognized nationally for her expertise in HIPAA laws and regulations.


Meagan Breeze's Profile

Meagan Breeze Related seminars and products

Kramer, Hand, Buchholz & Partney


Meagan Zimmer Breeze is a partner at Kramer, Hand, Buchholz & Partney in Jefferson County. Meagan was a GAL in juvenile court and currently serves as GAL, mediator and parent coordinator in family court, as well as practicing family law and personal injury law.


Martha Brown's Profile

Martha Brown Related seminars and products

Mitchell, Brown & Associates LLC


Martha is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Her firm, Mitchell, Brown & Associates concentrates on the unique legal needs of the elderly and individuals with disabilities. She is active in various committees and associations as well as receiving numerous awards for her work with the elderly and individuals with disabilities.


Jason Buhlinger's Profile

Jason Buhlinger Related seminars and products

Brown Smith Wallace


Jason is a Partner in the Transaction Advisory and Litigation Support (TALS) Services practice at Brown Smith Wallace. He works with staff to oversee the day-to-day activities of the TALS practice’s engagements and leads many of the firm’s business valuation, litigation support and fraud investigation engagements. 


Hon. S. Margene Burnett's Profile

Hon. S. Margene Burnett Related seminars and products

16th Judicial Circuit, Division 7


Judge Burnett was appointed Circuit Judge in 2013. She previously served as the 16th Circuit's Deputy Probate Commissioner for 10 years. Before her appointment, she worked for Morris & Larson and as a solo practitioner. She is a UMKC School of Law graduate with a BJ & BA from MIZZOU.


Hon. Sarah Castle's Profile

Hon. Sarah Castle Related seminars and products

16th Judicial Circuit


Judge Sarah Castle was appointed as Circuit Judge of Division 1, Jackson County on October 20, 2020. At the time of her appointment, she was serving as Associate Circuit Judge of Division 27. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Castle served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Jackson County. 


Anne Chambers's Profile

Anne Chambers Related seminars and products

Lawyers' Assistance Director

The Missouri Bar


Anne Chambers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Director of the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program. Anne speaks about conquering procrastination, burnout and compassion fatigue, work-life balance and substance and mental health concerns in the legal profession. She lives in Columbia with her family, cat and backyard chickens.


Denise Childress's Profile

Denise Childress Related seminars and products

Childress Legal LLC


Denise focuses her practice on criminal and DWI law, representing clients in over 35 different Missouri counties. She co-founded The Missouri DWI Institute, LLC, with a mission to educate Missouri's lawyers, judges, and law enforcement. Denise is proud to be hired by other lawyers to try their clients' DWI cases.


Creighton Cohn's Profile

Creighton Cohn Related seminars and products

The Cohn Law Firm, LLC


Creighton J. Cohn has focused his practice on consumer law and personal injury since 2000.  He represents individuals in areas including improper credit reporting, consumer fraud, unfair and deceptive acts, abusive debt collection, debtors’ rights, identity theft, and warranty and lemon law in addition to personal injury claims. He is a frequent speaker on consumer law related topics. He has litigated many consumer and personal injury cases, and also participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations. He obtained his certificate of mediation from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2000 and is a volunteer mediator for the Missouri Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee.  Mr. Cohn is a 1998 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.  His firm is located in Clayton, Missouri.


Morry Cole's Profile

Morry Cole Related seminars and products

Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.


Morry S. Cole practices primarily in the areas of wrongful death, aviation, products liability, professional negligence, and corporate litigation. He received a B.B.A. in finance from Baylor University in 1993 and a J.D. from the University of Missouri in 1997. While at the University of Missouri, he served as an editor of the Missouri Law Review, a research assistant to Professor Martha Dragich, an intern to Judge Duane Benton, Supreme Court of Missouri and a part-time law clerk to Judge Edward D. Robertson, Jr., Supreme Court of Missouri. After graduation, he served a year as a full-time research attorney and law clerk for Judge Robertson. 

Since joining Gray, Ritter and Graham, P.C., Mr. Cole has practiced before the Missouri Courts of Appeal for the Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Missouri and the Supreme Court of Missouri, and he has tried cases in many Missouri counties and the Eastern and Western District federal courts. He is a past president of The Missouri Bar and is an adjunct law professor at Washington University.


Patrick Connaghan Related seminars and products

Honorable

Commissioner for Probate Division


David Crosby Related seminars and products

Crosby Law Office


David Crosby is a solo practitioner with over 30 years of experience. After graduating from the University of Missouri - School of Law he served as an Assistant Public Defender, First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He then went into private practice. Since 2000, he has served as a guardian ad litem and parent attorney. He is currently a contract attorney for the Jefferson County Juvenile Court serving as GAL and parent attorney for abuse and neglect cases.

You may reach David Crosby at 636/797-2266 or at david@davidcrosbylawoffice,com.


Hon. Deborah Daniels's Profile

Hon. Deborah Daniels Related seminars and products

Honorable

13th Judicial Circuit


Deborah Daniels serves as a senior judge, after almost 12 years a ACJ . Also, she was an adjunct professor of law from 1983-2013. Before joining the bench, she was Chief Counsel at the Missouri AGO and was an Assistant P.A in Boone County. She is an ASTAR (NCSI) judge.


Brennan Delaney's Profile

Brennan Delaney Related seminars and products

Langdon and Emison


Brennan Delaney's practice for the past 8 years has focused on representing clients who have suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one. Prior to that, he spent four years as law clerk - two for Circuit Court Judge Michael Manners and two for Missouri Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer.


Kelly Dillon's Profile

Kelly Dillon Related seminars and products

Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel


Kelly Dillon is an investigative examiner-paralegal for the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel where her duties include oversight of the Trust Account Overdraft Notification Program, conducting financial examinations and other investigations. Kelly is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has been with the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel since 2001.


William Dodson's Profile

William Dodson Related seminars and products


I am a sole practitioner in Jefferson County. I serve as a Guardian ad Litem and represent parents and other parties in Juvenile and Family Court proceedings there. I spend a large portion of my time mediating child custody and other disputes.


Claude Ducloux's Profile

Claude Ducloux Related seminars and products

Events Coordinator

LawPay


Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation. 


Whittney Dunn's Profile

Whittney Dunn Related seminars and products

The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company


Whittney Dunn, Risk Manager at The Bar Plan, is a national speaker and presents to hundreds of lawyers annually on ethics, professionalism and malpractice avoidance. When not presenting, she provides one-on-one ethics guidance and law practice management assistance to attorneys in the states where The Bar Plan provides malpractice insurance.


Robert Faerber Related seminars and products


Robert practices in the areas of family law and bankruptcy. He is a member of the Missouri/Illinois Bars, and is licensed in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri and Southern District of Illinois.



Brent Filbert's Profile

Brent Filbert Related seminars and products


Brent Filbert is the clinical director and a supervising attorney at The Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law. He has spent the last 30 years serving as an attorney in the military and in private practice. 


Karen Finley's Profile

Karen Finley Related seminars and products

The Finley Law Firm, L.L.C.


Karen practices in the areas of fiduciary litigation, probate/trust administration, and estate planning. She received her LL.M. in Taxation from UMKC and her J.D. from MU. Karen is a former Tax Consultant with Deloitte & Touche, L.L.P. and Special Assistant Attorney General to the Missouri Department of Revenue. 


Ryan Frazier's Profile

Ryan Frazier Related seminars and products

Monsees & Mayer, P.C.


Ryan focuses his practice on sexual abuse, hunting relate accidents, and other personal injury matters. He prides himself in fighting for each of his clients as if they were a family member and believes that constant communication with his clients is key to successful representation.


Cynthia Garnholz's Profile

Cynthia Garnholz Related seminars and products

Garnholz Sparks


Cynthia is a member of Garnholz | Sparks in Clayton. Her practice is focused primarily on family law, including mediation and collaborative divorce. She frequently lectures in the area of family law, has served as Chair of the BAMSL Family Law Section and currently serves on BAMSL’s Board of Governors. 


Sarah Ginther Related seminars and products

The Law Office of Sarah H. Ginther


Simone Haberstock's Profile

Simone Haberstock Related seminars and products

The Law Offices of Simone A. Haberstock, LLC


Simone started her own law firm nearly 30 years ago with a specific mission –  to provide competent, strong legal representation that is affordable and supports the individual, not only in making the legal decisions required, but in moving through an often confusing and difficult transition.   We know that our approach and our relationship with each client separates us from other lawyers.  We try to understand who each client is; hear and identify their unique needs and concerns;  and guide them in developing reasonable goals that can help us develop  both a vision for the future and a framework for settlement or litigation.   We believe our clients  experience honest, personal service and that their concerns are never minimized. Cases are never passed to an associate or legal assistant and phone calls and email messages are always returned timely, usually the during the same day.

In order to accomplish that mission,  Simone, a certified public accountant and a mediator, has pursued not only trial practice training at the esteemed ABA Trial Advocacy Institute,  but has also invested hundreds of hours learning more about family systems and child development; high conflict families; domestic violence; negotiation and settlement advocacy; and mediation.  More recently, she added financial planning tools to her practice to help clients develop a more concrete idea of how their financial options will affect their future.

She received the ABA Young Lawyers Certificate of Merit for her advocacy work for children.  She has served for many years on the Missouri Bar Committee for the annual Family Law Conference.  In July 2018, Simone assumed the position of President of the Missouri Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), an international organization with a mission to improve the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict and is now the immediate past president of the statewide chapter.  She has presented at both the international AFCC and International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) conferences and regularly speaks both in the St. Louis area and in Missouri on topics related to family conflict; mediation; parenting coordination and financial decision-making in family matters.

Simone served for over ten years on the Board of Governors for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.  She is a board member for Confluence Missouri, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing alternate dispute resolution and mediation training to professionals and free and low cost mediation services to litigants in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.  Simone has served as a trainer for other civil and family mediators as well as provided training in parenting coordination.  She has participated in the development, design and implementation of several court-connected conflict resolution programs.

Simone was born and raised in St. Louis. When not in the office or pursuing professional activities, Simone enjoys spending time with family, hiking,  photography, reading and music.

 


Sheena Hamilton's Profile

Sheena Hamilton Related seminars and products

Dowd Bennett LLP


Sheena R. Hamilton is a partner at Dowd Bennett LLP. She defends employers in cases alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation. She leads corporate internal investigations. She has authored more than 20 articles and been quoted on employment law matters by The New York Times, Law360, SHRM®, and the ABA Journal.


Heather Hardinger's Profile

Heather Hardinger Related seminars and products

The Meyers Law Firm


Heather Hardinger focuses her practice on Plaintiff’s employment discrimination, wage theft, and civil rights violations. Heather is a graduate of the Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy and a Vice Chair for the MOSOLO Small Firm Conference Planning Committee. Since 2016, Heather has been named a Super Lawyers® Missouri & Kansas “Rising Star”.


Adrienne Haynes's Profile

Adrienne Haynes Related seminars and products

SEED Law, LLC


Adrienne B. Haynes is an award-winning attorney and business woman who specializes in helping entrepreneurs and communities to develop sustainable infrastructure and business practices. She is the managing partner of SEED Law, a business law firm, and owner of SEED Collective. For more information, please visit adriennebhaynes.com.



Sally Heller's Profile

Sally Heller Related seminars and products

The Heller Law Firm, LLC


Sally I Heller is the owner of The Heller Law Firm, LLC representing individuals seriously injured due to workers' compensation accidents, motor vehicle collisions and trip and falls. She is past president of MATA and WLA and has practiced law for 37 years. J.D.: Washington University; BA: University of WI.


Annette Heller's Profile

Annette Heller Related seminars and products

Heller & Associates


Annette P. Heller Member of the Solo and Small Firm Conference Planning Committee and former chair of the Missouri Bar Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section. Her practice is limited to trademark and copyright law and has been in private practice since 1983.


Barron Henley's Profile

Barron Henley Related seminars and products

Affinity Consulting Group


Barron K. Henley, Esq. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments.? He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council.? He is a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law ("RPTE") Sections. He's a member of RPTE Futures Task Force, a Board Member for the ABA TECHSHOW, and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee.? Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.? Barron is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms, and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes.? Finally, Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.? 



Kathleen Irish Related seminars and products

The Law Office of Kathleen E. Irish, LLC


Peter Jouras Related seminars and products

Law Offices of Peter A. Jouras Jr.


Thomas Kennedy Related seminars and products

Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy, III LC


I practice in state and federal courts in Illinois and Missouri. My firm handles special education, employment, disability rights and civil rights litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. I've written many articles on special education law. 


Kim Kirn's Profile

Kim Kirn Related seminars and products

USA&M


Kim works exclusively as a mediator and she has completed over 300 personal injury, real estate, contractual, and employment mediations with US Arbitration & Mediation. Her 35+ year legal career includes mega-big law firms; uber-small law firms; and in-house counsel giving her a balanced approach to ADR. 



Mark Lanterman Related seminars and products

Computer Forensics Services


Mark Lanterman is the Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services. Before entering the private sector, Mark was a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce. Mark has 28 years of security and forensic experience and has testified in over 2000 cases.


Terry Lawson Related seminars and products

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.


Andrew LeRoy's Profile

Andrew LeRoy Related seminars and products

Bautista LeRoy, LLC


Andrew's practice concentrates on car accidents, elder abuse, nursing home negligence cases and insurance bad faith litigation. Andrew enjoys fighting insurance companies, zealously advocating for his clients to get the most out of each insurance policy. Prior to becoming a partner with Bautista LeRoy LLC Andrew was a plaintiff's attorney handling complex product liability cases involving ATVs, Remington Model 700 rifles, tree stands and farming equipment. His products liability work has allowed him to develop a national practice handling cases in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Tennessee. This experience has allowed Andrew to gain a greater understanding of how insurance companies operate around the United States which allows him to achieve better results for the firm’s clients.
 Andrew received his B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas where he received the Outstanding Business Development/Marketing Award from the School of Journalism. He received his law degree in 2005 from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. While in law school, Andrew was the Chief Honor Court Prosecutor and a Trial Advocacy Scholar. He is a member of the Order of Barristers, a national distinction given to only ten members of his graduating class recognizing excellence in legal advocacy. Andrew was recognized as KCMBA Young Lawyer of the Year in 2014. This award is given to a young attorney who exhibits significant community, civic and professional work through his/her practice.
Andrew was born in Kansas City, Missouri. When he is not fighting insurance companies, Andrew enjoys hiking and kayaking with his wife Gilly and their three children. Andrew volunteers his time at St. Peter's Catholic Church and School in Brookside. You can frequently find Andrew and his family enjoying everything Brookside has to offer families.
 


Phillip Martens's Profile

Phillip Martens Related seminars and products

Monsees & Mayer, PC


David and Reed are partners at Monsees & Mayer. Their focus is fighting for civil justice for victims and survivors of sexual assault. 
David and Reed are active members of the National Crime Victim’s Bar Association. The Monsees & Mayer team also volunteers for, and works alongside, various forensic and child advocacy centers, including the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) in Kansas City and the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in Springfield. 
David and Reed presented on various aspects of civil sexual assault claims in 2019 and again in 2020 and are delighted to be speaking again this year at MOSOLO CONFERENCE 2021. 
 


David Mayer's Profile

David Mayer Related seminars and products

Monsees & Mayer, P.C.


David Mayer’s practice focuses on helping survivors of sexual abuse. David has helped numerous clients receive compensation for injuries or damages they suffered as a result of sexual abuse, including claims against employers, hotels, religious organizations, child care facilities, nursing homes, schools, massage therapists, and apartment complexes.


Timothy McCurdy's Profile

Timothy McCurdy Related seminars and products

Lashly & Baer, P.C.


Tim McCurdy practices trusts & estates litigation, elder law, and civil litigation in St. Louis. Tim's litigation practice includes representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contested probate matters. As an elder law attorney, Tim helps seniors protect their life savings while ensuring access to the care they need.


Charles McKenzie Related seminars and products

Circuit Court of Jackson County



Lucy McShane's Profile

Lucy McShane Related seminars and products

McShane & Brady LLC


Lucy McShane is managing partner and founder of McShane & Brady. Lucy focuses her practice on personal injury cases involving car/truck accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, HIPAA law, and nursing home abuse. Lucy has been recognized by numerous legal organizations for her leadership and innovation in personal injury law. 




T. Nikki Mitchell's Profile

T. Nikki Mitchell Related seminars and products

Mitchell, Brown & Associates, LLC


Nikki is a partner at Mitchell, Brown & Associates and a Certified Elder Law Attorney. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and started her legal career in legal services and transitioned to the area of education law before starting at Mitchell, Brown & Associates.


Nancy Mogab's Profile

Nancy Mogab Related seminars and products

Curtis,Heinz,Garrett & O'keefe


Nancy R. Mogab, principle at Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O'Keefe P.C. representing injured individuals in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, the disabled in social security and veterans disability claims She is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and written articles for publication for Local, State and National Bar Associations.


Timothy Monsees's Profile

Timothy Monsees Related seminars and products

Monsees & Mayer, P.C.


Tim Monsees is a shareholder with the firm of Monsees & Mayer. He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Colorado. Mr. Monsees restricts his practice to representation of injured parties in litigation of product liability. 

 


Francis Neuner's Profile

Francis Neuner Related seminars and products

Neuner Mediation & Dispute Resolution


Frank is a full-time mediator based in St. Louis who has mediated over 600 conflicts, involving bilateral disputes and multi-party cases. Frank is President of the national Association of Attorney-Mediators and he has been named to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. 




William Peacock Related seminars and products

Law Office of William Peacock


Rio Peterson's Profile

Rio Peterson Related seminars and products

Affinity Programs Manager

Clio


Rio Peterson is the Affinity Partnerships Manager at Clio where she works to build and foster flourishing relationships with legal associations across North America. 

Rio is passionate about educating lawyers on the importance of using data to understand legal trends, build better practices, and drive the legal industry forward. 


Hon. Mark Pfeiffer's Profile

Hon. Mark Pfeiffer Related seminars and products

Missouri Court of Appeals Western District


Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2009, served the Court as its Chief Judge from 2016-18, and still presently serves as one of the eleven judges on the Western District. Prior to joining the Court, Pfeiffer was a partner in a small firm.


Sam Phillips's Profile

Sam Phillips Related seminars and products

Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel


Sam Phillips is Deputy Chief Counsel for the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. Sam has served on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Bar Counsel and was that Board’s liaison to the ABA’s Lawyer Competence Committee. In addition to attorney discipline and private practice, he has served as Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and been the Executive Trust Officer for a regional bank. He also chaired The Missouri Bar’s Law Practice Management Committee.


Scott Pierson Related seminars and products

Twibell Pierson Criminal Law


Sara Rittman's Profile

Sara Rittman Related seminars and products

Attorney General's Office


Sara Rittman is an Assistant Attorney General, unit leader, and serves on the office's Professional Responsibility Committee. She practiced legal ethics and attorney discipline law for 26 years, including private practice, as Missouri's first Legal Ethics Counsel, and at OCDC. She was an AAG from 1981-1993 in the licensing unit. 


Hon. Janette Rodecap's Profile

Hon. Janette Rodecap Related seminars and products

16th Judicial Circuit


Associate Circuit Judge Janette Rodecap was appointed to the bench in 2014. Before that, she served as a Jackson County prosecutor and as a judicial law clerk for the Supreme Court of Palau and U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law.


Hon. David Roither Related seminars and products

22nd Judicial Circuit


Judge David Roither is an Associate Circuit Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri. Judge Roither has been a member of the Missouri Bar since 1999 and was in a litigation practice with his former partner the Honorable Jeffrey Medler from December, 2000, through January, 2018. 


Richard Rollings's Profile

Richard Rollings Related seminars and products


Richard L. Rollings, Jr. provides contract legal work to other attorneys. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, cum laude, in 1992. He was a 2002 recipient of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award. His practice includes appellate work as well as research and drafting services.


Christine Rosengreen's Profile

Christine Rosengreen Related seminars and products

Joseph, Hollander, & Craft, LLC


Christine practices in all areas of family law, including but not limited to, divorce, paternity, modification, guardianship, Guardian ad Litem and adoption. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English from Kansas State University, and earned her juris doctorate in 2006 from the University of Kansas School of Law. 


Stephen Sanders's Profile

Stephen Sanders Related seminars and products

Sanders.Law


Steve Sanders is a trial lawyer from KCMO whose practice takes him around the country. Mr. Sanders’ primary practice areas are: Insurance Bad Faith, Traumatic Brain Injury, & Trucking Litigation.
Sanders is a "Multi-Million Dollar Advocate" and a Super Lawyer every year since 2010.
Steve can be reached at steve@Sanders.Law.


Amanda Schneider's Profile

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Schedule at a Glance

WED | JUNE 9

The Bar Plan Risk Management Program | 8:00 - 9:50 AM
Everyday Conflicts
(CLICK HERE TO REGISTER | $75. Conference registration required)

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 | 10:00 - 10:50 AM

  • Advanced GAL: The Role of GALs in Child Abuse/Neglect Cases
  • Employment Law & Race Relations: Methods of Achieving a Productive Dialogue
  • Practical Tips for Drafting Contracts
  • Section 537.065, RSMo: Intervenors & Waiver of Reservations of Right
  • 4th Amendment Search & Seizure: Car & House Searches
  • Finding Your Niche: Specialization for the Solo Practitioner or Small Firm

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 | 11:05 - 11:55 AM

  • Advanced GAL: We Scare Because We Care: GAL Philosophy & Pop Culture
  • Opening Your Mind & Heart to Someone Who Does Not Look Like You
  • Boot Camp: Setting Up a Solo & Small Firm Practice
  • Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts
  • I Just Got My First Criminal Case. What To Do?

LUNCH | 11:55 AM - 1:15 PM

LUNCH & LEARN | 12:10 - 1:00 PM
Preparing for Trial as a Solo Attorney: Your Message, Elements of Proof & Organizing Your Presentation 

PLENARY | 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Easiest Catch: Don't Be Another Fish in the Dark 'Net'

BREAKOUT SESSION 3 | 2:30 - 3:20 PM

  • Advanced GAL: Permanency Through Legal Guardianship
  • Boot Camp: Getting Clients
  • Avoiding Impasse in Mediation (for Mediators)
  • Discharge Upgrades
  • Serving the Legal Educational Needs of Children With Disabilities
  • Ethical Use of Evolving Technologies

BREAKOUT SESSION 4 | 3:35 - 4:25 PM

  • Advanced GAL: Ethics 
  • Boot Camp: Keeping Clients
  • Five Things You Ought to Be Doing in Every Mediation to Guarantee a Great Result
  • Insurance Bad Faith & Settlement Demands: Three Things Every Practitioner Should Know
  • Assisting Veterans & Military Clients
  • Protect Your Small Business Clients: How to Prevent & Detect Fraud on a Shoestring Budget
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act, a Primer

THU | JUNE 10

CLE@Sunrise | 7:00 - 8:00 AM

BREAKOUT SESSION 5 | 8:25 - 9:35 AM

  • Boot Camp: Charging, Collecting & Managing Money
  • Electronic Document Security & Digital Signatures
  • Voir Dire: An Extension of Your Opening Statement
  • Understanding & Managing Client Trust Accounts
  • Friends No More: Steps to Take When Guiding Your Client Through a Business Divorce

BREAKOUT SESSION 6 | 9:50 - 11:00 AM

  • Microsoft 365: Its Value Proposition for Lawyers & the Included Useful Applications Most Subscribers Are Not Even Using
  • Change Begins with Us: Eliminating Discrimination During Jury Selection
  • The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act What You Need to Know About the 2020 Changes
  • Alternative to Hourly Billing: Flat Fee & Task Billing 
  • Procedures for Processing Residency

LUNCH | 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

LUNCH & LEARN | 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Envisioning the Future of Law: Legal Trends for Solo Lawyers 

BREAKOUT SESSION 7 | 12:20 - 1:30 PM

  • How to Construct a Complex Pleading in Microsoft Word
  • Evidentiary Foundation: A Practical Guide to Getting Your Most Common Evidence Admitted
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Cases 2021
  • Preventing Disasters When Bankruptcy Meets Domestic Law
  • Non-Competes & Separation Agreements 

BREAKOUT SESSION 8 | 1:45 - 2:55 PM

  • Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget
  • Motion Practice: Nuts & Bolts; Pitfalls to Avoid
  • I Don’t Have Any Unconscious Biases; at Least, Not That I Am Aware Of!
  • ERISA Law 101 for the General Practitioner: The Interaction of ERISA Law with Personal Injury Law, Social Security Disability Law & Workers' Compensation Law. What You Need to Know to Survive
  • Organizing Your Growing Law Practice
  • Civil Sexual Abuse Claims: Insurance Coverage & Prior Notice

BREAKOUT SESSION 9 | 3:10 - 4:20 PM

  • Changes to Rules of Discovery in Missouri State Courts
  • Ethics on TV!
  • Wills, Trusts &  POA: Advising Your Client on What They Need, Pitfalls & Differences
  • Nuts & Bolts of Missouri Landlord Tenant Law

FRI | JUNE 11

BREAKOUT SESSION 10 | 8:25 - 9:35 AM

  • Administration of a Disabled Person’s Estate by a Conservator
  • Appeals Regarding Administrative Proceedings - Special Considerations
  • To Blow or Not to Blow: A Crash Course for the Non-DWI Practioner
  • Strategies for Negotiation in Family Law and Drafting Settlement Agreements
  • 15 Marketing Channels and Strategies That Work for Solo & Small Firm Attorneys

BREAKOUT SESSION 11 | 9:50 - 11:00 AM

  • Understanding Trademark & Copyright Basics to Properly Advise Business Clients
  • How to Mediate Your Workers' Compensation Cases Without Getting Hurt!
  • The Ethics of Hanging Out Your Own Shingle: How to Have Positive Client Relationships and Avoid Complaints

CLOSING PLENARY | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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EXHIBITORS
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Law as a Business (by ElderLaw)
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Missouri Bar Practice Management
Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program (MOLAP)
MoBarCLE
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Interested in becoming a MOSOLO Sponsor or Exhibitor? Visit MoBar.Org/Partner for media kit and registration information. 

Updated 5/4/21

Cancellation Policy

2021 SOLO & SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

  •  All cancellation and refund requests must be in writing to registrar@mobar.org
     
  •  A FULL REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation by June 1, 2021. You will not have access to electronic course materials.
     
  •  NO REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation after June 1, 2021.  You will have access to electronic course materials.

Scholarships

2021 MOSOLO SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE

Thank you to our generous scholarship sponsors.

Application Deadline | April 23, 2021
Recipient Notification | May 10, 2021
***Unless otherwise noted


MOBARCLE | MOBAR LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Covers registration fee for the 2021 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
  • Applicant requirements:
    • Solo or small firm practitioner.
    • Open to new and past attendees.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need

APPLICATION: MOBARCLE | MOBAR SCHOLARSHIPS


AWLF SCHOLARSHIP
Provided by The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City Foundation

APPLICATION & DETAILS: AWLF SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 45 days before the date of the first day of the event


CLAY COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Provided through the Clay County Bar Foundation

  • Covers registration fee for the 2021 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
  • Applicant Requirements: Applicant must practice in the Kansas City area

SUBMIT APPLICATION LETTERS TO: 
Douglass F. Noland
Noland Law Firm, LLC
34 Westwoods Drive
Liberty, Missouri 64068
816-781-5055 / fax 816-781-5216
Email: doug@nolandlawfirm.com


 

MOBARCLE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE

Limited funds are available through the MoBarCLE Programs Department for those in need of financial assistance to attend the MOSOLO Small Firm Conference. If you are not able to attend without a registration fee waiver or a reduced registration fee, you may submit a completed application.

MOBARCLE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP APPLICATION

DEADLINE: April 23, 2021

 

 


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