Total Credits: 1.2 MCLE
Moderator: Whittney Dunn, The Bar Plan, St. Louis
Panelists: Hon. Jerri Zhang, 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Kansas City and Don Quinn, Quinn & Quinn, PC, Kansas City
Cultural competency is essential to represent a diverse clientele in estate and probate practice, and this need creates a unique opportunity for young lawyers to provide services to traditionally underserved groups. This program will provide attendees information about diversity and cultural competency issues which can arise in probate practice, including meaningful practice tips for young lawyers looking to expand into this area of law.
Whittney Dunn, Risk Manager at The Bar Plan, presents to hundreds of lawyers annually on ethics, malpractice avoidance, and lawyer well-being. When not presenting, she provides one-on-one ethics guidance and law practice management assistance to attorneys through The Bar Plan Foundation's free ethics hotline, available to any attorney in Missouri.
Donald Quinn has practice probate and trust litigation for 42 years. He went into private practice with his father, Donald J Quinn in June 1981, and he currently practices law with his son, Matthew D. Quinn.
Mr. Quinn has litigated cases in the counties of Jackson, Clay, Cass, Platte, St. Clair and Benton in Missouri. He has also argued cases before the Court of Appeals, Western District Missouri.
Mr. Quinn is a frequent guest speaker on estate planning, elder law and probate matters before both professional, church and civic groups. In August 2019, he was recognized by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association for his assistance with veterans.
Mr. Quinn received his B.A. in English from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 1980.
Jerri J. Zhang was appointed circuit judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit Court on Sept. 10, 2021. She was appointed probate commissioner for the Court in February 2020. She served as deputy probate commissioner from 2016-2020.
Judge Zhang’s career has been focused on public service. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was with the Jackson County Counselor’s Office where she prosecuted petitions for involuntary detention and represented Jackson County in civil litigation. She also served as legal counsel for the Jackson County Public Administrator where she managed the estates of incapacitated and disabled individuals, minor conservatorships, and decedent estates. She has also worked as legal counsel for the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission and as the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Coordinator of Diversity Programs and Academic Success.
Judge Zhang has been an active member in the legal community through The Missouri Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City, Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, and the American Bar Association.
Judge Zhang received her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Cancellations received on or before September 1, 2021 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after September 1, 2021. You will have access to the programs' self-study materials located in your online account.
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