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Hybrid Conference

2022 Annual Family Law Conference


Practice Area:
Elimination of Bias |  Ethics |  Family |  GAL |  Juvenile |  Lawyer Well-being |  ADR

Dates


Description

Every year, advocates and researchers come together at The Missouri Bar’s Annual Family Law Conference to gain knowledge and improve skills specific to the practice of family law.

This year’s conference includes plenary sessions with recognized experts on topics such as the resist and refuse, opioid crises, lawyer well-being, unconscious bias, and so much more! Not only are there plenary sessions each day, but there are also over 30 different breakout sessions including a guardian ad litem track and a getting your case settled track.

If family law is your area of expertise, or you are looking for ways to serve your clients even better, don’t miss this opportunity for 15+ MCLE credit hours at an affordable price. Attend in person or online!

   •  On-site registration is limited
   •  All sessions will be streamed online live
   •  National presenters
   •  Network with exhibitors

 

Faculty

Seth Albin's Profile

Seth Albin Related seminars and products

Summers Compton Wells, LLC


Seth Albin is a member of the law firm of Summers Compton Wells, LLC, where he focuses his practice on the areas of Bankruptcy, including representing individuals and businesses, Creditor’s Rights, Family Law, Enforcement and Collection of Judgments Secured Transactions, Arbitration, and Litigation. Seth currently serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee, a Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee and a Subchapter V Trustee for the Eastern District of Missouri as well as a panel arbitrator for United States Arbitration and Mediation. Seth has served as a Receiver, Special Master and as a Guardian Ad Litem in civil and domestic cases. Seth also volunteers for the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court as a Special Prosecutor. Seth has lectured on topics such as the intersection of Bankruptcy and Family Law, Bankruptcy and Civil Litigation, Receiverships, Adoption, Enforcement and Collection of Judgments, Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Arbitration Clauses in Commercial Transactions and is the co-author of Chapter 4 of the Missouri Bar Bankruptcy Practice Deskbook.




Alisse Camazine's Profile

Alisse Camazine Related seminars and products

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.


In her over 40 years of practice, Alisse Camazine has become one of the leading family law practitioners in the St. Louis area. 
She has been listed in Best Lawyers in the area of Family Law since 1993. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1988 and has been certified as an arbitrator by the Academy. She received the Women’s Justice Award for Trial Practice from Lawyers Media in April 2009, recognizing women who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice, and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and furthering the highest ideals of the legal profession. She is ranked annually by St. Louis Magazine as one of St. Louis’s “Top Lawyers” for Family Law. Since 2005, she has been listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers which, in 2018, named her one of the Top 10 Missouri & Kansas Lawyers. Super Lawyers has also designated her as one of St. Louis’s “Top Fifty Lawyers” and “Top Fifty Women Lawyers,” and she was voted Missouri’s best divorce attorney in a poll conducted by the legal newspaper Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly, in October, 2007. In 2010, she was selected as “Lawyer of the Year—Family Law” by Best Lawyers. Ms. Camazine, along with her long-time law partner Alan Freed, co-authored the book Divorce in Missouri, which was published in April 2009. She has co-authored many articles for legal journals and continuing legal education programs, including a chapter in the Missouri Bar Family Law desk book titled, “Enforcement of Judgments.” Ms. Camazine has lectured on a wide range of family law topics such as Property Division in Complex Dissolution Cases, Ethical Issues in Family Law, Psychological Testing in Custody Cases, and Ethical Issues for Psychologists in Custody Cases. She has co-authored many articles for legal journals and continuing legal education programs.
Ms. Camazine handles family law cases including division of complex property cases, spousal support, paternity and child support. She is well known for her handling of and complex child custody cases involving mental illness, addiction, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, orders of protection and adult abuse orders motions to modify. Ms. Camazine is well known for her trial strategies and her expertise in the court room and handles lengthy, complicated custody and divorce matters.

 


Kevin Chafin's Profile

Kevin Chafin Related seminars and products

Kevin Chafin LPC Inc


Kevin Chafin is a Licensed Professional Counselor, practicing in Kansas City, Missouri. His practice is dedicated to helping parents make more effective parenting decisions. He has been a mediator, primarily custody and permanency, for fifteen years. Kevin began working in the growing specialty of coparenting counseling about ten years ago. Working with high conflict families is now the focus of his work in both mediation and counseling. Kevin has a Masters in Counseling degree from Webster University in Kansas City. Before becoming a counselor, he worked as a child abuse/neglect investigator for the Missouri Children’s Division, legal assistant to the attorneys at Family Court in Kansas City, and non-profit program director. 


Anne Chambers's Profile

Anne Chambers Related seminars and products

Lawyers' Assistance Director

The Missouri Bar


Jason Dodson Related seminars and products

Judge

21st Judicial Circuit


Kathryn Dudley's Profile

Kathryn Dudley Related seminars and products

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC


Kathryn L. Dudley is a principal attorney with the law firm of Paule Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. She graduated magna cum laude from Missouri State University in 1990, and received her J.D. degree from the Washington University School of Law in 1993. Ms. Dudley’s practice primarily involves domestic relations and family law matters including complex custody and financial cases. She is a certified Guardian ad Litem for family law and probate cases.  

Ms. Dudley is the author of the chapter on Child Abuse in Domestic Cases, The Missouri Bar Family Law Continuing Legal Education Casebook (7th Edition), as well as the supplements to this chapter. In 2008, she was named a “Rising Star” by the Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers Publication and has attained the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.  In 2020, Ms. Dudley received a Missouri Lawyer Weekly Women’s Justice Award for Litigation.

Ms. Dudley is a Past President of the Board for Lawyers for Kids and is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the St. Charles County Bar.  In the community, Ms. Dudley is an Endowment Board Member for United Services.  


James Fendelman's Profile

James Fendelman Related seminars and products

Fendelman, Paull & Associates, L.L.C.


Jimmy Fendelman has been a trial attorney for over twenty-five years. He speaks regularly on the topics of stress management and communications skills for teens, graduate students, and adults. He is known for his up-beat, high energy style. 


Douglas Fredrick's Profile

Douglas Fredrick Related seminars and products

Law Office of Doug Fredrick, LLC


Alan Freed's Profile

Alan Freed Related seminars and products

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC


Alan Freed has represented clients in family law cases since 1983, focusing on a problem-solving approach to resolving family law issues, with an emphasis on mediation and collaborative practice, along with a substantial appellate practice. He has practiced with Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, since its founding in 1994. Mr. Freed is co-author of “Missouri Appellate Practice” Vol. 24, 2nd, West Group. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is listed in "Best Lawyers in America" and "Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers." "Best Lawyers” named Mr. Freed “Lawyer of the Year” for St. Louis in 2013 and 2018 in the field of Collaborative Law: Family, in 2017 for Mediation, and in 2015 for Family Law Mediation. He was also selected as “Best Mediation Attorney” in a 2009 Missouri Lawyers Weekly poll. In 2009 Mr. Freed, with Alisse Camazine, wrote Divorce in Missouri, a practical layman's guide. Mr. Freed is a founding member of the Collaborative Family Law Association and is also a past president of Kids In the Middle. Mr. Freed is member of AFCC. He has presented in conferences, both locally and nationally, on family law and mediation topics. Mr. Freed has published numerous articles in his fields, is the author of the chapter on Mediation and Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the MoBar Family Law CLE Deskbook, and contributed a chapter titled “Mental Health and Financial Experts: Key Components of the Collaborative Process,” in "Understanding Collaborative Family Law" (Aspatore, 2011). From 2001 to 2016, he served as adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law, teaching Family Mediation.

Mr. Freed received his B. Mus. from Kent State University in 1974 and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1983.


Melissa Gragg's Profile

Melissa Gragg Related seminars and products

Bridge Valuation Partners LLC


Melissa Gragg is a mediator and business valuation expert in St. Louis. She specializes in high net worth divorces with complex financial situations including the valuation of businesses, pensions, retirement accounts, tracing separate and marital assets as well as negotiating the property split. She is a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA) and certified valuation analyst (CVA) with 20 years of experience valuing over 1,000 businesses of all sizes for divorce, partner disputes, lost wages and other litigated and mediated matters. Melissa has been designated an expert in Federal and State Court and testified in over 50 litigated matters. 


Erica Grigg Related seminars and products

Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program


Simone Haberstock's Profile

Simone Haberstock Related seminars and products

The Law Offices of Simone A. Haberstock, LLC


Simone Haberstock  has been a family law attorney for 30 years and a mediator for 20 years.  She acquired a Masters of Law in Dispute Resolution from University of Missouri School of Law in 2013 where she did IRB approved research on a mediation-arbitration process. Since graduating, she has founded a non-profit mediation service, Confluence Missouri, Inc.; served on the Mediation and Parenting Coordination Oversight Committee in St. Louis County Circuit Court; and worked on a number of court-connected ADR and problem-solving court projects across the state. She recently completed an interview research project of Missouri litigants who used mandatory mediation and has assisted in  the production of two videos for the public on ADR processes. She has mediated over 400 cases including family, small business, employment, landlord-tenant, and small claims matters. Ms. Haberstock has spoken and presented on  a variety mediation and ADR topics, including the decision- making process, at both national and statewide conferences. She also served on the Board of Governors for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis for 10 years and is the immediate past-president of the Missouri Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.


Dr. Catherine Hasler Related seminars and products

Counseling and Assessment for Behavioral Health, Inc.



Hon. Susan Jensen's Profile

Hon. Susan Jensen Related seminars and products

Greene County Circuit Court


The Honorable Susan S. Jensen practiced family law in Springfield before being appointed as Family Court Commissioner, Division II, for Greene County in 2016. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Commissioner Jensen graduated from William Jewell College and the University of Iowa College Of Law.


Amy Johnson's Profile

Amy Johnson Related seminars and products

Paule Camazine & Blumenthal


Ms. Johnson’s practice concentrates solely in the area of family law: divorce, child custody, paternity and adoption. Early in her career, Ms. Johnson recognized that assisting clients through the difficult times of family law cases drove her passion for the practice of law.





Mary O'Malley Related seminars and products

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law




Craig Ritchie's Profile

Craig Ritchie Related seminars and products

Ritchie, Soper & Schutt LLC


Craig D. Ritchie is the founding partner of the law firm of Ritchie, Soper & Schutt, PC, with offices in St. Joseph, Liberty, Plattsburg and Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Ritchie has practiced family law exclusively for over thirty years.


Hon. Elizabeth Rohrs's Profile

Hon. Elizabeth Rohrs Related seminars and products


Hon. Elizabeth Rohrs has served as Associate Circuit Judge in Polk County since 2015, where she is the Family Court Judge. Prior to her election, she was engaged in private practice, served as Bolivar Municipal Judge and adjunct university instructor. She is a graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.


Jeffrey Royer's Profile

Jeffrey Royer Related seminars and products

Law Office of Jeffrey S. Royer


Jeffrey S. Royer is a 1987 graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and received a B.S. from Central Missouri State University in 1980. He is a solo practitioner in Blue Springs, Missouri and his practice is devoted exclusively to preparing and reviewing QDROs and pension valuations for attorneys and their clients. He has prepared over 3500 QDROs and pension valuations. Mr. Royer is a member of the Missouri Bar Family Law Section and the QDRO National Education Society. He has been a presenter at the Missouri Bar Family Law Conference and the annual QDRONES conference for the past ten years.


Tim Schlesinger's Profile

Tim Schlesinger Related seminars and products

Midwest Fertility Law Group


Tim Schlesinger is a shareholder in the St. Louis firm of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983. Tim’s practice is devoted to family law litigation and third-party assisted reproduction.

 



Steven Skinner Related seminars and products

Anderson, Sundell & Skinner, PC


Laurie Snell's Profile

Laurie Snell Related seminars and products

The Truman Day CLE Committee


Laurie Vaskov Snell graduated from UMKC School of Law in 1993. She has nearly 25 years in private practice; primarily Jackson County Juvenile. Prior to private practice, was an Attorney for the Juvenile Officer & Assistant Prosecutor both Jackson County. Ms. Snell has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a member of Missouri & Kansas Bar Associations, the ABA, KCMBA, AWL. She is past Chair of the Children and the Law; ABA/YLD and past Chair of the Juvenile Law Committee for KCMBA.


Christian Stiegemeyer's Profile

Christian Stiegemeyer Related seminars and products

The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company


Christian A. Stiegemeyer is the Director of Risk Management for The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company where he helps lawyers arrive at practical solutions to a wide variety of ethical and legal malpractice issues. He received his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.




Stuart Teicher's Profile

Stuart Teicher Related seminars and products


Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law and writing instruction. A practicing attorney for over two decades, Stuart’s career is now dedicated to helping fellow attorneys survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr. Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and legal departments, provides CLE instruction at law firm client events, and also gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings.

Stuart helps attorneys get better at what they do (and enjoy the process) through his entertaining and educational CLE Performances. He speaks, teaches, and writes—Thomson Reuters published his book entitled, Navigating the Legal Ethics of Social Media and Technology.

Mr. Teicher is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys. Mr. Teicher is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law where he teaches Professional Responsibility, and he is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses.


Fred Van Pelt's Profile

Fred Van Pelt Related seminars and products

Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC


F. Richard Van Pelt is a shareholder of the Law Firm of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, P.C., in Springfield, Missouri. He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University (1980), and the University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Law (1983). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America each year since 2001. He was named Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law, Springfield, MO. He received the 2015 Missouri Bar Roger P. Krum Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award. The law firm of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, has been ranked Tier I each year since the designation was created by U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for Family Law. He has been named a "Missouri Super Lawyer" each year since the designation was created. He was the Missouri Delegate to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for seven years. He is a former President of the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. He has lectured for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a frequent lecturer for the Missouri Bar and other CLE programs. He is a Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburg State University Foundation.

 




Agenda

WED | AUG 3 
6:00 – 8:00 PM | REGISTRATION

THUR | AUG 4 
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | REGISTRATION

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS

7:30 – 8:30 AM | BREAKFAST

8:30 – 9:45 AM | PLENARY
Resist & Refuse Dynamics 
National Speaker: Shely Polak, PhD, MSW, RSW, Acc.FM
, Toronto, Ontario | joining live virtually

9:45 – 10:10 AM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:10 – 11:00 AM | BREAKOUT SESSION 1 
Resist & Refuse Dynamics | Follow-up Session   
National Speaker: Shely Polak, PhD, MSW, RSW, Acc.FM
, Toronto, Ontario | joining live virtually

Enforcement of Family Law Judgments: Contempt or Not Contempt 
Speaker: Commissioner Susan S. Jensen
, Greene County Circuit Court, Springfield 

GAL Track | Just Got Appointed, Now What?              
Speakers: Kathryn L. Dudley
, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, St. Louis; and Edie H. Jansson, Farrell and Martin, St. Peters

Getting Your Case Settled Track | Representation in Mediation: How Can We Best Assist Our Clients?
Speakers: Alan E. Freed
, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, St. Louis; and Craig D. Ritchie, Ritchie, Soper & Schutt LLC, St. Joseph

11:10 – 12:00 PM | Plenary 
Judicial Panel | Contempt, Enforcement and Family Access: What Should We Do?
    
Panelists: Elizabeth V. Rohrs, Associate Circuit Judge, Bolivar; and TBA

12:00 – 1:00 PM | LUNCH

1:10 – 2:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 2 
Tips & Traps: Form 14        
Speaker: Steven E. Skinner
, Anderson, Sundell & Skinner, PC, Maryville

GAL Track | Tips from a Seasoned GAL
Speaker: Austin E. Williamson
, Rooney McBride & Smith, PLLC, Springfield

Getting Your Case Settled Track | How To Settle a Financially Complex Case
Speakers: Melissa A. Gragg
, Bridge Valuation Partners LLC, St. Louis; and Simone A. Haberstock, The Law Offices of Simone A. Haberstock, LLC, St. Louis 

2:10 – 3:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Real Estate Values (appraisals, how persual court on value & attacking appraisals)
Speaker: TBA


Anatomy of a Fight: Navigating Conflict in the Courtroom, Office & at Home
Speaker: James “Jimmy” N. Fendelman
, Fendelman, Paull & Associates, LLC, St. Louis
 
GAL Track | Understanding Developmental Stages of Children as a GAL            
Speaker: Kimberly J. Lowry
, Attorney at Law, Springfield; and Jenifer D. Sturdivan, LPC, MA, Reclaimed Hearts, Ozark
 
Getting Your Case Settled Track | Scheduling & Using Depositions to Get Your Case Settled Early
Speaker: Craig D. Ritchie
, Ritchie, Soper & Schutt LLC, St. Joseph

3:00 – 3:20 PM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS

3:20 – 4:10 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 4
Judicial Panel | Property Panel: How to Get the Judge to Rule the Way you Want    
Panelists | TBA


Improving Outcomes for Families      
Speaker: Nathan Bailey
, OurFamilyWizard, Minneapolis, MN

GAL Track | Transgender Kids, High Conflict Families, and Risk of Suicide: What Family Law Practitioners Need to Know to Support Transgender Kids and Their Families
Speaker: Dr. Catherine B. Hasler
, Counseling and Assessment for Behavioral Health, Inc., St. Louis

Getting Your Case Settled Track | ADR / Mediation / Negotiation / Conflict Resolution
Speaker: Bradley Palmore
, Mediator and Dispute Resolution Specialist, Greene County Family Court, Springfield

4:20 – 5:30 PM | POPCORN PLENARY
Unconscious Bias in Virtual Meetings
National Speaker: Stuart I. Teicher
, The CLE Performer, Brunswick, NJ

6:00 – 7:00 PM | NETWORKING RECEPTION 

FRI | AUG 5 
8:30 – 10:10 AM | PLENARY
Opioid Crisis
National Speaker: Stephanie Tabashneck, Psy.D., J.D
.,  Newton, ME | joining live virtually

10:10 – 10:30 AM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS
                
10:30 – 11:20 AM | BREAKOUT SESSION 5 
Opioid Crisis | Follow-up Session 
National Speaker: Stephanie Tabashneck, Psy.D., J.D
., Newton, ME | joining live virtually

Indian Child Welfare Act                          
Speaker:  Austin R. Vance
, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City, OK    

QPR Gatekeeper Training 
Speaker: Anne Chambers
, Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Jefferson City
    
GAL Track | Understanding Cultural Differences 
Speaker: Monica Sierra-Mayberry MSW, LCSW
, Maddie Rhodes Center, Kansas City
 
11:20 AM – 12:50 PM | LUNCH | ROGER KRUMM AWARD PRESENTATION
               
1:00 – 1:50 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 6
Objections: Don’t be Afraid to Use Them
Speaker: F. Richard Van Pelt
, Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, Springfield

Teens in the Digital World
Speaker: Stuart I. Teicher
, The CLE Performer, Brunswick, NJ

GAL Track | Permanency Planning     
Speaker: Mary Kay O'Malley
, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City
 
2:00 – 2:50 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 7
The Art of Expert Testimony 
Speaker: TBA


Family Law Hot Topics: Orders of Protection and Child Support
Speakers: Hon. Ellen S. Levy
, 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis; and Hon. Sherrill P. Roberts, 7th Judicial Circuit, Liberty | Prerecorded Session 

Twenty Retirement Division and QDRO Tips | Part 1                    
Speaker: Jeffrey S. Royer
, Law Office of Jeffrey S. Royer, Blue Springs 
   
Social Media Influences: How to Determine Income, Valuation of Businesses, & More
Speaker: Julia M. Lang
, Carmody MacDonald PC, St. Louis

2:50 – 3:10 PM | NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS

3:10 – 4:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 8

Judicial Panel: Mental Health & Financial Experts
Panelists: TBA
 

A Fish Out of Water: What a Family Law Attorney Needs to Know to Thrive in the Court of Appeals 
Speaker: Alan E. Freed
, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, St. Louis

Twenty Retirement Division and QDRO Tips | Part 2                      
Speaker: Jeffrey S. Royer
, Law Office of Jeffrey S. Royer, Blue Springs

Cybersecurity and Liability Tips: Billing, Financial Records of Clients & How Handled in Practice
Speaker: Christian A. Stiegemeyer
, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis 

4:10 – 5:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSION 9
Effectiveness of Lawyer Well-being 
National Speaker: Erica Grigg
, Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Austin, TX | joining live virtually

Cryptocurrency: Down the Rabbit Hole We Go
Speaker: Douglas C. Fredrick
, Law Office of Doug Fredrick, LLC, Springfield

Contested Stepparent Adoption          
Speaker: Amy Rebecca Johnson
, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, St. Louis
                            
SAT | AUG 6  
 
9:00 – 9:50 AM | BREAKOUT SESSION 10 
The Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Its Impact on the Ethical Practice of Law | Part 1 
Speakers: Hon. Kelly Christine Broniec
, St. Louis; Hon. Jason D. Dodson, 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis; and Kelly H. Martinez, MOCADSV, St. Louis 

After the Love is Gone: Negotiating Co-Parenting Money Issues  
Speakers: Simone A. Haberstock
, The Law Offices of Simone A. Haberstock, LLC, St. Louis; and Kevin J. Chafin, Kevin Chafin LPC Inc., Kansas City
    
Mental Health for the Family Law Practitioner 
Speakers: Alisse C. Camazine
, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, St. Louis; and Seth A. Albin, Summers Compton Wells, LLC, St. Louis  
 
9:50 – 10 AM | BREAK

10:00 – 10:50 AM | BREAKOUT SESSION 11
The Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Its Impact on the Ethical Practice of Law | Part 2

Speakers: Hon. Kelly Christine Broniec, St. Louis; Hon. Jason D. Dodson, 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis; and Kelly H. Martinez, MOCADSV, St. Louis

Top 10 List in Reproduction
Speaker: Tim R. Schlesinger
, Midwest Fertility Law Group, St. Louis 

Tackling the Civil Rights Issue of the Day: Racism & Inequality in Family Court                            
Speaker: Laurie V. Snell
, Attorney at Law, Kansas City

10:50 – 11:00 AM | BREAK
 
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | PLENARY
Update on Missouri Family Law
Speaker: Commissioner Susan S. Jensen
, Greene County Circuit Court, Springfield 

Pass Details

Whether you are attending the Family Law Conference with a focus on networking, CLE, or the ability to join from anywhere you’d like, there’s a pass option for you!

Family Law Section dues are $20 per year. You can join by clicking the “Join and Buy” green button above. 

All Access Pass*
Early Section Member Rate: $420** | Regular: $475
Early Non-Section Member Rate: $460** | Regular: $515

Access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
Provided Meals:
   Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
   Friday: Breakfast and Lunch
   Saturday: Breakfast
Program recording access for 90 days

Standard Pass*
Early Section Member Rate: $360** | Regular: $415
Early Non-Section Member Rate: $400** | Regular: $455

Access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
Provided Meals:
   Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
   Friday: Breakfast and Lunch
   Saturday: Breakfast

Virtual Program 
Section Member Rate: $360
Non-Section Member Rate: $400 

Virtual access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
Program recording access for 90 days

Law Student/Paralegal/Legal Aid Pass - $300
Virtual access to CLE sessions, panel discussions, and plenaries
Program recording access for 90 days

* Due to on-site capacity limits, on-site registration will not be available.  
** Early Bird rates end 7/8/22

Exhibitors & Sponsors

2022 SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR


GOLD SPONSOR


SILVER SPONSORS

   

 

   

         Member Benefit Provider                           Member Benefit Provider


EXHIBITORS

Our Family Wizard
 

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this or other upcoming Missouri Bar events? Visit MoBar.Org/Partner for media kits and registration information. 

Updated 4/28/22

Conference Lodging Rates

   

Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center
415 North State Highway 265 | Branson, MO

Rates are per night, plus tax, and resort fee:
King or Double Queen $152

Click on this link to reserve your sleeping room: https://reservations.travelclick.com/11529?groupID=3390662. Click on the gold “select & go to the next step” button to reserve your room. 

Conference lodging rates end July 1, 2022, or when the block is filled, whichever occurs first.

 

Cancellation Policy

2022 Family Law Conference Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • All cancellation and refund requests must be in writing to mobarcle@mobar.org
  • A FULL REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation by July 27, 2022. 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 July 27, 2022.  You will have access to electronic course materials.

Photo/Video/Comments Permission

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COVID-19 Safety Information

The Missouri Bar takes the safety and well-being of its members, the public, and its employees very seriously. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus and its variants, adapting our services and events as appropriate, based on the advice of governments, public health authorities, and medical professionals.

  • We will make sure you are informed of any changes that affect you, especially when it comes to live programs and conferences. This includes any cancellation notices or changes to venue, format, or safety guidelines.  
  • Whenever possible, any notices will be announced at least three days in advance of a conference or event.
  • We encourage all attendees of Missouri Bar conferences, events, and programs to be aware of and follow CDC guidelines for large gatherings.
  • Help us keep everyone in attendance safe by not attending if you are currently experiencing or within the last 14 days have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Be respectful of the personal comfort level of other attendees when it comes to physical distancing, including shaking hands or other gestures common in networking environments.

Please also be advised that, pursuant to RSMo. 537.1005, effective Aug. 28, 2021, “under Missouri law, any individual entering the premises or engaging the services of the business waives all civil liability against the individual or entity for any damages based on inherent risks associated with an exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19, except for recklessness or willful misconduct.”

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