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2022 The Ethics of Hanging Out Your Shingle: How to Have Positive Client Relationships & Avoid Complaints

Total Credits: 1.4 MCLE, 1.4 Ethics, 1.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Ethics |  Practice Management / Technology
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Originally presented at our MOSOLO Small Firm Conference, June 9-11, 2022

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 Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel, Jefferson City


OCT 3 | LaTonya J. Marshall, LaTonya J. Marshall, Attorney at Law, Sedalia
NOV 17 | Nancy R. Richards, Nancy R. Richards & Assoc., Arnold



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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.

Ms. Bentley previously worked for the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters. She 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. 


Thu, Nov 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:10pm CST
Fri, Jan 27, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:10pm CST
Tue, Feb 28, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:10pm CST

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