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2022 A Refresher on Jury Instructions

Total Credits: 2.0 MCLE, 2.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Litigation / Trial Practice
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1:00 - 1:20 PM | A Refresher on MAI for Both Beginners and Experienced Trial Attorneys
Speaker: Joan M. Lockwood, Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, St. Louis

•    Basics of MAI
•    When to Deviate from MAI
•    New Instructions

1:20 - 1:50 PM | An Overview of Federal Court Jury Instructions When Missouri Law Applies
Speakers: Doug Weems
, Spencer Fane LLP, Kansas City; Hon. Stephen R. Bough, U.S. District Judge, Kansas City

1:50 - 2:20 PM | Appellate Issues with Respect to Instructions
Speakers: Katrina Smeltzer
, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC, Kansas City; Hon. Laura Denvir Stith, (ret) Supreme Court of Missouri

•    Preservation of error
•    Standards of Review
•    Alternative Bases for Jury Verdicts

2:20 - 2:40 PM | Panel Discussion: Review of Frequently Asked Questions 
Speakers: Joan M. Lockwood, Doug Weems, Hon. Stephen R. Bough, Katrina Smeltzer, Hon. Laura Denvir Stith

2:40 PM | Adjourn


APR 27 | Doug Weems
JUN 3 | Katrina Smeltzer
AUG 9 | Doug Weems



Hon. Stephen Bough's Profile

Hon. Stephen Bough Related seminars and products

Stephen R. Bough

Judge Bough was nominated by President Barack Obama on January 16, 2014, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 16, 2014.  He received his federal judicial commission on December 19, 2014, and was sworn in on December 29, 2014.
Judge Bough received his bachelor’s in political science from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) and his law degree from UMKC Law School. During law school he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review, followed by a clerkship with Judge Scott O. Wright, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. 

Joan M. Lockwood's Profile

Joan M. Lockwood Related seminars and products

Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC

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.


Katrina Smeltzer's Profile

Katrina Smeltzer Related seminars and products

Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard, PC

Katrina Smeltzer is a Shareholder at Sandberg Phoenix and is part of the Business Litigation practice group. Katrina focuses her practice on appellate work, in addition to representing professionals and representing and assisting insurance carriers. She is licensed to practice in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

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