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Self-Study

2022 A Refresher on Jury Instructions


Total Credits: 2.0 Self Study



Description

Original program date 4/27/2022.

A Refresher on MAI for Both Beginners and Experienced Trial Attorneys
Speaker: Joan Lockwood, Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, St. Louis

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

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


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

Review of Frequently Asked Questions 
Speakers: Joan M. Lockwood, Doug Weems, Hon. Stephen R. Bough, Katrina Smeltzer, Hon. Laura Denvir Stith

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

Speaker Bio

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.



Douglas Weems's Profile

Douglas Weems Related seminars and products

Spencer Fane LLP


Doug Weems has been involved in a wide variety of business litigation matters. Doug has represented a national health insurance company in a wide variety of employee benefits, contract, antitrust, and general litigation. Doug also has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, especially covenants not to compete and trade secrets litigation. He has been involved in over thirty preliminary injunction hearings. For example, Doug recently obtained a preliminary injunction enforcing covenants not to compete signed by several managerial and sales level employees who left their former employer and set up a competing company. Doug has extensive experience in handling class actions, including recent representation of a client in four separate class actions in Missouri and Kansas. Doug is a frequent author and speaker on covenants not to compete and trade secrets. 

Doug has also been involved in a wide variety of other business litigation matters, including contract, construction, real estate, and bankruptcy disputes and litigation. Doug has handled a number of mechanics’ lien matters, including two reported appellate decisions.


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