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2023 Looking backward to go forward: Improving your practice by getting back to basics

Total Credits: 1.3 MCLE, 1.0 Kansas LPM

Practice Area:
Practice Management / Technology
Audio and Video



This program was originally presented at our 2023 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference, June 8-10, 2023

This program will highlight many of the best practices we all know, but have slowly gotten away from over the years, such as dealing with troublesome clients, managing support staff, and effective and productive law practice management.

In a nutshell, we will discuss new and old ideas to help practitioners improve their practices by getting back to basics with respect to client management, staffing issues, law practice management, communication, keeping up with the law, and professional growth.

Speakers: Dana Tippin Cutler and Keith A. Cutler, James W. Tippin & Associates, Kansas City

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.



Dana Chamin Cutler's Profile

Dana Chamin Cutler Related Seminars and Products

James W. Tippin & Associates

With close to 35 years in the practice of law, Dana has served in several positions of bar leadership during her career, including being the first woman of color elected as president of The Missouri Bar, in 2016. Her numerous bar-related awards include the 2020 Eighth Circuit Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service; three President’s Awards from The Missouri Bar; a President’s Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; the Ronda F. Williams Spirit of Diversity Award; and the Sly James Diversity and Inclusion Award, just to name a few.  She has been recognized as one of the Top 30 Education Law attorneys in Missouri; a Missouri Super Lawyer since 2014; and was honored as the 2018 Woman of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly at their Annual Women’s Justice Awards Luncheon.  Dana has tried more than twenty bench and jury trials. 

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with honors, from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

When not practicing law, Dana, along with her husband and law partner Keith Cutler, are co-judges on the two-time Emmy-nominated, nationally syndicated daytime television courtroom show “Couples Court with the Cutlers.”  The show is seen daily on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Keith Cutler's Profile

Keith Cutler Related Seminars and Products

James W. Tippin & Associates

Keith Cutler is a trial attorney with the law firm of James W. Tippin & Associates in Kansas City, and has practiced in the areas of commercial, construction, general liability, and insurance defense litigation for close to 35 years.  He is a frequent CLE speaker on trial practice; ethics and professionalism; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Fri, Aug 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:07pm CDT
Wed, Oct 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:07pm CDT
Thu, Dec 05, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:07pm CST

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