8:30-9 a.m. | Registration
9-10 a.m. | Charting a personal path
Speaker: Stuart Teicher, Lawyer Survival Center
10-10:10 a.m. | Break
10:10-11:20 a.m. | IOLTA and trust accounting issues
Speaker: Kelly Dillon, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel
11:20-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Time management and planning for your law office
Speaker: Stuart Teicher
12:30-1:10 p.m. | Lunch (provided)
1:10-2 p.m. | Coping with stress and anxiety in the workplace
Speaker: Raven Ballard, PLPC, MOLAP Clinician and Well-Being Coordinator
2-2:10 p.m. | Break
2:10-3:20 p.m. | Speaking to clients and keeping clients
Speaker: Stuart Teicher
3:20-3:30 p.m. | Break
3:30-4:20 p.m. | Getting to know the Missouri Legal Ethics Counsel, and the ethics of positive client relationships
Speaker: Melinda Bentley, Office of Legal Ethics Counsel & Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri
4:20-4:30 p.m. | Closing remarks
Speaker: Stuart Teicher
4:30 p.m. | Adjourn
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|01 Charting a Personal Path (34.8 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|02 IOLTA and trust accounting issues (235.8 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|02 Self-Audit MOBAR Journal Article (423.3 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|03 Time management & planning for your law office (9.9 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|04 Coping with Stress and Anxiety Slides (1.2 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|05 Speaking to clients & keeping clients (39.6 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|06 Getting to Know the Legal Ethics Counsel with Fact or Fiction - Handouts - Final (5.7 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|MOLAP Information (210.1 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Important Information for Attorneys Seeking Kansas Credit (102.8 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Raven Ballard, PLPC works as the Clinician & Well-Being Coordinator for the Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program. Raven received her BA from Columbia College in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and then proceeded to earn her Master's in Clinical Mental Health from Stephen's College of Missouri. Raven has worked for The Missouri Bar since 2021 and has stepped into her new role with MOLAP at the start of 2023. Raven is passionate about mental health and well-being and looks forward to finding new and innovative was to best serve Missouri lawyers.
Melinda serves as legal ethics counsel in Missouri where 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. Melinda began serving in this position in 2012.
Previously, Melinda worked for the Illinois State Bar Association as assistant counsel from 2001-2003, first assistant counsel from 2003-2011, and assistant director of legislative affairs from 2009-2011. She is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters.
Melinda currently serves as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, the Solo and Small Firm Conference Planning Committee, and the Special Committee on Remote Public Access to Case.net. 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 she formerly served on the editorial board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct as a member (2015-2016) and chair (2016-2018), as well as a member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Coordinating Council (2016-2018).
Melinda is licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, and she 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.
Kelly Dillon is an investigative examiner-paralegal for the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel where her duties include oversight of the Trust Account Overdraft Notification Program, conducting financial examinations and other investigations. Kelly is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has been with the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel since 2001.
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.
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