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Onsite Program

2023 Keeping your law practice on track

Total Credits: 7.4 MCLE, 7.4 Ethics

Practice Area:
Ethics |  Practice Management / Technology
The Missouri Bar - Jefferson City, Missouri



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     



Raven Ballard's Profile

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MOLAP Clinician & Well-Being Coordinator

The Missouri Bar

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 J. Bentley's Profile

Melinda J. Bentley Related Seminars and Products

Legal Ethics Counsel

Melinda J. Bentley 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. She began serving in that position in 2012. Prior to that she worked for the Illinois State Bar Association as Assistant Counsel from 2001-03, First Assistant Counsel from 2003-11, and Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs from 2009-11. She is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters. Ms. Bentley currently serves as a member of the Planning Committee for the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Responsibility’s National Conference on Professional Responsibility, the Planning Committee for The Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference, The Missouri Bar’s Special Committee on Remote Public Access to, and the National Organization of Bar Counsel’s Committees on Amicus, Website, Program, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 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 on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (2020-2023), 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). She is licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, 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, Cole County Bar Association, and Mid-Missouri Women Lawyers’ Association.

Kelly Dillon's Profile

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Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

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 Teicher's Profile

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The CLE Performer

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.

Cancellation Policy

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Health and Safety Information

The Missouri Bar takes the safety and well-being of its members, the public, and its employees very seriously. We continue to monitor the latest public health updates. We will inform you of any changes to events that affect you. This includes any cancellation notices or changes to venue, format, or safety guidelines.

We encourage all attendees of Missouri Bar events to be aware of and follow public health guidelines for large gatherings. Help us keep everyone in attendance safe by not attending an event if you are ill or believe you may be contagious. Be respectful of the personal comfort level of other attendees when it comes to physical distancing, including shaking hands or other gestures common in networking environments.

By registering for and attending a Missouri Bar event, you agree to take reasonable health and safety precautions and to abide by The Missouri Bar’s posted meeting guidelines.

Please also be advised that, pursuant to RSMo. 537.1005, effective Aug. 28, 2021, “under Missouri law, any individual entering the premises or engaging the services of the business waives all civil liability against the individual or entity for any damages based on inherent risks associated with an exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19, except for recklessness or willful misconduct.”

Please contact The Missouri Bar with any questions or concerns.


The Missouri Bar

326 Monroe St., Jefferson City, Missouri 65101, United States
(573) 635-4128