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2023 Movie courtroom scenes: Did they get it right?

Total Credits: 1.4 Self Study

Practice Area:
Litigation / Trial Practice
Audio and Video


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

An entertaining review of famous courtroom dramas and comedies.  Let’s critique the techniques, strategies, and ethics of the stars.  Did they get it right or wrong?

Speaker: Timothy W. Monsees, Monsees & Mayer, PC, 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.

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.



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Monsees & Mayer, P.C.

Tim Monsees is a shareholder and director with the firm Monsees & Mayer, P.C. He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1981. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Colorado. Mr. Monsees restricts his practice to the representation of injured parties in litigation of product liability, particularly cases related to defective firearms and hunting tree stands. Mr. Monsees’ firm has received national recognition for litigation related to injuries from defective sporting equipment and from defective firearms. Mr. Monsees is recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Missouri Super Lawyers, Kansas City Business Journal “Best of the Bar”, and for many years has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with an “A/V” rating. In 2021, Tim was recognized by Missouri Lawyer’s Media as an Icon of the Missouri Bar. In 2022, Tim was recognized by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association for lifetime achievement as a “Dean of the Trial Bar.”

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