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Melinda J. Bentley

Legal Ethics Counsel


Melinda J. Bentley serves as Legal Ethics Counsel, and 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. She is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters. Ms. Bentley currently serves as a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. She also currently serves on the Planning Committee for The Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference, 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, and Cole County Bar Association. 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 as a member (2015-2016) and Chair (2016-2018) of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.

Product Type
Webinar

2020 I Wish I Would Have Planned for This: The Ethics of Planning for Disasters Large & Small


Total Credits: 1.4 MCLE, 1.4 Ethics, 1.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Ethics |  General Practice
Speakers:
Melinda J. Bentley
Duration:
1 Hour 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Price:
$120.00 - Registration
Date:

Tue, Feb 21, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:11pm CST


Product Type
Webinar

2022 The Ethics of Hanging Out Your Shingle: How to Have Positive Client Relationships & Avoid Complaints


Total Credits: 1.4 MCLE, 1.4 Ethics, 1.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Ethics |  Practice Management / Technology
Speakers:
Melinda J. Bentley
Duration:
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Price:
$120.00 - Registration
Date:

Tue, Feb 28, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:10pm CST


Product Type
Webinar

2022 Trust Account Rules & Best Practices with Bonus Discussion on File Retention and Documentation


Total Credits: 1.4 MCLE, 1.4 Ethics, 1.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
Ethics
Speakers:
Melinda J. Bentley |  Sam Phillips
Duration:
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Price:
$120.00 - Registration
Date:

Product Type
Webinar

2022 Annual Government Practice Institute


Total Credits: 7.5 MCLE

Practice Area:
Government Practice
Speakers:
Melinda J. Bentley |  Joel Ferber |  Amy Fite |  Andrea Follett |  Mary Fox |  Eric Jennings |  Casey Lawrence |  Jason Lewis |  ....
Duration:
8 Hours 4 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Price:
$150.00 - Registration
Date:

Fri, Mar 24, 2023 - 08:30am to 04:34pm CDT


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