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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.

Ms. Bentley previously worked for the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker and author on professional responsibility matters. She 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
Hybrid Conference

2022 Annual Estate, Trust & Elder Law Institute


Total Credits: 14.0 MCLE, 3.0 Ethics, 1.0 Elimination of Bias

Practice Area:
Elder |  Elimination of Bias |  Ethics |  Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
Speakers:
Melinda J. Bentley |  Lisa Adams |  Catherine Zacharias |  Joshua Rose |  John Challis |  Jennifer Davis |  Kelli Dunaway |  Prof. David English |  ....
Duration:
31 Hours 40 Minutes
Price:
$300.00 - LAW STUDENT/PARALEGAL/LEGAL AID ONSITE: CLE programs and meals
Date:

Thu, Oct 20, 2022 - 08:30am to Fri, Oct 21, 2022 - 04:10pm CDT


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 - Price
Date:

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 - Price
Date:

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