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The U.S. and Canada have the largest trading relationship of any two nations on earth. This leads to a concomitant amount of disputes, litigation and arbitration. This program will deal with some of the most pervasive issues that arise during legal disputes which cross the borders between the U.S. and Canada from a Canadian perspective. We drill down on practical issues such as where to commence litigation and why; how to oust Canadian jurisdiction where appropriate; how to obtain evidence in Canada for use in U.S. proceedings; the impact of key Supreme Court of Canada decisions over the past 20 years on the enforcement of U.S. judgments in Canada; substantive and procedural advantages and disadvantages of the use of Canadian proceedings etc. Every U.S. lawyer who deals with cross-border issues with Canada will want to attend this seminar.

AGENDA

  •  Identify key issues that arise in U.S./Canada cross-border litigation and arbitration
  •  Learn what is involved in enforcing judgments cross-border and what impact the SCC judgments   have had on the trade relationship between U.S. and Canada
  •  Learn about the importance of timely and continuous communication between U.S. and     Canadian lawyers wherever disputes cross borders.

 

Speakers

Chris Macleod, Cambridge LLP Partner, Chinese Legal Services Group

Jon-David Giacomelli, Cambridge LLP Partner, Cross-Border & Business Litigation Groups

Formats Available: I can't participate but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
Original Item Date: January 16, 2018

Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.40 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 SB 656 - A Year Later: Update on Missouri Gun Laws

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    SB 656 became the law in Missouri a little over a year ago. It made significant changes to Chapters 571 and 563. This program analyzes the impact that the new law has had in its first year. We will review how this expansion of firearm and self-defense law creates additional legal risk for clients as well as strategies to minimize this risk. The program will also cover the law surrounding acquisition and ownership of NFA firearms, who may possess and use them, how to administer a NFA gun trust under the new law and avoid legal problems, and how to handle them in an estate plan and during administration.

    AGENDA

    I. SB 656 – A Year Later

    II. Concealed Carry Update
        a. Types of permit available
        b. Do I still need a permit?
        c. Advantages in obtaining a permit
        d. Reciprocity
        e. Training

    III. Open Carry Update
          a. Constitutional carry
          b. With or without CCW permit

    IV. Castle Doctrine Update

    V. Stand Your Ground and Use of Force
        a. Can vs. Should
        b. A review of some cases

    VI. NFA Firearm Ownership Update
         a. 41F and its effect
         b. Responsible person
         c. Gun trust advantages today
         d. Administration of your NFA collection under a gun trust

    VII. Firearms in Estates (Title I and Title II)

     

    Speaker

    Wesley T. Kozeny, Kozeny & McCubbin, LC, St. Louis

    Moderator

    Deborah L. Pearce, Attorney at Law, Ballwin

    Formats Available: I can't attend but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: January 17, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.40 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 Coffee & Core Concepts: Contracting & Closing Real Estate Transactions

    ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
    For most, the purchase of a home will be one of the largest financial transactions they will experience. An attorney can play a large role in ensuring this investment is properly protected. From drafting the contract through recording the final deed and mortgage, your client is relying
    on you. This seminar will cover:

    •  Important contract language
    •  Title searches
    •  Insurance issues
    •  Mortgage issues
    •  Closing responsibilities

    Speakers

    John T. Banjak, Banjak & Associates, LLC, St. Louis

    Michael J. Hart, Sher Corwin Winters, LLC, Clayton

    Formats Available: I can't attend but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: January 18, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 1.20 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 Immigration Enforcement: Is Anything Predictable in the Age of Trump?

    The current increased immigration enforcement climate is impacting more than just immigration cases. From the recession of DACA to the presence of ICE officials in courthouses and schoolhouses, many legal fields are scurrying to deal with a host of issues created when enforcement is ramped up. This panel will try and tackle some of the questions facing practitioners and strategies on how to handle emerging issues.

    AGENDA

    •  What did the Executive orders on Interior Enforcement do and what does it mean in practical       terms?
    •  Rescission of DACA and what does it mean for employers and recipients?
    •  Recent State Department changes, and prudential revocation of visas.
    •  Emerging trends for noncitizen criminal defendants.
    •  Is there any hope on the horizon?

     

    Faculty

    Raymond Reza Bolourtchi, Cofman & Bolourtchi, LLC, Ladue

    W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law, Kansas City

    Rekha Sharma-Crawford, Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law, Kansas City

     

    Formats Available: I can't participate but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: January 24, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.40 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 Summary Judgments - Precursor to an Appeal

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM
    Summary judgment is a vital means by which cases can be disposed of in order to avoid the costs, expenses, and unpredictable outcomes associated with trial. Certain claims, such as those involving purely contract or statutory interpretation, do not involve disputed issues of fact, but rather call upon the judge to decide matters of law. Because summary judgment often fully and finally disposes of a case, litigants are faced with the prospect of appeal. In today’s landscape where fewer cases are resolved by trial, litigants often find themselves in the court of appeals after dispositive motions. Whether filing motions for summary judgment, or, in opposition, trial lawyers should be prepared to defend their client’s position by anticipating an appeal.

    During this seminar, you will explore:

    •  Missouri Rule of Civil Procedure 74.04
    •  procedural framework of motions for summary judgment
    •  the absence of factual issues which merit adjudication at trial
    •  simplifying the issues for summary judgment and appeal
    •  building the summary judgment record to ensure you have everything needed to reverse or     affirm the trial court’s decision
    •  the admissibility of evidence forming the basis of your motion
    •  cross-motions, purely legal arguments and the (almost) inevitable appeal
    •  final appealable orders versus interlocutory orders
    •  de novo review

     

    Speaker
    Drey A. Cooley, Capes Sokol, Clayton

    Moderator
    Michael T. Feeback, Feeback Law Group, LLC, Kansas City

    Formats Available: I can't participate but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: February 07, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.40 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 Creditors

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM
    The changing economy has increased interest in debt collection issues, lender practices, and consumer rights. This webinar focuses on recent changes in lending practices as they impact a creditor’s ability to collect debts. Examine the protections afforded to consumers in the debt collection process and review recent changes in the law that affect creditors’ rights and remedies.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    •  Rights and Defenses to Assert on Behalf of Creditor Clients
    •  State Law Remedies
    •  Fair Debt Collection and Consumer Credit Protection Laws
    •  Collecting Judgments
    •  Creditor Rights in the Bankruptcy Context
    •  Recent Cases and Statutory Changes


    Speakers

    Eric L. Johnson, Spencer Fane LLP, Kansas City

    Michelle M. Masoner, Bryan Cave LLP, Kansas City

    Formats Available: I can't participate but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: February 08, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.40 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 Identity Theft - What You Need to Know

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM
    This program will provide the general practitioner with useful suggestions and instructions for handling situations where clients are confronted with the issue of identity theft or data breaches. According to the FTC, as many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen per year. Individuals and companies (including law firms) are at risk of suffering from data breaches and identity theft. This course will provide you with a good foundation in the law surrounding these topics and how to handle these cases for your client.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Learn from Law Enforcement

    •  Notification requirements under state law
    •  New developments in enforcement actions
    •  Consumer do’s and don’ts
    •  Role of the FBI, secret service, and postal inspector

    3 Important Reasons to Attend this Program

    •  Discover what constitutes identify theft and how it impacts individuals and   businesses
    •  Find out what to do if your clients are at risk of identity theft or data breaches
    •  Learn the fundamentals of federal laws covering identity theft and how Missouri addresses it

    Speaker

    Justin Gelfand, Capes Sokol, St. Louis

    Moderator

    B. Joyce Yaeger, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Jefferson City

    Formats Available: I can't participate but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: March 06, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.40 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 Ethics & Civility in the Practice of Law

    Can you practice with civility and be a zealous advocate?
    Join our distinguished panel as they discuss timely, tough, and thought-provoking issues of ethics and civility in the practice of law, including:

    •  How is the practice changing?
    •  What is the impact of incivility on public perception and the legal profession?

    Review pertinent provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct and explore ideas for building collegiality in the legal profession.

    Register now to participate in this interactive webinar that examines legal professionalism and civility in today’s practice of law.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    •  The importance of a lawyer’s reputation
    •  Changes in the practice of law
    •  Practicing in a society where civility is under attack
    •  Do the Rules of Professional Conduct require civility?
    •  Civility in dealings with the judiciary
    •  Ethics & civility among lawyers in a litigation practice & a non-litigation practice
    •  Impact of incivility on public perception & the profession
    •  Providing zealous advocacy in a civil manner
    •  Strategies for developing a collegial & civil practice

     

    Speakers

    Honorable W. Duane Benton, United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kansas City

    Keith A. Cutler, James W. Tippin & Associates, Kansas City

    Alan D. Pratzel, Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Jefferson City

    Moderator

    Sara G. Rittman, Rittman Law, LLC, Jefferson City

     

     

     

    Formats Available: I can't participate but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: March 20, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.00 hours Total MCLE Credits, 2.00 hours Including Ethics

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    Collapse  2018 Time Management for Lawyers - How to Keep Up with Email, Master Your To-Do List, and Work Productively - Part 1

    PART ONE

    LAWYERS’ TOP NINE LAW PRACTICE / CLIENT SERVICE PROBLEMS
    AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM

    1. Juggling Multiple Client Cases, Matters, and Legal Projects
    2. Dealing with Client Emergencies
    3. Managing Client Communications
    4. Keeping Up-to-Date with Changes in the Law
    5. Dealing with Client Demands
    6. The Problem of Perfectionism in Providing High-Quality Client Work
    7. Maintaining Concentration on Client Work and Legal Projects
    8. Keeping Track of Billable Time Spent on Client Matters
    9. Interruptions from Clients

    Speaker

    Margaret Spencer Dixon 

    Moderator

    Venus Jackson, Law Office of Venus A. Jackson, Esq., LLC, St. Louis

     

    Formats Available: Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: April 12, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.00 hours Total MCLE Credits, 2.00 hours Including Ethics

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    Collapse  2018 Planning for Small Estates - Independence - April 13

    Rochelle B. Fall, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC, Independence

     

    8:00 - 8:30  Registration

    8:30 – 9:15 Initial Estate Planning Considerations
    Gathering information about a client’s needs and goals, interviewing, and avoiding ethical problems. Includes a simple questionnaire, checklist and a review of helpful onlineresources.
    Speaker: R. Scott Gardner, Gardner & Gardner, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, LLC (Both Locations)

    9:15 – 10:15 Understanding Probate and Using Non-Probate Options
    Basic probate and intestate succession. Transferring real estate and joint tenancy.Using beneficiary designations, life insurance, payable on death (POD), Uniform Transfers to Minor’s Act                      (UTMA) accounts, and transfer on death (TOD) accounts. Discussions will also focus on Missouri beneficiary deeds and how to use them.
    Speaker: R. Scott Gardner (Both Locations)

    10:15 - 10:30  Break

    10:30 – 11:15 Basic Medical Assistance
    Qualifying for medical assistance, transfer of assets, nursing home, in-home care, and homestead property.
    Speakers: Samantha L. Shepherd, Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC (Independence)
                   Debra K. Schuster, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC (St. Louis)

    11:15 – 12:00 Planning for Health Care and Incapacity
     Using powers of attorney, trusts, health care directives, and other planning options.
     Speakers: Samantha L. Shepherd (Independence)
                     Debra K. Schuster (St. Louis)

    12:00 Noon   Adjourn

    Formats Available: I can't attend but would like the electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: April 13, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 3.90 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 Time Management for Lawyers - How to Keep Up with Email, Master Your To-Do List, and Work Productively - Part 2

    PART TWO

    ETHICAL GUIDE FOR TIME MANAGEMENT FOR MISSOURI LAWYERS
    A. The Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct Applicable to Time Management
    B. Summary of the Missouri Lawyer’s Ethical Obligation to Exercise Good Time Management
    C. The Ethical Risks of Disorganization and Poor Time Management for Lawyers
    D. The Ethical Benefits of Organization and Good Time Management for Lawyers
    E. How Missouri Lawyers Can Fulfill Their Ethical Obligation to Practice Good Time Management

    How Missouri lawyers can fulfill their ethical obligation to:

    •  perform their professional duties promptly
    •  control their workloads so that each matter can be handled adequately
    •  keep a client reasonably well-informed about the status of a matter
    •  promptly comply with reasonable requests for information
    •  act with reasonable diligence in representing a client
    •  give client matters adequate attention, study, and preparation
    •  accept representation in a matter only when it can be performed competently, promptly, and to   completion
    •  avoid procrastination

     

    Speaker

    Margaret Spencer Dixon 

    Moderator

    Venus Jackson, Law Office of Venus A. Jackson, Esq., LLC, St. Louis

    Formats Available: Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: April 19, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.00 hours Total MCLE Credits, 2.00 hours Including Ethics

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    Collapse  2018 Planning for Small Estates - St. Louis - April 20

    Richard D. Smreker, Attorney at Law, St. Louis

    8:00 - 8:30  Registration

    8:30 – 9:15 Initial Estate Planning Considerations
    Gathering information about a client’s needs and goals, interviewing, and avoiding ethical problems. Includes a simple questionnaire, checklist and a review of helpful onlineresources.
    Speaker: R. Scott GardnerGardner & Gardner, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, LLC (Both Locations)

    9:15 – 10:15 Understanding Probate and Using Non-Probate Options
    Basic probate and intestate succession. Transferring real estate and joint tenancy.Using beneficiary designations, life insurance, payable on death (POD), Uniform Transfers to Minor’s Act                      (UTMA) accounts, and transfer on death (TOD) accounts. Discussions will also focus on Missouri beneficiary deeds and how to use them.
    Speaker: R. Scott Gardner (Both Locations)

    10:15 - 10:30  Break

    10:30 – 11:15 Basic Medical Assistance
    Qualifying for medical assistance, transfer of assets, nursing home, in-home care, and homestead property.
    Speakers: Samantha L. ShepherdShepherd Elder Law Group, LLC (Independence)
                   Debra K. SchusterPaule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC (St. Louis)

    11:15 – 12:00 Planning for Health Care and Incapacity
     Using powers of attorney, trusts, health care directives, and other planning options.
     Speakers: Samantha L. Shepherd (Independence)
                     Debra K. Schuster (St. Louis)

    12:00 Noon   Adjourn

    Formats Available: I can't attend but would like the electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: April 20, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 3.90 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse  2018 Prosecuting Nursing Home Injury Cases - An Overview
    Formats Available: I can't participate but would like the audio recording and electronic course materials, Registration Fee (includes electronic course materials)
    Original Item Date: April 25, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • MO Bar: 2.40 hours Total MCLE Credits

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