CLE: Jury Instructions
Wed, March 31, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
Presented by the BAMSL Trial Section
In Missouri, it is mandatory that attorneys use Missouri Approved Instructions (MAI-Civil) in any civil case where those approved instructions apply. The 8th Edition of MAI was published in 2020. Have your MAI book or the eBook ready and learn practical tips for how to use and modify MAI to properly instruct a jury.
The MAI Committee - how it works; who is on the Committee
Purpose of Jury Instructions
Procedural Law that Applies to Jury Instructions
Categories of Instructions
Modifying an MAI
Drafting a Not in MAI Instruction
New Components to MAI-Civil, including early case summary, the mandatory juror bias instruction, and a new feature, the availability of a ProView eBook option
Substantive Changes to Instructions/Notes on Use and Committee Comments in the 8th Edition of MAI – Civil
12:00 - 12:50;p.m. CLE Program
Joan Lockwood, Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
Joan M. Lockwood is the current Chair to the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions (MAI). Joan has served on the MAI Committee since her appointment in 2003, and she served as the Reporter to the MAI Committee from 2009-2019.
Joan is a trial lawyer and Director at Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., where she concentrates her practice on catastrophic injury cases. Joan’s community activities include serving on the BAMSL John C. Shepherd Professionalism Committee and the BAMSL Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge Committee. She is also a Fellow of the BAMSL Foundation. Joan’s numerous awards include being recognized twice as the Best Lawyer’s St. Louis Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs’ “Lawyer of the Year” (2018, 2016).
Stephen Ringkamp, Hullverson Law Firm
Stephen Ringkamp is a past chair of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee of Civil Jury Instructions (MAI). Steve has served on the MAI Committee since his appointment in 1981, and he served as the Reporter to the MAI Committee from 1981-1991.
Steve is an attorney at Hullverson Law Firm. Steve received his law degree in 1974 from St. Louis University. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar, 1974; U. S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District Missouri.
Missouri Bar, MCLE Department
Credit has been approved with the Missouri Bar, MCLE Department for 1.00 MO MCLE credit.
Wed, March 31, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
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