Virtual 15-Hour Annual MCLE Update
Wed, June 30, 2021
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM CT
Missouri: 15.0 MCLE | 5.0 Ethics | 4.0 Elimination of Bias
Subject to change.
|7-7:50 a.m.||Keep Calm and Lawyer On (1.0 MO Ethics)
Learn tips, tools and insights on providing quality legal service to clients while honoring your own routine, stress, emotions and attitude.
Amy Rebecca Johnson — Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. (BAMSL Well-Being Committee Chair)
|8-8:50 a.m.||Elder Law: How to pay for Long Term Care
Jay B. Lenox — Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law LLC
|9-9:50 a.m.||Mediation Myths and Ethics
Jen Matthew — Alaris (BAMSL Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Co-Chair)
|10-10:50 a.m.||The Kaleidoscope of Cultural Competence (1.0 MO Elimination of Bias)
A move toward deeper cultural competence is relevant to all lawyers' interacting in communities filled with potential clients in need of legal counseling. In order to avoid misunderstandings in client representation, it is important to understand the meaning of cultural competence, address internal issues of implicit bias, and facilitate stronger intercultural communication of interviewing and counseling people from diverse cultural groups. Cultural competence, therefore, enhances the lawyer's ability to nurture relationships and strengthens the professional responsibility to represent clients from various cultural groups more effectively.
I. Defining Cultural Competence
II. Ethical and Legal Relevancy
III. Understanding Self and Others
IV. Implicit Bias and intercommunications
V. Reflection and Integrating into Practice
Sheri Tucker — Tucker Legal Services, LLC
|11-11:50 a.m.||Jury Trials in the Covid Era
A panel of attorneys from different St. Louis jurisdictions will talk about their experiences of trying a jury trail during covid. Panelist will discuss how court room etiquette has changed, challenges they faced during trial, and what changes are here to stay.
Nina Sykora — Jackson Lewis PC (BAMSL Criminal Law Section Chair)
|12-12:50 p.m.||Must Haves for Law Firm Growth in the Future
It's reality that our world has changed. It's different and not likely going back to the way we once knew it. Instead of waiting for things to go back to "normal", leaders need to start embracing a new normal in a way that sets their firms and people up for long term success. This session will focus on must-haves to see your law firm grow and succeed in the future so you can continue serving clients effectively and efficiently. We will focus on:
• Strategy being more important than ever.
• New marketing and networking approaches.
• Business best practices of KPIs, financial reviews, client satisfaction measurement and quality Reviews.
• The voice of the customer.
• The important of efficiency and agility in your firm.
Jamiee Hall — Legal Back Office
|1-1:50 p.m.||2021 Tax Reform Proposals-Estate and Tax Planning under the Biden Administration
2021 May bring major changes to estate planning and tax planning in the U.S. The Biden Administration and its allies in Congress are considering several proposals that would make significant changes to the estate and wealth transfer regime. This CLE will discuss the changes proposed in the For the 99.5% Act, H.R. 2286, the STEP Act, and the American Families Plan and the impact such changes would have on estate, gift and income taxation for wealthy taxpayers.
Jessica Quintero — Husch Blackwell LLP
|2-2:50 p.m.||Trans 101: Transgender Cultural Competency (1.0 MO Elimination of Bias)
BAMSL's LGBTQ+ Committee is proud to welcome the Metro Trans Umbrella Group for this "Trans 101" training that will qualify for Missouri's Elimination of Bias CLE credit. The Metro Trans Umbrella Group, or MTUG, is the St. Louis region's leading community organization for Transgender support, advocacy, and education. We are grateful that MTUG's Executive Director and Co-Founder, Sayer Johnson (he/him), will share his experiences and educate us on vocabulary and other transgender cultural competencies.
Sayer Johnson (he/him) — Executive Director and Cofounder, Metro Trans Umbrella Group
Thank you to JAMS and Lathrop GPM for supporting this session.
|3-3:50 p.m.||Change on the Horizon — Post COVID-19 Changes to the Workplace and in Healthcare
This CLE will discuss issues that may arise for companies within the Labor and Employment and Health Care areas as we attempt to return to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include: the handling of the vaccination of employees, long term effects of COVID-19 and the ADA and FMLA, and Return to Work procedures, among others.
Bola Adeniran — Husch Blackwell LLP
Kayla Loveless — Husch Blackwell LLP
|4-4:50 p.m.||Data Security for the Legal Field: Remote Proceedings
This CLE discussion will revolve around the following items:
1. Lawyers' responsibilities under the rules of the ABA.
2. Tips and things to watch for with Remote Proceeding Software platforms.
3. Ways law firms are being targeted.
4. How to respond to an attack.
5. Top 10 tips to Shield you from a hacker's attack.
Joe Jennings — Veritext
|5-5:50 p.m.||History of the Freedom Suits (1.0 MO Elimination of Bias)
Hon. David Mason — St. Louis City Circuit Court
Former Mayor Francis Slay — Spencer Fane LLP
Paul Venker — Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
Shatrasha Stone — Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
|6-6:50 p.m.||Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Legal Workplaces (1.0 MO Elimination of Bias)
As law firms and legal workplaces of today strive to transform, the quest to foster more diverse and inclusive environments is a growing priority. Armstrong Teasdale VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sonji Young will explore the history of workplace diversity in thee legal industry, mitigating bias to champion inclusive hiring and allyship.
Sonji Young — Armstrong Teasdale LLP
|7-7:50 p.m.||100 Days/100 Changes: How Immigration is Changing Under the New Administration
The last four years have been a whirlwind of activity in the area of immigration. Changes to policy, regulation and law came so quickly during this period the ink had hardly dried on many initiatives and actions when the current administration took over. We'll catalogue some of these changes and the current administrations actions in response and discuss the implications for practitioners and observers alike.
David T. Cox — Cox ESQ (BAMSL Immigration Law Committee Chair)
|8-8:50 p.m.||Forensic Meteorology: Revealing Weather-Related Truths
This CLE will explain what forensic meteorology is and the type of cases we have been retained in. We will show real case examples of the roles we have taken in reconstructing the weather conditions at a particular time and place. There will also be a focus on the pitfalls of relying solely on free or low-cost weather data, which are becoming more widely available.
John Lavin, CCM — Director of Forensic Services, AccuWeather for Business and Certified Consulting Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Dr. Joe Sobel — Nationally recognized meteorologist and a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Sobel has extensive expert witness experience and has testified over 50 times in court or at depositions.
Steve Wistar, CCM — Senior Forensic Meteorologist, AccuWeather for Business and Certified Consulting Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) since 2000.
|9-9:50 p.m.||How to Build a Virtual Law Firm
As more and more legal professionals do their work from home; the high overhead and inflexibility of traditional office models becomes less and less appealing. Enter the virtual law firm: an alternative practice model that opens up new possibilities for law firms and their clients. Join Rio From Clio as she discusses what a virtual law firm is, how it works, why you should consider starting a virtual practice, and how to get started on your firm’s virtual path.
Rio Peterson — Affinity Partnership Manager, Clio
Missouri Bar, MCLE Department
Credit has been approved with the Missouri Bar, MCLE Department for 4.00 Cultural Competency, Diversity, Inclusion, and Implicit Bias credits, 15.00 MO MCLE credits, and 5.00 MO Professionalism, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Legal or Judicial Ethics, Malpractice Prevent credits.
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Wed, June 30, 2021
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM CT
|$299.00||St. Charles County Bar Assoc Members|
|Individual Sessions ($50 each)|
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