Practice Trends for the Modern Lawyer

Alternative Fee Agreements: Market Trends Away from the Billable Hour

 
Thursday, September 19
2:10 – 3 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Hour

Moderator: 
Mark Coulter, Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City

Presenter:
Paul Williams, Shook, Hardy and Bacon, LLP, Kansas City 


Paperless Offices - The Cloud, Mobile Lawyers, A Virtual Office


Thursday, September 19
3:10 – 4 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Hour

Presenter:
Mira Mdivani, The Mdivani Law Firm, LLC, Overland Park, Kansas


Lawyer Specialty Certifications Revisited


Thursday, September 19
4:10 – 5 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Hour 

Moderator: Reginald H. Turnbull, Turnbull & Stark, PC, Jefferson City

Presenters: 
Michael C. Weeks, The Weeks Group, LLC, St. Charles
Harry D. Boul, Boul & Associates, P.C., Columbia
John D. Beger, Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Rolla


eFiling in Missouri Courts - Solutions for Pitfalls and Problems Attorneys are Facing


Friday, September 20
8:30 – 9:20 a.m. 
1.0 MCLE Hour

Lawyers and judges attending this program will benefit from the lessons learned in the 16 counties (as well as the Supreme Court of Missouri and all three Missouri Court of Appeals districts) that have launched Missouri’s eFiling System to date. Presenters will address the challenges faced by practitioners and the solutions put in place as the state courts move to 100% electronic filing. This program will help attendees more effectively use the system, whether they practice in counties where eFiling is currently underway or in one of the counties set to implement the system later this year, or in 2014.

Presenter:
Catherine N. Zacharias, Office of State Courts Administrator, Jefferson City


Major Developments in E-Discovery


Friday, September 20
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
 
1.0 MCLE Hour

Electronic discovery continues to evolve with substantial impact on case development and management across the litigation spectrum. Following a brief moderator overview of the state of e-discovery and its core competencies, the panelists will address hot topics including discovery of social media and use of predictive coding as well as best practices for managing e-discovery and containing costs. This session will be of interest and benefit to anyone interested in e-discovery regardless of level of experience.

Moderator:
Randy Diamond, Director of Library and Technology Resources, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia

Presenters:
Denise J. Talbert, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P., Kansas City
James L. Moeller, Lathrop & Gage LLP, Kansas City