New Lawyer Practice Management Seminar

Criminal Law 101: What Every Lawyer Must Know About the Criminal Justice System


Almost every lawyer in Missouri at some point in their career will be asked to represent a person in a criminal or traffic proceeding. Whether it is a simple speeding case for your boss’s daughter, a DWI for a firm’s big client, or even a drug possession for your little brother who just went off to college at some point it is going to happen. Every lawyer must have a realistic basic knowledge of the criminal justice system. This session will give a crash course in law and practice in the criminal justice system, including the path of a criminal case, warrants, types of offenses, criminal records and expungements, traffic and basic DWI/DUI representation. We won’t be able to give you everything you need to know in an hour, but we can make it so you can at least survive.
 

Friday, October 19
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

1.2 MCLE Hours

Presenters:
Matthew A. Radefeld, Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, P.C., St. Louis
Bradley R. Barton, Barnum, Pennick & Barton, L.L.C., Webb City


Family Law: Laying a Solid Foundation for Handling Domestic Matters in Missouri 


Everyone knows someone who has been divorced, had a baby out of wedlock, moved out of town with a child, received child support, or filed for custody. There is no shortage of family law litigation. You have to know the basics before representing a client in a matter that is so personal and emotional. Though each jurisdiction may use different forms for filing a divorce or paternity action, the basics are the same across Missouri. We provide the basics on how to file a paternity action and a dissolution of marriage, including the income and expense and property statement, parenting plan, Form 14, and finally touch upon UCCJA issues. While we cannot teach you how to be a successful family law attorney in an hour, we can get you started.

Friday, October 19
2:40 – 3:40 p.m.
1.2 MCLE Hours 

Presenters:
Martha M. Clark, Law Offices of Martha M. Clark, St. Charles
Amy E. Bender Levy, Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, St. Louis


Ethics/Professionalism: Ethical Dilemmas and Situations Faced by Lawyers in the Early Years of Practice 


This program will offer insight and practical tips for ethical dilemmas and situations often faced by lawyers in the early years of practice. Attendees will be offered practical advice grounded in the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct using real-world scenarios to help them avoid some of the potential ethical pitfalls and problems lawyers may encounter as junior attorneys in firms or as new attorneys trying to establish their own practice.

Friday, October 19
3:50 – 4:50 p.m.
1.2 MCLE Hours, including 1.2 Ethics hours

Presenters: 
Lizabeth M. Conran, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., St. Louis
Jason A. Paulsmeyer, PSRS / PEERS, Jefferson City