Ample opportunities exist for pro bono attorneys to assist survivors of domestic violence with orders of protection. This program is designed to equip attorneys with a basic understanding of how to handle an order of protection for a petitioner, from start to finish. This practical training is geared toward both litigators and non-litigators alike.
Thursday, October 182:10 – 3 p.m.1.0 MCLE Hour Presenters: Jason D. Dodson, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., St. LouisKelly H. Martinez, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Jefferson City
Although the modern portrayal of attorneys – on TV and in the movies – often reinforces the stereotypes that underly an endless litany of “lawyer jokes” and the negative perception of the legal profession, most “real” lawyers share a passion and courage to use their intellect and skills to support and fight for a fair and just society, including standing up for the defenseless, the oppressed, and the unpopular cause. This session focuses on these “real” lawyers, offering details on the wide range of practice opportunities, resources, training and support available within the state to make it easier for new and experienced attorneys to apply the integral professional tenet in their practices.Thursday, October 183:10 – 4 p.m.1.0 MCLE Hour, including 1.0 Ethics hour
Moderator:Genevieve M. Frank, St. Louis County Clerk, Clayton
Presenters: Deanna K. Scott, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, SpringfieldJames H. Guest, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., St. LouisJoan Kelly Horn, St. Louis County Department of Human Services, Clayton Thomas Harvey, Arch City Defenders, St. LouisDaniel J. Gralike, Office of Missouri State Public Defender, Columbia
Thursday, October 184:10 – 5 p.m.1.0 MCLE Hour Presenters: Robert L. Swearingen, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., St. Louis
This session focuses on the unique challenges that attorneys may face when representing a client seeking guardianship over a proposed ward with mental health issues. The presenters will explore the scope of limited guardianships and when they are appropriate. How the guardianship process relates to mental health civil commitment proceedings will also be discussed.
Friday, October 198:30 – 9:20 a.m. 1.0 MCLE Hour Presenters:Misty A. Watson, Danna McKittrick, P.C., St. Louis Commissioner Patrick Connaghan, Probate Commissioner, 22nd Judicial Circuit, St. Louis
Friday, October 199:30 – 10:20 a.m. 1.0 MCLE Hour Presenters:Michael Duffy, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Kansas CityLaurie J. Hauber, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., St. Louis
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