This program is back by popular demand. Always at the top of the ratings in post-meeting evaluations, the seats fill up fast, so get there early. In an age of the vanishing trial, lawyers have fewer and fewer opportunities to gain hands-on trial experience. This program offers lawyers the chance to take part in a lively and free-flowing discussion with members of the trial bench from around the state, who share the dos and don’ts and offer their own particular insights to help lawyers succeed when they appear in court.
Thursday, October 182:10 – 3 p.m.1.0 MCLE Hour Moderator:Doreen D. Dodson, The Stolar Partnership, St. LouisPresenters:Hon. Glen A. Dietrich, 4th Judicial Circuit, MaryvilleHon. Carolyn C. Whittington, 21st Judicial Circuit, ClaytonHon. Barbara W. Wallace, 21st Judicial Circuit, ClaytonHon. Gary P. Kramer, 23rd Judicial Circuit, HillsboroHon. J. Dale Youngs, 16th Judicial Circuit, Kansas CityHon. Deborah Daniels, 13th Judicial Circuit, Columbia
From drafting a compelling brief to the delivery of a persuasive oral argument, appellate practice may, at times, seem “mysterious,” especially for those who don’t regularly practice in the appellate courts. Like the trial judge panel program, attendees typically fill this session to capacity to hear from and ask questions of Missouri appellate judges on what works and what hurts on appeal. Stake out your spot early.
Thursday, October 183:10 – 4 p.m.1.0 MCLE Hour
Moderator: Erwin O. Switzer, III, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., St. Louis
Presenters:Hon. Mary Russell, Supreme Court of Missouri, Jefferson CityHon. Victor C. Howard, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Kansas CityHon. Mary K. Hoff, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, St. LouisHon. Lisa White Hardwick, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Kansas CityHon. Donald E. Burrell, Jr., Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, SpringfieldHon. Robert G. Dowd, Jr., Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, St. LouisHon. Gary W. Lynch, Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Springfield
Have you ever seen a verdict and wondered what the jury was thinking? This session will give you a chance to find out. Join us to hear directly from jurors who served in recent cases, both big and small. The jurors will explain, from their perspectives, what works and what does not work in the courtroom, providing important first-hand insights for the lawyers and interested judges who attend. Led by one of Missouri’s most respected trial attorneys, this session will be a lively, interactive discussion (including questions from the audience) that will reveal trial tips straight from the jury’s mouth.
Thursday, October 184:10 – 5 p.m.1.0 MCLE Hour Moderator:Rodney E. Loomer, Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton, PC, SpringfieldPresenters: Panel of jurors from recent trials
This program will consist of tips for trying the small jury trial and the small court-tried lawsuit, including how lawyers can keep costs to a minimum by using tools available on the Internet and by using audio-visual evidence, how to keep the jury’s and the judge’s interest, and what stipulations should – and should not – be made.
Friday, October 198:30 – 9:20 a.m.1.0 MCLE Hour Presenters:Eric M. Belk, Eric M. Belk, P.C., SpringfieldHon. Mark A. Powell, 31st Judicial Circuit, Springfield
This advanced program will feature a discussion by leading professions on successfully identifying, negotiating and reducing liens and offsets.
Friday, October 199:30 – 10:20 a.m. 1.0 MCLE Hour Moderator: Nancy R. Mogab, Mogab & Hughes Attorneys P.C., St. Louis
Presenter:Christine Alsop, Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, L.L.C., St. Louis Julie A. Berkowitz, Law Office of Julie Berkowitz, St. LouisJ. Christopher Chostner, Schuchat, Cook & Werner, St. LouisRobert N. Hendershot, II, Evans and Dixon, L.L.C., St. Louis
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