2010 Mo Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference
Topic: Starting a Practice Boot Camp

Appeals: Practical Tips and Pitfalls

Thursday, June 10
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Speakers: Joe Yeckel, Rick Rollings

Moderator: Jeremiah Kidwell

Course Materials:

Appeals: Practical Tips and Pitfalls (10 pages)


Own the Room: Making Great Presentations to Win Over Clients & Prospects – Part I (program continues)

Thursday, June 10
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Speaker: Steve Hughes

Moderator: Barbara Hecht

Course Materials:

Own the Room: Making Great Presentations to Win Over Clients & Prospects (5 pages)


Hot Issues in Workers’ Compensation, Second Injury Fund and Social Security

Thursday, June 10
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Speakers: Lee McMurray, Brian Stokes, Judge Grant Gorman

Moderator: Lisa Grimes

Course Materials:

Compassionate Allowances Conditions (5 pages)

Summary of Commission Decisions - 2010 (3 pages)

Summary of Recent Workers' Compensation Case Law (4 pages)


Own the Room Making Great Presentations to Win Over Clients & Prospects – Part II (program concludes)

Thursday, June 10
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Speaker: Steve Hughes

Moderator: Barbara Hecht

Course Materials:

Own the Room: Making Great Presentations to Win Over Clients & Prospects (5 pages)


Count de´ Money: Making the Most of Your PI Case

Thursday, June 10
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Speakers: Tim Dollar, David Zevan

Moderator:Zach Bickel

Course Materials:

Count de´ Money: Making the Most of Your PI Case (2 pages)

Other Materials (17 pages)

Juror Questionnaire (10 pages)

Johnson v. McCullough (12 pages)

Burden of Proof Continuum (1 page)

Illinois Jury Instruction (1 page)

Memo in Support of Plaintiffs' Voir Dire Procedure (10 pages)

Plaintiff's Trial Brief Regarding Challenges of Jurors for Cause During Voir Dire (11 pages)

Voir Dire - Potts (13 pages)

Voir Dire - Wicklund (7 pages)

Voir Dire - Madison County, Illinois (4 pages)

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Environmental Due Diligence in Business and Real Estate Transactions

Thursday, June 10
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Speaker:Chris Wendelbo

Moderator: Lisa Grimes

Course Materials:

Environmental Due Diligence in Business and Real Estate Transactions (6 pages)


Unwritten Title Transfers: Land Disputes Adverse Possession, Unwritten Title Transfers, Easements by Necessity, Prescriptive Rights

Thursday, June 10
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, June 10

Speaker: Sherwin Epstein

Moderator: Jana Oestreich

Course Materials:

What You Should Know about Unwritten Conveyances Including Adverse Possession, But Did Not Want to Do the Research (10 pages)


How to Help Your Client Through Mortgage Loan Modifications, Short Sales or a Foreclosure Sale

Friday, June 11
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Speakers: Iean Finley, Allison Tanner

Moderator: Beth Lewandowski

Course Materials:

The Short Sale Process (23 pages)
(Also available as PowerPoint and PDF, 3 per page)

The Missouri Foreclosure Process - for Lenders' and Borrowers' Attorneys (133 pages)
(Also available as PowerPoint, PDF - 3 per page, and PDF - 6 per page)

Checklist and Forms (23 pages)

Basic Consumer Facts about the HOPE for Homeowners Program; Summary of the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008"; Other Materials (53 pages)

U.S. Bank National Association v. Ibanez; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Larace (60 pages)

Other Cases and Articles (57 pages)

Underwater and Not Walking Away: Shame, Fear and the Social Management of the Housing Crisis (54 pages)


Use and Preparation of Experts in Land Valuation Disputes

Friday, June 11
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Paul Henry

Moderator: Sherwin Epstein

Course Materials:

Experts in Land Valuation Cases (42 pages)
(Also available in PowerPoint and PDF, 3 per page)


Ripped From the Headlines Practical Business Tips to Help Clients Survive and Prosper in this Topsy-Turvy Climate

Saturday, June 12
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Speaker: Chris Kelleher

Moderator: Karl Timmerman>

Course Materials:

Materials for this portion of our program were not available from the speaker at the time of CD production. Materials may be in the form of a handout.