CLE Materials

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Materials

This page provides links to CLE presenters’ materials in electronic format when materials were available. The programs are listed in reverse chronological order.

“Conquering Procrastination” – presented by Anne Chambers, May 10, 2017

https://boonecountybar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Conquering-Procrastination-Handout.pdf

“Ethics: Learning from Others’ Mistakes” – presented by Sara Rittman, January 13, 2016

Ethics: Learning From Others’ Mistakes

“1L Black Letter Law: A Review of the High Points from Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property, and Constitutional Law” Professors Thom Lambert, Larry Dessem, Dennis Crouch and Josh Hawley, October 9, 2013

Outlines for Civil Procedure and Contracts

“Panel on Truly Agreed and Finally Passed Legislation that Will Affect Law Practice” Missouri State Representative Stephen Webber and Eric Wilson of the Missouri Bar, August 14, 2013

Part 1
Part 2

“Introduction to Electronic Filing” – presented by Catherine Nelson Zacharias, OSCA, July 10, 2013

Powerpoint Slides [in PDF format]
Efiling Brochure
Efiling Rules

“SO- You Think You Want to Serve as GAL? . . . What you might need to know to serve as court-appointed counsel in Guardianship and Conservatorship proceedings under Chapter 475” – presented by Jason Simmons

CLE_Materials [Outline presented at 6/28/13 CLE]

“Disaster and Succession Planning” – presented by Sara Rittman

CLE_Materials/130612_CLE_Disaster_and_Succession_Planning.pdf

“The Top 10 Mistakes Attorneys Make in Probate” – presented by Judge Deborah Daniels and Boone County Probate Clerk Debbie Lee, and moderated by Rachael F. Kennedy.

CLE_Materials/Probate_Top_10_Mistakes_Handout.pdf

“Don’t sneak around in ‘my space’: How accessing another’s electronic account could land your client in jail.” presented on October 16, 2012 at Free Lunch and Learn by, by Rachael F. Kennedy and Merilee Crockett.

Statutes_Tampering.pdf
Tampering with computer data final.pdf

Navigating the Labyrinth of the Circuit Clerk’s Office – How to Get Things Done – presented by Boone County Circuit Clerk Christy Blakemore

CLE_Materials/2012-06-13_Questions_for_Circuit_Clerk-.pdf

Missouri Ethics and Professionalism Update – presented by Missouri Ethics Counsel Sara Rittman

Ethics_Update_Outline_2012
Ethics_Update_Powerpoint_2012

Civil Contempt in Family Court – presented by Judge Leslie Schneider and Commissioner Sara Miller

CLE_Materials/CLE_Contempt_power_point_120314.pdf

Collection Actions- Debt Buyers, Debt Sellers, and Their Attorneys – presented by attorneys Dave Angle and Matt Wilson

Debt Collection CLE Outline

Time Management – Time Flies When You Are Having Fun But It’s No Fun When the Time Has Flown – presented by BCBA member Sarah J. Read – August 10, 2011

Time Management Overview
Time Management Reading List
Time Management Worksheet

Valuation of Closely Held Corporations – presented by BCBA members Gary Stamper, Jean Goldstein, Ed Orr and Helen Wade – June 8, 2011

Materials in PDF format (scanned – 2.66MB)

Do’s and Don’ts for the Practitioner – presented by BCBA member Sarah J. Read – March 9, 2011

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts – PDF
Closing the Loop – PDF
Closing the Loop Addendum – PDF
Budget and Business Plan Basics – PDF
Budget Example – Excel
Formal Opinion 128 – PDF

Police Use of Force – presented by BCBA member Donald R. Weaver – February 9, 2011.

Materials in PDF format

Things Every Lawyer Should Know about Bankruptcy – presented by the BCBA Commercial Law Committee – August 11, 2010

Materials in PDF format

The Future of Electronic Case Filing in Missouri – presented by Catherine Zacharias, Legal Counsel for the Office of State Courts Administrator – June 9, 2010

Materials in PDF format

Recent Developments in Legal Ethics – presented by Sara Rittman, Missouri Legal Ethics Counsel – March 10, 2010

Materials in PDF format

State of the Court Address – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Gene Hamilton – October 14, 2009

Powerpoint Slides in PDF format

Getting Better Results for Clients Using a Planned Negotiation Process – presented by John Lande, Director of the MU Law School’s LLM in Dispute Resolution Program – June 10, 2009

Materials in PDF format
Materials in PDF format
Materials in PDF format

Common Misconceptions about Missouri Legal Ethics – presented by Sara Rittman, Missouri Ethics Counsel – May 13, 2009

Materials in PDF format

Family Law Update – presented by Family Court Commissioner Sara Miller and Associate Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider – January 14, 2009

Powerpoint Slides in PDF format

State of the Court Address – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Gene Hamilton – October 8, 2008

Powerpoint Slides in PDF format

Recognizing and Representing the Difficult Client – presented by Sarah J. Read, Law Offices of Sarah J. Read – July 9, 2008

Materials in PDF format
Speaker bio in PDF format

Electronic and Digital Evidence – presented by Craig J. Chval, The Chval Law Group, P.C. – May 14, 2008

Materials in PDF format

Another World: Civil Practice Before Associate Circuit Judges and the Differences You Should Know About – presented by Steve Scott – November 14, 2007

Materials in PDF format

Introduction to Fastcase – presented by Steve Scott – June 13, 2007

Materials in PDF format
Fastcase User Guide in PDF format

What Every Lawyer Should Know about Bankruptcy Law Changes – presented by Janice Harder and Harry Boul – July 13, 2005

Materials in PDF format

Better Practice Management through Self-Management – presented by Jim Brady, Director, Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program – June 8, 2005

Program materials in PDF format
MoBar Lawyer Assistance materials in PDF format

The New File-Retention Rule: What You Can Do to Reduce Costs, Free Up Space, and Care for Your Loved Ones After You Are Gone – presented by Sarah J. Read and Sara Rittman – January 12, 2005

Powerpoint Slides in PDF format
File-retention checklist in PDF format

Copyright and Trademark – presented by David Van Dyke, intellectual property attorney at Shelter Insurance Companies – November 12, 2003

Powerpoint Slides in PDF format

Legal Ethics Counsel – presented by Sara Rittman, Missouri Legal Ethics Counsel – July 9, 2003

Materials in PDF format

White Collar Crime – presented by Stephen B. Smith, CPA – May 14, 2003

Powerpoint Slides in PDF format
Enlarged view of Slide #13 showing “fraud tree” in PDF format

Understanding the Advocate’s Role in Mediation – presented by Sarah J. Read – March 12, 2003

Materials in PDF format
Communication Guidelines handout in PDF format

Appellate Practice and Procedure – presented by judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – November 13, 2002

Program summary in PDF format

Fee Agreements: Suggestions to Avoid Disagreements – presented by Chief Disciplinary Counsel Maridee Edwards and CDC Staff Counsel Mark Flanegin – July 10, 2002

Fee Agreement Samples in Word format

Criminal, DWI and Traffic Law Update – presented by Rusty Antel – February 13, 2002

Materials in PDF format

Ex Parte Contacts with Organizational Employees – presented by Jeff Parshall and Mark Pfeiffer – January 9, 2002. The primary reference material for the program was an article titled “Ex Parte Contacts with Organizational Employees in Missouri,” which appeared in the March-April 1998 issue of The Journal of the Missouri Bar.

Article in PDF format