CLE Programs and Materials

This page lists by reporting years the BCBA programs for which CLE credit has been granted. The reporting years are in reverse chronological order. If materials were provided for a program in electronic format, they are included with the program listing.

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

  • “Courageous Collaboration: The next step in diversity. Are you ready?” – Dana Tippin Cutler, MOBAR President – June 14, 2017 – 1.0 hour.
  • “Conquering Procrastination” – Anne Chambers, Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program – May 10, 2017 – 1.2 hours (ETHICS)
  • “Ethics Update – What Lawyers Need to Know” – Melinda Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel – March 8, 2017 – 1.2 hours (ETHICS)
  • “E-Filing Update, Tips and Tricks” – Circuit Clerk Christy Blakemore – February 8, 2017 – 1.2 hours
  • Brief Summary of Missouri’s New Criminal Code – Jennifer Bukowsky and Nicole Volkert – January 11, 2017 – 1.2 hours
  • Reflections of a New Judge: The First Six Months” – Judge Jeff Harris – November 9, 2016 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Court Address” – presented by Presiding Judge Christine Carpenter – October 12, 2016 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Using Criminal Records to Screen Housing Applicants: A New Landscape in Shades of Gray” – presented by Steve Scott, Scott Law Firm, P.C. – July 13, 2016 – 1.2 hours.

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

  • “Current Developments in Alternative Sentencing” – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Christine Carpenter – July 8, 2015 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Remarks from the Missouri Supreme Court” – presented by Supreme Court Justice Paul Wilson – August 12, 2015 – 1.2 hours.
  • “‘State of the Court’ Address” – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Christine Carpenter– October 14, 2015 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Doing What a Lawyer Does Best: Helping Others” – presented by Anne Chambers, Director of the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program- November 18, 2015 – 1.2 hours including ETHICS credit.
  • “Ethics: Learning from Others’ Mistakes” – presented by Sara Rittman – January 13, 2016 – 1.2 hours including ETHICS credit.
  • “Current Issues in Guardianship and Conservatorship Law”  – presented by MU Law Professor David English – February 10, 2016 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Reflections from the Bench” – presented by 13th Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler – March 9, 2016 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Department of Mental Health” – presented by Dr. Greg Markway, Director of Forensic Services – April 13, 2016 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Federal Court Procedures, Personnel and General Information” – presented by Federal Magistrate Judge Matt Whitworth and assistants – May 11, 2016 – 1.2 hours.

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

  • “The Fourth Amendment in a Changing World” – presented by Nicole Volkert – August 13, 2014 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Supreme Court Practice” – presented by Bill Thompson, Clerk of the Supreme Court- October 8, 2014 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Court Address” – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Jodie Asel – November 12, 2014 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Presentation and Analysis of the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission Report” – panel led by Judge Gary Oxenhandler – January 14, 2015- 1.2 hours
  • “The E Felony: A Presentation about Missouri’s Revised Cri.minal Code” – presented by Bill Tackett, former Cole County Prosecutor – February 11, 2015 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Court Appointed Special Advocates: CASA and the 13th Circuit” – presented by Ruth O’Neill – March 11, 2015 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Missouri Bar”- presented by Reuben Shelton, President of the Missouri Bar- May 13, 2015- 1.2 hours.
  • “Ethics in Divorce Discovery” – presented by panel of Helen Wade, Josh Oxenhandler, and Judge Leslie Schneider- June 10, 2015- 1.2 hours including ethics credit.

July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

  • “Preparing for E-Filing in Boone County” – presented by Cathy Zacharias, OSCA – July 10, 2013 – 1.2 hours.
  • “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 on behalf of the Probate Committee – July 28, 2013 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Panel on Truly Agreed and Finally Passed Legislation that Will Affect Law Practice” – presented by Missouri State Representative Stephen Webber and Eric Wilson of the Missouri Bar – August 14, 2013 – 1.2 hours.
  • “1L Black Letter Law: A Review of the High Points of Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property and Constitutional Law” – presented by MU Law Professors Thom Lambert, Larry Dessem, Dennis Crouch, and Josh Hawley – October 9, 2013 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Court Address” – 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Jodie Asel – November 13, 2013 – 1.2 hours.
  • “The Attorney General’s Office: Structure, Priorities and Constitutional Role” – presented by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster- January 8, 2014 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Affordable Care Act – Legal Challenges and Policy Discussion” – presented by MU Law Professors Phil Peters and Thomas Lambert – February 12, 2014 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Explanation of the State Auditor’s Office” – presented by Tom Schweich, Missouri State Auditor – March 12, 2014 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Remarks by The Secretary of State” – presented by Jason Kander, Missouri Secretary of State – May 14, 2014 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Stand By Your Man and Other Ethics Lessons from the Classics” – Chief Justice Mary Russell -June 11, 2014 – 1.2 hours, including Ethics credit.

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

  • “Service First: Practice Management, Professionalism and Networking Resources for Missouri Lawyers” – presented by Missouri Bar Executive Director Sebrina A. Barrett and Missouri Bar President Lynn Whaley Vogel – July 11, 2012 – 1.2 hours.
  • “What Attorneys Should Know About the Columbia Police Department” – presented by Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton – August 8, 2012 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Court” – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Gary Oxenhandler – September 12, 2012 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Don’t sneak around in ‘my space’: How accessing another’s electronic account could land your client in jail” – presented at free Lunch and Learn by Rachael F. Kennedy and Merilee Crockett – October 16, 2012 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Top Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make in Probate” – presented by Judge Deborah Daniels and Boone County Probate Clerk Debbie Lee, moderated by Rachael F. Kennedy – November 14, 2012 – 1.2 hours.
  • “E-Filing Updates, Appeal Statistics, Lawyer Kudos, and Q&A with the Western Appellate Court” by Western District Appellate Judges Mark Pfeiffer and Gary Witt, Western District Court Clerk Terry Lord, and Missouri Supreme Court Judge Paul Wilson – January 9, 2013 – 1.2 hours.
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Civil Practice in the Associate Court” by Judge Larry Bryson, Michael Carney, and Michael Foster. March 13, 2013 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Why Pro Bono? More Than Giving Back”, by Pat Starke, Judge Leslie Schneider – May 1, 2013 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours Ethics CLE credit).
  • “Disaster and Succession Planning” by Sara Rittman – June 12, 2013 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours Ethics CLE credit).

July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012

  • “Why Voir Dire Is So Tough” – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Gary Oxenhandler – July 13, 2011 – 1.2 hours.
  • “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 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours ethics credit).
  • “State of Court” – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Gary Oxenhandler – October 12, 2011 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Dealing With Pro Se Litigants” – presented by Mid-Missouri Legal Services Executive Director Susan Lutton, 13th Circuit Associate Judge Leslie Schneider, and Amy Salladay – November 9, 2011 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours ethics credit).
  • “2012 General Assembly Preview and Legislative Process” – presented by Senator Kurt U. Schaefer – January 11, 2012 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Collection Actions – Debt Buyers, Debt Sellers, and Their Attorneys” – presented by Dave Angle and Matt Wilson – February 8, 2012 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Civil Contempt in Family Court” – presented by Presiding Family Court Judge Leslie Schneider and Family Court Commissioner Sara Miller – March 14, 2012 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Missouri Ethics and Professionalism Update” – presented by Missouri Ethics Counsel Sara Rittman – May 9, 2012 – 1.2 hours, including ethics credit.
  • “Navigating the Labyrinth of the Circuit Clerk’s Office – How to Get Things Done” – presented by Boone County Circuit Clerk Christy Blakemore – June 13, 2012 – 1.2 hours.

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011

  • “Every Lawyer Wants the Case (But No Lawyer Wants to Be the Case)” – presented by Chris Stiegemeyer, Risk Management Director, The Bar Plan Insurance Company – July 14, 2010 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours ethics credit).
  • “Things Every Lawyer Should Know about Bankruptcy” – presented by the BCBA Commercial Law Committee – August 11, 2010 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Court” – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Gary Oxenhandler – September 8, 2010 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Appellate Practice Panel Discussion” – presented by judges of the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals – November 17, 2010 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Alternative Sentencing Courts” – presented by Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter – January 12, 2011 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Police Use of Force” – presented by BCBA member Donald R. Weaver – February 9, 2011 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Do’s and Don’ts for the Practitioner” – presented by BCBA member Sarah J. Read – March 9, 2011 – 1.2 hours including 1.2 hours of ethics/professionalism credit.
  • “Baseball Salary Arbitration” – presented by BCBA member Bob Bailey, Director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the MU Law School – May 11, 2011 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Valuation of Closely Held Corporations” – presented by BCBA members Gary Stamper, Jean Goldstein, Ed Orr and Helen Wade – June 8, 2011 – 1.2 hours.

July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010

  • “The Innocence Project” – presented by MU Magazine Journalism Prof. Steve Weinberg – August 12, 2009 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Court” Address – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Gene Hamilton – October 14, 2009 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Appellate Practice Before the Western District Court of Appeals” – presented by a panel of judges of the court – November 18, 2009 – 1.2 hours.
  • “The State of the Profession and the Court System” – presented by Missouri Bar President Skip Walther – January 13, 2010 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Avoiding Misconduct and Malpractice Risk by Eroding Procrastination” – presented by Jim Brady, Director of the Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program of The Missouri Bar – February 10, 2010 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours ethics credit).
  • “Recent Developments in Legal Ethics” – presented by Sara Rittman, Missouri Legal Ethics Counsel – March 10, 2010 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours ethics credit).
  • “The Future of Electronic Case Filing in Missouri” – presented by Catherine Zacharias, Legal Counsel for the Office of State Courts Administrator – June 9, 2010 – 1.2 hours.

July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

  • * “Recognizing and Representing the Difficult Client” – presented by Sarah J. Read, Law Offices of Sarah J. Read – July 9, 2008 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Coping with Jail Overcrowding” – panel discussion by Rusty Antel, Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler, Boone County Auditor June Pitchford and Jail Administrator Warren Brewer – August 13, 2008 – 1.2 hours.
  • “State of the Court” Address – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Gene Hamilton – October 8, 2008 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Appellate Practice Panel Discussion” – presented by Judges and Clerk of Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – November 12, 2008 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Family Law Update” – presented by Family Court Commissioner Sara Miller and Associate Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider – January 14, 2008 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Leveraging Your Research Capabilities: Best Uses of the MU Law Library’s Resources” – presented by Steve Lambson, Coordinator of Reference Services, and John Dethman, reference librarian – April 8, 2009 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Common Misconceptions about Missouri Legal Ethics” – presented by Sara Rittman, Missouri Ethics Counsel – May 13, 2009 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours ethics credit).
  • “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 – 1.2 hours.

July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008

  • “Perspective from the Bench — New Judges” – presented by Associate Circuit Judges Deborah Daniels and Leslie Schneider – July 11, 2007 – 1 hour.
  • “Legislative Developments in 2007 – presented by Catherine Barrie, Missouri Bar lobbyist, and Skip Walther, member of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors – August 8, 2007 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Another World: Civil Practice Before Associate Circuit Judges and the Differences You Should Know About” – presented by Steve Scott – November 14, 2007 – 1.2 hours.
  • “An Early Look at the Roberts Court” – presented by MU Law School Prof. Emeritus Bill Fisch – January 9, 2008 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Boomer Planning: Win, Lose or DRA?” – presented by Reginald H. Turnbull – February 13, 2008 – 1.2 hours
    “Of Course It’s a Dangerous Condition — Somebody Was Hurt” – presented by Zach Cartwright, senior litigation counsel, Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission – April 9, 2008 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Electronic and Digital Evidence” – presented by Craig J. Chval, The Chval Law Group, P.C. – May 14, 2008 – 1.2 hours.
  • “The Newest, Latest and Greatest Ethical Rules You Should Know About” – presented by Chris Stiegemeyer, risk manager for The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company – June 11, 2008 – 1.2 hours (including 1.2 hours ethics credit).

July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007

  • “Thinking Inside the Box — Lawyers as Jurors” – presented by panel of lawyers who served on jury panels – July 12, 2006 – 1 hour.
  • “Would You Like Fries with That?…and Other Sentences You Want to Keep Out of Your Professional Vocabulary” – presented by MU Law Prof. Steve Easton – November 8, 2006 – 1 hour (including 1 hour ethics credit).
  • “Potential Pitfalls in Family Law Cases” – presented by a panel of members of the BCBA Family Law Committee – January 10, 2007 – 1 hour.
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Alternative Dispute Resolution” – presented by Jim Levin, Assistant Director of the MU Law School Center for Dispute Resolution – February 14, 2007 – 1 hour.
  • Panel Discussion on Jury Selection – presented by Judge Gary Oxenhandler, Wally Bley and John Roark – March 14, 2007 – 1 hour.
  • “Changes to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 4” – presented by Missouri Legal Ethics Counsel Sara Rittman – May 9, 2007 – 1 hour (including 1 hour of ethics credit.).
  • “Introduction to Fastcase” – presented by Steve Scott – June 13, 2007 – 1 hour.

July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006

  • “What Every Lawyer Should Know about Bankruptcy Law Changes” – presented by Janice Harder and Harry Boul – July 13, 2005 – 1 hour.
  • “Legislative Update” – presented by Jeff Harris – August 10, 2005 – 1 hour.
  • “Current Appellate Practices and Procedures” – presented by Judges Eddie Smith, Thomas Newton and Lisa White Hardwick, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – November 9, 2005 – 1 hour.
  • “Factual Discovery and Public Records – presented by Wendall Coonse, LexisNexis representative – January 11, 2006 – 1 hour.
  • “Ethical Considerations and Domestic Violence” – presented by Boone County Prosecutor Kevin Crane and assistant prosecutors Nicole Volker and Merilee Crockett – February 8, 2006 – 1 hour )including 0.6 hour ethics credit).

July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005

  • “Collaborative Family Law” – presented by practitioners Peter Schloss and Hugh O’Donnell and MU Law Prof. John Landes – July 14, 2004 – 1 hour.
  • “What All Lawyers Should Know about Immigration Law” – presented by Steve Blower – August 11, 2004 – 1 hour.
  • “Current Appellate Practices and Procedures” – presented by Judges Lisa White Hardwick, Robert Ulrich and Thomas Newton, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – November 17, 2004 – 1 hour.
  • “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 – 1 hour (including 1 hour ethics credit).
  • “Family Law Symposium” – presented by Leslie Schneider, Gary Stamper and Doug Pugh – May 6, 2005 – 2 hours.
  • “Drug Court and Mental Health Court” – presented by Judge Christine Carpenter – May 11, 2005 – 1 hour (including 1 hour ethics credit).
  • “Better Practice Management through Self-Management” – presented by Jim Brady, Director, Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program – June 8, 2005 – 1 hour (including 1 hour ethics credit).

July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004

  • “Legal Ethics Counsel” – presented by Sara Rittman, Missouri Legal Ethics Counsel – July 9, 2003 – 1 hour (including 1 hour ethics credit).
  • “Copyright and Trademark” – presented by David Van Dyke, intellectual property attorney at Shelter Insurance Companies – November 12, 2003 – 1 hour.
  • “Getting Behind the Rhetoric of the Malpractice Debate” – presented by MU Law Prof. Phil Peters – January 14, 2004 – 1 hour.
  • “Controlling an Expert or Other Obstreperous Witness on Cross-Examination” – presented by MU Assoc. Law Prof. Steve Easton – May 12, 2004 – 1 hour.
  • “Appellate Practice” – presented by Missouri Supreme Court Judge Duane Benton – June 9, 2004 – 1 hour.

July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2003

  • “Fee Agreements: Suggestions to Avoid Disagreements” – presented by Chief Disciplinary Counsel Maridee Edwards and CDC Staff Counsel Mark Flanegin – July 10, 2002 – 1 hour (including 1 hour ethics credit).
  • “Appellate Practice and Procedure” – presented by judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – November 13, 2002 – 1.2 hours.
  • “Courtroom Technology” – presented by Debbie Weaver, Courtroom Technologies Consultants, and Jimmy LoMonaco, Conference Technologies – February 12, 2003 – 1 hour.
  • “Understanding the Advocate’s Role in Mediation” – presented by Sarah J. Read – March 12, 2003 – 1 hour.
  • “White Collar Crime” – presented by Stephen B. Smith, CPA – May 14, 2003 – 1 hour.

July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002

  • “State of the Judiciary” – presented by 13th Circuit Presiding Judge Frank Conley – September 19, 2001 – 1 hour.
  • “The New Recording Statutes” – presented by Boone County Recorder Bettie Johnson – October 10, 2001 – 1 hour.
  • “Appellate Practice and Procedure” – presented by judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – November 14, 2001 – 1 hour.
  • “Ex Parte Contacts with Organizational Employees – presented by Jeff Parshall and Mark Pfeiffer – January 9, 2002 – 1 hour (including ethics credit).
  • * “Criminal, DWI and Traffic Law Update” – presented by Rusty Antel – February 13, 2002 – l hour.
  • “Case Management Software” – presented by Tim Mellitz – March 13, 2002 – 1 hour.
  • “Bankruptcy Practice” – presented by John Reed – May 8, 2002 – 1 hour.
  • “Court Automation Update” – presented by Bob Perry, Cheryl Whitmarsh, Kathy Lloyd and Melody Garnett – June 12, 2002 – 1 hour.