• Program Overview +

    Now is the time to earn your CLE credits with UMKC CLE’s “The Time is Now!” series lineup. This year, we are offering “15-Hour Review of the Law 2017”, “Kansas 8+4 Review of the Law”, “2017 Hot Topics in Ethics”, and “2017 Hot Topics in Law and Practice.” You will be able to mix and match among the different programs to meet your end-of-year CLE needs. Each hour is $45 with a $345 max fee that may pay for as many hours as you would like to obtain in the series. There is also no penalty for walk-ins.
  • Kansas City 15-Hour Review of the Law +

    Friday, June 16, 2017 Sheraton Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, KCMO

    Friday, June 30, 2017 Sheraton Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, KCMO

    Missouri CLE: 15.0 Hours, incl. 3.0 Ethics | Kansas: 8.0 Hours, incl. 3.0 Ethics

    8:00 a.m. Missouri Family Law Update

    Peter A. Raith, The Raith Law Firm, PC

    Patricia Scaglia, Scaglia Law Firm, LLC

    8:50 a.m. Torts & Civil Actions

    John W. Kurtz, Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P.

    9:40 a.m. Break

    9:55 a.m. Criminal Law Update

    W. Brian Gaddy, Gaddy Weis LLC

    10:45 a.m. eDiscovery – Strategies for Defensible Data Collection

    John E. Benson, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

    11:35 a.m. ETHICS Update - Ethics on Appeal

    Hon. Duane Benton, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

    12:25 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

    1:10 p.m. ETHICS Update - Avoiding Malpractice

    Christian A. Stiegemeyer, The Bar Plan

    2:00 p.m. ETHICS Update - Missouri Ethics & Professionalism

    Sara Rittman, Rittman Law LLC

    2:50 p.m. Labor and Employment Law Update

    (June 16) Amy Fowler, Freeman & Fowler LLC

    (June 30) Shelly Freeman, FineLine HR Consulting

    3:40 p.m. Break

    3:55 p.m. Probate Practice Update

    Judge Mark A. Styles, Jr.
    16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri Division 19

    Commissioner Scott R. Manuel

    16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri Div. 19, KCMO

    4:45 p.m. Guardian Ad Litem

    (June 16) Lauren Langan, Jackson County CASA

    (June 30) Judith Westmoreland, Jackson County CASA

    5:35 p.m. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:

    Dangers of Collecting Small Debts

    Michael Rapp, Stecklein & Rapp

    6:25 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

    7:00 p.m. DUI Updates

    Matthew Guilfoil, Guilfoil Law Group, LLC

    7:50 p.m. Workers’ Compensation Update

    Joseph R. Ebbert, Mullins & McMillan, P.A.

    8:40 p.m. Immigration Update

    Catalina Velarde, Austin & Ferguson, LLC

    9:30 p.m. 50 Tax Cases in 50 Minutes

    (June 16) Cyrus Hoorfar, The Law Office of Camron Hoorfar, PC

    (June 30) Camron Hoorfar, The Law Office of Camron Hoorfar, PC

    10:20 pm Adjourn

  • Kansas 8+4 Review of the Law +

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd.

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd.

    Missouri CLE: 8.0 Hours, incl. 2.0 Ethics | Kansas CLE: 8.0 Hours, incl. 2.0 Ethics

    8:00 Registration

    8:20-9:10 Family Law Update

    Anne E. Burke and Shea Stevens, Burke McClasky Stevens

    9:10-10:00 Immigration Law Update

    Mira Mdivani, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm

    10:00-10:15 Break

    10:15-11:05 ETHICS: Kansas Ethics & Professionalism Update

    Danielle Hall, Office of Kansas Disciplinary Administrator

    11:05-11:55 ETHICS: Expecting the Unexpected ~ Ethical issues for an aging bar.

    Carol R. Bonebrake, Simpson Logback Lynch Norris P.A.

    Ruth Graham

    11:55-1:00 Lunch (on your own)

    1:00-1:50 Kansas Criminal Law Update

    Steven J. Obermeier

    1:50-2:40 Cell Phones and the Discovery Process

    John R. Mallery, Mallery Technical Training and Consulting, Inc

    2:40-2:55 Break

    2:55-3:45 Intellectual Property Law Update

    Tom Luebbering, Hovey Williams, LLP

    3:45-4:35 Use of Expert Witnesses

    (June 21) Brennan B. Delaney, Langdon & Emison

    (June 29 Panel)Moderator: Professor Robert C. Downs, UMKC School of Law

    Panelists:

    Donald L. Pellow, P.E., Pellow Engineering Services, Inc.

    Steven B Becker, Bryan Cave

    Todd M. Hetrick, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

    David M. Cades, Ph.D, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

    4:35 p.m. Adjourn

  • Hot Topics in Ethics +

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    UMKC School of Law, E.E. “Tom” Thompson Courtroom

    500 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

    Missouri CLE: 4.0 ethics | Illinois CLE: Pending

    Kansas CLE: 4.0 ethics | Kansas Non-Traditional: 4.0 ethics

    Webcasting* available. *Kansas limits credit for webcasts to a total of 5 hours per reporting period. No credit limit for Missouri attorneys.

    7:30 am Registration

    8:00–8:50 am Ethics: Client Counseling

    Brandon Swartz, Missouri State Public Defender

    8:50–9:40 am Ethics: Starting Your Own Firm

    Ronald Nguyen, The Law Office of Ronald Nguyen, LLC
    Sarah Liesen, Edelman, Liesen, and Myers L.L.P.

    9:40 am Break

    9:55–10:45 am Ethics: Avoiding Fee Disputes

    Joseph Cambiano, Rubins Kase Hager & Cambiano

    10:45–11:35 am Ethics: Trust Account Rules and Best Practices

    Melinda J. Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel

    11:35am Adjourn


    Video Replay of Morning Sessions

    Missouri CLE: 4.0 ethics | Kansas CLE: 4.0 ethics | Kansas Non-Traditional: 4.0 ethics

    Webcasting* available. *Kansas limits credit for webcasts to a total of 5 hours per reporting period. No credit limit for Missouri attorneys.

    12:30 Registration

    1:00-1:50 PM VIDEO REPLAY - Ethics: Client Counseling Brandon Swartz, Missouri State Public Defender

    1:50-2:40 PM VIDEO REPLAY – Ethics: Starting Your Own Firm

    Ronald Nguyen, The Law Office of Ronald Nguyen, LLC
    Sarah Liesen, Edelman, Liesen, and Myers L.L.P.

    2:40-2:55 PM BREAK

    2:55-3:45 PM VIDEO REPLAY - Ethics: Avoiding Fee Disputes

    Joseph Cambiano, Rubins Kase Hager & Cambiano

    3:45-4:35 PM VIDEO REPLAY - Ethics: Trust Account Rules and Best Practices

    Melinda J. Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel,

    Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri

    4:35 Adjourn

  • Hot Topics in Law and Practice +

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Webcasting* available.

    UMKC School of Law, E.E. “Tom” Thompson Courtroom,

    500 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

    Missouri CLE: 9.0 including 2.0 ethics | Illinois CLE: Pending

    Kansas CLE: 8.0 Hours, incl. 2.0 Ethics | Kansas Non-Traditional: 5.0 Hours, incl. 2.0 Ethics

    *Kansas limits credit for webcasts to a total of 5 hours per reporting period. No credit limit for Missouri attorneys.

    7:30 am Registration

    8:00–8:50 am Hot Topic: Entrepreneurial Lawyering

    Adrienne B. Haynes, Esq., SEED Law

    8:50–9:40 am Hot Topic: Blogging in the Law

    Aaron Lukken, Viking Advocates LLC

    Joe McClendon, Polsinelli

    9:40 am Break

    9:55–10:45 am Hot Topic: eDiscovery from the Trenches

    Megan A. Scheiderer, Husch Blackwell

    10:45–11:35 am Hot Topic: Refugees in our Midst

    Prof. Dan Weddle, UMKC School of Law

    11:35-12:25 pm Hot Topic: Introduction to the Sources of Islamic Law

    Thomas Nanney, Bryan Cave LLP

    12:25–1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

    1:30- 2:20 pm Hot Topic in Ethics: Lawyer Ethics and the Reasonable Data Security Program

    Peter Sloan, Information Governance Group LLC

    2:20–3:10 pm Hot Topic in Ethics: Most Common Ethical Complaints Don’t Change:

    How we should learn from the past.

    Danielle Atchison, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm

    3:10 Break

    3:25-4:15 pm Hot Topic ~ Allen v. Bryers: the Missouri Supreme Court’s 2016 decision adds clarity and confusion to insurers’ duty and right to defend their insureds

    Dean Jeffrey Thomas, UMKC School of Law

    4:15–5:05 pm Hot Topic: Transformative Fair Use in Copyright

    Prof. Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, Professor, UMKC School of Law

    5:05 Adjourn

  • St. Louis 15-Hour Review of the Law +

    Friday, June 16, 2017~Friday, June 30, 2017

    ClaytonPlaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave., Clayton, MO 63105

    Missouri CLE: 15.0 Hours, incl. 3.0 Ethics | Kansas CLE: 8.0 Hours, incl. 3.0 Ethics | Illinois CLE: Pending

    7:30 Registration

    8:00-8:50 Missouri Tort Law Update

    Leonard Cervantes, Cervantes & Associates

    8:50-9:40 Employment Law Update

    Charles B. Jellinek, Bryan Cave LLP

    9:40-9:55 Break

    9:55-10:45 Appellate Practice Update

    Honorable Lisa Page, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

    Michael Gans, Clerk of the Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

    10:45-11:35 Intellectual Property Update

    Tom Luebbering, Hovey Williams, LLP

    11:35-12:25 Family Law Update

    Allan F. Stewart, Stewart, Mittleman, O’Rourke, L.L.C.

    12:25-1:10pm Lunch (on your own)

    1:10-2:00 **ETHICS Avoiding Malpractice

    Whittney Dunn, The Bar Plan

    2:00-2:50 **ETHICS Trends in Ethics & Professional Responsibility

    (June 16) Shannon L. Briesacher, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

    (June 30) Alan D. Pratzel, Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel

    2:50-3:40 Issues in Elder Law

    Martha C. Brown, Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC

    3:40-3:55 Break

    3:55-4:45 Bankruptcy Update/Bankruptcy Alternatives

    Bonnie L. Clair, Summers Compton Wells LLC

    4:45-5:35 eDiscovery Update

    Julia M. Voss, Esq., Greensfelder, Hemker, & Gale, P.C.

    5:35-6:25 **ETHICS Practical Issues in Ethics

    Joan M. Swartz, Law Offices of Joan M. Swartz

    William Freivogel

    6:25-7:00 Dinner (on your own)

    7:00-7:50 Criminal Procedure Update

    Hon. Robert H. Dierker, Jr., State of Missouri Circuit Court, 22nd Circuit, Div. 18

    7:50-8:40 ADR: Practice Tips, Client Counseling, and Update of the Law

    James W. Reeves, ClearBridge Consulting, LLC

    8:40-9:30 Construction Law

    Daniel Gabris, McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer L.C.

    9:30-10:20 Workers’ Compensation Update

    Danny J. Schmitz, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.
    AJ Sheehan, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.C.

    10:20pm Adjourn

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