• 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 2018”, “Kansas 8+4 Review of the Law”, “2018 Hot Topics in Ethics”, and “2018 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 $360 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 15, 2018 Sheraton Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, KCMO

    Friday, June 29, 2018 Sheraton Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, KCMO

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

     

    8:00-8:50 a.m.        Missouri Family Law Update

     

           (June 15)      Peter A. Raith, The Raith Law Firm, PC

                                Patricia Scaglia, Scaglia Law Firm, LLC

           (June 29)     Daniel Barry, Jackson County Family Court

                               Patricia Scaglia, Scaglia Law Firm, LLC

      

    8:50-9:40 a.m.        Torts & Civil Actions

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

     

    9:40-9:55 a.m.        Break

     

    9:55-10:45 a.m.      Criminal Law Update    

                                    Brian Gaddy, Gaddy Law LLC

     

    10:45-11:35 a.m.   Tax Update

                                  Camron Hoorfar, The Law Office of Camron Hoorfar, PC

     

    11:35-12:25 a.m.   ETHICS Update - Ethics on Appeal

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

     

    12:25-1:10 p.m.      Lunch (on your own)

     

    1:10-2:00 p.m.       ETHICS Update - Avoiding Malpractice    

                                   Christian A. Stiegemeyer, The Bar Plan

                              

    2:00-2:50 p.m.        ETHICS Update - Missouri Ethics & Professionalism

                                    Sara Rittman, Rittman Law LLC

     

    2:50-3:40 p.m.        Labor and Employment Law Update                

                                    Amy Fowler, HF Law Firm LLC

                                    Charlie J. Harris, Jr., Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC

     

    3:40-3:55 p.m.        Break

     

    3:55-4:45 p.m.        Workers’ Compensation Update

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

     

    4:45-5:35 p.m.        Probate Practice Update

                                    Honorable 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 Division 19 

     

    5:35-6:25 p.m.        DUI Update

                                   Denise Carter, Carter & Putnam LLC

                                   Tamara Putnam, Carter & Putnam LLC

     

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

     

    7:00-7:50 p.m.        Construction Law

                                    Ande S. McMurtry, Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC

     

    7:50-8:40 p.m.        Education Law Update

                                    Kristen O’Neal, EdCounsel LLC

     

    8:40-9:30 p.m.        Immigration Update

                                   Catalina Velarde, Austin & Ferguson, LLC

     

    9:30-10:20 p.m.      Bankruptcy Update

                                    Rachel Foley, Foley Law, P.C.

     

    10:20 p.m.             Adjourn

  • Kansas 8+4 Review of the Law +

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd.

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd.

    MCLE: Missouri CLE: 8.0 incl. 2.0 Ethics | Kansas: 8.0, incl. 2.0 ethic

     

    8:00 A.M.                    Registration

     

    8:20-9:10 A.M.            Family Law Update

                                        (June 21) Anne E. Burke and Jace McClaskey, Burke McClasky Stevens

                                        (June 29) Anne E. Burke and Shea Stevens, Burke McClasky Stevens

                           

    9:10-10:00 A.M.         Immigration Law Update

                                       Mira Mdivani Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm

                           

    10:00-10:15 A.M.       Break

     

    10:15-11:05 A.M.       Intellectual Property Law Update

                                       Tom Luebbering, Hovey Williams, LLP

     

    11:05-11:55 A.M.       Litigation Update

                                       Chris Turney, Van Osdol PC

     

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

     

    1:00-1:50 P.M.           Kansas Criminal Law Update

                                      Steven J. Obermeier

     

    1:50-2:40 P.M.          Estate Planning Update

                                     Lynn Bayes-Weiner, Law Offices of Jay Thomas, P.A.

     

    2:40-2:55 P.M.          Break

     

    2:55-3:45 P.M.          ETHICS:  Kansas Ethics & Professionalism Update

                                     Danielle Hall, Office of Kansas Disciplinary Administrator

                           

    3:45-4:35 P.M.         ETHICS: 

                                    David R. Cooper, Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, LLP

     

    4:35 P.M.                 Adjourn         

  • Hot Topics in Ethics +

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Webcast Available

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

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

    MCLE: Missouri: 4.0 ethics |

    Kansas: 4.0 | Illinois: 3.25

    AM AGENDA

    7:30-8:00 A.M.                       Registration

     

    8:00–8:50 A.M.                      Ethics: Top 10 Ethics Issues for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners

                                                   Danielle Atchison, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm

     

    8:50–9:40 A.M.                      Ethics: National Task Force on Lawyer Wellbeing/Compassion Fatigue

                                                  Anne McDonald, Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

     

    9:40-9:55 A.M.                       Break

     

    9:55–10:45 A.M.                    Ethics: Death, Disability and Incapacitation: Protecting Your Clients and Your Family

                                                   Ellen Y. Suni, Professor and Dean Emerita, UMKC School of Law

     

    10:45–11:35 A.M.                  Ethics: Updated Rules of Professional Conduct and Frequently Asked Ethics Questions

                                                   Melinda J. Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel

     

    11:35 A.M.                               Adjourn

     


     

    Video Replay of Morning Sessions

     Missouri CLE:  4.0 ethics  |  Kansas CLE: Pending  |  Illinois: Pending

     

    PM AGENDA

     

    12:30-1:00 P.M.                     Registration

     

    1:00-1:50 P.M.                        VIDEO REPLAY – Ethics: Top 10 Ethics Issues for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners

                                                   Danielle Atchison, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm

     

    1:50-2:40 P.M.                        VIDEO REPLAY – Ethics: National Task Force on Lawyer Wellbeing/Compassion Fatigue

                                                    Anne McDonald, Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

     

    2:40-2:55 P.M.                        BREAK

     

    2:55-3:45 P.M.                        VIDEO REPLAY - Ethics: Death, Disability and Incapacitation:

                                                    Protecting Your Clients and Your Family

                                                    Ellen Y. Suni, Professor and Dean Emerita, UMKC School of Law

     

    3:45-4:35 P.M.                        VIDEO REPLAY - Ethics: Updated Rules of Professional Conduct and Frequently Asked Ethics Questions

                                                   Melinda J. Bentley,  Legal Ethics Counsel, Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri

     

    4:35 P.M.                                  Adjourn

  • Hot Topics in Law and Practice +

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Webcasting* available.

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

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

    MCLE: Missouri: 9.0 incl. 2.0 ethics |

    Kansas: 8.0 incl. 2.0 ethics | Illinois: 7.5 hours, incl. 1.5 ethics

    7:30 am                         Registration

     

    8:00-8:50 am                  Hot Topic: Representing Real Estate Investors and Landlords

                                           Julie Anderson, The Law Offices of Anderson & Associates

     

    8:50–9:40 am                 Hot Topic: Employment Discrimination

                                           Rachel Rutter, The Lunceford Law Firm LLC

     

    9:40-9:55 am                  Break

     

    9:55–10:45 am               Hot Topic: Gun Law                            

                                          Prof. Allen K. Rostron, UMKC School of Law

     

    10:45–11:35 am              Hot Topic: Refugee Children in U.S. Public Schools

                                           Prof. Dan Weddle, UMKC School of Law

     

    11:35-12:25 pm              Hot Topic: Digital Evidence

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

     

    12:25–1:30 pm               Lunch (on your own)

     

    1:30- 2:20 pm                Hot Topic in Ethics: Learning from Losers ~ Perspectives on Ethics and Professionalism

                                           Dr. Troy Nash, Newmark Grubb Zimmer

     

    2:20–3:10 pm                 Hot Topic in Ethics: Ethics of the Client Conversation

                                          Dean Barb Glesner Fines, Interim Dean and Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law, UMKC School of Law

     

    3:10-3:25 pm                 Break

     

    3:25-4:15 pm                 Hot Topic: Reproductive Family Law

                                           Christina Miller, Reproductive Family Law Center

     

    4:15–5:05 pm                 Hot Topic: Municipal Court Practice

                                           Mitch Langford, City of Independence, Law Department

     

    5:05 pm                       Adjourn

     

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

    Friday, June 15, 2018~Friday, June 29, 2018

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

    MCLE: Missouri: 15.0 Hours, incl. 3.0 Ethics | Kansas CLE: 8.0 Hours, incl. 3.0 ethics | Illinois: 12.5 Hours, incl. 2.5 ethics

    7:30 - 8:00 a.m.       Registration

     

    8:00-8:50 a.m.        Missouri Family Law Update

                                    Leonard Cervantes, Cervantes & Associates

           

    8:50-9:40 a.m.        Employment Law Update

                                   Charles B. Jellinek, Bryan Cave LLP

     

    9:40-9:55 a.m.        Break

     

    9:55-10:45 a.m.      Appellate Practice Update    

                                   Jonathan Sternberg, Attorney, P.C.

     

    10:45-11:35 a.m.   ADR: Practice Tips, Client Counseling, And Update of the Law

                                 James W. Reeves, ClearBridge Consulting, LLC

     

    11:35-12:25 a.m.   Family Law Update

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

     

    12:25-1:10 p.m.      Lunch (on your own)

     

    1:10-2:00 p.m.        Ethics: Trends in Ethics and Professional Responsibility    

                                   (June 15)    Shannon L. Briesacher, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

                                   (June 29)    Alan D. Pratzel, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

                              

    2:00-2:50 p.m.        Ethics: Avoiding Malpractice

                                    Whittney Dunn, The Bar Plan

     

    2:50-3:40 p.m.        Issues in Elder Law                 

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

    3:40-3:55 p.m.        Break

     

    3:55-4:45 p.m.       Bankruptcy Update/Bankruptcy Alternatives

                                   Bonnie L. Clair, Summers Compton Wells LLC

     

    4:45-5:35 p.m.        eDiscovery Update

                                    Tessa JacobHusch Blackwell LLP

                                   Megan Scheiderer, Husch Blackwell LLP 

     

    5:35-6:25 p.m.        Probate Update

                                   Betty H. Schaefer, Greensfelder, Hemker, & Gale, P.C.

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

     

    7:00-7:50 p.m.        Criminal Procedure Update

                                    Hon. Robert H. Dierker, Jr., City of St. Louis, Circuit Attorney's Office

     

    7:50-8:40 p.m.        Tax Update

                                    John Wolpers, Anders CPAs + Advisors

     

    8:40-8:50 p.m.        Break

     

    8:50-9:40 p.m.      Immigration Law Update

                                    Tim Wichmer,Wichmer & Groneck, LLC

     

    9:40-10:30 p.m.        Workers' Compensation Update

                                    Danny J. Schmitz, McAnany, Van Cleave, & Philips, P.A.

                                    AJ Sheehan, McAnany, Van Cleave, & Philips, P.A.

     

    10:30 p.m.            Adjourn

  • Hot Topics in Law and Practice Video Replay - Webcast Only! +

    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Video Replay - Webcast only!

    Not responsible for technical difficulties.

    MCLE: Missouri: 9.0 Hours, incl. 2.0 Ethics | Kansas: 8.0 Hours, incl. 2.0 Ethics | Illinois: 7.5 Hours, incl. 1.5 Ethics

    7:30 am                         Registration

     

    8:00-8:50 am                  Hot Topic: Representing Real Estate Investors and Landlords

                                           Julie Anderson, The Law Offices of Anderson & Associates

     

    8:50–9:40 am                 Hot Topic: Employment Discrimination

                                           Rachel Rutter, The Lunceford Law Firm LLC

     

    9:40-9:55 am                  Break

     

    9:55–10:45 am               Hot Topic: Gun Law                            

                                          Prof. Allen K. Rostron, UMKC School of Law

     

    10:45–11:35 am              Hot Topic: Refugee Children in U.S. Public Schools

                                           Prof. Dan Weddle, UMKC School of Law

     

    11:35-12:25 pm              Hot Topic: Digital Evidence

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

     

    12:25–1:30 pm               Lunch (on your own)

     

    1:30- 2:20 pm                Hot Topic in Ethics: Learning from Losers ~ Perspectives on Ethics and Professionalism

                                           Dr. Troy Nash, Newmark Grubb Zimmer

     

    2:20–3:10 pm                 Hot Topic in Ethics: Ethics of the Client Conversation

                                          Dean Barb Glesner Fines, Interim Dean and Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law, UMKC School of Law

     

    3:10-3:25 pm                 Break

     

    3:25-4:15 pm                 Hot Topic: Reproductive Family Law

                                           Christina Miller, Reproductive Family Law Center

     

    4:15–5:05 pm                 Hot Topic: Municipal Court Practice

                                           Mitch Langford, City of Independence, Law Department

     

    5:05 pm                       Adjourn

     

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