2018 Events

January

Lawyers and the Media
Monday, January 22, 2018, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Lawyers and judges are routinely interviewed by local and national media, and many also provide commentary on current events.  How does one best prepare for interviews?  Join us for an informative presentation that will include interviewing tips, types of stories featuring lawyers, ethical requirements of news outlets, and more.  This event has been approved for one hour of Missouri CLE credit, and admission is free.  Seating is limited, and RSVPs are required.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  To RSVP, send an e-mail to kelly@jcll.org.

2017 Events

January

Law Around the World: Japan
Thursday, January 26, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

In this new program series, we will focus on law practice in other countries.  How does one become a lawyer or judge, how do lawyers and judges interact, and how are legal ethics viewed and maintained?  Join us for a fascinating panel discussion.  This event has been approved for one hour of Missouri CLE credit (including .5 ethics), and admission is free.  Seating is limited to 50 guests, and RSVPs are requested.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  To RSVP, please send an e-mail to kelly@jcll.org.

February

Member Spotlight: “Can My Boss Really Do That?”
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

In this new program series, we will focus on topics presented by JCLL members.  Join us for an informative and entertaining overview of important employment law topics.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  This event has been approved for one hour of general CLE credit in Missouri and Kansas.  Admission is free, but seating is limited.  To RSVP, please send an e-mail to kelly@jcll.org.

Law Around the World: “America and the World”
Friday, February 24, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

In this new program series, we will focus on law practice in other countries.  Join us for a timely discussion of key comparative law topics.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  This event has been approved for one hour of general credit in Missouri and Kansas.  Admission is free, but seating is limited.  To RSVP, please send an e-mail to kelly@jcll.org.

March

Guardian ad Litem Training & Recertification
Friday, March 24, 2017, 9 a.m. to Noon

A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is appointed by the court to represent children in Family Court proceedings.  Missouri attorneys who have completed GAL certification are invited to join us for recertification.  This program has been approved for three hours of general credit in Missouri.  The fee is $25.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  To register, please complete and return the CLE registration form, available here.  For questions, please contact us at (816) 221-2221 or kelly@jcll.org.

April

Member Spotlight: “What Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Need to Know About Probate”
Monday, April 3, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

In this new program series, we will focus on topics presented by JCLL members.  Join us for an informative and entertaining overview of important probate law topics of interest to all lawyers during a “taxing” time of year.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  This event has been approved for one hour of general CLE credit in Missouri; Kansas approval is pending.  Admission is free, but seating is limited.  To RSVP, please send an e-mail to kelly@jcll.org.

May

CLE for Law Clerks 2017
Friday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

This all-day CLE program will be held for law clerks of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County.  It has been approved in Missouri (8.8 hours, including 2.0 Ethics) and Kansas (8.0 hours, including 2.0 Ethics).

June

Meet Deputy Commissioner Jerri Zhang
Friday, June 9, Noon to 12:50 p.m. 

Deputy Commissioner Zhang (pronounced “Jung”) will be interviewed by Judge Mark A. Styles, Jr., much like the format on the Bravo program, Inside the Actor’s Studio — but with a substantive discussion of legal ethics.  This event has been approved for one hour of Missouri ethics credit.  Open to all judges, lawyers, and court staff.  Admission is free, but seating is limited.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  To RSVP, contact us at (816) 221-2221 or info@jcll.org.

September

What’s New on WestlawNext?
Friday, September 8, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

There’s always something new to learn on WestlawNext!  Just in time for the start of the fall semester, return “Back to School” for an hour at JCLL.  This event has been approved for one hour of Missouri general CLE credit, and admission is free.  Seating is limited to 25 guests, and RSVPs are required.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  To RSVP, contact us at (816) 221-2221 or info@jcll.org.

Tips for “Appealing” Oral Arguments
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

How does one best prepare for oral arguments before the Court of Appeals?  What are some strategic considerations to most effectively highlight key concepts from your brief?  This program will provide useful tips for developing the most “appealing” arguments.  This event has been approved for one hour of Missouri CLE credit (including .5 Ethics) and one hour of Kansas CLE credit.  Admission is free, seating is limited to 40 guests, and RSVPs are required.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  A copy of the handout is available here.

October

Member Spotlight: “The Use of Financial Statements in Legal Proceedings”
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

In this new program series, we will focus on topics presented by JCLL members. Join us for an informative overview of the use of financial statements for individuals and entities, along with a discussion of assets, liabilities, equity, income statements, cash flow, and more. Approved for one hour of Missouri general CLE credit.  Admission is free, and RSVPs are required.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  To RSVP, contact us at (816) 221-2221 or info@jcll.org.

Advanced Research on WestlawNext
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

There’s always something new to learn on WestlawNext — especially for those with advanced research skills.  Return “Back to School” for an hour at JCLL.  This event has been approved for one hour of Missouri general CLE credit.  Admission is free, seating is limited, and RSVPs are required.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  To RSVP, contact us at (816) 221-2221 or info@jcll.org.

November

Law Around the World: South Africa
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Noon to 12:50 p.m.

In this new program series, we will focus on law practice in other countries.  How does one become a lawyer or judge, how do lawyers and judges interact, and how are legal ethics viewed and maintained?  This event has been approved for one hour of Missouri CLE credit (including .5 ethics).  Admission is free, seating is limited, and RSVPs are required.  For additional details, see the flyer here.  To RSVP, please send an e-mail to kelly@jcll.org.

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