2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference

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  • MOSOLOSOLO

    SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE

    celebrate.

    connect.connect.collaborate.

    SPONSORS & PARTNERS

    The Bar Plan

    Dempsey & Kingsland, PC

    Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman

    SAVE

    $100Register by

    April 16

    Ransin Injury Law & University of Missouri School of Law

    Langdon & Emison Attorneys at Law

    Monsees & Mayer, PC

    Estimated up to 20.4 MCLE hours, including up to 6.6 Ethics Hours

    Eexclusivepremier

    Clio

    Saint Louis University School of Law

    Thomson Reuters

    The Law Offi ces of Steve Sanders, LC

    Gori Julian & Associates, PC

    Wood Law Firm, LLC

    19th AnnualJune 12-14, 2014

    Hilton Branson Convention Center

    888-253-6013www.sasfconference.org

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    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law & Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Goza, PC

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  • THURSDAY, JUNE 127:30 a.m. Information Desk & CLE Garage Sale Open8:00 a.m. Conference Registration & Exhibit Hall Open8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Solo & Small Firm Coffee Shop8:15 a.m. The Bar Plan Risk Management Program Registration **8:45 - 10:40 a.m.

    THE BAR PLAN RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Its About Time**Note: A separate registration fee is required

    9:20 - 10:40 a.m.

    GAL (GUARDIAN AD LITEM ) 3-Hour Annual Update (Session 1) (80 Minutes)

    9:30 - 10:40 a.m.

    BOOT CAMP Starting a Law Practice: Starting a Firm - The EssentialsCRIMINAL LAW How to Look Like a Member of the Justice League: Getting Your Clients Criminal

    History Expunged

    ADMINISTRATIVE/BUSINESS LAW

    Sunshine Law for Solo & Small Firm Practitioners

    TECHNOLOGY Protecting Your Professional Reputation Online10:40-10:50 a.m. Program Break 11:30 a.m. Golf Outing at Payne Stewart Golf Course10:50 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

    GAL 3-Hour Annual Update (Session 2) (70 Minutes)BOOT CAMP Starting a Law Practice: Dealing with Diffi cult Clients - Are No Clients Better than

    Bad Clients?

    TRIAL COLLEGE/ LITIGATION

    Voir Dire

    CRIMINAL LAW Representing Clients at Risk of Being Placed on the Sex Offender RegistryETHICS The Dos and Donts of Responding to a Bar ComplaintTECHNOLOGY Legal Writing for the Tablet

    12:00 - 1:10 p.m. Picnic-Style Lunch12:00 - 1:10 p.m. First-Time Attendees Lunch12:20 - 1:10 p.m.

    SPONSOR PROGRAMS

    1:10 - 1:20 p.m. Program Break1:20 - 2:30 p.m.

    BOOT CAMP What Not to Wear, What Not to Say, How to ActTRIAL COLLEGE/ LITIGATION

    Storytelling: Opening Statements and Closing Argument

    EMPLOYMENT LAW

    Wrongful Termination: Exceptions to Employment at Will

    ENVIRONMENTALLAW

    Hidden Environmental Dangers Impacting Real Estate Development, Farms & Rural Property

    FAMILY LAW International Parental Kidnapping2:30 - 3:10 p.m. Visit Exhibitors & Sponsors

    3:10 - 4:30 p.m. Legal Ethics Counsel Booth

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 115:00 - 7:00 p.m. Conference Registration Open

    BREAKOUTSESSION 1

    BREAKOUTSESSION 2

    BREAKOUT SESSION 3BREAKOUTSESSION 4

  • 3:10 - 4:20 p.m.

    EMPLOYMENT LAW/ADMINISTRATIVE

    Representing Clients in Unemployment Appeals Hearings

    BACK TO BASICS How to Construct Your File to Survive an Ethics ComplaintADR 10 Mediation Traps & PitfallsPROBATE LAW Estate Planning for Same Sex CouplesTECHNOLOGY E-Filing for Non-Techies

    4:20 - 4:30 p.m. Program Break4:30 - 5:20 p.m.

    SPONSOR PROGRAMS

    5:30 - 8:30 p.m. MOSOLO Photo Booth6:00 p.m. Conference Registration, Exhibit Hall, Information Desk & CLE Garage Sale Close6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Social6:00 p.m. Friends of Bill W.6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunset Cruise on Lake Taneycomo8:00-10:00 p.m. Night Cap Reception

    BREAKOUTSESSION 5

    BREAKOUT SESSION 6

    FRIDAY, JUNE 137:00 a.m. Conference Registration, Information Desk & CLE Garage Sale Open7:00 -8:10 a.m.

    CLE AT SUNRISE

    7:00-8:10 a.m. Breakfast8:10-8:30 a.m. Visit Exhibitors & Sponsors8:30 -9:40 a.m.

    PLENARY SESSIONWelcome and Announcements: Stacey Meinen, Chair, Solo & Small Firm CommitteeWelcome by Missouri Bar President, P. John BradyTHE FEAR FACTOR - HOW GOOD LAWYERS GET INTO BAD ETHICAL TROUBLE

    9:40 - 10:20 a.m. Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors9:40 - 10:20 a.m. Legal Ethics Counsel Booth10:20 - 11:30 a.m.

    TRIAL COLLEGE/ LITIGATION

    Understanding & Prosecuting the Consumer Class Action

    PRACTICE MGMT Its Not Time Management; Its Life ManagementBACK TO BASICS Primer on Associate Circuit Court Practice

    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

    Recent Developments in Administrative Law

    FAMILY LAW Establishing Constructive Co-Parent Communication in High-Confl ict DivorceTECHNOLOGY/PRACTICE MGMT

    Law Offi ce 2.0

    IMMIGRATION LAW/CRIMINAL

    Criminal Defense of Non-US Citizens: How Not to Commit Malpractice in Plea Negotiations

    DISCUSSION GROUP

    Offi ce Hours

    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    BREAKOUTSESSION 7

  • 12:45 -1:55 p.m.

    TRIAL COLLEGE/ LITIGATION

    A Solos Guide to Preparing Your Client for Deposition

    ETHICS Keeping My Big Mouth ShutBACK TO BASICS Nuts & Bolts of BankruptcyADMINISTRATIVE LAW

    Practicing Before the Administrative Hearing Commission

    PERSONAL INJURY LAW

    New Procedures to Resolve Medicare Liens in PI Cases

    TECHNOLOGY Getting the Most from Adobe Acrobat ProIMMIGRATION/FAMILY LAW

    Immigration Reform & Enforcement: The Impact on Your Family Law Practice

    DISCUSSION GROUP

    Elder Law

    1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Legal Ethics Counsel1:55 - 2:10 p.m. Program Break2:10 - 3:20 p.m.

    LITIGATION A Solos Guide to Case DevelopmentPRACTICE MGMT What StarbucksTM Teaches Us About Attracting Clients - The Ethical WayBACK TO BASICS Probate Basics: From Initial Interview to InventoryTAX LAW Cooked Books: Recipe for Representing a Client with a Potential Tax ProblemPERSONAL INJURY/LITIGATION

    How to Identify All Potential Damages

    TECHNOLOGY Useful Law Offi ce Gadgets to Increase Productivity & Save TimePRACTICE MANAGEMENT

    Planning Ahead: Emotional & Social Aspects of Retirement

    ETHICS/PROBATE LAW

    Ethics in Trusts & Estates

    3:20 - 3:50 p.m. Refreshment Break3:50 -5:00 p.m.

    LITIGATION eDiscovery 101: Finding Electronically Stored Information & Using it at TrialPRACTICE MGMT To Withdraw, or Not to Withdraw: We Hope That is Not the QuestionETHICS Planning Ahead: Mentoring an Attorney to Take Over Your PracticeBACK TO BASICS Probate Basics: From Inventory to CloseAPPELLATE Taking the Fear Out of Filing a WritPERSONAL INJURY/LITIGATION

    Understanding the Differences Between Rural and Urban Courts

    TECHNOLOGY Top 10 Technology Traps & How to Avoid ThemDISCUSSION GROUP

    In It to Win It: Campaign School for Lawyers

    4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PROGRAM/RECEPTION FOR LAW STUDENTS5:00 p.m. Conference Registration, Exhibit Hall, MoBar Boutique, CLE Garage Sale & Information Booth Close5:30 p.m. Friends of Bill W.5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Bob Sigoloff Memorial SFIG Listserv Reception6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sponsored Reception7:00 p.m. Dinner9:00 p.m. After Hours Reception

    BREAKOUTSESSION 8

    BREAKOUTSESSION 9

    BREAKOUTSESSION

    10

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 147:00 a.m. Conference Registration, Information Desk & CLE Garage Sale Open7:00 -8:10 a.m.

    CLE AT SUNRISE

    7:00-8:10 a.m. Breakfast8:20 - 9:30 a.m.

    BUSINESS LAW Advising the Small Business ClientESTATE/FAMILY/MILITARY LAW

    Retirement Benefi ts of Military Personnel & Union Members

    BACK TO BASICS Appeals 101: Preservation, Evaluation & Making the Record

    CRIMINAL LAW DWI/DUI Defense - Part 1COLLECTIONS Remedies Available to Missouri ConsumersTECHNOLOGY Online Legal Research Tips & TricksDISCUSSION GROUP

    TBD

    9:30 - 9:40 a.m. Program Break9:40 - 10:50 a.m.

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/BUSINESS

    IP for the Non-IP Lawyer

    REAL ESTATE LAW

    Missouri Landlord-Tenant Law for the General Practitioner

    MEDICAL/LEGAL LAW

    The Foot Bone is Connected to the Ankle Bone & All the Way Up to the Skull

    CRIMINAL LAW DWI/DUI Defense - Part 2PRACTICE MGMTETHICS

    Whats in Your Trust Account? Using IOLTA, Accepting Credit Cards and More

    TECHNOLOGY 30 Apps & Sites in 70 MinutesWORKERS COMPENSATION

    Treatment Gone Bad: Spotting Medical Negligence Claims in PI & Workers Compensation Cases

    10:50 - 11:00 a.m. Program Break11:00 -11:50 a.m.

    CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

    11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    EXHIBITOR/SPONSOR PRIZE DRAWINGSGRAND PRIZE DRAWING

    12:15 p.m. ADJOURN

    BREAKOUTSESSION

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    BREAKOUTSESSION

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    Phone: 888-253-6013Fax: 573-659-8931

    #MOSOLO1419th AnnualJune 12-14, 2014Hilton Branson Convention Center

    MOSOLOSOLO

    SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE

    Friday Opening PlenaryFeaturing: Stuart Teicher

  • CLE ACCREDITATION Application will be made to Illinois and Kansas for MCLE credit. Missouri: Estimated 20.4 MCLE hours, including 6.6 ethics hours.

    GOLF CANCELLATION POLICY Refunds will not be given on cancellations received after May 22, 2014. You may transfer your reservation to a colleague.

    CONFERENCE REFUND POLICY A full refund will be given if you cancel by 5:00 p.m. on

    May 22, 2014. Those canceling after 5:00 p.m., May 22, 2014 through

    June 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. will receive a refund of the registration fee minus a $65.00 administrative fee. A link to the course materials will be sent to you by email. Course materials on CD-ROM or USB drive will be mailed to you after the conference. If you prefer printed course materials, you may order them individually for $130.00.

    NO REFUND will be given for cancellations made after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014; the course materials selected on your registration will be mailed to you in consideration of tuition paid. Only on-site registration will be available after 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2014.

    All cancellations must be in writing. If you cannot attend, a colleague may attend in your place if s/he could have registered at the same price.

    MEAL TICKET REFUND POLICYBecause we must order and guarantee payment for meals with the hotel by June 9, 2014, we are unable to process refund requests for tickets purchased after that date.

    METHOD OF PAYMENTPayment must be made by check, credit card or debit card. The Missouri Bar does NOT accept cash.

    QUESTIONS Call the MoBarCLE Help Desk toll free 888-253-6013.

    Hotel InformationHotel InformationA block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at:

    Hilton Convention Center Hotel200 East Main Street

    Branson, MO (417) 336-5400

    http://bit.ly/mosolo14cc

    A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Convention Center Hotel and Hilton Promenade Branson Landing. The deadline to book at the special rate of $129.00 per night is May 10, 2014 or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs fi rst. Registrants must arrange hotel accommodations directly with the Hilton Convention Center at (866)442-0959 or go to http://bit.ly/mosolo14cc; or, the Hilton Promenade Branson Landing at (866)568-0890 or go to http://bit.ly/mosolo14pro. Group code: SOLO-attendee

    Deadline to apply: April 25, 2014 CLE Department Financial Assistance Bob Sigoloff Memorial Scholarship

    (Registration & Hotel)Sponsor: Anonymous Donor

    Carol Chazen Friedman Memorial Scholarship (Registration & Hotel)Sponsor: The Missouri Bar Board of Governors

    The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City Foundation ScholarshipsSponsor: The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City FoundationTo apply, please visit http://bit.ly/awlfscholar14

    ScholarshipsTo apply, please visit www.sasfconference.org

    &&Hilton Hilton

    PromenadePromenade3 Branson Landing

    BoulevardBranson, MO

    (417) 336-5500http://bit.ly/mosolo14pro

    All conference registrants are entered for a chance to win. The grand prize will be awarded at the

    closing plenary session. Must be present to win!

    Grand Prize: Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

    5-day, 4-night stay at an all-inclusive resort, plus airfare for two from Kansas

    City or St. Louis (Up to $3,500 value)

    Courtesy of The Missouri Bar Travel Committee &&

  • Return form & payment to: The Missouri Bar, SASF Registration, P.O. Box 119, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0119or register by PHONE 888-253-6013, FAX 573-659-8931, or ONLINE www.sasfconference.org

    Name __________________________________ Badge Name (if different) ____________________ Bar # _________E-mail_____________________ Address ________________________________ City ______________ State ___ Zip Code ______ Phone________________ Fax_______________

    Includes meals, program, and course materials as noted. PRE-EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Received on/before April 16, 2014 $249 - Electronic Course Materials $304 - Printed & Electronic Course Materials EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Received on/before May 20, 2014 $299 - Electronic Course Materials $354 - Printed & Electronic Course Materials REGULAR REGISTRATION Received on/before June 9, 2014 at 12:00 noon CT $349 - Electronic Course Materials $404 - Printed & Electronic Course Materials LAW STUDENT REGISTRATION OR PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT REGISTRATION Includes meals, program, and electronic course materials $215 - Registration received on/before May 20, 2014 $239 - Registration received between May 21 and June 9, 2014 at 12:00 noon CT ON SITE REGISTRATION (ONLY if space is available) Received after 12:00 noon CT on June 9, 2014 $399 includes programs & electronic course materials. On site registration DOES NOT INCLUDE MEAL TICKETS

    Step 1. Contact Information Step 3. Conference Add Ons

    Step 2. Registration

    SPECIAL NEEDS REQUESTS - The Hilton is committed to accommodating guests with food allergies or intolerances, as well as those with religious or social beliefs, such as kosher or vegetarian if requests are made in writing at least two weeks in advance. While every effort will be made to provide for guests with such dietary restrictions, it is not possible to accommodate popular, weight-loss diets or alternative meal choices at this event.

    I request special meals. Please explain in detail: _______ ______________________________________ I have special needs addressed by the ADA. Please contact me about reasonable accommodations.

    Step 4. Guest Meal TicketsThursday Box Lunch $17 - AdultFriday Breakfast $20 - Adult $0 Child, age 5 & under $10 - Child, age 6-12Friday Conference Lunch $30 - Adult Friday Dinner $48 - Adult $0 Child, age 5 & under $24 - Child, age 6-12Saturday Breakfast $22 - Adult $0 Child, age 5 & under $11 - Child, age 6-12

    Because we must pre-order and guarantee payment for meals with the hotel, we are unable

    to process refund requests for meal tickets purchased after 12:00 noon CT June 9, 2014.

    THE BAR PLAN RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Must be registered for the Conference to attend. $75 Qualifi es insured of The Bar Plan to a base-rate discount.FIRST TIME ATTENDEE? Check if this is your fi rst time attending the conference.COURSE MATERIALS ONLY $75 Electronic $130 Printed $160 Electronic & PrintedGOLF - Box lunch, cart, and green fees are included. Guests may register. Indicate quantity & guest name(s). $99 Thursday, June 12, 2014 tee off 11:30 a.m. 18 holes at Payne Stewart Golf Course Quantity __________ Anticipated score__________Guest Name(s)___________________________________Partner me with__________________________________________________________________

    TOTAL Enclosed/Charged $_______________(Check, Debit or Credit Card Only. The Missouri Bar does NOT accept cash)

    Debit/Credit Card Expiration Date ______ Card # __________________________________________________________________Signature _______________________________

    Check #______________________________

    Step 5. Payment

    Indicate quantity of each ticket

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    Trial college/litigation Starting a practice boot camp 3-hour GAL training

    The Bar Plan Risk Management Program (optional & priced separately) Exhibitors with products and services for your practice Networking events Relax while you energize yourself and your practice Family-friendly fun, entertainment, and recreation

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