SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
The Bar Plan
Dempsey & Kingsland, PC
Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman
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
Saint Louis University School of Law
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
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law & Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Goza, PC
ALPS, Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance
American Big Data
Dollar, Burns & Becker, LC
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
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
TRIAL COLLEGE/ LITIGATION
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.
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
Wrongful Termination: Exceptions to Employment at Will
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
BREAKOUT SESSION 3BREAKOUTSESSION 4
3:10 - 4:20 p.m.
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.
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
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
Recent Developments in Administrative Law
FAMILY LAW Establishing Constructive Co-Parent Communication in High-Confl ict DivorceTECHNOLOGY/PRACTICE MGMT
Law Offi ce 2.0
Criminal Defense of Non-US Citizens: How Not to Commit Malpractice in Plea Negotiations
Offi ce Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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
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 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
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
9:30 - 9:40 a.m. Program Break9:40 - 10:50 a.m.
IP for the Non-IP Lawyer
REAL ESTATE LAW
Missouri Landlord-Tenant Law for the General Practitioner
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
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Phone: 888-253-6013Fax: 573-659-8931
#MOSOLO1419th AnnualJune 12-14, 2014Hilton Branson Convention Center
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
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
PromenadePromenade3 Branson Landing
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)
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SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE
19th AnnualJune 12-14, 2014Hilton Branson Convention Center200 E. Main StreetBranson, Missouri
Nonprofi t Org.U.S. Postage
PAIDJefferson City, MO
Permit No. 312
Solo & Small Firm ConferenceP.O. Box 119Jefferson City, MO 65102-0119
More than 60 sessions on substantive law, technology, ethics, practice management, and more Unbeatable value pricing includes registration, course materials, and meals Earn all your annual MCLE hours in one location Specialized programming includes:
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
celebrate. collaborate. connect.
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