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All About Business

Cybersecurity Threats, Data Security, and Privacy Protection Advice for Corporate Counsel, Law Firms, Lawyers

Thursday, Sept. 15 | 2 - 2:50 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 11 AM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE

Presented by: JT Gaietto and Daniel C. Nelson, Digital Silence Ltd., Denver, Colorado

Recognizing Signs of Burnout and Mental Health Issues in a Hybrid Work Environment: Practical Advice and Ethical Considerations for Legal Professionals

Thursday, Sept. 15 | 3:05 - 3:55 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 12 PM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE (Qualifies for 1.0 Ethics)

Presented by: Anne Chambers, Director of Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program (MOLAP), Jefferson City; Erin R. McClernon, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, Kansas City

Recent research on well-being describes legal professionals struggling to establish and keep boundaries between work and non-work life, with links to burnout, mental health issues, and leaving the profession. Participants will learn to recognize burnout and mental health issues in a hybrid or remote environment—including what you might see (and miss)—and receive take-aways from recent research on well-being in the legal profession. We will discuss strategies to support lawyers and staff in hybrid and remote environments, how to respond to concerns, factors promoting employee retention, ethics issues and firm liability, the negative impact of neglecting well-being issues, and available resources.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the Future They Open Up for Businesses

Thursday, Sept. 15 | 4:10 - 5 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 11 AM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE

Presented by: Braden M. Perry, Kennyhertz Perry, Mission Woods, Kansas 

This CLE will discuss NFTs' impact on the business world, including the unique aspects of blockchain technology. From smart contracts to gamification, NFTs have had an immediate impact on business. This CLE is designed for all sophistication levels and describes various business uses associated with emerging blockchain technology.

ERISA Issues for Law Firms and Businesses

Friday, Sept. 16 | 9 - 9:50 AM
Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 12 PM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE

Presented by: Julia M. Vander Weele, Spencer Fane, Kansas City

Remote Control: Ethical Issues Related to the Remote Practice of Law

Friday, Sept. 16 | 10:05 - 10:55 AM
Thursday, Sept. 22 | 11 AM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE (Qualifies for 1.0 Ethics)

Presented by: Leslie A. Greathouse, Spencer Fane, Kansas City; Ryan W. Mitchem, Husch Blackwell, Kansas City

The pandemic required law firms - large and small - to consider remote work issues on a large scale and the various related ethical implications. Now two and half years later, with the traditional bricks-and-mortar landscape of a law firm likely forever changed, law firms and lawyers continue to manage their ethical obligations, often in situations never contemplated by the rules and prior opinions. This presentation will be a primer on some of those key ethical issues that all lawyers and law firms, no matter the size, need to understand including issues related to technology, competency, confidentiality, and the unauthorized practice of law.

Seven Top Issues Facing Businesses: From the Great Resignation to Managing Under Economic Uncertainty

Friday, Sept. 16 | 11:10 AM - 12 PM
Thursday, Sept. 22 | 12 PM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE

Presenters: Whitney L. Fay, Swanson Bernard LLC, Kansas City; Mira Mdivani, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm, LLC, Overland Park, KS; Camille L. Roe, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, Kansas City