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All About Litigation

Approaching the Bench: Trial Judge Insights for Litigators

Thursday, Sept. 15 | 2 - 2:50 PM
Thursday, Sept. 22 | 11 AM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE

Moderated by: Judge J. Miles Sweeney, 31st Judicial Circuit Court (retired), Springfield

Panelists: Judge Becky J.W. Borthwick, 31st Judicial Circuit Court, Springfield; Judge Nicole J. Colbert-Botchway, 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, St. Louis; Judge Michael J. Cordonnier, Presiding Judge, 31st Judicial Circuit Court, Springfield; Judge Rebeca Navarro-McKelvey, 11th Judicial Circuit Court, St Charles

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Effectively communicate with the bench;
  • Organize an oral argument for maximum effect; and
  • Professionally disagree with a court's ruling.

May It Please the Court: Judicial Advice and Insights on Appeals

Thursday, Sept. 15 | 3:05 PM - 3:55 PM
Thursday, Sept. 22 | 12 PM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE

Moderated by: Erwin O. (Erv) Switzer, Greensfelder, St. Louis

Panelists: Judge Robin Ransom, Supreme Court of Missouri, Jefferson City; Judge Jeffrey W. Bates, Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Springfield; Judge Cynthia L. Martin, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Kansas City; Judge Cristian M. Stevens, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, St. Louis

We will discuss the following:

  • Arguing to the court is different than arguing to a jury.
  • Points briefed and points argued should be substantially the same.
  • Read and follow Rule 84.04 when drafting briefs.

Polling the Jury! Questions and Insights with Jurors from Recent Civil & Criminal Trials

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

1.0 MCLE

Moderated by: Rodney E. Loomer, Turner Reid Duncan Loomer & Patton PC, Springfield

Panelists: Scott Maasen, Larry Jones, and Rachel Switzer (citizens who served as jurors for recent civil and criminal trials)

Trial Advocacy Skills: Decoding Voir Dire

Friday, Sept. 16 | 9 - 9:50 AM
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 11 AM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE

Presented by: S. Rafe Foreman, Hutchison & Foreman PLLC, Ft. Worth, Texas

1) How to connect.
2) How to spot bias and prejudice.
3) How to motion for more equitable voir dire.

MATA and MODL on Presenting Evidence at Trial

Friday, Sept. 15 | 10:05 - 10:55 AM
Tuesday, Sept. 20 | 12 PM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE

Presented by: J. Chandler Gregg, Strong-Garner-Bauer PC, Springfield; Cara R. Rose, Franke, Schultz & Mullen PC, Springfield 

Expanded Remote Access in Case.net and Complying with Redacting Confidential Information

Friday, Sept. 16 | 11:10 - 12 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 21 | 12 PM | Virtual

1.0 MCLE (Qualifies for 1.0 Ethics)

Presented by: Melinda J. Bentley, Missouri Ethics Counsel, Jefferson City; Judge Gary W. Lynch, Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District (retired), Springfield; Catherine N. Zacharias, Office of State Courts Administrator, Jefferson City