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The Washington University Law Negotiation & Dispute Program and USA&M jointly sponsor programs yearly of interest to the Bar.  Most of our past programs are now available online.  To go directly to the list of all videos, Click Here.

CLE credit may be available so check with your CLE administrator.


November 14, 2014 Seminar (11.14.14 pdf flyer)
3.0 IL CLE (including 1.0 ethics) and 3.6 MO CLE (including 1.2 ethics) Credit Hours 

"Current Issues in Civil Litigation, Appellate Practice & Procedure"
Collinsville, IL - Doubletree Hotel

Seminar Highlights:
Current Issues in Civil Litigation
Mr. John Cunningham - Brown & James
Mr. Roy Dripps - Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel, LLC

Appellate Practice & Procedure
Judge Judy Cates - 5th District Appellate Court for Southern IL


Illinois Disciplinary Procedures & Practice
Mr. Joseph Bartholomew - Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin, Ltd.

October 3, 2014 Seminar (10.3.14 pdf flyer)
3.0 IL CLE (including 1.0 ethics) and 3.6 MO CLE (including 2.4 ethics) Credit Hours 

"Summary Judgments, Legislative Updates & Ethics in Negotiations"
St. Louis, MO - Washington University

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Seminar Highlights:
Summary Judgments in State and Federal Courts
Honorable Audrey Fleissig - U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Honorable Margaret Neill - St. Louis City Circuit Court
Honorable Mark Seigel - St. Louis County Circuit Court

Legislative Update: Civil & Criminal Law
Mr. Robert McCulloch - St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney

Senator Scott Sifton - Husch Blackwell LLP

Ethics in Negotiations
Mr. Michael Downey - Armstrong Teasdale, LLP

May 9, 2014 Seminar
3.0 IL CLE (including 2.0 ethics) and 3.6 MO CLE (including 2.4 ethics) Credit Hours 

"Current Issues in Ethics and in Mediation Advocacy"
Collinsville, IL - DoubleTree Hotel


Seminar Highlights:
Practical Strategies to Prevent Legal Malpractice Claims or (This is the Earliest I've Ever Been Late, Yogi Berra)
Mr. Jack Carey - Attorney at Law

Advocacy in Mediation, Understanding the Other Side
Mr. Richard Hunsaker - Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.

Mr. Terry Brown - Brown & Associates
Ms. Debbie Champion - Rynearson Suess Schnurbusch & Champion, LLC
Mr. Robert Gregory - Law Offices of Robert H. Gregory
Moderator: Russell Scott - Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC

Ethical Pitfalls:  Trust Accounting and Social/Electronic Media
Mr. Gary Rapaport - Senior Counsel, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

April 4, 2014 Seminar
3.8 MO CLE (including 1.0 ethics) and 3.0 IL CLE (including .75 ethics) Credit Hours
"Current Issues in Managing Trust Accounts, ADR, Medical Evidence and Technology"
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

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Seminar Highlights:
Introduction of Medical Records and Bills into Evidence
Mr. Marc Wallis - Newman, Bronson & Wallis
Ms. Amy Gunn - The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
Mr. Bharat Varadachari - Hepler Broom, LLC
Mr. Peter Dunne - Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.
Moderator: Judge Michael David - Past Presiding Judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit of MO

The Use of Apology and Acknowledgement in Mediation
Ms. C.J. Larkin - Professor, Washington University School of Law

Death, Disability and Digital Estate Planning
Mr. Dennis Kennedy - VP, Senior Counsel - Mastercard Operations & Technology

Trust Accounting: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
Mr. Sam Phillips - Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel

February 21, 2014 Seminar
3.5 MO CLE (including 1.0 ethics) and 2.75 IL CLE (including .75 ethics) Credit Hours
"Ethics and Current Issues in Representing the LGBT Community"
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

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Seminar Highlights:
Adoption
Hon. Susan Block - Paule Camazine & Blumenthal PC

View From the Missouri Legislature on Civil Unions, HIV Laws & Taxation
Mr. Mike Colona - Missouri House of Representatives (Dist. 80)

Estate Planning
Ms. Kathleen Bilderback - Affinity Law Group, LLC

Healthcare
Ms. Jennifer Hardester - BJC Health Systems Legal Services

Ethical Issues and Bias in the Courts, the Community & Schools
Hon. Lawrence E. Mooney - Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern Dist.
Ms. Karen Aroesty - ADL, St. Louis Regional Director
Mr. Alan Pratzel - Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel

ADR Certified Neutrals Seminar - link to video

Co‐sponsored by The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and Saint Louis University School of Law

JANUARY 24, 2014
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Scott Hall – John K. Pruellage Courtroom, 100 N. Tucker Blvd., 12th Floor, St. Louis, Missouri 63101

1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. “BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF THE WIZARD: HIDDEN ISSUES IN SETTLING INSURANCE  CASES.” John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP Indianapolis, Indiana 
 
2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. BREAK 
 
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. REVISIONS TO THE COURT’S ADR RULES  James G. Woodward, Clerk of Court 
 
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDIATION Karen Tokarz, Professor  Washington University School of Law and
 Michael Geigerman, Managing Director  USA&M

3:50 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. THE BENCH AND BAR COLLOQUIUM –  A  Q & A session with U.S. District and   Magistrate Judges  United States District Judges Audrey  G. Fleissig, Catherine D. Perry, E.  Richard Webber, United States  Magistrate Judges David D. Noce,  Thomas C. Mummert 

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. RECEPTION SLU LAW PAVILION

October 25, 2013 Seminar
3.6 MO CLE and 3.0 IL CLE Credit Hours
"Current Issues Affecting the LGBT Community: Civil Unions, Estate Planning, Employment Discrimination, Adoption and Healthcare"
Doubletree - Collinsville,IL.

Seminar Highlights:
Civil Unions
Mr. Anthony Rothert - American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern MO

Estate Planning
Ms. Ellen Edmonds - Edmonds Law Office

Employment Discrimination
Mr. Lee Barron - Lee W. Barron, P.C.
Ms. Molly Batsch - Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Community Corner
Mr. Russell Scott - Illinois Bar Foundation

Adoption and Related Issues
Ms. Deborah Crouse Cobb - Attorney at Law

Healthcare
Ms. Jennifer Kovar - Kovar Law Firm, LLC

Moderator: Mr. Richard Hunsaker – Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.

September 13, 2013 Seminar
3.6 MO CLE(1.2 ethics)/3.0 IL CLE (1.0 ethics)Credit Hours
“Electronic Evidence, Ethics & Electronics, and Online Dispute Resolution”
Washington University - St. Louis, MO.

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
“Electronic Evidence in Court”
Honorable Audrey Fleissig - U.S. Dist. Ct. E.D. Mo.
Mr. John Cowling - Armstrong Teasdale LLP

“Ethics and Electronics”
Mr. Christian Stiegemeyer - The Bar Plan

Community Corner
Ms. Judy Pearlstone - Project Backpack

“Online Dispute Resolution”
Mr. Colin Rule - Modria.com

Moderator: Mr. Ralph Kalish – Husch Blackwell LLP

April 26, 2013 Seminar
3.6 MO CLE (including 1.2 ethics)/3.0 IL CLE (including 1.0 ethics) Credit Hours
"Small Business Succession Planning, Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation & Social Media, Ethical Issues and Civility in Practice"
Doubletree Hotel, Collinsville, IL.

Seminar Highlights:
Succession Planning: Ownership Transition for the Small Business
Mr. Mark Goldenberg - Goldenberg Heller Antognoli & Rowland

Mortgage Foreclosure in Madison County: Negotiation & Mediation
Ms. Kim L. Kirn - Attorney at Law/USA&M Mediator
Mr. William Asa - Taliana, Buckley & Asa

Social Media: Ethical Issues and Civility in Practice
Ms. Katherine Erwin - IL Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Moderator: Mr. Robert D. Litz - USA&M

March 22, 2013 Seminar
3.4 MO CLE(1.2 ethics)/2.75 IL CLE (1.0 ethics)Credit Hours
"Pulling Back the Curtain on the Plaintiff and Defense Caucus in Mediations""Negotiating & Mediating Mortgage Loan Foreclosures" and "Ethics:Consequences of Failing to Supervise Staff & Associates"
Washington University - St. Louis, MO.

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Pulling Back the Curtain on the Plaintiff and Defense Caucus in Mediations
Mr. Michael Geigerman - USA&M

Negotiating & Mediating Mortgage Loan Foreclosures
Mr. Christopher Krehmeyer - Beyond Housing
Ms. Jennifer West - South & Associates
Mr. Marc Jacob - The Jacob Law Firm, LLC
Moderator: Professor Karen Tokarz - Washington University School of Law

The Consequences of Failing to Supervise Staff & Associates
Mr. Maurice Graham - Gray, Ritter & Graham P.C.
Mr. Alan Pratzel - Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel

January 18, 2013 Seminar
3.6 MO CLE(1.2 ethics)/3.0 IL CLE(1.0 ethics) Credit Hours
"Negotiating & Litigating Property Damage Cases and Employment Discrimination/Civil Rights Cases, and The Legal Ethics of Technology"
Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Negotiating & Litigating Serious Property Damage Cases
Mr. William "Chip" Merlin - Merlin Law Group (via Skype)
Mr. Russell Watters - Brown & James, P.C.
Moderator: Mr. Michael Geigerman - USA&M

Negotiating & Litigating Employment Discrimination/Civil Rights Cases
Ms. Mary Anne Sedey - Sedey Harper, P.C.
Ms. Jessica Liss - Jackson Lewis LLP
Moderator: Professor Karen Tokarz - Washington University School of Law

Legal Ethics of Technology
Mr. Michael Downey - Armstrong Teasdale LLP

October 26, 2012 Seminar
3.6 MO CLE/3.0 IL CLE Credit Hours
"Domestic Relations & Civil Trial Practice"
Doubletree Hotel, Collinsville, IL.

Seminar Highlights:
Divorce & Bankruptcy: Making the Best of Two Difficult Situations
Ms. Leslie Wood - Wood Law Office
Moderator: Judge Elizabeth Levy

Grandparent Visitation, Custody & Guardianship
Mr. Frederick Steiger - Steiger Law Office
Moderator: Judge Elizabeth Levy

Deposing the Expert Witness
Mr. Tom Q. Keefe Jr. - Thomas Q. Keefe Jr., P.C.
Mr. Michael J. Nester - Donovan Rose Nester P.C.
Moderator: Mr. Richard Hunsaker - Heyl Royster

September 21, 2012 Seminar
3.4 MO CLE (NO ethics)/2.75 IL CLE Credit Hours (NO ethics)
"The Non-Partisan Court Plan, ADR in Discovery, and Class Action Basics"
Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, St. Louis, MO.

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Reconsidering the Non-Partisan Court Plan
Judge William Ray Price Jr. - Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
Judge Michael Calvin - Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP
Moderator: Ms. Debbie Champion - Rynearson Suess Schnurbusch & Champion, LLC

ADR in Discovery, Effective Use of Special Masters
Judge Thomas Mummert III - USDC-Eastern District
Mr. George Fitzsimmons - USA&M Mediator, Special Master, Arbitrator
Moderator: Mr. Rob Litz - USA&M

Class Action Basics: Counseling Clients and Negotiating Cases
Mr. Michael Kruse - The Onder Law Firm
Mr. Kurtis Reeg - Reeg Lawyers LLC
Moderator: Mr. Mark Bronson - Newman, Bronson & Wallis

May 18, 2012 Seminar
3.0 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.5 ethics)/3.6 MO CLE (including 2.0 ethics)
"Arbitration Procedure and Practice & The Do's and Don'ts of Professional Responsibility"
Doubletree Hotel, Collinsville, IL.

Seminar Highlights:
Arbitration Procedure and Practice: Including Drafting Arbitration Agreements
Mr. Rob Litz - USA&M
Lawyer Regulation & Professional Responsibility Law: The Do's and Don'ts
Mr. Peter Rotskoff - Illinois ARDC

Moderator: Ms. Kim L. Kirn - USA&M

April 13, 2012 Seminar
4.2 MO CLE (NO ethics)/3.5 IL CLE Credit Hours (NO ethics)
"Multi-Party Negotiations and Medicare Set Aside Evaluation and Medicare Liens in 2012"
Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, St. Louis, MO.

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Surviving (and Maybe Even Thriving In) Committees, Boards & Multi-Party Negotiations
Ms. Kate Whitby - Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
Negotiating with Medicare: Current Issues with Medicare Set Aside Evaluation and Medicare Liens
Mr. John Cattie - The Garretson Firm - Charlotte, NC.

Moderator: Mr. Rob Litz

February 24, 2012 Seminar
3.5 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.0 ethics)/4.2 MO CLE (including 1.2 ethics)
"Current Ethical Issues: Medicare Set Aside Evaluation & Medicare Liens in 2012"
Doubletree Hotel, Collinsville, IL.

Seminar Highlights:
Professionalism in the 21st Century
Mr. David Argentar - IL Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Negotiating with Medicare: Current Issues with Medicare Set Aside Evaluation and Medicare Liens
Mr. John Cattie - The Garretson Firm, NC.

Moderator: Mr. Rob Litz - USA&M

January 20, 2012 Seminar
4.0 MO CLE (including 2.0 ethics)/3.25 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.5 ethics)
"Negotiating & Resolving Disputes: Better Business Bureau & Car Dealers; Over Commitment; Elder Law; & Risk Management"
Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, St. Louis, MO.

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Consumers & Car Dealers: Two Perspectives on Buying a Car
Mr. Mitchell Stoddard - Consumer Law Advocates
Mr. Matthew Sauter - Sauter Sullivan LLC
Mediating Consumer Disputes Before the BBB
Ms. CJ Larkin - Professor, Washington University School of Law
Getting to No - Negotiating the Pitfalls of Over Commitment
Mr. James Reeves - Stuart Maue, Inc.
Elder Law - An Update of Recent Developments
Ms. Martha Brown - Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
A Year in Risk Management
Mr. Christian Stiegemeyer - The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company

Moderator: Mr. Rob Litz - USA&M

October 14, 2011 Seminar
3.7 MO CLE (including 1.2 ethics)/3.0 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.0 ethics)
"Mediation, Civil Rights, Ethics & Legislative Update"
Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, St. Louis, MO.

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Missouri Legislative Update
Ms. Susan Carlson - Chackes, Carlson & Halquist, LLP
The Benefits of Caucus First Mediation
Mr. Michael Geigerman - USA&M
Negotiating Civil Rights in America: National Security v. Religious Freedom
Ms. Karen Aroesty - Anti-Defamation League
The Don'ts & Do's of Professional Responsibility for the General Practitioner
Mr. Alan Pratzel - Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Mr. Alan Mandel - Mandel & Mandel, LLP

Moderator: Mr. Rob Litz

May 20, 2011 Seminar
3.9 MO CLE (including 1.8 ethics)/3.25 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.5 ethics)
"Everything You Wanted to Know About... But Where Afraid to Ask"
Collinsville, IL

Seminar Highlights:
Sports Law
Mr. Matthew Nagel - S&E Entertainment, Inc.
Consumer Law
Mr. Mitch Stoddard - Consumer Law Advocates
Ethics
Ms. Jane Reardon - Commission on Professionalism of the IL Supreme Court
Mr. James Reeves - Conflict Management Systems, Inc.
The New Evidence Code
Mr. Roy Dripps - Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel, LLC
Mr. Russell Scott - Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Moderator: Ms. Kim L. Kirn

April 8, 2011 Seminar
3.9 MO CLE (including 2.1 ethics)/3.25 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.75 ethics)
"Negotiating Solo, Mid-Life & Senior Professional Transitions: Financial & Ethical Implications"
Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, St. Louis, MO

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
What's Next? How to Find a New Direction for Your Work or Volunteer Activites
Ms. Wendy Werner - Werner Associates, LLC
Ethical Pitfalls & Important Terms in the Purchase/Sale of a Law Practice
Mr. Michael Downey - Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Negotiating with Aging Attorneys & Attorneys with Addictions
Mr. Alan Pratzel - Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Mr. James Reeves - Conflict Management Systems, Inc.
Social Security: When & How to Take Your Benefits
Mr. Jim Myers - Buckingham Asset Management
Ms. Tiya Lim - Buckingham Asset Management

Moderator: Honorable Michael Calvin

February 25, 2011 Seminar
3.9 MO CLE (including 1.2 ethics)/3.25 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.0 ethics)
Transitions, Economics, Practical Considerations & Ethical Concerns
Carbondale Civic Center, 200 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

Seminar Highlights:
Social Security: When and How to Take Your Benefits
Mr. Jim Myers - Buckingham Asset Management
Ms. Tiya Lim - Buckingham Asset Management
What's Next? How to Find a New Direction for Your Work or Volunteer Activites
Ms. Wendy Werner - Werner Associates, LLC
Ethical Considerations and the Senior Attorney
Mr. John Cesario - ARDC of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Mr. James Reeves - Conflict Management Systems, Inc.
Estate Planning: Practice Tips & Why I Love the Probate Act
Ms. Eugenia Hunter - Attorney at Law

Moderator: Ms. Kim L. Kirn

January 21, 2011 Seminar
3.9 MO CLE (including 1.2 ethics)/3.25 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.0 ethics)
Current Issues in Probate Practice & ADR
Washington University School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, St. Louis, MO

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Probate Administration
Honorable Robert C. Weis - Probate Commissioner of St. Louis County Circuit Court
Mr. Timothy Vujnich - St. Louis County Probate Court
Trust Litigation & Settlement
Honorable Bernhardt "Buzz" Drumm - Retired Judge
Mr. Robert Selsor - Polsinelli Shughart PC
Guardianship
Ms. Elizabeth McCarter - Dunlop & McCarter
Mr. James Wright - Wright & Chartrand
Ethical Issues in Probate
Mr. Alan Pratzel - Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Ms. Elizabeth McCarter - Dunlop & McCarter

Moderator: James Reeves - Conflict Management Systems

October 29, 2010 Seminar
4.50 MO CLE (including 1.8 ethics)/3.75 IL CLE Credit Hours (including 1.5 ethics)
"Current Issues in E-Discovery & ADR"
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
A Panel Discussion Regarding The New Draft Rule 17
Ms. Karen Tokarz - Professor, Washington University School of Law
Mr. Richard Sher - Sher Corwin, LLC
Mr. Maurice Graham - Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
E-Discovery: Ethical Considerations ADR and Social Media
Mr. Peter Vogel - Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP - Dallas, TX
E-Discovery Panel Discussion led by Mr. Peter Vogel
Honorable Judge E. Richard Webber - USDC Eastern District of Missouri
Mr. Eric Holland - Holland Groves Schneller & Stolze
Mr. Kevin Fritz - Lashly & Baer, P.C.

Moderator: Michael S. Geigerman


October 7, 2010 Seminar
3.25 IL CLE (including 1.0 ethics)/3.9 MO CLE Credit Hours (including 1.2 ethics)
"Senior Lawyers & Baby Boomers:
Transitions, Economics, Practical Considerations & Ethical Concerns"

Doubletree Hotel, Collinsville, IL

Seminar Highlights:
Social Security: When and How to Take Your Benefits
Mr. Jim Myers - Buckingham Asset Management
Ms. Tiya Lim - Buckingham Asset Management
What's Next? How to Find a New Direction for Your Work or Volunteer Activities
Ms. Anna Navarro - Career Strategist & Founder, Work Transitions
Ms. Joan Newman - Joan Newman and Associates
Ethical Considerations and the Senior Attorney

Ms. Jayne Reardon - Commission on Professionalism Of The IL Supreme Court
Mr. James Reeves - Conflict Management Systems, Inc.
Selling a Practice: Will and Truss, Clauses for the Counsel
Mr. Mark Goldenberg - Goldenberg Heller Antognoli & Rowland, P.C.
Mr. David Antognoli - Goldenberg Heller Antognoli & Rowland, P.C.

Moderator: Kim L. Kirn

May 14, 2010 Seminar
3.0 IL CLE (Ethics TBD)/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours (Ethics TBD)
"Current Issues in Law & Negotiations"
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
The 'U' in I-dentity: Recognizing and Resolving Cases Involving Identity Conflicts
James Reeves- Conflict Management Systems
Recent Changes in UIM/UM Coverage in Missouri
Beth Boggs- Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs
Understanging Financial Statements

Stuart Hoffman- Abeles & Hoffman, P.C.
Understanding and Dealing with Medicare Set Aside Issues
John Cattie- The Garretson Firm, Cincinnati, Ohio

April 16, 2010 Seminar
3.0 IL CLE (Ethics TBD)/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours (0.9 ethics)
"Current Issues in Law & Negotiations"
Collinsville Gateway Center, Collinsville, Illinois

Seminar Highlights:
Understanding Financial Statements
Mark Goldenberg- Goldenberg Heller Antognoli & Rowland, P.C.
Understanding and Dealing with Medicare Set Aside Issues
Sylvius Von Saucken- The Garretson Firm-Cincinnati, Ohio
A Collision of Ethics in Mediation: Recognizing and Managing Ethical Issues for Advocates and Mediators
James Reeves- Conflict Management Systems
Data Mining for Attorneys: Using the Internet as a Discovery Tool
Scott Lewis- Winning Technologies

February 26, 2010 Seminar
3.0 IL CLE (1.5 ethics)/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours (1.8 ethics)
"Litigation, Negotiation and Ethics"
Carbondale Civic Center, Carbondale, Illinois

Seminar Highlights:
Current Issues in Civil Litigation
John Womick- Womick Law Firm Charter
Charles Schmidt- Brandon, Schmidt & Goffnet
Under and Uninsured Motorists Issues for the General Practitioner
Christopher Garcia- Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs
Stephen Stone- Howerton, Dorris & Stone
Rules, Reputations and Civility: Ethical Considerations in Negotiations
Jayne Reardon- Commission on Professionalism of the Illinois Supreme Court
Suzanne Schmitz- Southern Illinois University School of Law
James Reeves- Conflict Management Systems

January 22, 2010 Seminar
3.0 IL CLE (0.75 ethics)/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours (0.9 ethics)
"Current Issues in Construction Law Arbitration"
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Drafting the Construction Arbitration Clause
Robert Litz- Textron Financial Corporation
Identifying the Interests of Owners, Architects, Contractors & Subcontractors
Kenneth Slavens- Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
Lynn Whitt Evidentiary Issues in Construction Arbitration
Gary Snodgrass- Rabbitt Pitzer & Snodgrass
William Thomas- Rabbitt Pitzer & Snodgrass
Ethical Considerations in Construction Arbitration
Alan Pratzel- Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Missouri Bar
Mark Pasewark- Law Office of Mark D. Pasewark

October 30, 2009 Seminar
3.0 IL CLE(1.5 Ethics)/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours (1.8 Ethics)
"Litigation, Negotiation and Ethics"
Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, Illinois

Seminar Highlights:
Current Issues in Civil Litigation
Bruce N. Cook- Cook, Ysura, Batholomew, Brauer & Shevlin
William Knapp- Kanpp, Ohl, Green & Marron
Under and Uninsured Motorist Issues for the General Practicioner
Beth Boggs- Boggs, Avellino, Lack & Boggs
Samuel Mormino- Mormino Velloff Edmonds & Snider PC
Rules, Reputation and Civility: Ethical Considerations in Negotiations
Jayne Reardon- Commission on Professionalism of the Illinois Supreme Court
Suzanne Schmitz- Southern Illinois University School of Law
James Reeves- USA&M Midwest, Inc.

September 18, 2009 Seminar
3.0 IL CLE/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours
"Business Law Seminar"
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Hot Legislative Issues for Business
Kathi Chestnut - Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Drafting Arbitration Agreements: Lessons learned from Recent Cases
Andrew Rothschild- Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.

Reducing the Costs of Disputes:
The Challenges and Opportunities of Pre-Litigation Mediation & Negotiation
James Reeves- USA&M Midwest, Inc.
Commercial Contracts: Negotiation and Drafting Considerations
Frederick Strasheim- Thompson Coburn LLP

April 3, 2009 Seminar
3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours/3.0 IL CLE Hours
"Consumer, Medicare & Family Law, and the Ethics of Lawyer Marketing"
Presented by USA&M Midwest, Inc. & Washington University Law School

For self-study video link click here.
S
eminar Highlights:

Remedies for the Consumer in Tough Economic Times
New Developments in Social Security & Medicare: Liens, Set-Asides and More!
How to Ethically Market You Practice
Current Developments in Family Law

February 20, 2009 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours/3.0 IL CLE Hours)
"Current Issues in Civil Practice & ADR"
Presented by USA&M Midwest, Inc. & Washington University Law School

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Issues for the General Practitioner
Beth Boggs- Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs
Joseph L. Walsh- Joseph L. Walsh, P.C.
Presenting Medical Evidence
John Wallach- Law Offices of John Wallach
Brent Baldwin- Lathrop & Gage, L.C.
Liability Issues Facing ADR Professionals
Robert A. Badgley- Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Using Mediation in Bankruptcy
Chief Judge Barry Schermer- U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Chief Judge Kenneth Meyers- U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Robert Eggmann- Lathrop & Gage LLC
Cynthia Hagan- Hendricks & Hagan

November 21, 2008 Seminar (3.25 IL CLE with 0.5 ethics/3.9 MO CLE Credit Hours with 0.6 ethics)
"New Trends & Challenges in ADR: Here and Around the World"
Presented by USA&M Midwest, Inc. & Washington University Law School

For self-study video link click here.
S
eminar Highlights:

New Trends and Challenges in Mediation: National & International
Dean Jay Folberg- Former Dean/Professor Emeritus at the University of San Francisco School of Law
Current Trends in Mediation- Local
Panel Members- Hon. Audrey G. Fleissig, Prof. Karen Tokarz, Leonard Frankel & Michael Geigerman
Current Issues in Ethics and ADR: Local
Alan Pratzel- Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Missouri Bar
New Trends and Challenges in Arbitration: National & International
Dean Jay Folberg- Former Dean/Professor Emeritus at the University of San Francisco School of Law
Current Trends in Arbitration- Local
Panel Members- Debbie Champion, Rob Litz, Jim Foster, and Mary Ann Sedey

October 31, 2008 Seminar (3.0 IL CLE with 1.0 ethics/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours with 1.2 ethics)
"What's New in Illinois: Technology, Ethics, Arbitration & Negotiation"

Seminar Highlights:
Technology in the Courtroom
Bradley Lakin- Lakin Law Firm
Ethical Issues in Your Practice
Christine McClimans- Schrempf, Blaine, Kelly, Napp
Kim L. Kirn- USA&M
Arbitrating Nursing Home Cases: Plaintiff and Defendant
Robert Gregory- Law Office of Robert Gregory
Jeffrey Dunn- Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C.
Is a Bad Settlement Better than a Good Trial?
Russell Scott- Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Moderator- Kim L. Kirn

September 12, 2008 Seminar (3.0 IL CLE/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours; including 3.6 ethics)
"Ethics in Litigation & Practice"

For self-study video link click here.
Ethics in Your Practice
Alan Pratzel- Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Missouri Bar
Current Issues in Legal Malpractice
Chris Stiegemeyer- The Missouri Bar Plan
Fee Disputes & How to Resolve Them
Michael Goldberg- Chair, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Fee Dispute Committee
Ethical Issues in Mediation
Panel Members- Hon. Joan Burger, C.J. Larkin, Hon. Ellsworth Cundiff & Eugene Buckley
Moderator- Jim Reeves

April 18, 2008 Seminar (3.0 IL CLE/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Current Issues in the Law & ADR"

For self-study video link click here.
Seminar Highlights:
Attacks on the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan
Hon. Michael Wolff - Missouri Supreme Court
Charlie J. Harris, Jr. - President, Missouri Bar
Immigration Law
Suzanne Brown - The Immigration Law Firm
Katie Herbert Meyer - Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Jerry Wallach - The Wallach Law Firm
Stan Wallach - The Wallach Law Firm
Elder Law
Mavis Kennedy - South County Senior Law & Estate Planning Center
Christine Hart - South County Senior Law & Estate Planning Center

February 8, 2008 Seminar (3.0 IL CLE/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Internet Issues for Attorneys"

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Seminar Highlights:
Cyber Crimes, Cyber Stalking & Free Expression
Catherine Hanaway - U.S. Attorney, E.D.Mo
J.Bradley Young - Roberts Perryman, Bomkamp & Meives
Identity Theft
Debra Lumpkins - Gateway Legal Services
Electronic Discovery
Darci F. Madden - Bryan Cave, LLP
Evan Z. Reid - Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.
The Application of Technology in ADR
Daniel Rainey - National Mediation Board

December 7, 2007 Seminar (3.0 IL CLE/3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Current Issues in Illinois Law"

Seminar Highlights:
Medical Malpractice
Thomas Q. Keefe - Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. PC
Ted W. Dennis - Freeark Harvey
The Dirty Dozen Cases
Kim L. Kirn - Attorney at Law
Employment Law Update
Greg Roosevelt - Attorney at Law
Doug Heise - Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen
The State of the Judiciary!- A candid discussion between the bar and the judiciary.
Chief Judge Ann Callis - Madison County
Judge Michael O'Malley - St. Clair County

November 16, 2007 Seminar (3.7 IL CLE/4.4 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Arbitrator Training"

A special 4 hour arbitrator training session intended to qualify attendees as Rule 17 Arbitrators.
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Training Highlights:
What is Arbitration and How Does the Role of the Arbitrator Differ from the Role of a Judge?
Robert Hughes - American Arbitration Association
Subjects for Pre-Hearing Conference
James Keller - Herzog Crebs
Conducting an Arbitration Hearing
M. Susan Carlson - Chackes Carlson Spritzer & Ghio
The Arbitration Agreement as the Basis for Jurisdiction
Ethical Considerations for Arbitrators
Thomas Blumenthal - Paule Camazine & Blumenthal
Rules and Pleadings & Specific Problems
Robert Litz - Carter Bauer Soule, LLC

April 20, 2007 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Winning in Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Critical Decision Making for Litigators"
What Judges, Litigators & Mediators Recommend

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Program Highlights:
Ethical Considerations in Decision Making
Hon. Thomas C. Mummert, III
Critical Decision Making in the Appellate Process
Hon. Paul Simon
Laura Roy - Clerk of the Missouri Court of Appeals
What Jurors Want to Know
Hon. Ellsworth Cundiff
Critical Decision Making in the Litigation Context
Hon. Lisa Van Amburg
Maurice B. Graham - Gray ,Ritter & Graham
Critical Decision Making in the Negotiation Context
James Reeves - Conflict Management Solutions
Gerald Ortbals - Stinson, Morrison & Hecker

February 2, 2007 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Current Issues in the Law: Tort Reform"

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Program Highlights:
Challenging the Statute
Edward D. Robertson, Jr. (Chip) - Former Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court
In Support of the Statute
Ed Martin - Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor of the State of Missouri
Strategic and Tactical Litigation Decisions Involving Case Selection, Medical Bills, Agency, Damages and More
Paul Passanante - Simon Passanante, PC
Gerard Noce - Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank & True, LLP
Mary Coffey - Coffey & Associates
Robert Wulff - Amelung, Wulff & Willenbrock
Mediation & Negotiation Considerations Under Tort Reform
Linda Hahn - Hahn, Enright & Hanson
Joan Swartz - Joan M. Swartz, LLC

September 15, 2006 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours including 3.6 Ethical Credits)
"Ethics in Your Practice"

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Program Highlights:
Everyday Ethical Considerations
Jane E. Fedder - Husch & Eppenberger, LLC
Mark D. Pasewark - Law Offices of Mark D. Pasewark
Professionalism
Eugene Buckley - USA&M Midwest, Inc.
Current Issues in Legal Malpractice
Christian Stiegemeyer - The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company
Negotiation Ethics
James Reeves - Conflict Management Systems

April 21, 2006 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Conflict Management for Lawyers and Their Clients:
Pro-Active Methods of Managing Conflict When Time, Money, and Relationships Count"

For self-study video link click here. Program Highlights:
The Building Blocks of Managing Conflict
C. J. Larkin - Washington University School of Law
Partnering: Managing Conflict in Complex Business Deals
Joseph A. Colagiovanni, Jr. - Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal
Managing Conflict in Multi-Party Transactions
Kathleen Whitby - Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne
Managing Conflict Through a System Approach
Karen Tokarz - Washington University
James Reeves - Conflict Management Systems
Managing Conflict Through ADR Clauses and Settlement Agreements
Michael S. Geigerman - USA&M Midwest, Inc.
Moderator - James Reeves

February 17, 2006 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Beyond the Basics:
Experts Pull Back the Curtain and Reveal Their Side of the Negotiation/Mediation Equation"

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Learn effective negotiation/mediation strategies by hearing what goes on behind closed doors.
Become a more effective negotiator by:
• Understanding negotiation dynamics and psychology.
• Developing your leverage and power.
• Appreciating the judicial perspective.
• Understanding the attorney/client dynamic.
• How to make the best use of pre-mediation planning, opening statements, caucusing and closing.
• Where and when to expect confidentiality.
For the Court
Honorable M. Joan Burger - St. Louis City Circuit Court, Division 13
For the Mediator
Michael S. Geigerman - USA&M Midwest, Inc.
For the Insurer
Anita Kiehne - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
For the Plaintiff
Alif Williams - Alif Williams & Associates
For the Defense
William James - Wuestling & James
Moderator - Jim Reeves

November 4, 2005 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"To Arbitrate or Not Arbitrate"

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Program Highlights:
The Arbitration Process
Robert Litz - Carter, Bauer, Soule LLC
Disqualifying the Arbitrator
Mark D. Pasewark - Law Office of Mark D. Pasewark
Securities Arbitrations
Sherri C. Strand - Thompson Coburn LLP
Creating the Arbitration Agreement
Robert Litz - Carter, Bauer, Soule LLC
Employment Arbitration Agreements
Stephen K. Lambright - Williams, Venker & Sanders LLC

September 16, 2005 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"What the New Missouri Statutes Mean to You"

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Program Highlights:
Tort Reform
Jim Reeves (Moderator), Leonard Cervantes, Gary Growe, Collen Jones & Ted Perryman
Notice & Repair
Rob Litz
Worker's Compensation
Hon. Suzette Carlisle (Moderator), Michael Banahan, John Larsen, Stephen McManus, David Plufka

April 22, 2005 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Recent Developments in Recognizing and Resolving the Business Dispute: The Employee Perspective"

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Program Highlights:
The Employee Perspective: Working with the EEOC During Mediation and Litigation
Donna Harper
The Mediator View of Employment Litigation
Henry Menghini & Karen Tokarz
Current Issues in Employment Litigation
Jerome Dobson
The Employee Side of Arbitration Agreements
Joan Swartz
The Employee's Perspective - Non-Competition Agreements
G. Carroll Stribling

February 2005 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours)
"Keeping Up to Date: Recent Developments in the Law for the General Practitioner"

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Program Highlights:
How to Successfully Handle a Case in Juvenile Court
Brian Seltzer
Social Security Disability Primer
M. Julie Shanahan & Don J. Derse
Hot Topics in Family Law
C. J. Larkin
Consumer Law: 101 - Here is What You Need to Know to Get Started
Mitchell B. Stoddard
The Consequences of Driving the Roadways of Missouri
Jeff Ringling

November 2004 Seminar (3.6 MO CLE Credit Hours, including 0.7 Ethics Credit Hours)
"Recent Developments in Recognizing and Resolving The Business Dispute: The Company View"

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Program Highlights:
Charting A Course to Avoid the Rocks that Can Damage Or Sink a Closely Held Corporation
Jim Herron
The Marketing Department Vs the Legal Department
Ralph Kalish
Mediation as Preferred Dispute Resolution Choice in Business Agreements
Thomas Lewin
Puffing, Misleading, Credibility and Trust: The Ethics of Business Negotiation
Jim Reeves
Uncertainty and Risk in Employment Cases
David Yates



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