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Onsite Program

2020 Solo & Small Firm Conference


Total Credits: 18.8 MCLE, 8.0 Ethics, 3.8 Elimination of Bias

Practice Area:
Business & Corporate |  Ethics |  Family |  GAL |  General Practice |  Juvenile |  Practice Management / Technology |  Real Property |  Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
Duration:
52 Hours
License:
Not Applicable
Location:
Osage Beach, Missouri
Available Dates:

Thu, Jun 04, 2020 - 08:00a to Sat, Jun 06, 2020 - 12:00p CDT - Osage Beach, Missouri
Thu, Jun 04, 2020 - 08:00a to Sat, Jun 06, 2020 - 12:00p CDT - Osage Beach, Missouri

Description

Celebrate, Collaborate, and Connect when you join hundreds of colleagues at the 25th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference!

  • Separate $75 registration is available for The Bar Plan Risk Management Program, 2.0 MCLE / 2.0 Ethics, which will be held on Thursday, June 4, 8:00 - 9:50 AM.
  • Conference registration includes one set of conference meal tickets and electronic course materials. 
  • Guest meal tickets are available for separate purchase.

 

Register Early and Save!

BEST VALUE:  Received by APR 21  |  $290

EARLY:  Received by MAY 5  |  $360

REGULAR:  Received by MAY 26  |  $410

ONSITE:  Received after MAY 26  |  $470

 

Conference Lodging Rates

Group #: MBAR

Reserve your room early to get a special conference lodging rate. Rates end on May 5, 2020, or when the room block is filled, whichever occurs first.

RESORT COMPLEX guest rooms and suites are in several interconnected buildings within walking distance of meeting rooms, resort dining, and recreation.

ESTATES COMPLEX guest rooms and suites are approximately 10 minutes away from the Resort Complex; a free shuttle is available.

TO RESERVE A RESORT COMPLEX GUEST ROOM: Call 1-800-826-8272 and tell the agent you are attending the Solo and Small Firm Conference or go to http://bit.ly/mosolo2020lodging and enter MBAR in the Group Log In box.

 

 

1 Bedroom Suite or 2 Bedroom Suite cannot be reserved online. To reserve a suite, call 1-800-826-8272. Tell the agent you are attending the Solo and Small Firm Conference


TO RESERVE A RESORT COMPLEX OR ESTATES COMPLEX GUEST ROOM OR SUITE BY PHONE: Call 1-800-826-8272 and tell the agent you are attending The Missouri Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference


RESORT COMPLEX RATES:

Guest Room $127
1 Bedroom Suite $218
2 Bedroom Suite $352


ESTATES COMPLEX RATES:

Guest Room $105
1 Bedroom Suite $218
2 Bedroom Suite $352

Rates are per night. plus applicable fees and taxes.  These special conference lodging rates end on May 5, 2020, or when the room block is filled, whichever occurs first.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

2020 SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

EXCLUSIVE PREMIER

PLATINUM

    

GOLD

 

SILVER

  

 

BRONZE

NICKEL

  

COPPER

EXHIBITORS

ABA Retirement Funds Program

ALPS Lawyers Malpractice Insurance

CosmoLex

Fastcase

Garrow Digital Media

Intoxalock

LAWCLERK

Legal Easy Technologies, Inc.

Missouri State Public Defender

RyTech, LLC Digital Marketing Agency

Smith.ai

Spotlight Branding

Tabs3 Software

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Vivial

 

Interested in sponsor & exhibitor opportunities? Visit mobar.org/partner or contact Trevor Mulholland at tmulholland@mobar.org or (573) 638-2277.

Cancellation Policy

MOSOLO 2020 REGISTRATION CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

  •  All cancellation and refund requests must be in writing to registrar@mobar.org
     
  •  A FULL REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation by May 26, 2020. You will not have access to electronic course materials.
     
  •  NO REFUND of the registration fee will be issued if we receive your written cancellation after May 26, 2020.  You will have access to electronic course materials.
     
  •  Only $470 ONSITE REGISTRATION will be available after May 26, 2020

Scholarships

2020 MOSOLO SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE

Thank you to our generous scholarship sponsors.

BOB SIGOLOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • A memorial scholarship sponsored by an anonymous donor and established in the name  of Bob Sigoloff.
  • Made available to a solo or small firm practitioner who would benefit from attending the MOSOLO Small Firm Conference.
  • Applicants must be attending this event for the first time.
  • Applicants do not need to demonstrate financial need.
  • scholarship includes the registration fee and hotel reservations for two nights during the event at Margaritaville Resort. 

MOBARCLE | MOBAR LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Provided by MoBarCLE and The Missouri Bar's Membership Services Department.
  • Available to a solo or small firm practitioner who would benefit from attending the MOSOLO Small Firm Conference.
  • Applicants may have attended this event in the past, but must demonstrate the inability to attend the 2020 conference without receiving financial assistance.
  • Scholarship covers registration fee only; does not cover lodging or travel expenses.

APPLICATION: SIGOLOFF | MOBARCLE | MOBAR SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2020

Recipient Notified: May 1, 2020

Those who apply by the deadline for the MoBarCLE, or MoBar Law Practice Management scholarships, but are not selected for a scholarship, may register by May 15, 2020 at the Best Value registration rate of $290.

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AWLF SCHOLARSHIP

  • Provided by The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City Foundation

APPLICATION & DETAILS: AWLF SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: 45 days before the date of the first day of the event

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CLAY COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

 

  • Provided through the Clay County Bar Foundation
  • Applicants must practice in the Kansas City area
  • Scholarship includes registration fee with electronic course materials and a hotel reservation for two nights during the event at Margaritaville Resort

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION LETTER TO: 

Douglass F. Noland

Noland Law Firm, LLC

34 Westwoods Drive

Liberty, Missouri 64068

816-781-5055 / fax 816-781-5216

Email: doug@nolandlawfirm.com

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2020

RECIPIENT NOTIFIED: MAY 1, 2020

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EDWARD "ED" CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Scholarship covers conference registration fee for the 2020 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference
  • Available through an essay contest sponsored by the Law Office of Mike Campbell, LLC
  • Applicants are asked to submit an essay on the following topic: What advice would you give to a law student thinking about starting his/her own law firm?
  • This contest is limited to currently practicing attorneys in good standing with The Missouri Bar who are in a law practice of three or less practicing attorneys.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CONTEST: EDWARD "ED" CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2020

RECIPIENT NOTIFIED: MAY 1, 2020

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FINANCIAL HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE

MOBARCLE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP APPLICATION

  • Limited funds are available through the MoBarCLE Programs Department for those in need of financial assistance to attend the MOSOLO Small Firm Conference.
  • If you are not able to attend without a registration fee waiver or a reduced registration fee, you may submit a completed application.

MOBARCLE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP APPLICATION

DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2020

MOSOLO Schedule

E=ETHICS

B=ELIMINATION OF BIAS

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Conference Registration Desk Open

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 4
8:00 - 9:50 AM
The Bar Plan Risk Management Program | E
Note: A separate registration fee is required. 

 

8:00 - 10:00 AM
Exhibit Hall Coffee Shop Open

 

10:00 - 10:50 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION 1

ADVANCED GAL | Practice for GAL & Parent's Attorneys in Juvenile Court

Speaker: Julia Chaney-Faughn

Estate Planning for Guardianships, Conservatorships & Special Needs Trusts

Speakers: Martha Brown & T. Nikki Mitchell

How to Interject Reasonable Doubt Into Your Criminal Case

Speaker: William Shull

Arbitration Laws, Clauses & Hearing Fundamentals

Speakers: Jack Bangert, Ron Mitchell & Rafael Gely

Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claims

Speakers: Tyson Mutrux & Chris Faiella

 

10:50 - 11:10 AM | Network with Exhibitors

 

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 2

ADVANCED GAL | Reports, Written, Verbal or Both? How to Convey Your Findings to the Court

Speaker: Melissa Buckman Young

BOOTCAMP | Setting Up a Solo or Small Firm Practice

Speaker: Adrienne Haynes

Mom is Going into a Nursing Home - TOMORROW!: An Introduction to Medicaid Crisis Planning for Nursing Home Benefits

Speaker: Tim McCurdy

Insurance Bad Faith: An Overview for the Solo or Small Firm Lawyer

Speaker: Chris Faiella

So You Want to Sue/Represent the City? The Sovereign & Official Immunity Doctrine in Missouri

Speakers: Chad Stewart & Chris Diegel

 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Box Lunch | Ticketed
  • First-Time Attendees' Box Lunch & Program | Ticketed

12:10 - 1:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Sponsor Programs

 

1:10 - 2:10 PM 
PLENARY

Living Through Living Undocumented: How Our Small Immigration Firm Navigated a Documentary

Speakers: Megan Galicia & Andrea Martinez

 

2:20 - 3:10 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 4

BOOTCAMP | Getting Clients

Speakers: Sara Rittman & Fawzy Simon

ADVANCED GAL | Teens and GALs - How to Naviage Teens' Wishes v. Their Best Interests

Speaker: J.C. Weyand

Setting Up a Complaint-Proof Client File | E

Speaker: Karolin S. Walker

Office Hours

Leaders: Dan Haltenhof & Paul Henry

Hot Topics in Immigration Law, with Q & A

Speakers: Megan Galicia & Andrea Martinez

Give Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Parent. Implicit Bias in Abuse & Neglect Cases | E/B

Speakers: G. Michael Archer & David Crosby

How to Draft a Rock Solid Indemnification Provision

Speaker: Lenne' Espenschied

International Issues in Hometown Litigation: Service Abroad & Foreign Evidence Taking

Speaker: Aaron Lukken

 

3:10 - 3:40 PM | Network with Exhibitors

 

3:40 - 4:30 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 5

ADVANCED GAL | Home Visits - When to Do Them, and What to Look for During a Home Visit.

Speaker: Melissa Buckman Young

BOOTCAMP | Keeping Clients

Speaker: Morry Cole

Online Reviews: Don't Ignore the Elephant

Speaker: Jaimee Hall

From Intake to Trial: Fundamentals of a Will & Trust Contest

Speakers: Cassie Carpenter Bugalski & Tina Parsley Hughes

Sentences: Sense & Sensibility

Speaker: Lenne' Espenschied

Valuing a Case for Mediation

Speakers: Jack Bangert & Ron Mitchell

 

4:30 - 5:20 PM
Sponsor/Exhibitor Reception | Ticketed

 

5:00 PM
Friends of Bill W

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Luau Dinner | Ticketed
Guest Tickets Available for Separate Purchase

7:30 - 9:30 PM
Sunset Boat Cruise
A limited number of complimentary tickets will be availabe at the MOLAP Booth

8:30 PM
Night Cap Reception

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5
7:00 - 8:30 AM
Breakfast | Ticketed

 

7:00 - 8:10 AM
CLE@Sunrise

8:30 - 9:40 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION 6

BOOTCAMP |  Charging, Collecting & Managing Money | E

Speakers: Steve Sanders & William Shull

Digital Detox - Essentials Distraction

Speaker: Paul Unger

Three Things You Probably Don't Know About Contract Drafting, but Should

Speaker: Lenne' Espenschied

Rikki, Please Lose My Number: Helping Clients Use the TCPA & FDCPA to Fight Annoying Robocalls & Text Messages

Speaker: Chris Roberts

How Not to be in the News: Practical Considerations for E-Discovery, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Speakers: Ryan Mohr & Scott Schaffer 

Business Law Essentials for Small Firm Owners & Small Business Clients

Speaker: Rob Pennell

 

9:40 - 10:20 AM | Network with Exhibitors

10:20 - 11:30 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION 7

Trial Presentation Technology

Speaker: Paul Unger

Pardon, Your Slip is Showing

Speaker: Lenne' Espenshied

Online Marketing in Legalese: Geek Speaks Your Language

Best Discovery Practice in Family Law

Speaker: Cynthia Garnholz

5 Reasons Lawyers Make Bad Business Owners - And How Technology Can Help You Better

Speaker: Erica Birstler

NAACP Travel Advisory | E/B

Leader: Rod Chapel

How to Balance Work & Life by Using a Paralegal Profitably

Speakers: Barbara Wiseheart & Heather Zuerner

 

11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
Networking Lunch | Ticketed

 

12:40 - 1:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 8

How to Manage Your Workload & Get Organized - Essentials of Email & Task Management

Speaker: Paul Unger

Three Effective Techniques for Allocating Risk in a Contract

Speaker: Lenne' Espenschied

Maximizing the Value of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Speakers: Paul Anderson & Annette Griggs

Nuts & Bolts of Eviction & Missouri Landlord-Tenant Practice

Speaker: Hon. Karen Krauser

Fastcase Training - Basic

Speakers: Matt Geary

Workers' Compensation General

Speakers: Rick Montgomery, Jason Iezzi

 

2:00 - 3:10 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 9

Fight the Paper! Steps to Reduce Paper & Get Your Electronic Files Organized

Speaker: Paul Unger

Rethinking Diversity: Knowledge, Challenges & Ethical DilemmasE/B

Speaker: Laurel Stevenson

Juvenile Law 101 

Speaker: Mike Wood

Forms & Formalities: What You Need to Know About Living Wills, Trusts & DPOAs

Speakers: Tina Parsley Hughes & Michael Watkins

Fastcase Training - Advanced

Speaker: Matt Geary

Prepare to Win: Practical Tips & Strategies for Preparing a Client to Survive Even the Toughest Deposition

Speaker: Timothy Monsees

 

3:10 - 3:50 PM | Network with Exhibitors

3:50 - 5:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 10

The ABC's of DWIs

Speaker: John Eccher

50 Legal Tech Tips, Gadgets, Apps & Websites in 70 Minutes

Speaker: Paul Unger

Far & Away: Addressing Issues of Children with Illegal & Legal Immigrant Parents

Speakers: Erin Mayfield Craig & Lindsay Mathews

Defense Perspectives: Strategies for Successfully Handling & Valuing a Civil Case

Speaker: J. Christopher Spangler

Business Valuation 101: Beyond Your Neighborhood CPA

Speaker: Jason Buhlinger & Matthew Byford

Hot Topic: Medical Marijuana

Leader: Joe Gagnon

 

5:10 - 6:00 PM
Law Student Program

6:00 PM
Friends of Bill W

6:00 - 7:00 PM
Sponsored Reception | Ticketed

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Buffet | Open to Attendees & Guests

7:00 - 10:00 PM
Bowling & Arcade | Open to Attendees & Guests

7:30 - 9:30 PM
Live Music | Open to Attendees & Guests

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6
7:00 - 8:20 AM
Breakfast | Ticketed

 

7:00 - 8:10 AM
CLE@Sunrise

 

8:20 - 9:30 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION 11

Warren Buffet's Rules on Running Your Law Firm

Speaker: Steve Sanders

Lemon-Aid: How State & Federal Laws Protect Missouri Consumers

Speaker: Bryan Brody

Dump Overwhelm ... And Give Yourself a Raise | E

Speakers: Anne Chambers & David Ransin

Heavy Apps

Speaker: Martin Meyers

The Basics of Employee Whistleblower Claims

Speakers: Jase Carter, B. Kyle Bass & Michael Williams

 

9:40 - 10:50 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION 12

Current Trends in Legal Ethics: A Conversation with the Chief Disciplinary Counsel | E

Speaker: Alan Pratzel

Unemployment Benefits (ERISA)

Speaker: Phillip Tatlow

Ethics in the Movies - The Sequel | E

Speakers: Brennan Delaney & Heather Hardinger

20 Family Law Forms in 70 Minutes

Speaker: Michael Watkins

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CLOSING PLENARY

12:00 PM
Grand Prize Drawing: Trip for Two

Adjourn

 

 

Location

Margaritaville Lake Resort

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494 Tan Tar A Drive, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065, United States
800-826-8272
www.margaritavilleresortlakeoftheozarks.com

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