Continuing Legal Education
Join Alaris® from the comfort of your own desk! Our complimentary webinar series provides Continuing Legal Education credit hours. For more information, or to register for our upcoming webinars please select from the list below.
Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) – What it entails and how you can use it to your advantage
Date: April 22, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: Robert (Bob) Sullivan, Alaris Neutral
CLE Credit: 1.2 credit hours in Missouri, 1 credit hour in Kansas, 1 credit hour in Arkansas
Topics for discussion:
Early Neutral Evaluation (“ENE”) is a form of Alternate Dispute Resolution recognized by Federal and Missouri and Kansas state statutes and supreme court rules, but is rarely known about or taken advantage of. It is sometimes referred to as “Arbitration Light” because it is designed to be done in an open joint setting where the attorneys and their clients have an opportunity to see and hear the opposition’s view of the facts, their asserted claims and defenses, and the evidence to prove or defend against the same, and then to receive an evaluative second opinion, in writing, by the neutral. The neutral’s opinion is non-binding and confidential. Bob will discuss the ENE process, and the advantages and disadvantages of this process during this session.
Breaking Down Systemic Inequities via Strategic Estate Planning
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 11:30pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: Alexandra Johnson
Alexandra Johnson’s law practice focuses on estate planning. Both professionally and personally, she has seen first-hand how a good estate plan can help families and business owners navigate through issues such as dementia and other loss of competence, as well as the devastating problems that can arise when no plans are in place.
CLE Credit: 1.5 ethics hours in Arkansas and Kansas and 1.8 cultural competency/elimination of bias hours in Missouri pending approval.
Critical Race Theory and related areas are their own fields of study, and the topic is obviously in the news. But not all of us can get a Ph.D. in this field. What is a conscientious practitioner to do? The first part of this CLE will create a brief DEI framework for the discussion, then apply these concepts to the area of estate planning law with a focus on solutions.
Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: Whittney Dunn, The Bar Plan
CLE Credit: 1.2 ethics hours in Missouri, 1 ethics hour in Kansas, 1 ethics hour in Arkansas pending approval
From an initial client interview to closing out a completed representation, lawyers run the risk of creating debilitating conflicts of interest with their own processes and procedures. Learn what you can do to avoid these self-inflicted ethical quandaries. This program will analyze how the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct establish limits on lawyers’ conduct and control of the attorney-client relationship in often surprising and unexpected ways.