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Civil Practice and Procedure Committee offers practical resources, networking opportunities

Join one of The Missouri Bar’s nearly 40 committees that focus on various practices of law

Providing relevant, practical information is at the heart of the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee.

Over the last few years, the committee has offered CLEs on topics and practice management tips civil litigators can utilize immediately. Last year, several hundred lawyers attended the committee’s two CLEs – one featuring four prominent litigators who discussed the keys to success, and the other highlighting a panel of trial judges.

For this year’s virtual Spring Committee Meetings April 29-May 3, the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee will hold a no-cost CLE – that any lawyer can register for and attend – on remote deposition best practices. Click here to join the committee and register for its upcoming CLE.

Having fellow lawyers who understand the daily grind of the practice creates a valuable support system, committee chair Michael Murphy said.

“I believe that the committee is comprised of some of the finest lawyers our state has to offer,” Murphy said. “It’s a blessing to be able to exchange ideas with such a broad-based community of litigators.”  

Committees and sections represent the driving forces behind the work and activities of The Missouri Bar, and with nearly 40 to choose from, all Missouri lawyers can find one that fits their professional interests. Committee members are lawyers who practice in or are passionate about a particular area of law, from animal law and estate planning to labor and employment law. Murphy encouraged lawyers to not only attend committee meetings but be active – suggest topics, provide feedback, volunteer as chair or vice chair, or offer to write or speak.

“I think it all comes back to the old saying ‘from whom much is given, much is expected,’” Murphy said. “What better way to give back to our profession than getting involved in a Missouri Bar committee?” 

Join the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee and explore other committees here. Register for the upcoming Spring Committee Meetings here.