How do I… earn ethics, elimination of bias credits before June 30?
Quick – you can still get your ethics and elimination of bias continuing legal education credits before June 30!
Lawyers licensed to practice in Missouri must complete a total of 15 CLE hours between July 1 and June 30. Three of the 15 hours must be devoted to ethics topics, and one of the ethics hours must focus on diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, or elimination of bias.
While the deadline to complete your minimum continuing legal education hours is quickly approaching, there are several CLE programs coming up over the next two weeks that offer ethics and elimination of bias credits.
The Young Lawyers’ Section of The Missouri Bar will host the premiere of the film, “The Milly Project,” 6-8 p.m. June 21 at Saint Louis University School of Law and 5:30-8 p.m. June 23 at the Polsinelli Conference Center in Kansas City. Originally a play, “The Milly Project” tells the true story of an enslaved woman named Milly Sawyers who fought for and legally won her freedom in Springfield prior to the Civil War. The premiere will include a reception, screening of the new film adaptation, and a panel discussion. It offers 2.2 hours of ethics and 2.2 hours of elimination of bias. Click here to learn more about “The Milly Project” and to register for either of these no-cost programs.
In “2021 #Missouri #Bias & Your Clients,” lawyers Nimrod Chapel and David Barrett will discuss the existence of bias and discrimination, as well as ways lawyers can address discrimination. The webinar starts at noon June 17 and offers 1.3 hours of ethics and 1.3 hours of elimination of bias. Click here to register.
The “2022 Addressing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Small & Mid-Sized Law Firms” webinar will begin at 1 p.m. on June 21. It will discuss how smaller law firms – despite fewer resources – can participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the legal profession. This CLE offers 1.0 hours of ethics and 1.0 hours of elimination of bias. Click here to register for this CLE program.
On June 22, MoBarCLE and YLS will host the “2022 Trial Skills Workshop” from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The webinar will feature eight speakers covering various topics including technology in the courtroom, jury instructions, voir dire, opening statements, and ethics in trial. The program offers 2.0 hours of ethics and 1.0 hours of elimination of bias. Click here to register.
Lawyers Cindy Sharp and Becky Howlett will lead “2021 Learn Mindfulness to Curtail Implicit Bias & Make Ethical Decisions” online from 2-3:03 p.m. on June 24. The webinar will discuss strategies to become aware of one’s own unconscious biases and enhance mindful decision-making. The webinar offers 1.2 hours of ethics and 1.2 hours of elimination of bias. Click here to register.
On June 30 – the last day to complete your MCLE hours – lawyers can attend the “2022 Identifying & Combatting Gender Bias: Examining the Roles of Women Attorneys in Movies and TV” webinar. From noon-1:03 p.m., lawyers will learn how to identify implicit and explicit gender bias in the legal profession by reviewing how Hollywood showcases women lawyers in the media. The CLE offers 1.2 hours of ethics and 1.2 hours of elimination of bias. Click here to register.
Click here for a full list of MoBarCLE programs that are accredited for Missouri ethics credit. You can also view the complete list of CLEs that are accredited for Missouri elimination of bias credit here.
Click here to learn more about your MCLE hours and how you can file your MyMCLE annual compliance report online.