#MoBarNews: June 2023 recap
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June was a busy month at The Missouri Bar as it strives to help lawyers be redaction-ready prior to the July 1 implementation of expanded remote public access. The bar also hosted multiple continuing legal education programs to provide opportunities for lawyers to complete their MCLE hours prior to the June 30 deadline.
The Missouri Bar hosted its annual MOSOLO Small Firm Conference June 8-10 at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach. 342 lawyers attended the conference in person and 283 joined virtually. Attendees were able to learn, network, and enjoy spending time with their families at the resort.
MOSOLO provides lawyers an opportunity to fulfill their MCLE requirements before the June 30 MCLE deadline, featuring two plenary sessions and more than 60 breakout sessions. Attendees received up to 18.2 MCLE hours, including 10.4 ethics and 2.8 elimination of bias credits.
Visit MoBarCLE.MoBar.org to sign up for upcoming conferences, such as the Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar held July 27-28, the Annual Family Law Conference on Aug. 2-4, or The Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting in September
Expanded remote public access has been a hot topic at The Missouri Bar as the rollout date draws near. Beginning July 1, the public will have remote access to documents on Case.net filed on or after that date if they can be viewed on a court’s public access terminal.
This makes lawyers' redaction obligations for those documents more critical than ever, courts and clerks will not review each case document to ensure compliance and cannot refuse to accept or file a document on that basis. Lawyers are responsible for redacting confidential information pursuant to statute, court rule or order, or other law.
The Missouri Bar will continue to update educational materials and resources to support lawyers in their professional requirements to redact confidential information. If you have additional questions, visit The Missouri Bar’s Remote Public Access and Redaction Resource Center.
Each year, The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Department brings together teachers from across Missouri who specialize in American history, government, and civics for an intensive training program. This year’s institute was held June 20-23 with the theme, “The Roberts Court and First Amendment Values” focusing on three cases currently being considered by the U.S Supreme Court: Counterman v. Colorado, 303 Creative v. Elenis, and Groff v. Dejoy.
The program allows teachers to become students so they can better instruct their students once they return to the classroom describing the experience as, “A refreshing and supportive environment where colleagues can network, share ideas, feedback, and inspiration.”
Visit MissouriLawyersHelp.org for more information about upcoming educational training, as well as teacher resources made available through The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education program.
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View Supreme Court of Missouri and Missouri Court of Appeals hand-downs each week online, where there are headings and summaries for each case. These summaries are not part of the opinions of the Court and should not be quoted or cited.
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