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No-cost CLE reviews expanded remote public access requirements

Rule change goes into effect July 1

Last year, the Supreme Court of Missouri approved a rule change allowing access to public court records from personal electronic devices. The rule change heightens the importance of existing requirements for anyone filing documents in any Missouri state court (lawyers, court staff, parties, etc.) to keep unnecessary confidential information out of public documents.  

When confidential information must be included, those filing will have to attest that the publicly available document has been properly redacted. 

With only three months before Missouri lawyers need to attest they are properly redacting confidential information when e-filing, MoBarCLE is offering a no-cost, online webinar to help bring Missouri lawyers up to date. 

Starting April 24, the 2023 Expanded remote public access to court records and redaction requirements CLE program will provide an overview of the upcoming rule changes and the interplay with the e-filing system. The speakers will outline various considerations of redaction requirements and give some examples of content which should be redacted. Additionally, this presentation identifies many of the questions those in the legal profession will need to address as filings become increasingly accessible.  

Speakers include:  

  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Bates, Missouri Court of Appeals, Springfield 
  • Catherine Nelson Zacharias, Office of State Courts Administrator, Jefferson City 
  • Melinda J. Bentley, Legal Ethics Counsel, Jefferson City 
  • David W. Ransin, Ransin Injury Law, Springfield 

The online program will be offered April 24, May 22, June 26, and July 17. Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of live MCLE credit which also satisfies 1.5 MCLE hours of the ethics. Additionally, this program will be available on demand for self-study. 

Serving as an introduction, this CLE is a great place to start for all lawyers learning about how the new rules affect practice. Further educational content will be made available through The Missouri Bar in the coming months. For more information on expanded remote public access and redaction requirements, visit The Missouri Bar’s Remote Public Access and Redaction Resource Center.