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Register for free CLE, hosted by Joint Commission on Women in the Profession

The Joint Commission on Women in the Profession of the Supreme Court of Missouri and The Missouri Bar will offer a free virtual continuing legal education program this month to provide practical information to women who aspire to become judges. 

“Closing the gender gap on the bench” will start at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. It will feature an eight-person panel who will discuss racial and gender disparities on the Missouri bench and unique challenges women on the bench face, as well as provide tips for lawyers who apply or run for judgeships. There will also be a question-and-answer session with the panel. 

The panel includes the following individuals: 

  • Chief Judge Beth Phillips, U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 

  • Judge Kelly Broniec, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; 

  • Judge Mary Sheffield, Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District; 

  • Caroline Coulter, Deputy General Counsel, Missouri Governor’s Office; 

  • Judge Jalilah Otto, 16th Judicial Circuit Court; 

  • Judge Tracey Mason-White, 9th Judicial Circuit Court; 

  • Thomas Neill, Gray, Ritter & Graham and Eastern District lawyer member of the Appellate Judicial Commission; and 

  • Douglass Noland, Noland Law Firm and Caly County lawyer member of the Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee. 

Joint Commission Co-Chair Stephanie Wan, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Ginger Gooch, with Husch Blackwell, will moderate the interactive webinar. 

Lawyers can earn 2.4 total CLE hours, including 2.4 ethics and 2.4 elimination of bias hours. 

Click here to register for this free CLE virtual program.