The Missouri Bar welcomes New MCLE director
Meet Shannon Briesacher
Shannon Briesacher joined The Missouri Bar Monday as our new Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) director. The MCLE director administers CLE requirements established by Supreme Court of Missouri rules, maintains the list of dispute resolution neutrals under Rule 17, and assists the Client Security Fund Committee.
Briesacher attended law school at the University of Kansas and began her legal career in 2002 with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. She most recently served as staff counsel with the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.
What prompted you to apply for this position?
I was interested in the opportunity to work alongside Missouri lawyers, providing information and assistance that would allow them to comply with the regulatory requirements of licensure, but more importantly, to even better serve their clients.
What does the MCLE director do?
The MCLE director administers the continuing legal education requirements as established by Supreme Court rules. I will be collaborating with members and program sponsors to ensure MCLE accreditation and compliance. I will also be assisting the Client Security Fund Committee and other bar committees and task forces as needed.
What are your goals for this role?
One of my goals is to continue to improve the overall processes of registering and reporting MCLE compliance for our members. We have a new reporting application which will come online soon that we believe will be beneficial for users. I also want to be fully available to our members to continue to provide consistent information and friendly assistance at all times.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I spend much of my free time at baseball tournaments and dance competitions for my children. My son is 12 years old, my daughter is 10 years old, and we have 3-year-old twins - a boy and a girl. My husband, Matt, is also a lawyer and is currently a director at the Missouri Department of Corrections.
I love movies and love to travel, whenever possible. One of my favorite trips was to the Big Island of Hawaii. You cannot beat the scenery and the residents are so friendly. It’s just the perfect balance of “relaxing” and “things to do.”