April 14, 2020 - springfieldbar.com
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The past month has redefined “business as usual” for all of us.  Our members are searching for online options. This week we are introducing LawPay, a new member benefit to help you get paid safely and efficiently. LawPay is offering a $100 credit on processing fees through April 30 if you want to get started with an account.   Learn more here.
This Week!
Work From Home- Ethical and Practical Considerations
Wednesday Webinar, April 15, noon, 1 MoCLE ethics. Presented by Michael Downey. More information at this link.
Thursday - Remote Court Appearances – What Works and What Doesn’t
The Bar Brew is in Stay At Home mode this month so Presiding Judge Michael Cordonnier and Judge Todd Myers bring us "Home Brew" a six pack of tips on putting your best foot (or face) forward in your next remote appearance. Register here.
Friday - Implicit Bias
Dial in for this presentation by Christa and Maurice Moss. 1 MoCLE (Ethics/ Elimination of Bias) More information
This Week - Free Programs!
Video Conferencing Basic Training
This week the SMBA is offering two workshops to help members get up to speed on the basics of using Zoom and Webex. These short, 30-minute workshops will provide tips on how to use these technologies when participating in meetings and court proceedings and will also demonstrate how to set up your own video conferences to provide consultations with clients or prospective clients. We will also provide best practice tips for hosts or participants.
Webex Basics - Friday, 2:30 (reply to this email and we will sign you up)
Important COVID-19: Updates
Wednesday - February Bar Exam Results!
Due to COVID-19 the Supreme Court of Missouri’s new attorney enrollment ceremony has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Presiding Judge Michael Cordonnier will be available to conduct the administration of oath remotely. Eligible candidates can email us at info@springfieldbar.com to schedule their swearing in.
Christian County Division Clerk Emails
The SMBA staff is working remotely but wants to stay in touch! Contact Keith by email info@springfieldbar.com or mobile phone 501 944-0394. We continue to operate the Lawyer Referral Service and respond to those calls daily.