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Equal access to justice is the very foundation that our judicial system was built on; however, many people are denied this basic right merely because they cannot afford legal representation. LSSM has been able to expand its services in providing quality legal representation and advice due to private bar involvement. As a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Project and Judicare Program, LSSM provides free continuing legal education (CLE) courses for lawyers focusing on poverty law. These MCLE approved seminars are offered several times per year. If you are interested in helping low-income people in Southern Missouri you may sign-up to join the pro bono and/or judicare panels by attending one of our CLE's. LSSM also provides training for domestic violence advocates, social workers, law enforcement and other professionals working with low-income families and the elderly.

Elder Law CLE Friday June 24, 2016

LSSM is sponsoring an Elder Law CLE on Friday, June 24, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.  The seminar will be presented live at LSSM's Springfield, MO office, located at 809 North Campbell Avenue, Springfield, Missouri, and presented via video conferencing at LSSM's offices in Cape Girardeau, Charleston, Rolla and West Plains. 

11:30 a.m.    Lunch and Registration

12:00 p.m.    Adult Abuse and Neglect—Warning Signs, Risk Factors and Reporting
                      Kathryn Sapp, Bureau Chief, Division of Senior and Disability Services, Jefferson City, MO 
                      Michelle Humphrey, Aging Program Specialist, Division of Senior and Disability Services,
                         Jefferson City, MO

1:00 p.m.    Basic Estate Planning
                    Courtney L. Fletcher, Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C., Springfield, MO                    

1:50 p.m.    Break

2:10 p.m.    Public Benefit Options for Long-Term Care
                    Jessica Kruse, Ozark Elder Law, Springfield, MO

3:00 p.m.     Who’s the Client and Other Ethical Issues in Elder Law
                Fred Hall, Hall Ansley, Springfield, MO                                         

3:50 p.m.    Adjourn

The CLE is offered free to LSSM Pro Bono and Judicare Panel Members.  Registration is required.  You may register on line by clicking the "register" button below; or by contacting Sharon Alexander at 417.881.1397, ext. 1327; or by fax 417.881.2159; or email

4 hours MCLE credit pending.

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