Available CLEs

Hal Goldsmith, Esq.

A View from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Public Corruption Investigations and Prosecutions

Hear from an experienced attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s office about some of the most high profile, complex and sensitive public corruption investigations and prosecutions he has handled. This will be a fascinating look into some high stakes criminal proceedings in our region.   

Our speaker is Hal Goldsmith, Esq.  He serves as Senior Litigation Counsel for the United States Attorney’s Office in St. Louis, Missouri.  In addition to his supervisory responsibilities, Hal handles investigations and prosecutions of public corruption and major fraud matters. 

Hal has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Miami (1990-1995), East St. Louis (1998-2006), and St. Louis (2006-2015; 2018 to current). He has served in various leadership positions, including Chief of the Criminal Division, Senior Litigation Counsel, and White Collar Chief. He has successfully tried numerous cases, and briefed and argued a significant number of appeals before the Eleventh, Seventh, and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

State Capital of Missouri

Recap of the 2021 Missouri Legislative Session

The 2021 Missouri Legislative Session runs from early January through May 14.  Dozens of bills on a wide range of topics, including law enforcement, healthcare and tax policy, are under consideration.  Learn from several members of the Missouri Legislature about which bills passed and what effect this may have on Missouri attorneys and on all Missourians.


Michael Downey, Esq.

2021 Updates in Legal Ethics

Learn about the latest developments in legal ethics law from one of our region’s experts on this topic.

Our speaker is Michael Downey, Esq. of the Downey Law Group LLC, a law firm devoted to legal ethics, law firm risk management, and the law of lawyering. Michael regularly represents lawyers, their clients, judges, and other professionals in high stakes and complex civil litigation and disciplinary proceedings. Michael also serves as outside general counsel to numerous law firms. He has presented on legal ethics more than 500 times, including for global corporations and law firms, throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom and Canada.

This CLE is from 12:30 PM to 2:10 PM and qualifies for 2.0 MO Bar Ethics CLE Credits. The CLE will be presented in webinar form.