Available CLEs

Morley Swingle, Jr., Esq.

Preparing for the Sentencing Phase of a Bifurcated Criminal Trial: NEW DATE

We have switched the date of this program due to the postponement of the Motion Practice CLE until October.

Busy prosecutors and defense lawyers preparing for the guilt phase of a non-capital jury trial often do not adequately prepare for the sentencing stage. Learn more about how best to prepare for this important part of a criminal trial. 

Our presenter is Morley Swingle, Jr., Esq.  He has decades of experience as a prosecuting attorney. He served as prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County for 25 years and also has served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, and as an assistant circuit attorney in St. Louis. He most recently served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Boone County.

This CLE will be presented in webinar format. 

Judge Katherine Fowler

Fundamentals of Motion Practice: NEW DATE

DUE TO A CONFLICT WITH MISSOURI BAR MEETINGS, THIS PROGRAM HAS MOVED TO WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13.

Learn the fundamentals of bringing motions at the state court level at this CLE. Appropriate for newer attorneys as well as more experienced practitioners.   

Our presenter is Judge Katherine Fowler. Judge Fowler serves in the 22nd Judicial Circuit. She was appointed to the 22nd Judicial Circuit in 2017. Prior to that, she served as an Officer with the law firm of Greensfelder, Hemke & Gale, PC. 

Co-presenting with Judge Fowler will be Kathleen Howard, Esq. and Caitlyn Meyers, Esq., both from the Greensfelder firm. 

This CLE will be presented in webinar format.    

Douglas Morris, Ph.D., J.D.

Discrimination, Degradation, Defiance: Jewish Lawyers in Nazi Germany

Until 1933, Jewish lawyers were among the most prominent in the profession.  But the Nazi regime immediately tried to kick them out and, after five-and-a-half years, completed its efforts.  This talk tells that story. 

With harrowing details, it shows how the Nazis got rid of Jewish lawyers through lawless violence and legalized discrimination; how Jewish lawyers tried to hold on but eventually suffered economic devastation and social humiliation; and how a small number actively resisted.  Ultimately, the story is about a liberal democracy collapsing under the weight of an authoritarian state.

Our presenter is Douglas Morris, Ph.D., J.D.  He is a legal historian and practicing criminal defense attorney with Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. He is author of Legal Sabotage: Ernst Fraenkel in Hitler’s Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2020) – which explores the way a Jewish Social Democratic lawyer in Nazi Germany represented political defendants in court, engaged in underground activities, and produced both a classic analysis of the Nazi regime and an original theory of resistance. Mr. Morris is also the author of Justice Imperiled: The Anti-Nazi Lawyer Max Hirschberg in Weimar Germany (University of Michigan Press, 2005), and has published a series of scholarly articles on twentieth-century German legal history.

This is the closing presentation for the exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich." This program and the exhibit are sponsored nationally by the American Bar Association. Local sponsors are ADL Heartland, St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum and the Law Library Association of St. Louis.   

THIS CLE QUALIFIES FOR MISSOURI BAR DIVERSITY/EQUITY/IMPLICIT BIAS CREDITS. IT WILL BE PRESENTED IN WEBINAR FORMAT.

IMPORTANT: SPACE IS LIMITED. SIGN UP EARLY TO GUARANTEE A SPOT.

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE FOR THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS: LIBRARY MEMBERS, SLU LAW STUDENTS AND FACULTY, INDIVIDUAL DONORS TO THE LAWYERS WITHOUT RIGHTS EXHIBIT AND HOLOCAUST MUSEUM DOCENTS (INDICATE THE HOLOCAUSE MUSEUM AS YOUR FIRM NAME).  

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