Available CLEs

Ken Chackes, Esq.

Advocacy in Mediation

Being fully prepared for the mediation of your case is essential to getting the best result for your client.  Learn about the best strategies for selecting a mediator and for preparing for and participating in any civil dispute mediation.  

Our speaker is Ken Chackes, Esq., an attorney with extensive mediation experience. He has served as a mediator in over 100 cases since 1999, primarily in the areas of employment, civil rights, and education. Ken also has significant litigation experience, specializing in employment discrimination, disability law, education law, civil rights, clergy sex abuse, and other civil matters. He has represented parties in more than 100 additional mediations as part of his litigation practice. Ken is currently conducting mediations with United States Arbitration and Mediations Services in St. Louis, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  

Rachna Lien, Esq.

Working with Mental Health Professionals in Your Family Law Case

Mental health and social service professionals can provide valuable insight into the issues that people face in family court. Lawyers and Counselors, however, can be anything from exceptional allies to arch enemies. Learn how to work effectively with mental health professionals as a family law attorney and a Guardian ad Litem in divorce and child custody cases. We will cover a variety of strategies and ideas to help you achieve positive outcomes in family court through successful professional collaboration.

Our speaker is Rachna Lien, Esq. of the Lien Law Firm. 

Rachna is a dedicated family law attorney who believes strongly in interdisciplinary collaboration. She spent over 6 years working exclusively with survivors of sexual and domestic violence in family court before starting her own practice at The Lien Law Firm, LLC. Now, Rachna focuses her career on helping people work through family court conflicts with a strong focus on out-of-court negotiations and settlements. Rachna also does continuing education programs for mental health professionals works routinely with social service professionals as a Permanency Attorney with Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division.



Fee:  $25 (free for Library Members and SLU Law Students and Faculty)

Qualifies for 1.2 MO CLE Credit. 


Professor Leila Sadat

The Lessons of the Holocaust and the Creation of the International Criminal Court-At the Law Library Association

The Lessons of the Holocaust and the Creation of the International Criminal Court –presentation by Professor Leila Sadat,  Washington University School of Law

Fee:  $25 (Free for Library Members and SLU Law Students and Faculty)  More information and register at https://llastl.org/CLE-04-20