2020 Discovery Workshop

MoBarCLE and the Young Lawyers Section are proud to offer the 2020 Discovery Workshop Gathering critical information and evidence is the foundation of successful representation. Join experienced practitioners as they examine various discovery tools, best methods for getting the evidence you need, how to handle abuse of the discovery process, and objections to discovery requests.  
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MoBarCLE and the Young Lawyers Section are proud to offer the 2020 Discovery Workshop

Gathering critical information and evidence is the foundation of successful representation. Join experienced practitioners as they examine various discovery tools, best methods for getting the evidence you need, how to handle abuse of the discovery process, and objections to discovery requests. 

8:15 – 8:40 AM | 2019 Changes to Missouri's Discovery Rules 
Speaker: D. Ryan Taylor, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Kansas City 

8:40 – 9:05 AM Protective Orders 
Speaker: Douglass F. Noland
Noland Law Firm, LLC, Liberty 

9:05 – 9:55 AM | ESI 
Speaker: Jeff Dreiling
, Complete Legal, Kansas City 

9:55 – 10:10 AM | Break 

10:10 – 11:00 AM | Ethics 
Speaker: Whittney A. 
DunnThe Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis   

11:00 – 11:50 AM | Motions to Compel & Sanctions 
Speaker: Michael J. Hart
, Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP, St. Louis  

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM | Lunch   

12:50 – 1:40 PM | Sunshine Law 
Speaker: Christopher D. Dandurand
The Gorny Law Firm, Kansas City 

1:40 – 2:30 PM Medical/HIPAA Authorizations, Other Record Authorizations and Other Requests to Third Parties 
Speaker: Tamar E. Hodges
, Husch Blackwell LLPJefferson City  

2:30 – 2:45 PM Break  

2:4– 3:3PM | Difficult Depositions 
Speaker: Lauren C. CollinsSandberg Phoenix von Gontard PC, St. Louis  

3:3– 4:2PM | Special Masters 
Speaker: Leland M. Shurin
Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, Kansas City 

4:25 PM | Adjourn

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.




2020 Discovery Workshop

Lauren Collins Related seminars and products: 2

Sandberg Phoenix Von Gontard P.C.

Lauren Collins is an associate with Sandberg Phoenix in St. Louis. She has a depth of experience with complex litigation. Previously she taught as an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University School of Law and was Assistant Circuit Attorney for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia. 


Lauren is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Mound City Bar Association. She is a Council Member for The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section, an Associate with the Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court and part of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. In 2018, Lauren was recognized as a Diversity and Inclusion Recipient from Missouri Lawyers Media. 


She is licensed to practice in the states of Missouri and Illinois.

Christopher Dandurand Related seminars and products: 1

The Gorny Law Firm

Chris Dandurand is a principal at The Gorny Law Firm, LC, and represents individuals and family members of those who have been injured by the negligence of others. He routinely utilizes Missouri's Sunshine Law in pursuit of justice for his clients.

2020 Discovery Workshop

Whittney Dunn Related seminars and products: 3

The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company

Whittney Dunn, Risk Manager at The Bar Plan, is a national speaker and presents to hundreds of lawyers annually on ethics, professionalism and malpractice avoidance. When not presenting, she provides one-on-one ethics guidance and law practice management assistance to attorneys in the states where The Bar Plan provides malpractice insurance.

2020 Discovery Workshop

Michael Hart Related seminars and products: 1

Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP

A seasoned litigator, Mike has handled a broad range of litigation over the course of his career. He has represented numerous businesses and individuals in state and federal courts across the country. He defends clients in litigation involving commercial disputes and employment matters to high-exposure catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Mike handles all phases of litigation including case strategy, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, trial and appeal. He has first and second chair trial experience and has successfully tried cases to verdict throughout Missouri. Mike's appellate experience includes the Missouri Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

2020 Discovery Workshop

Tamar Hodges Related seminars and products: 1

Husch Blackwell LLP

A healthcare attorney and registered nurse, Tamar brings clients a 360-degree view of healthcare regulation. In addition to counseling clients on complex healthcare regulatory matters, Tamar’s experience includes nursing on medical-surgical and intensive care units at Level 1 trauma centers, coordinating risk management for a pediatric academic medical center and serving on hospital ethics committees. She understands healthcare regulatory law from all perspectives: drafting, implementation and enforcement. Her ability to navigate the legal alignment of patient care and compliance is comprehensive and unique.

Tamar helps clients navigate:

• Licensing and accreditation

• Risk management

• Data privacy and cybersecurity

• Emergency preparedness

• Compliance



2020 Discovery Workshop

Douglass Noland Related seminars and products: 1

Noland Law Firm, LLC

Education:  William Jewell College, Liberty, MO, (B.A.); University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, MO, (J.D.).  Admitted to the Missouri Bar (1981); Kansas Bar (2000).  U.S. District Court and United States Supreme Court.

Activities: The Missouri Bar Board of Governors (2005 to present); Executive Committee of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors (2013); The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council (1986 - 1988); Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) Board of Governors (1992 to 2013); Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission (1994 - 2000) and (2011 - 2014); Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee (2008 to present); Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association;  Clay County Bar Association - President (2002); Clay County Bar Foundation - President; Fellow and Diplomat of  National College of Trial Advocacy; American Association for Justice, Chairperson of the Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section (2011- 2012).  Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy and Pre Trial Procedure by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Missouri - State Coordinator (NBTA) (2003 to present).  AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell.

Work: Principal, Noland Law Firm, LLC,  a Personal injury law firm practicing in the area of Personal Injury and Civil Trial Litigation; First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Clay County (1987).  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Clay County, MO (1984 to 1987).  City Prosecutor, Liberty, MO (1984 to 1986).  Attorney for the Clay County Election Board (1986 to 1988).  Adjunct Professor, William Jewell College (1983 to 2006). Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law (2013 to present).

Leland Shurin Related seminars and products: 1

Shaffer Lombardo Shurin

Leland Shurin is a member of the Missouri, Kansas and Arizona Bar Associations.  His practice has included representing individuals, charities, governmental agencies and small businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies.  His representation has included business matters and litigation both as plaintiffs and defendants.  For the past 15 years his concentration has been  as special master appointed by state and federal courts, as well as arbitrator, mediator and receiver.

Daryl Taylor Related seminars and products: 1

Missouri Attorney General's Office

Ryan Taylor graduated summa cum laude from the UMKC School of Law in 2010. During law school, Ryan worked for the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Ryan has worked for the Office of the Missouri Attorney General since 2010 in the Civil Division. Ryan has experience in a wide variety of civil litigation.