Fehr & Schwerin to Present at 2019 BAMSL Bench & Bar Conference

On May 30, 2019, Amy L. Fehr and Michelle F. Schwerin will present in front of the state’s judges and attorneys at the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ 2019 Bench and Bar Conference. The annual Bench and Bar Conference brings together lawyers and judges to discuss current issues, legal challenges and practical solutions.


Program Description: Courtroom Etiquette and Ethics.

Together with Judge Mark Neill (Missouri Circuit Court), Judge Colleen Dolan (Missouri Court of Appeals) and Judge Richard Webber (Federal District Court), Amy Fehr will discuss the role of tradition in the courtroom, strategies to rehabilitate oneself following a breach of etiquette before the court, and the balance between advocacy and candor in the courtroom.

  • Experienced attorneys reminisce fondly on the “good old days” of civility within the legal profession.  Those days, however, are not completely gone.  As legal professionals, we are bound by a specific code of ethics.  Moreover, as advocates, we are most effective when we comply with the standard courtroom etiquette.  In this panel, members of the bench and experienced trial attorneys will discuss the most important aspects of courtroom etiquette and ethics.


Program Description: What You Didn’t Learn in Law School: Practical Tips for a Successful Career in Law

Michelle’s panel will feature the perspectives of a judge, professor, prosecutor, private practitioner, and in-house counsel.  They will discuss their career paths, current positions, mentorship, and the most important things the panelists learned throughout their professional development.

  • Most young attorneys begin their careers as an associate.  However, the practice of law can lead an attorney in many different directions.  This panel will discuss practical considerations and best practices for young lawyers with promising futures.


About the Capes Sokol Attorneys:

Amy L. Fehr represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, real estate litigation, shareholder/member and internal business disputes, and business torts including civil fraud, tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duty cases.

For more information about Amy, please visit her profile. 


Michelle F. Schwerin represents individuals and businesses in a variety of tax matters, including tax liability disputes, innocent spouse claims, claims for penalty abatement, refund claims and litigation, preparer and promoter penalty investigations and tax collection matters.

For more information about Michelle, please visit her profile.

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