United States Courts
Western district of Missouri
Bartlett and Koger Programs Continue to Set the Standard for Continuing Legal Education
In June, the Western District celebrated the legacies of District Judge D. Brook Bartlett and Bankruptcy Judge Frank W. Koger. Despite busy schedules and hot temperatures, lawyers swarmed the Whittaker building for the 9th Annual Bartlett Lectures and 2nd Annual Koger Symposium, enjoying great speakers, great fellowship and local BBQ.
The Bartlett lectures focused on Dean Erwin Chemerinsky’s (University of California, Irvine School of Law) Supreme Court review, Professor Thomas Mauet’s (University of Arizona-James E. Rogers College of Law) trial practice tips, and an ethics panel discussion by the District Court Judges. The Koger Symposium concentrated on the foreclosure crisis with Professor Katherine Porter (University of Iowa College of Law) and pierced the veil of securitization with Professor Steve Nickles (Wake Forest University School of Law). After Nickles' formal remarks, he shared stories about his long friendship with Judge Koger and noted “Frank’s warm and embracing collegiality continues to thrive in the Western District.“
Almost 600 attorneys attended the Bartlett and Koger events. The Court is proud to provide this continuing legal education opportunity with national speakers addressing topical issues. We welcome your feedback to keep the Lecture Series and Symposium relevant and befitting our namesake judges.