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      Leadership Academy Alumni

      From the inaugural class in 2001 to the 2019 class, Leadership Academy has graduated more than 200 alumni. Following graduation, nearly all graduates have actively participated in one or more bar activities: 

      • Nine have been elected to the Board of Governors;
      • 12 have been appointed by either the Supreme Court of Missouri or The Missouri Bar to a special task force or commission;
      • Seven have served on the Client Security Fund Committee;
      • Two are volunteers in the Fee Dispute Resolution program;
      • 11 serve or have served on the Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education;
      • 75 have participated as speakers, moderators or authors for CLE programs and publications;
      • 25 have served as a committee chair or co-chair;
      • 20 were or are elected in the Young Lawyers’ Section Council;
      • 12 have participated or currently participate in the legislative review process;
      • 15 currently serve or have served on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee;
      • Eight have been appointed to the Legal Education Committee;
      • Two serve as editors of the Courts Bulletin;
      • Two have served on the Lawyers’ Assistance Committee; and
      • Two have served as a Division Chair.


      Information about Class of 2019-2020

      Leadership Academy Alumni and Service Projects

      Class of 2018-2019 

      Revised A Missouri Guide to Succession Planning, designed as a comprehensive resource for Missouri lawyers as they plan to transition out of law practice. The class chose this project to update a resource originally drafted in 2005, but not updated to include recent changes to Rule 5.26 regarding designation and appointment of trustees. The updated resource will also add checklists and forms to assist practitioners in planning for transitions in practice.

      Portia Britt

      Branden Brooks
      Melissa Buchanan
      Olenka George
      Jason Harmon
      Amy Jackson
      Kristen Johnson
      Charles "Chip" Lee
      Maurice Moss
      Rachel Rutter
      Scott Schrum
      Cara Stuckel
      Kimberly Turner


      Class of 2017-2018 

      Created ShowMeRights.org, an online resource designed to help teenagers and young adults understand their rights and responsibilities as they enter adulthood. Topics covering questions about employment, immigration and citizenship, credit and consumer rights, drinking, selective service, cyberbullying, sex crimes, voting and others are outlines in a clear and easy online format. This information will be shared with the bar’s education partners and schools throughout the state.

      Nathan Atkinson

      Austin Fax

      Heather Hardinger

      Umo Ironbar

      Carol Jansen

      Jacqueline Jimenez Mejia

      Jody Larison

      Melesa Johnson

      Jacob Lewis

      Christina Peters

      Jacob Thessen

      Kevin Thompson

      Abigail Twenter


      Class of 2016-2017  

      Created an online civics education resource geared toward fourth and fifth graders in Missouri. The resource discusses the standard civic education materials, including the constitution and separation of powers, and also the role of lawyers--whether as litigators or transaction attorneys. This resource provides an overview of courts and judges, what lawyers do, as well as information about torts, contracts, and criminal proceedings.  

      Eisha Ahmed-Petersen

      Danielle Atchison

      Sarah Bernard

      Matthew DePaz

      Nate Dunville

      David McCain Jr.

      Mohsen Pasha

      Jay Preston

      Benjamin Stelter-Embry

      Shatrasha Stone

      Clayton Thompson

      Class of 2015-2016

      Developed a 12-week social media campaign designed to link the bar with its newer members. The campaign – entitled So Now You’re a Lawyer – will provide tips, insights, and links to resources while serving as a point of connection for new Missouri Bar members. Each member of the Leadership Academy class developed blog posts and photos to answer common questions of news lawyers, such as how to find a job, how to file a document, or how to act in front of a judge. The content will be shared across social media platforms utilized by The Missouri Bar, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Connect with and join the conversation using #NewMOLawyers. Although geared toward new lawyers, the project will also serve the bar’s overall communication strategy by providing information to new and seasoned lawyers alike about the services and information available from the organization. 

      Kathleen Croker

      Christopher Dandurand

      Damien de Loyola

      Matthew Diehr

      Bryan Fisher

      Amanda Johnson

      Tiffany Johnson

      Catherine Larrison

      Steven Ramsey

      Emma Schuering

      Laurie Washington


      Class of 2014-2015 

      Public Resource Directory. This extensive online listing of resources available to Missouri citizens at the local, state and federal levels include contact information specific to each county in the state of Missouri. The directory includes information about how to find and choose a lawyer, resources for families in need, health care resources, help for victims of domestic violence, information about Social Security and disability, consumer protection, criminal law, employment law, housing issues, immigration, and a comprehensive list of contact information for government agencies at all levels. The Public Resource Directory is published under the “Public Resources” tab at missourilawyershelp.org.

      Tracy L. Barnes

      L. Jared Boyd

      Erin D. Dark

      Sarah L. Devlin

      Karma Q. Johnson

      Danielle R. Kerckhoff

      Summer L. Masterson-Goethals

      Michael L. Miller

      Christa B. Moss

      Vanessa M. Starke

      Patrick J. Thornton

      Stephan R. Tomlinson


      Class of 2013-2014 

      Developed content for two programs for expansion of Mini Law School for the Public. The first, Becoming a Lawyer, examines the intensive process from law school to the bar exam to continuing legal education and the ethical rules all attorneys must follow. The second, Civil versus Criminal, explains the differences between civil and criminal cases. The two presentations are available for use as part of a half-day program for attorneys or judges to offer to their local community, allowing the Mini Law School for the Public to expand to any corner of the state.

      Maureen M. Brady

      Laura K. B. Brown

      Jose S. Caldera

      Jordan L. Force

      Juan A. Gomez Rodriguez

      Benjamin J. Hodges

      Charnissa E. Holliday-Scott

      Ronald Nguyen

      Camille L. Roe

      Abbie Hesse Rothermich

      Michelle F. Schwerin

      Stephanie L. Wan


      Class of 2012-2013 

      Developed scripts and created a series of videos to provide information and raise awareness of The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program.

      Tanya K. Alm

      Adam A. Brown

      Arimeta R. DuPree

      L. William Hardwick

      Lauren A. Horsman

      Andrea R. Long

      Justin L. Mason

      Samir R. Mehta

      William P. Mobley

      Daniel F. Portnoy

      Ryan C. Turnage


      Class of 2011-2012 

      Developed The Internet is Forever, a collection of lesson plans, student assessments, PowerPoint presentations, and learning activities for teachers. The lessons are grouped into five categories. There is also an overview explaining the project, its purpose and goals to parents and school administrators.

      Tara L. Blackburn

      Cassie J. Carpenter

      Patrick C. Edwards

      Sara Weilert Gillette

      Sheena R. Hamilton

      Amber Hackett Jeffers

      Christopher W. Lebeck

      Candyce I. McNeely

      Jessica M. Mendez

      Erica L. Mynarich

      Goldie L. Tompkins

      Cassandra J. Washington


      Class of 2010-2011 

      Developed Practical Aspects of Practicing Law: A Manual for New Missouri Lawyers, a manual for new Missouri lawyers to provide practical tips and guidance on handling issues and navigating situations frequently encountered by those new to the practice of law.

      J. Zachary Bickel

      Aarnarian (Apollo) D. Carey

      Darryl M. Chatman, Jr.

      Susan B. Henderson Moore

      Kendra R. Howard

      Yamini A. Laks

      Andrew C. Lawson

      Jason R. McClitis

      Jessica A. Mikale

      Kate E. Noland

      J. Kendall Seal

      Jonathan T. Sternberg

      Jerri J. Zhang


      Class of 2009-2010 

      Developed 21st Century Professional Perspectives, a video that addresses issues of ethics, civility, and professionalism. The class members wrote, directed, produced, and acted in the video, which is available from The Missouri Bar as an instructional aid for use in law school courses and continuing legal education programs.

      Ashley H. Atwell

      Kerry C. Feld

      Robert L. Hess

      Bruce E. Hopson

      Robert S. Kenney

      Fibbens Addo Koranteng

      Christallyn McCloud

      Jalilah Otto

      Adam P. Pihana

      Dianna R. Reed

      Jacob Shellabarger

      Angela Alvarez Simmons

      Brenda Stacey

      Shira Truitt


      Class of 2008-2009 

      Met with new attorneys at the spring enrollment ceremony to provide information and encourage involvement in bar activities. The class also produced a podcast series entitled We Are The Missouri Bar, featuring past and present Leadership Academy members and Missouri Bar leaders discussing their involvement in the bar.

      Melanie Daily

      Ryan T. DeBoef

      Lacy M. Fields

      James. E. Gore

      Micah D. Hall

      Kirra N. Jones

      Jennifer M. McAdam

      Stephanie D. White Thorn

      Kristol L. Whatley

      Ronda F. Williams

      Guillermo G. Zorogastua

      Class of 2007-2008 

      Created a public service announcement to advance public awareness about the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan. The PSA was broadcast through The Missouri Bar YouTube channel. The class also presented to hundreds of college students about the Plan.

      Beth Anderson

      Jacqueline L. Blocker

      Cyrus Dashtaki

      Amany Ragab Hacking

      Aaron M. House

      Jacki Janelle Langum

      Shazzie Naseem

      Robert L. (Bob) Ortbals, Jr.

      Amy Woods Hoyt

      Ebony Woods McCain


      Class of 2006-2007 

      Updated Missouri Bar pamphlet previously titled "Stepping Out." The title was changed to Turning 18: Some Things About the Law You Need to Know and covered topics ranging from leasing an apartment to drunk driving. The class also organized a group of attorneys to present information from the pamphlet to Missouri high school students.

      Joel E. Anderson

      Michael E. Anfang

      Francesca F. Cheroutes

      Omar D. Davis

      Sreenu Dandamudi

      Julia S. Grus

      Kevin S. Hillman

      Karlla S. Philpot

      David Slaby

      JR Swanegan

      Lauren E. Tucker McCubbin


      Class of 2005-2006 

      Organized a 5K race at the Missouri Bar's Solo and Small Firm Conference to benefit The Missouri Bar Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

      Jamica D. Dowell

      Jane Drummond

      Michael J. Hackworth

      Scott A. Hamblin

      Julia D. Kitsmiller

      Kemba Logan

      Gretchen Yancey

      Nicole Sublett

      Jennifer L. Thompson

      Class of 2004-2005 

      Translated the bar’s domestic violence public information brochure into Spanish. The class also developed a list of shelters and organizations to assist in distributing the brochures to Spanish-speaking Missourians.

      Phillip C. Boyd
      Adam M. Burkemper

      Adriane Dixon Crouse

      Lenin V. Guerra

      Wendy M. Hickey

      Rolanda S. Johnson

      Lynn W. Judkins

      Teresa R. Laidacker

      Kimberly J. Shields

      Leslie T. Tolliver-Rogers

      Karen C. Warren


      Class of 2003-2004

      Created a website to provide young people with information about legal issues they are likely to encounter (e.g. family and domestic, labor and employment, juvenile, criminal, etc.).

      Tamara Jameson Anfang

      Suzette Carlisle

      Kori S. Carew

      C. Michelle Coleman

      Jason H. Lamb

      Amy K. Maloney

      Nelson V. Munoz

      Elizabeth A. Ortmann-Vincenzo

      Robert D. Paredes


      Class of 2002-2003 

      Revised and presented an 8-hour legal curriculum for Missouri Girls State ("MGS"). Prior to the class's involvement, students at MGS did not receive college credit for their law course. The 2002-2003 class revamped the MGS law program and submitted it to Central Missouri State University for accreditation. Members of the 2002-2003 class then spent a week in Warrensburg and taught approximately 175 MGS students. Some members of the class enjoyed the project so much that they still teach law at MGS every year.

      Kimberly R.H. Franks

      Gwendelyn M. Garcia

      Nancy Morales Gonzalez

      Joseph L. Hensley

      Matthew M. Krohn

      Phebe A. La Mar

      Andrea N. Lueckenhoff

      Megan E. Phillips

      Tracy L. Powell

      Thomas B. Snider


      Class of 2001-2002 

      The class project focused on the importance of jury service. The class prepared a teaching curriculum and a video titled "We the Jury." The curriculum and video aimed to teach high school juniors and seniors about the jury selection process and the role of the jury in the court system. The class then used the curriculum and video to make presentations in schools.

      Nimrod "Rod" Chapel, Jr.

      Matthew J. Devoti

      Christian L. Faiella

      Holly Joyce

      Jolie L. Justus

      Maylin Wong Mahoney

      Brent D. Newman

      Katharine Shepherd Porter

      Scott A. Robbins

      Victoria (Vickie) Shatz


      Class of 2000-2001

      Service Project aimed to provide senior citizens with information about resources available to them from the Missouri Bar. The class accomplished this by integrating public service information available from the Missouri Bar into one distributable format.

      James D. Beck

      John E. Cozean

      Danelle Carter Duffy

      Kimberley Cox Fournier

      Katherine M. Hardy

      Vanita R. Massey

      Timothy J. Smith

      Michael A. Williams