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  • Description

    COVID-19 has raised countless issues in the legal field. This CLE course will focus specifically on a number of ethical issues for attorneys and investigators that relate to client representation during the pandemic, how they might arise and how to effectively operate in the best interests of your client.

  • Instructor Bio

    Rodney Uphoff

    Prof. Rodney J. Uphoff is Elwood Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Missouri. Before joining the MU faculty in 2001, Uphoff taught at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School. Before becoming a law professor, Uphoff was a public defender from 1978-1984, including service as the chief staff attorney of the Milwaukee Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender.

    Uphoff has written numerous articles on criminal defense practice, the delivery of indigent defense services and ethical issues facing those involved in the criminal justice system. In 1995, he edited a book for the American Bar Association, Ethical Problems Facing the Criminal Defense Lawyer.

    In 1995, Uphoff was appointed to the Oklahoma Indigent System Board, which oversees the operation of Oklahoma’s system for delivering defense services in all counties except for Tulsa and Oklahoma County. He also served as a member of the Missouri Supreme Court’s Criminal Procedure Committee and the ABA Missouri Death Penalty Assessment Team.

    Uphoff was one of four attorneys appointed to represent Terry Nichols in Oklahoma state court. Nichols was convicted of 161 murders based on the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995, but did not receive the death penalty.


    Peter Joy

    Professor Peter Joy is well known for his work in legal ethics, clinical legal education, criminal justice, and trial practice. Professor Joy has written extensively and presented nationally and internationally on legal ethics, lawyer and judicial professionalism, clinical legal education, and access to justice issues.

    He is a co-author of Professional Responsibility, A Contemporary Approach (4th ed., West 2020), Do No Wrong: Ethics for Prosecutors and Defenders (ABA, 2009), another book, and the author or co-author of 10 book chapters, over 50 law review articles and essays, and over 60 legal ethics columns.