Featured Presenters

Dr. Isaac Amon

Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. LL.M in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution. Isaac worked in private practice before entering public service as the Legislative Director for the Missouri Department of Corrections, and also served as Legal Counsel to the Missouri Board of Probation & Parole in death penalty cases. Isaac holds a Doctorate in Juridical Science (J.S.D), or PhD in Law.


Judge Susan Block

Susan Block returned to the practice of law after retiring as a Circuit Judge in St. Louis County. In her last judicial assignment she was appointed to serve as the Administrative Judge of the Family Court. Currently, she focuses her practice in family law matters, including divorce, modifications, juvenile, guardianships, school law, juvenile law, adoptions, paternity matters, grandparents’ visitation requests, and domestic partnership conflicts.


Alan Pratzel

Alan Pratzel was appointed as the Chief Disciplinary Counsel by the Supreme Court of Missouri in April 2007. Prior to becoming Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Mr. Pratzel was in private practice for 30 years in St. Louis. He is an adjunct professor of Ethics and Professionalism at Washington University School of Law.


Rabbi Yosef Landa

Rabbi Yosef Landa is the Regional Director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis. He received his degree in Talmudic law and Jewish philosophy from the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey. His post-graduate studies continued in rabbinical academies in Israel, and he received his rabbinic ordination from the Chabad Yeshiva in New York in 1979. Currently an adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy at UMSL, Rabbi Landa created the accredited Conference on Talmud & Contemporary Law, now in its 24th year, which offers modern legal minds the opportunity to examine ancient principles in Jewish law and ethics and explore their relevance to current law and public policy.


Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin

Dr. Klatzkin is the Associate Rabbi of Chabad of Greater Dayton, Ohio, an adjunct Professor at Antioch University and Senior Editor of Curriculum of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Dr. Klatzkin holds a doctorate in medieval Jewish philosophy from Brandeis University and ordination from Hebrew Union College.