Every year the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) holds an annual convention at the Lake of the Ozarks. It is a way for attorneys all over the state to come together to discuss how to best serve our clients. The theme of this year's convention was Trial Wars, an adaption of Star Wars.

The attorneys of McShane and Brady were asked to present regarding HIPAA and privacy laws of Missouri and Kansas. We gave a presentation about how a person's privacy has value and how healthcare companies cannot release your private medical information without permission or a court order. To go with the theme, we used Star Wars-like slides and even had sound effects! What better way to learn about HIPAA laws than with Hans Solo and Princess Leia.

We feel strongly that we should share our knowledge about HIPAA laws and how to best seek justice when your privacy rights are violated.