Attorney Coaching and Training


Memberships and Affiliations: Industry-Recognized
Legal Coach and Trainer

Prior to becoming a certified legal coach and trainer, Joan Newman was a practicing attorney for 30 years and a law school adjunct professor for 20 years. She is a graduate of Washington University School of Law and is licensed by the American and Missouri bar associations. She has leveraged her vast industry knowledge and expertise to help other attorneys improve their professional and leadership skills, and become more successful lawyers.

Academic Achievements

  • Washington University School of Law LL.M., 1973
  • Washington University School of Law J.D., 1972
  • Washington University Law Quarterly, Managing Editor
  • Washington University School of Law, Order of the Coif (honorary member)
  • Case-Western Reserve University Bachelor of Arts degree, 1969

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Law Practice Management Section Member
    • Business Law Section Member
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Missouri

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