9:00 AM09:00

Liberty is the Norm: Pretrial Release Under the Bail Reform Act - CLE

LOCATION: Lied Center Pavilion, Lawrence, Kansas

Morning Session:

9:00-9:25 Registration and Welcome

9:25-10:40 1.5 credits “Ten Ideas to Win Pretrial Release";” Presenter: Carl Folsom Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of Kansas

10:40-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 1.5 credits “Busting Bond Myths and Winning Pretrial Release;” Presenter: Erika Zunkel Assoc. Director of Federal Criminal Justice Clinic University of Chicago

12:15-1:00 Lunch

Afternoon session

1:00-1:50 1.0 credit “The Pretrial Justice Reform Movement in Kansas and Beyond;” Presenter: Chief Judge Karen Arnold-Burger Kansas Court of Appeals

1:50-2:40 1.0 credit “Local Resources and Support;” Presenters: Trey Burton Chief U.S. Probation Officer Sara Valdez Hoffer Supervising U.S. Probation Officer

2:40-3:00 Break

3:00-3:50 1.0 credit “View from the Bench: Pretrial Release Considerations and Conundrums;” Presenters: Judge Julie A. Robinson, Chief U.S. District Judge; Judge James O’Hara, Chief Magistrate Judge’ Judge Teresa James; Judge Kenneth Gale; and Judge Gwynne Birzer

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9:00 AM09:00

Lending Fundamentals--Federal Law - CLE

The Kansas Bankers Association is offering this important seminar dedicated to the federal regulations that impact lending. This program will be presented on a basic level, allowing entry-level and inexperienced personnel to learn about the regulatory and compliance side of lending. More experienced lenders may also find this program this program useful as a review and update of lending compliance issues.

As in 2017, attendees will receive an electronic link for the download of the manual for this seminar. 

New this year, the electronic manual will only focus on federal law issues.

Many attendees are familiar with the 900+ page Lending Fundamentals manual that has been produced by the KBA Legal Department in the past. Because this manual has become so big, with an overwhelming amount of information being covered in a single day seminar, the decision was made to sort the materials into two smaller manuals.

The Lending Fundamentals-Federal Law manual is a comprehensive source of information on federal regulations impacting lending.


Terri D. Thomas, J.D.
Terri is senior vice president and director of the KBA’s Legal Department. With over 30 years of industry experience, Terri provides real-world instruction in an upbeat and relaxed style.


KBA Members: $235
Non-members: $405
Week 1 Attendees Add $25 if registering after October 4, 2019
Week 2 Attendees Add $25 if registering after October 19, 2019

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11:00 AM11:00

ON-DEMAND 2019 Brown Bag Ethics 2 E&P hours

Approved for 2.0 hours of E&P in Kansas.


2019 KBA Brown Bag Ethics Series:



Hour 1
In this 1-hour ethics CLE, various rules of professional conduct will be discussed and analyzed by viewing clips from legal movies in which the rules are implicated.

Presenter’s Info:
Matthew Vogelsberg, 
Office of the Disciplinary AdministratorTopeka
After graduating from the University of Kansas law school in 2007, Matt began working as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, first as a member of the court’s central research staff, then as a chambers attorney for the Hon. Melissa T. Standridge. In 2012, Matt became a research attorney for Justice Eric Rosen of the Kansas Supreme Court. In May 2016, he left Justice Rosen’s chambers to work as a staff attorney for the Office of Judicial Administration, working on court policy, employment matters, open records and open meetings issues, and responding to subpoenas issued on court employees. In November 2016, he joined the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator where he now investigates and prosecutes violations of the rules of professional conduct.

Hour 2
A survey of cases, hearings, and judicial branch policies related to sexual harassment in the judiciary as a framework for helping lawyers develop or review their own firm policies and to assist those confronting harassment in finding support and guidance.

Presenter’s Info:
Larry Zimmerman,
 Zimmerman & Zimmerman, P.A., Topeka
Larry Zimmerman is partner in the woman‐owned law firm, Zimmerman & Zimmerman, P.A., in Topeka, Kansas.  He has an undergraduate degree in education from Emporia State University and obtained his J.D. from Washburn University School of Law in 2000. Mr. Zimmerman is licensed to practice in Kansas, Nebraska, all tribal courts situated within Kansas, and in the Tenth Circuit. He writes a monthly column for the KBA Journal and has served as president of the Kansas Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, sits on the KBA Legislative Committee, and is the legislative coordinator for the Kansas Credit Attorney Association. 

KBA Member- $90
Non-Member- $100
Paralegal- $50
Student- $25


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6:30 PM18:30

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to offer free self-defense class for women

The class will aim to teach physical defensive tactics, tools and suggestions for personal safety and programs designed to help during an emergency.

The event will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. No registration is required. Participants should wear tennis shoes.

For more information, contact Deputy Charlie Cooper, public information officer, at 785-832-5204 or

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8:15 AM08:15

Associates in Dispute Resolution CLE

ADR, LLC's 12th Annual  CLE/CME Seminar 


Friday, September 20, 2019

 Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution

Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE/CME including 1.0 hour of Ethics for Kansas and Missouri Attendees.   

Kansas Health Institute, Bluestem Room

212 SW 8th Avenue, 1st Floor, Topeka, Kansas

Sign-up early to get the early-bird rate at $165.00.  Early-bird payments must be postmarked by Friday, September 15, 2019--after this date registration is $195.00.  


This year's presentations include:

  • Successful Dispute Resolution Perspectives (Patrick Nichols)

  • Negotiation Ethical Dilemmas (Professor Linda Elrod)

  • Mediation in the Federal Courts (Angela Gupta)

  • EEOC Mediation of Workplace Disputes (Tori Mroz)

  • Mediation Preparation Techniques (Marvin Motley)

  • Understanding Family Law Arbitration (Larry Rute)

 This program has been approved for (6) CLE/CME hours for litigators and mediators in Missouri and Kansas, including one (1) hour of professional responsibility.

 To register, CLICK HERE, or email for registration form. Early-bird registration ends September 6, 2019, so sign up early to save your spot.

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8:15 AM08:15

Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution - CLE

Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution - 13th Annual Fall CLE Seminar presented by Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC


Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE/CME including 1.0 hour of Ethics for Kansas and Missouri Attendees.  

Kansas Health Institute, Bluestem Room, 212 SW 8th Avenue, 1st Floor, Topeka, Kansas

Sign-up early to get the early-bird rate at $165.00. Early-bird payments must be postmarked by Friday, September 15, 2019--after this date registration is $195.00. 

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1:00 PM13:00

Evidence, Expert Witnesses, and Courtroom Blunders: Be Prepared! - KTLA CLE

The KTLA Women's Caucus is presenting a practical trial skills program for common issues seen in the courtroom as noted by those who see them often - judges.
The 4 CLE credit hour (pending) program will include explanations and demonstrations on expert witnesses, objections, and foundations, concluding with a judicial panel featuring Douglas County District Court Judges:

Friday, September 13

Kathy Kirk, Program Chair 

1:00 – 1:10 | Introduction: Kathy Kirk

1:10 - 2:00 | Selecting, Identifying, Qualifying, and Examining Expert Witnesses: Monique Centeno and Rachel Smith

2:00 – 2:50 | Evidence: Laying the Foundation: Audra Asher and Ashley Billam

2:50 - 3:00 | BREAK

3:00 - 4:00 | Evidence: Objections: Tina Huntington and Heather Lottmann

4:00 – 5:00 | What Have the Women in the Black Robes Seen, What Do They Never Want to See Again, and What They Want to See in the Future! Douglas County District Court Judges Amy Hanley, B. Kay Huff, Peggy Kittel, Sally Pokomy, and former pro tem judge Bethany Roberts (moderating)

5:00 | Social hour for all registrants and presenters; details TBA

Douglas County District Courthouse
111 E. 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas

Register online by clicking here.

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9:00 AM09:00

CLE- Indigent Defense: A Prosecutor’s Perspective

Indigent Defense: A Prosecutor’s Perspective

If you are currently representing indigent criminal defendants, have represented them, or even thinking about representing them, then this course is for you. This course is designed to help you avoid common pitfalls in representing indigent defendants. Topics covered include “how to avoid and be prepared for 60-1507 and malpractice claims”; “getting to know your prosecutor”; “common discovery issues”; and “time management”.   

Presenter’s Info:

Larry Markle, Montgomery County AttorneyIndependence

Larry graduated KU law school class of 1985 and began his private practice in Coffeyville, KS. Larry’s primary practice from 1985 to 1998 was in “trash” law, by representing the largest private trash hauler /landfill operator in Southeast KS, Northeast OK, and Southwest MO. During that same time Larry represented indigent defendants and retained criminal clients throughout Southeast KS and Northeast OK. In 2000, Larry began working in the Montgomery County Attorney’s office and is now the longest serving County Attorney in MG County history. Larry has tried over 100 civil and criminal jury trials.

2.0 CLE hours for the price of 1.0!

KBA Member $80

Non Member $100

Paralegal $50

Student $25

Click here to register for the Lunch & Learn

 Click here to register for the Webinar

 For questions or to register over the phone or email, contact Nancy Burghart at or 785-234-5696

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12:00 PM12:00

Douglas County Bar FREE CLE

From the Douglas County Bar Association:

Friendly reminder, because you are attorneys and you most likely did not calendar this event.

We are offering a free CLE (if you paid your annual dues) on Thursday August 22nd from 12-1 at the old courthouse.

Join us for updates to the Rules of Civil Procedure from Lou Mulligan.


If you show up tomorrow we will buy your beers at the next bar social in September. But seriously, please attend and support our speakers who volunteer their time and effort at zero cost to the DGCO Bar.

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11:30 AM11:30

Magna Carta and Kansas Law CLE

Hosted by Topeka Bar Association

Presenter is Hon. Norbert Marek, 2nd Judicial District

Friday, August 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Capitol Plaza Hotel, Emerald Ballroom (Hotel Side), Topeka, KS

All Kansas lawyers have probably heard of the Magna Carta and perhaps been taught that it is a foundational document for establishing English liberties under the common law.  Very few probably know what the Magna Carta actually said or that provisions of it can be found in the laws of Kansas.  Take a one-hour trip back to the year 1215 while you engage in a detailed review of the actual provisions of the Magna Carta that are the most important to Kansas judges and lawyers.  Along the way you will compare Magna Carta to current Kansas law.  Warning:  Lawyers who attend this seminar might end up citing the 800-year-old Magna Carta in your next legal opinion or brief.

$20 - TBA members
$40 - Non-TBA members

Approved for 1.0 Hour of  CLE Credit.

Click here for a paper registration form.

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9:00 AM09:00

Fair Housing Laws - FREE CLE

KanMar Management in conjunction with the City of Lawrence are hosting 5 hours of FREE CLE on August 2, 2019.

The topic will be fair housing laws.

The CLE will run from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the Carnegie Building located at the intersection of 9th and Vermont Street in Lawrence.

Click on the hyperlink, it will take you to the City of Lawrence website where you will be able to register for this FREE CLE.

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6:30 PM18:30

Douglas County Bar Association/Inn of Court Summer Social

RSVP now for the Summer social and the homemade guacamole and dessert competition!

We're helping the Inn of Court celebrate 25 years by throwing a combined party at Judge Amy Hanley's house.

When: Saturday July 20th  6:30 -  9:30 PM
Where: 1600 Alvamar Drive, Lawrence, Kansas 66047
What: Tacos, margaritas, lawn games and socializing
Cost: $20/person

There will also be a homemade guacamole and homemade dessert competition.  Compete in one or both.  (Winners receive some random prize that had better be awesome since no one has told me what it is yet)

This is an adult event, so hire a sitter and come hang out on July 20th.

To RSVP, send an email with your name & the number of guests to:

Bring your money to the party.

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to Aug 2

Silent Auction of HP Computer

There will be a silent auction for sale of the HP Touch Screen computer that was recently replaced (Patron Station #3).  Bids will be taken beginning FridayJuly 19, 2019, at 1:00 PM, through Friday, August 2, 2019, at 1:00 PM.

The bid sheets will be in the Law Library on the cart next to the Manager’s desk. 

Minimum bid is $100.

The computer is set up on the south counter.

 Set out below are the specs of the computer. 
HP Touchsmart 610-1280 qd (2012)           
Intel(R) Core ™ i7-2600 CPU 2 3.40GHz
RAM:  8.00 GB
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
2T Hard drive
Wireless mouse & keyboard included
Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Office 2010
TV Tuner
Internal blu-ray

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1:45 PM13:45

Ethics for Good XX (Polsky Theatre, Overland Park) (KBA)

Where:Map this event »
Polsky Theatre, JCCC
Carlsen Center
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park
United States

Pending approval for 2.0 CLE credit hours
including 2.0 E&P credit hours in Kansas & Missouri.

Who Are the Presenters?

  • Stan Davis, Ethics for Good Elder Statesman

  • Jim Griffin, Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, P.C.

  • Mark Hinderks, Stinson Leonard Street L.L.P.

  • Todd LaSala, Stinson Leonard Street L.L.P.

  • Hon. Steve Leben, Kansas Court of Appeals

  • Jacy Hurst, Kutak Rock LLP

  • Todd Ruskamp, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

  • Hon. Melissa Standridge, Kansas Court of Appeals

Check-in begins at 1:45 p.m. Program begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. and adjourns at 4:10 p.m.

Contact:Deana Mead

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8:30 AM08:30

Estate Administration from Start to Finish - CLE

Designed for attorneys who are new to estate administration or need a basic refresher, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of estate administration, including proper asset valuation and distribution, taxation, and account closing procedures. You'll also learn how to correctly deal with thorny estate administration debt issues, including jointly held assets, business ownership and complex tax issues. Equip yourself with real-life, practical knowledge to ensure you are fully prepared to handle the entire estate administration process from start to finish - register today!

  • Learn how to meet every deadline, follow procedures and complete essential forms.

  • Identify key estate administration pitfalls you need to avoid.

  • Acquire strategies to ensure you can help your clients through every step of the probate process.

  • Manage your client's entire estate administration procedures properly and effectively.

  • Learn how to tackle complex estate administration issues such as tax issues, jointly held assets and will contests.

  • Understand how to properly transfer and distribute assets.

  • Explore proper procedures and processes when dealing with insurance claims and debt during estate administration.

  • Gain a better understanding of the probate court's procedures so that you can avoid common pitfalls and mistakes.

  • Get the latest information on allowances and elections against the will.

  • Identify how to properly distribute assets to minors, surviving spouses and trusts.

LOCATION: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Overland Park-West
8787 Reeder Road
Overland Park, KS 66214


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8:45 AM08:45

Legal Ethics: Top Challenges - CLE

Real-life legal practice doesn't fit neatly into the bounds of legal ethics that we all learned in law school. There are always questions and pitfalls that you'll need to figure out to make certain you're in compliance today. This course compiles the toughest current challenges attorneys face in protecting their professional reputations. Our experienced attorney faculty will help you get the tools you need to do the right thing without fear of disciplinary action or litigation. Enroll today!

  • Clarify allowable and prohibited conduct in social media.

  • Discover and avoid hidden conflicts of interest.

  • Find out how to properly handle case delays.

  • Protect client confidentiality in online communications and in data storage.

  • Overcome ethical dilemmas that come with changing firm.

  • Avoid ethical pitfalls when diversifying your practice.

LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn Overland Park
5800 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211

Sponsored by National Business Institute


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9:00 AM09:00

Divorce Law Boot Camp - CLE

A Comprehensive, Hands-On Approach to Divorce Practice

Can you navigate the divorce process with ease? Are you looking for practice pointers, best practices and sample forms to build your divorce practice? Our veteran faculty will provide you with a solid foundation and real-world tips for handling each key step of a divorce case. Start the case off on the right foot, streamline your motion practice, pick up discovery tools, get insights on valuing/dividing marital property and more. Don't miss this fast-paced, information-packed program - register today!

  • Go beyond the textbook - gain real-life insights from attorneys who have mastered their craft.

  • Receive sample pleadings, discovery requests, agreements, motions, checklists and other documents.

  • Leave no stone unturned: explore methods for uncovering undisclosed assets and liabilities.

  • Learn how to properly use divorce experts and gain pointers on examining them.

  • Understand the core mechanics of valuing and dividing different types of marital assets.

  • Help clients work out and calculate parental responsibility, parenting time and support.

  • Get practical tips for navigating divorce settlements and trials.


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12:00 PM12:00

Exit Row Ethics: What Rude Airline Travel Stories Teach About Attorney Ethics - CLE Webinar

Stuart Teicher has traveled the world as a professional legal educator and he's seen all kinds of bad behavior. Coincidentally, it mirrors a lot of the bad behavior he's seen as an attorney ethics investigator. Join the CLE Performer as he draws parallels between passengers and practitioners and explains key ethics rules that will help every lawyer stay safe in their practice.

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12:00 PM12:00

The Current State of School Finance - CLE Webinar

Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE Credit in Kansas and Missouri 

Presented by:

Alan Rupe and Jessica Skladzien, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Wichita

When the people of Kansas adopted Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution, they adopted unique constitutional language requiring the Kansas Legislature to “make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state.”  This provision requires governmental action, while most constitutional provisions prohibit certain activity. Over the years, Kansas courts have interpreted what this language means. This presentation will look at the Court’s interpretation of this language over time, and how that interpretation has affected education in Kansas.         


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12:00 PM12:00

Ethical Issues and Implications on Lawyers’ Use of LinkedIn - CLE Webinar

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become part of every lawyer’s daily life, and they can be helpful tools for expanding your professional presence and marketing your practice, as well as valuable investigative tools. But the same ethical rules that govern lawyers’ conduct also apply to their use of social media, and that can raise some concerns for lawyers in their use of these tools.

This webinar will focus on the ethical use of LinkedIn as a marketing and professional development tool, but will also touch on broader ethical pitfalls in lawyers’ use of social media in general, both for marketing purposes and as a litigation tool, discussing some of the rules and opinions that apply. Some of these issues are:

  • Is your LinkedIn Profile Advertising?

  • Staying away from false or misleading statements

  • Do you need a disclaimer on your LinkedIn profiles?

  • How do the solicitation rules apply to LinkedIn?

  • Do the “specialties” and “Skills and Endorsements” sections of LinkedIn raise ethical problems?

  • Should I ask for client recommendations on LinkedIn?

  • Confidentiality issues - what you can and cannot say about clients and cases on LinkedIn and how to communicate ethically with potential clients

  • Unauthorized practice of law and inadvertent attorney-client relationships

  • Who lawyers can and should connect to on social media

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