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.

Click here to register

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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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11:30 AM11:30

A Conversation with Federal Judges

The purpose of this event is to give local attorneys, who are members of the federal bar in Kansas, an opportunity to get acquainted with our federal judges and to provide a forum to discuss issues of importance to the bar. Complimentary CLE credit will be available to attorneys admitted to the bar in Kansas and Missouri. Lunch begins at 11:30 AM.

LOCATION: Frank Carlson Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
444 SE Quincy Street, Room PL-207, Topeka, Kansas 66683


CLICK HERE to register for this event by 5:00 PM on May 13, 2019. Each person must register individually. If the event is full, please send an e-mail to to be placed on the waiting list.

CANCELLATION/NO SHOWS: Should you become unable to attend the luncheon, please cancel your reservation via the link on the confirmation e-mail you will receive after you register or notify Jared Harsin. 

PARKING: Visitor parking is available in the Townsite Plaza Parking Garage (approximately $1 per hour). 

SECURITY INFORMATION: Cell phones and other electronic devices are allowed in the building only if you have a current bar registration card and a photo ID. In order to avoid delays at the security checkpoint, we recommend that all electronics be left off site.

ACCOMMODATIONS: If you require special accommodations or have specific dietary needs, please e-mail


PROGRAM: The judges are most interested in addressing your questions. While questions given to the panel of judges the day of the luncheon are always welcome, please submit your question(s) beforehand to make the discussion as informative as possible. To submit your question in advance, e-mail it to

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1:00 PM13:00

Cover Songs, Sampling and Ethics CLE

Venue: Lawrence Beer Company, 826 Pennsylvania St , Lawrence, KS 

Cost: $100

Organizer Rock N’ Roll Law




 Register Now

Presented by Jim Jesse: attorney, songwriter and National CLE speaker

 This course provides an overview of Music Copyright Law.  Attendees will learn:

-what is a copyright and the two copyrights in every song;

--how to legally release a cover song and the legalities of them;

--the legalities of sampling; 

-the ethical issues in representing a band with The Beatles as a case study;

-and so much MORE with lots of audio and video clips!

 Presented by Jim Jesse, attorney, songwriter, and national seminar speaker. 

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12:00 PM12:00

KBA WEBINAR CLE - The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth: The Ethycal Imperative for Honesty in Law

Dr. Martin Luther King once said, "A fact is the absence of contradiction, but the truth is the presence of coherence." As lawyers, we are duty bound to be more than just factual. Lawyers must tell the truth to clients, judges, and even opposing counsel and third parties. In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will deal frankly with the very human inclination for dishonesty and explain how to avoid the traps from which dishonesty most often springs. In doing so, he will draw upon current and past nominees from his annual Ethy Awards to show the consequences of dishonesty.

Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit, including Ethics and Professionalism in Missouri. Pending CLE approval in Kansas.

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12:00 PM12:00

KBA WEBINAR CLE - Technical Fouls: Even Minor Ethics Violations Can Have Major Consequences

When it comes to ethics violations, there is no such thing as a minor or "technical" foul. All ethics violations are serious matters, evidencing a breach of the trust that has been placed in the lawyer. As a result, lawyers must avoid falling into the mindset that a particular violation is "no big deal." 

To make this case, noted legal humorist Sean Carter will chronicle a number of recent ethics cases in which lawyers were surprised to discover that even minor ethics violations can have major consequences.

Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Kansas

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7:30 AM07:30

KBA Family Law CLE

DoubleTree by Hilton

200 McDonald Drive

Lawrence, KS

7:30 a.m.  Check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.  The Evolving Definition of a Parent (100 minutes)
Hon. Keven O’Grady,
 Tenth Judicial District, Olathe
Hon. Robert Wonnell, Tenth Judicial District, Olathe
Hon. Neil Foth, Tenth Judicial District, Olathe                         

9:40 a.m.  Break
9:50 a.m.  Legislative Update

Ronald Nelson, Ronald W. Nelson PA, Overland Park
Ashlyn Yarnell, Ronald W. Nelson PA, Overland Park

10:40 a.m.  Tax Law Changes

Matt Barberich, MarksNelson CPA LLCKansas City, MO 
Angela Meyer, Meyer Law, Pittsburg
How the TCJA effects Family Law and what issues Family Law attorneys are going to deal with more frequently. 

11:30 a.m.  Trauma Informed Courts: An Overview
Hon. Jeffry L. Jack, 
District Court of Labette County, Parsons
Margo R. Moore, Labette County Mental Health Services Inc., Parsons
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) can have a long-lasting impact on a person and ultimately on our society.
Trauma Informed Courts (TIC) consider that impact and seek to minimize the damage while still requiring accountability. 
Learn what ACES are, their effects, and how the legal system can address those challenges from a local mental health professional and a sitting trial court judge.

12:20 p.m.  Lunch (provided)

1:20 p.m.  Ethics Panel Part 1 (Civility & Courtesy in Challenging Circumstances of the Family Law Practice)
Steve Henry, 
The Henry Law Firm, PA, Overland Park

2:10 p.m.  When CINC Appeals Happen and How to Avoid Them Without Sacrificing the Client’s and The Child’s Best Interests

Hon. Kevin M. Smith, 18th Judicial District, Div. 12, Wichita

The Kansas Child In Need of Care code substantially limits the court orders that can be appealed due to children’s need for permanency. Judge Kevin M. Smith covers these limitations as well as other issues that can impact case strategy and help all lawyers in CINC cases advocate for their clients and children’s best interests.

3:00 p.m.  Break

3:15 p.m.  Ethics Panel Part 2 (Civility & Courtesy in Challenging Circumstances of the Family Law Practice)  

Steven D. Henry, The Henry Law Firm, PA, Overland Park
Tish Morrical
Megan Weddle
Sarah Carmody Moderating

4:05 p.m. Adjourned

Registration Pricing:

Early Bird Registration: Register BEFORE  March 1, 2019  receives a $10 discount on registration

KBA Family Law Section Member Registration  $280
YLS Member  $290
KBA Member Registration $310
Non-member Registration $430
Paralegal Registration $230

Printed Materials at Conference  $30

To register for this event online, please click here. To pay by check or for paper registration, please click here and fill out the form and print to include with payment. You can email the registration to Please Note: Your registration is not complete until check is received by the KBA.  You will not receive a confirmation until your payment is processed.

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