DoubleTree by Hilton
200 McDonald Drive
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 LLC, Kansas 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
Sarah Carmody Moderating
4:05 p.m. Adjourned
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
10th Annual KALAP Spring Seminar will be held at Arterra Event Center, 2161 Quail Creek Drive, Lawrence, Kansas. This is a free CLE and a free lunch will be served.
Featured speaker is Monica Kurz, Director of Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
2 ways to register:
Call 785-368-8275 OR
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 Jared_Harsin@ksd.uscourts.gov 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 Jared_Harsin@ksd.uscourts.gov.
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 Jared_Harsin@ksd.uscourts.gov.
Where:Map this event »
Polsky Theatre, JCCC
12345 College Blvd
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.
The Douglas County Bar Association Free Brown Bag CLE will be Thursday, February 21, 2019, at noon, The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence will be presenting the Impact of Trauma on the Representation of Domestic Violence Survivors.
NOTE: This CLE will be held at the Old Douglas County Courthouse, 11th & Massachusetts Streets.
Save the date for the February Bar social, which has been moved!
When: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2019
Where: LAWRENCE BEER COMPANY
Time: 5-7 PM
Please note both the date and location change of the social. The Lawrence Beer Company is located at 826 Pennsylvania Street.
This 3-hour CLE will include a discussion of the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the families that we see and serve in child in need of care, juvenile offender and domestic cases and provide tools for attorneys (specifically those in the role of Guardian ad Litem) to better meet the needs of their client/ward and help the child put their best foot forward when dealing with the Court.
We will also view the documentary “Resilience – the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.” This 1-hour documentary delves into the science of ACEs and the birth of a new movement in the treatment and prevention of Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as the experts and practitioners profiled in “Resilience” are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect, and they're using cutting-edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
The 3rd hour of this CLE will examine the Kansas Model Rules of Professional Conduct and provide tools to help the GAL ethically represent the best interests of the child.
The seminar will be held in the Division 6 Courtroom at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center.
1:30 – 1:50 Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – Kerrie Lonard
1:50 – 2:50 Viewing of “Resilience – the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”
2:50 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:20 Discussion of ACEs and “Resilience” – Kerrie Lonard and Judge Bethany Roberts
3:20 – 4:10 Ethical Representation when your “client” is the best interests of a child – Michael Serra
Please RSVP to Heather Krase-Minnick at email@example.com
(Note: No food is allowed in the courtroom.)
The Douglas County Bar Association’s Brown Bag CLE is scheduled for tomorrow, January 10 at noon, Melanie DeRousse, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Douglas County Legal Aid Society, Inc. will be presenting Recent Developments in Family Law.
NOTE: This CLE will be held at the Old Douglas County Courthouse.
Who: Members of local bar association
What: January social event
At noon on Thursday, December 20, Matthew Franzenburg from the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator’s office will be presenting Ethics Theater. This does count as ethics credit!
NOTE: This CLE will be held at the Old Douglas County Courthouse.
For the last decade, state bars have been amending their rules of professional conduct to take into account the technological changes that are rapidly changing how lawyers practice law in the Digital Age. In this webinar, Professor Mark Yochum explains these changes and explores likely future changes in our ethics canon.
Approved for 1 hour of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics and professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.
Please note there will be no refunds for canceled or missed programs.
The cost of registration for webinar:
KBA member: $80
Washburn University School of Law, in conjunction with Kansas State University's 2018 70th Annual Kansas Income Tax Institute, is pleased to present the CLE "Tax Law Practice Ethics" on Friday, December 14, 2018, in Room 125 (in the law library) at the law school. This CLE will also be available as a webinar for those who would like to attend online.
As part of their community partnership initiative, the Kansas Army National Guard JAG Office invites you to attend their free luncheon CLE at either Wichita (December 13) or Topeka (December 14).
Please see our attached brochure for more details and to register.
December 13, 2018 – Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center
December 14, 2018 – Washburn Tech Conference Center
12:00-12:50 Representing Citizen Soldiers
12:50-1:10 Catered Lunch (Free!)
1:10-2:00 Ethical Considerations When Representing Military Clients
Contact Alma L. Whitelaw, Major, Judge Advocate., Kansas Army National Guard
at 785-646-1027 with questions.
The Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar CLE will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018, from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Lawrence Public Library.
7 hours FREE CLE including 2 hours of ethics
If requesting materials before Friday, e-mail Kenzie Singleton at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas County Bar Association Holiday Party details:
WHERE: MACELLI'S BALLROOM
WHEN: DECEMBER 13, 2018
TIME: 6 - 9 PM
Menu: Assorted Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Hosted Bar
Entertainment provided by Free State High School Orchestra Ensemble
Mail checks to Douglas County Bar Association to DCBA, P.O. Box 1966, Lawrence, KS 66044.
RSVP now by clicking HERE
Buckle up and get ready for this fun, exciting, and fast-paced presentation. You’ll hear about practical tips and tricks for getting things done better, faster, and maybe even cheaper. Come learn about everything from websites, to apps, to gadgets, and more!
Presented by: Danielle Hall, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, Topeka
Danielle serves as a Deputy Disciplinary Administrator for the State of Kansas. Prior to joining the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, she was the Law Practice Services Director for the Kansas Bar Association, where she served as the organization’s Practice Management Advisor. As a PMA, she provided KBA members with information and services to assist in practice management. She regularly speaks on law practice management and ethics topics for national and local organizations. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Washburn University and Washburn School of Law, teaching trial advocacy and coaching the advocacy competition teams. Hall received a B.A. degree in Political Science in 2006 and a J.D. in 2009 all from Washburn University.
KBA Members $80
This year’s keynote speaker, Patricia Miller, has tried more than 60 cases to trial in federal court alone, and currently serves as the Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division for the New York City Law Department. In her current role, Ms. Miller supervises the department responsible for defending all federal civil rights lawsuits brought against NYC law enforcement.
Ms. Miller will speak about her trial preparation, and success strategies, as well as her experience in handling excessive-force lawsuits.
In addition to being a sought-after lecturer and adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, Ms. Miller was named as one of the Top Women in Law 2016 by the New York Law Journal, and is the 2013 recipient of the Jane M. Bolin Diversity in Leadership Award. Ms. Miller was also the 2017 recipient of the Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom.
The conference will also feature such interesting and helpful topics as how to combat the Reptile Theory tactics used by a growing number of plaintiffs’ attorneys in the state, updates on recent appellate cases of note, tips and tricks from former federal and state law clerks, and, of course, ethics.
As always, the conference will feature some of the best networking opportunities of the year so don’t miss out, register today!
Seminar will be held at Marriott Country Club Plaza. 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Click here to view the full agenda
Make your room reservation at the Marriott Country Club Plaza (4445 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111) in the KADC block of rooms by clicking here or calling 816.531.3000 or toll free at 800.810.3708. The room rate is $179 per night for a single or double room. Be sure to make your reservation by November 8, 2018. After that date, rooms will be released for general sale.
The Douglas County Bar Association November CLE presentation will be at noon, this Thursday, November 15, 2018. Seminar presenter, Louis Clothier, newly named Executive Director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, will be presenting on the subject of Compassion Fatigue.
NOTE: This CLE will be held at the Lawrence Public Library.
A litigator’s/Mediator’s Guide to Expanding Settlement Opportunities
WHEN: November 9, 2018; Registration begins at 8:30 AM; seminar concludes at 3:30 PM.
WHERE: Robert L. Gernon Law Center, Topeka, KS
The program has been approved for Kansas and Missouri for 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including one (1) hour of ethics and professionalism as well as 6.0 hours of CME credit for Kansas. The conference agenda is set out below as well as an online link to the agenda and registration form.
On Halloween 2011, more than 700 lawyers from across the country screamed (in delight) as they experienced the first ever CLE webinar spooktacular -- A Nightmare on Ethics Street. Exactly seven years later, acclaimed humorist Sean Carter will be back with all new tales of real-life ethical nightmares. In this fun (and sometimes, frightening) webinar, Carter draws upon recent disciplinary cases to demonstrate the ethical danger for attorneys who fall asleep on their ethical obligations.
Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas. CLE credit pending in Missouri.
Click here to register.
The Lawrence Public Library will be conducting its Fall Book Sale starting Thursday, October 25 (Friends of the Lawrence Public Library members only) from 5-7 PM and then to the public Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 from 10AM - 6PM and Sunday, October 28 from 12-4PM. Books, CDs. DVDs. $2 and under. Visit lplfriends.org for more information.
What Do You Get When You Cross the Employment Law Section with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section? A Pretty Darn Good Seminar!
Where: Robert L. Gernon Law Center, 1200 SW Harrison, Topeka, Kansas 66612
When: October 26, 2018. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; seminar ends at 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Nancy Burghart, email@example.com, 785-861-8827
CLE Webinar - Yelp, I've Fallen for Social Media and I Can't LinkedOut: The Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the other social media tools have become ubiquitous in our high-tech society. And while social media can undoubtedly help lawyers to enhance their networks of colleagues, clients and prospective clients, it can also ensnare the unwary in a web of ethical violations.
Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas. Pending approval in Missouri
Click here to register.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office instructors will share safety information, teach some basic defense techniques and give participants a chance to practice the techniques themselves. The class is October 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dale Willey Automotive, 2800 Iowa, in Lawrence.
The class is open to females ages 12 and older. No need to RSVP, just show up. A $5 donation is suggested, which will benefit Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County. Call 785-832-5203 if you have any questions.
BIDS Criminal Defense CLE is October 11, 2018 in Topeka, Kansas and October 12, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas.
Register here: http://www.sbids.org/forms/cle.pdf
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2018
Be sure to include your name, email address, and attendance location.
E-mail address must be included so link to materials can be sent to you. Materials will not be handed out at the CLE, you must print your own materials.
The CLE cost is $75.00.
Please make checks out to: BIDS or Board of Indigents’ Defense Services, and send Registration & check to:
SBIDS, 700 SW Jackson, Ste 500, Topeka, KS 66603
A special ethics CLE will be held at the Douglas County Judicial Center, where a representative from the Office for Attorney Discipline will present on current concerns for Kansas lawyers. Following this presentation, participants will engage with a moderated panel of district court judges.
Costs for this event are NOT included in the annual dues for Inn members. In order to receive CLE credit, Inn Members will need to pay $25 and non-members will need to pay $55. Checks should be made out to the Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court.
RSVP here: http://www.innofcourtlawrenceks.org/2018-ethics-cle-rsvp
When: Thursday, October 4, 2017, at 5:30 pm until whenever.
Where: Centennial Park Shelter East. MAP
Who: Families are invited and there is no charge for current Bar members. There is a $10 per person cost for all adult guests and spouses. Children under the age of 12 are $5.00 per person. Children under 2 years old are no charge unless they are drinking.
What: The event will be catered by Biemer’s BBQ and vegetarian options are available. Of course, there will be plenty of beer, wine, soda, and water.
Please come and join us for what looks to be a great time.
RSVP: Let Chris Coleman know whether you are coming, and if you are bringing guests, bring a check. E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
While it is important to comply with every obligation of the ethics canon, the obligation to promptly communicate with the client may be the most important. Lawyers who flaunt this rule leave their clients with no choice but to contact the state bar in a desperate attempt to seek answers to their questions. And, of course, by that point, the disciplinary authorities will have a long list of questions of their own.
In this insightful webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will provide lawyers with practical tips for how to meet the increasingly difficult of burden of talking, emailing and texting to each client’s content.
Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas & Missouri.
Step right up to participate in the Fantasy Supreme Court League. In this unique presentation, Sean Carter humorously recaps the significant cases of the most recent term. After receiving the facts of each case, you will compete with lawyers from across the country by attempting to remember (or guess) the outcome and "vote spread" of each case.
Approved for 2.0 hours of general CLE credit in Kansas & 2.4 hours of general credit in Missouri.
Click here to register.
Increasingly, lawyer civility and congeniality is becoming a thing of the past. Yet, it doesn't have to be that way. In this humorous presentation, veteran attorney and legal humorist Sean Carter will remind you that zealous advocacy does not require you to be a zealot.
Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas. Credit is pending in Missouri.
Click here to register.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas is hosting a webinar on Friday, September 21 at 12:00 PM (CST) about federal magistrate judge positions in Kansas. The webinar will cover the following topics:
1. Magistrate Judge Duties
2. Salary and Benefits of a Magistrate Judge
3. Recruitment/Reappointment Process
4. Question & Answer Session
Participation is limited to 200 people and may be done anonymously from your computer. If you are unable to attend the live webinar on September 21, we hope to post a recording on the court website shortly thereafter.
Please RSVP by clicking on the following link to register:
After you register, you will receive instructions about how to join the webinar.