Conversation with Federal Judges

The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas invites you to 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 at11:30 AM.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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 October 16. Each person must register individually. If the event is full, please send an e-mail 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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8:00am 8:00am

Stay Ahead of Cyber Theats

Stay ahead of cyber threats

Help your organization stay on top of cyber security law, preparedness and more.

Cybersecurity: What Every Leader Needs to Know
Friday, Nov. 10
8:00 a.m.–4 p.m.
Regnier 356, KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park

Effective cyber security is as much strategy as it is technology. You may see your IT department as the front line of cyber security defense and response. But mitigating threats and dealing with attacks is the responsibility of the whole organization including strategy, finance, legal, human resources, public relations and more.

This fall, the KU Edwards Campus offers two events covering the fundamentals of cyber security for non-technical leaders across all sectors. Get the basics of cyber security law at the free webinar Cyber Security Law and the Public and Private Sectors on Sept. 28.

Next, learn about the essentials of cyber security practices and strategic planning at the one-day seminar Cybersecurity: What Every Leader Needs to Know on Nov. 10.

Take strategic steps to avoid being the next headline with up-to-date information and real frameworks you can use in your organization.

You’ll learn:

·         Essentials of the law of cyber security

·         Legal issues of cyber-attack disclosure

·         Strategic planning for preparedness

 If you’d like to attend the November live seminar, registration is just $199 when you register by Oct. 31.

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KBA Webinar: There's an App for That: A Primer for Family Law Litigators

Approved for 1.0 hour CLE credit in Kansas. Pending approval in Missouri. 

There's an App for That: A Primer for Family Law Litigators
Ashlyn Yarnell, Ronald W. Nelson P.A., Overland Park

Bethany RobertsBarber Emerson, L.C., Lawrence 

A primer for anyone curious about current technologies available to families – clients and children alike. This webinar offers recommendations for low or no-cost technologies to your clients to assist with parenting, will make you aware of websites that could cause harm or create safety concerns in family law litigation, and discovery request language specific enough to preserve available data.

When:Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Webinar runs from Noon-12:50 PM

Where:From the comfort of your desk using your computer and phone
United States

Contact:Nancy Burghart


Ashlyn Yarnell is the Senior Associate with Ronald W. Nelson PA and is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law. Ashlyn is engaged in a civil trial and appellate practice emphasizing divorce, parentage, non-marital, and post-decree matters, and Child In Need of Care proceedings. She is admitted to practice law before all trial, appellate, and federal courts in the State of Kansas. She is a member of The Johnson County, Kansas Family Law American Inn of Court, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She is a member of the Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section), and the American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section). She has taught continuing legal education presentations for the Kansas Bar Association and the Johnson County Bar Association

Bethany Roberts is an attorney with Barber Emerson, L.C. in Lawrence, Kansas.  Ms. Roberts was formerly the managing attorney with Kansas Legal Services in Topeka, Kansas where she was employed since graduation from law school at the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks!).  She specializes in working with victims of domestic, sexual, stalking and dating violence. Ms. Roberts is an Adjunct Professor at Washburn Law School teaching topics related to child and family law, specifically “Children in the Law” and “Domestic Violence.”   Ms. Roberts frequently speaks on domestic, Guardian ad Litem, and ethical issues.  Prior to law school, Ms. Roberts was a special education teacher.   


KBA Member: $80
Non-member: $90
Paralegal: $45

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to Dec 8

KBA 35th Annual Plaza Lights - 2 day CLE Seminar

35th Annual Plaza Lights CLE sponsored by Kansas Bar Association

Thursday, December 7

11:30 AM -1:00 PM - Networking Luncheon (optional)

12:30 PM - Registration

1:00 - CLE Begins

4:45 PM - Day 1 adjourns

Friday, December 8

9:00 AM - Registration & Hot Breakfast

10:00 AM - CLE Begins

1:45 PM - Day 2 adjourns

Schedule and topics coming soon!

Registration Options available

By Day, or Both & Save!

Pending CLE credit approval in Kansas & Missouri

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Brown Bag CLE

Kaitlin Alegria, Protection Order Project Attorney, and Jocilyn Oyler, Legal Assistance for Victims Project Attorney, will be presenting the October Brown Bag CLE - PFSSA (Protection From Stalking or Sexual Assault): A New Legal Remedy.

This presenters will help attendees understand the changing legal remedies available to attorneys and their clients who are seeking protective orders and the differences between the remedies that are available.

To review the CLE materials, please click this link.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Douglas County Law Judicial & Law Enforcement Center
Jury Assembly Room (lower level)  

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9:00am 9:00am

Guardian ad Litem CLE Seminar

October Guardian Ad Litem CLE Seminar

 Oct. 18, 2017  9:00 AM -  4:00 PM

WyCoBar Members - Discounted price until Oct 1st:  $100.00                                                Non-Members - Discounted price until Oct 1st:  $150.00                                               

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (8:30am registration)

6 CLE Hours including 1 Hour Professional Responsibility

Seating Limited to 100 – Reserve your seat today! 
$100 Members / $150 Non-Members (price increases $25 on Oct. 1)

Register on-line at OR RSVP to Pearl King at 913-948-0401 or



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CLE - Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright & Fair Use

Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright and Fair Use

WHEN:  Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:30 – 5pm

EVENT TYPE:  Conference / Symposium / Seminar





COST:  Free

EVENT LOCATION: Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi St.
Lawrence, KS 66045


What are the principles of copyright law, and how does the fair use doctrine protect freedom of expression? Learn how copyright applies to works by nonfiction/documentary video and film professionals, journalists, nonfiction writers, documentary photographers and others during this free, 4-hour seminar open to attorneys, students, faculty and the general public. New York attorney Karen Shatzkin will lead the program. Known for her expertise in copyright law, Shatzkin will share lessons based on her more than 30 years of experience in dealing with legal issues affecting documentary films. Her experience includes vetting films pre-release; negotiating contracts with creative personnel, distributors, studios and networks; and responding to claims against filmmakers.

Space is limited. Register online by Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Co-sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Law’s Media, Law, and Technology Program and the Spencer Museum of Art.

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5:30pm 5:30pm

Douglas County Bar Association Fall Party

RSVP Now And Join Us October 5 For Food, Music, and Drinks

We've figured it out: the fall party will now be on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Centennial Park Shelter East at 5:30 pm. MAP

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.  

The event will be catered by Biemer’s BBQ and The Merc will be providing vegetarian  options, including hoisin tofu, a cucumber and onion salad and a vegetable tray.  There will be cookies from Eileen’s for dessert and plenty of beer, wine, soda, and water.  

Live music will also be provided.  

Please come and join us for what looks to be a great time.  

To RSVP, click this link to download the RSVP form, complete the form, and mail it with your check to the Douglas County Treasurer at P.O. Box 1966, Lawrence, KS 66044 by October 1, 2017.

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Criminal Law Update - Johnson County

Criminal Law Update

Sept 28, 2017  |   12:20-4:20pm
County Administration Building, Olathe

CLE Credit: 4.0 KS, 4.0 MO (2.0 Ethics) (pending)

Cost: JCBA Members: $145 / YLS $105.  Non-Members: $195

Kansas Criminal Law Update
Speakers: Jacob Gontesky and Shawn Minihan, Johnson County District Attorney's Office

Practicies and Policies of the Johnson County DAs Office
Speakers: Jonathan Zadina and Will Hurst, Johnson County District Attorney's Office

Pitfalls of Practicing Law Out of a Lincoln Town Car
Speakers: Stan Hazlett, KS Disciplinary Administrator, and Penny Moylan, Deputy Disciplinary Administrator


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CLE with the Judges - Johnson County

CLE with the Judges-
Chapter 61: The Legal Issues and Challenges with Collections

Sponsored by the Johnson County Bar Association

September 26  |   12-12:50pm
County Admin Building, Olathe

CLE Credit: 1.0 CLE KS and MO (pending)

Cost: JCBA Members: $30 (YLS $20).  Non-Members: $45

Speakers: Judge Daniel Vokins, Johnson County District Court; Ralph Lewis, Ralph Lewis Law Offices; Don Huelson, Attorney at Law.


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