Events

Events

Feb
1
1:30 PM13:30

ACEs, Resilience, and Ethics - Free CLE

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 hkrase@douglascountyks.org

(Note: No food is allowed in the courtroom.)

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Jan
10
12:00 PM12:00

January 10 DCBA Brown Bag CLE - FREE

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. 

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Dec
18
12:00 PM12:00

KBA Webinar - Fresh Ethics

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.

Click here to register.

Please note there will be no refunds for canceled or missed programs.

The cost of registration for webinar:

KBA member: $80

Non-member: $160

Paralegal: $50

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Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Tax Law Practice Ethics CLE - Washburn University

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.

REGISTER HERE

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Dec
14
11:30 AM11:30

Free CLE from the Kansas Army National Guard JAG Office

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

 

Agenda:

11:30-12:00  Registration

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.

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Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Douglas County Bar Association Holiday Party

Douglas County Bar Association Holiday Party details:

WHERE:   MACELLI'S BALLROOM
WHEN:     DECEMBER 13, 2018 
TIME:       6 - 9 PM

Cost: $25/person
Menu: Assorted Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Hosted Bar

Entertainment provided by Free State High School Orchestra Ensemble

Please RSVP by Friday, December 7, 2018 by completing this form online, emailing rebekahgaston@gmail.com, or mailing form.

Mail checks to Douglas County Bar Association to DCBA, P.O. Box 1966, Lawrence, KS 66044.

RSVP now by clicking HERE

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Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

KBA Lunch & Learn CLE - 50 Tips in 50 Minutes

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 AdministratorTopeka

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.

 Registration Pricing:

 KBA Members $80

Non-Members $100

Paralegal $45

REGISTER HERE

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Annual Conference

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 

Register here

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. 

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Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

November DCBA CLE Presentation

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. 

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Nov
9
8:30 AM08:30

Taking Dispute Resolution to the Next Level

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.

Register here

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Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

CLE Webinar - A Nightmare on Ethics Street: Don't Fall Asleep on Your Ethical Obligations

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.

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Oct
26
to Oct 28

Lawrence Public Library Fall Book Sale

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.

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Oct
26
8:30 AM08:30

Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution CLE

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, nburghart@ksbar.org, 785-861-8827

Register here

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Oct
24
12:00 PM12:00

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

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Oct
24
7:00 AM07:00

Self Defense for Women

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.

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Oct
11
8:30 AM08:30

BIDS Criminal Defense CLE

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

 

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Oct
5
11:30 AM11:30

Inn of Court - October 2018 Ethics CLE - Judge Roberts Pro Tem Courtroom (Main Floor)

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

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Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Douglas County Bar Association Fall Party

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: ccoleman@douglascountyks.org

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Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

CLE Webinar: Yakety Yak! Do Call Back!: The Ethical Need for Prompt Client Communication

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.

 Click here to register

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Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

CLE Webinar: Fantasy Supreme Court League: The 2018 Season

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.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

CLE Webinar: Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You

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.

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Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

Webinar Opportunity: Federal Magistrate Judge Positions in Kansas

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:
 
http://www.ksd.uscourts.gov/ksd_calendar/main/event/3108 
 
After you register, you will receive instructions about how to join the webinar.

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Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

Drafting Gun Trusts

Why and How Gun Trusts are Used

Gun collections can hold a special significance to your clients and are often the part of the estate that is bequeathed to specific beneficiaries. When Title II weapons are involved, additional restrictions apply to their ownership, use and transfer. This practical course offers an objective legal analysis of the use of gun trusts, and will allow you to help your clients successfully and legally transfer these unique heirlooms to their heirs. Register today!

  • Trace the history of federal gun law and get an update on current legislative efforts.
  • Clarify how guns are classified and how firearms and accessories are regulated under the NFA.
  • Review the fundamentals of gun trust drafting and compare using trusts vs. business entities for gun ownership.

Who Should Attend

This timely legal course is designed for attorneys. Trust administrators/officers and paralegals may also benefit.

Course Content

  1. U.S. Gun Laws Overview
  2. Firearms Regulated
  3. The Gun Trust
  4. Drafting a Gun Trust
  5. Survey of Selected Advanced Planning Issues
  6. Firearms Forms of Note
  7. Liability Considerations
  8. Future of Gun Legislation and Gun Entity Planning

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Credits:  1.50 hours

Register here

 

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Aug
31
12:00 PM12:00

KBA Webinar - The Ethical Issues Representing a Band - Using the Beatles as a Case Study

An Internet for Lawyers Production:  Rock-n-Roll Law Intellectual Property/Copyright Series - The Ethical Issues Representing a Band - Using the Beatles as a Case Study

In this program, attorney/songwriter Jim Jesse continues his discussion of copyright law as it applies to the ethical issues a lawyer could encounter when representing the very specific business entity that is a band. Jesse uses specific fact patterns from the later portions of The Beatles career to illustrate these principles, including copyright infringement, as well as:

Ethical Issues in George Harrison My Sweet Lord Case (The Featured Case) / Breach of Fiduciary Duty / Conflict of Interest – MRPC 1.7, 2.1

Ethical Issues Regarding Band/Organization Dissolution – MRPC 1.13, 1.14

Ethical Issues and Conflict of Interest in Representing Competing Interests in a Group – MRPC 1.7, 2.1

Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas. CLE credit pending in Missouri.

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Aug
29
9:00 PM21:00

Title Due Diligence: Complex Issues & Answers - Video Webcast

Get Answers to Your Most Complicated Title Questions

Spot and fix complicated title commitment issues, read land surveys, resolve title defect complexities and handle other title problems in this focused, 6-hour title due diligence program. Avoid or troubleshoot title due diligence complications and get your questions answered - register today!

  • Explore an array of title difficulties - from everyday frustrations to more unique scenarios.
  • Spot and fix complicated title commitment problems.
  • Enhance your survey reading skills and get solutions to survey-related complications.
  • Find out what to do with sticky liens, defective documentation and ownership discrepancies.
  • Learn how to overcome critical issues in quiet title actions.
  • Guard clients from land use problems and environmental hazards.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals and title agents will also benefit.

Course Content

  1. Spotting and Fixing Complicated Title Commitment Issues
  2. Reading Land Surveys: Spotting Issues That Put Ownership in Question
  3. Resolving Title Defect Complexities
  4. Quiet Title Suits as a Means to Resolve Title Problems
  5. Sticky Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Issues
  6. Handling Other Title Difficulties
  7. Legal Ethics Challenges

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Credits:  7

Register here

 

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