Events

Events


Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Overcoming Procrastination - How to Kick the Habit - Webinar

Procrastination creates undue stress. Delaying work can be a form of self-sabotage, affect productivity and result in errors. This session will focus on helping lawyers to complete work with more control and less crisis management. Attendees will learn: how to recognize your individual style of procrastination and overcome it; how to break down legal work into component parts so it doesn’t appear so overwhelming; and, how to focus on what you really need to accomplish.

Presented by Irwin Karp, Esq.

 Pending CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri

Click here to register. Please note there will be no refunds for canceled or missed programs.

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Jul
3
12:00 PM12:00

Cybersleuth Investigative Series: How To Be Your Own Private Investigator With Pay Investigative Research Databases - Webinar

When you can’t find what you need for free on the Internet, or if searching site-by-site and/or jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction is not worth your time, consider subscribing to a pay investigative research database. These databases collect information not only from public record and “publicly available” sources, but also from credit header and proprietary sources, from as many jurisdictions as possible. The information is then integrated into one large searchable relational database, with results that practically allow you to create a dossier about your subject. We will illustrate how to use these types of databases by using TLOxp as our example (but the seminar will be useful even if you subscribe to another investigative research database such as Accurint, PeopleMap, or CLEAR). We will also discuss what federal and states laws come into play when you attempt to get certified to use these databases.

·        What’s available at TLOxp.  Find out how to get certified to use TLOxp. Learn to find missing people, even when you don’t know their last name.  Discover reverse searching (by phone number, address, email address, Social Security Number, and more).  Uncover relationships.  Get business background reports.  Find real property ownership (and who holds the mortgages). Create dossiers about people, from criminal records and bankruptcies, to domain ames, social media profiles, and vehicle sightings, and much more. 

What’s not available at TLOxp?

Pending CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri.

Presented by Carole Levitt, JD MLS & Mark Rosch

Click here to register. Please note there will be no refunds for canceled or missed programs.

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Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

The Essentials (and Craziness) of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

Learn the basics (and much more) of Music Copyright Law following the career of The Beatles with TWO hours of ethics.

Website:  http://rocknrolllaw.com

Location:  Museum at Prairie Fire, 5801 W 135th St
                 Overland Park, KS 66224 United States

Organizer:  Rock N’ Roll Law

Phone:  785-550-9346

Email:  jimjesse@rocknrolllaw.com

Website:  rocknrolllaw.com

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Jun
28
8:00 AM08:00

UMKC - Review of the Law 2018

Location:  Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66211

Missouri CLE:  8.0 hours, incl. 2.0 ethics   |    Kansas CLE: 8.0 hours, incl. 2.0 ethics     

8:00 A.M.  Registration

8:20-9:10 A.M. Family Law Update
   June 21 ~ Anne E. Burke and Jace McClaskey, Burke McClasky Stevens
   June 29 ~ Anne E. Burke and Shea Stevens, Burke McClasky Stevens
 
9:10-10:00 A.M. Immigration Law Update
Mira Mdivani, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm
 
10:00-10:15 A.M. Break

10:15-11:05 A.M. Intellectual Property Law Update
Tom Luebbering, Hovey Williams, LLP

11:05-11:55 A.M. Litigation Update
Chris Turney, Van Osdol PC

11:55-1:00 P.M. Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:50 P.M. Kansas Criminal Law Update
Steven J. Obermeier

1:50-2:40 P.M. Estate Planning Update
Lynn Bayes-Weiner, Law Offices of Jay Thomas, P.A.

2:40-2:55 P.M. Break

2:55-3:45 P.M. ETHICS:  Kansas Ethics & Professionalism Update
Matt Vogelsberg, Office of Kansas Disciplinary Administrator
 
3:45-4:35 P.M. ETHICS:  Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media in Litigation
David R. Cooper, Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, LLP

4:35 P.M.  Adjourn

EVENT CONTACT PERSON:  UMKC CLE at 816-235-1648 or umkccle@umkc.edu

EVENT SPONSOR:  UMKC CLE

CLE CREDIT MO 8.0, incl. 2.0 ethics | KS 8.0, incl. 2.0 ethics

COST$45 per hour; $360 unlimited hours

REGISTRATION:  www.umkclawcle.org…

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Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

M0/KS Webinar: The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with Ethics

Learn everything you need to know about music copyright law. Learn what is a copyright, how to get one, why it’s important to register your songs, and all the important rights and revenues you get with music copyrights. Plus, discussion will be had concerning the ethical issues in representing a band, all with The Beatles as a case study.

Website:  http://rocknrolllaw.com

Organizer:  Rock N’ Roll Law

Phone:  785-550-9346

Email:  jimjesse@rocknrolllaw.com

Website: rocknrolllaw.com

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Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Clear and Effective Communications With Clients, Colleagues and Staff - Webinar

Learn the essential elements of clear communications and tips for assuring clear and effective communications with your clients, colleagues, and staff.

Rule 1.4 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct directs attorneys to “keep the client reasonably informed” about their matters through clear and timely communications. Lawyers who are busy litigating, deal-making, or otherwise advising clients, however, don't always communicate as well as they should with clients, other lawyers, or their own staff.

Their cryptic notes, hurried questions, and unclear instructions can lead to:

•           assignments without context

•           unfounded assumptions

•           failure to provide enough time for clear communications

•           hoarding of tasks until the last minute

Attendees will learn how more effective communication can help them avoid:

•           wasted time

•           rushed jobs

•           stress

•           frustration

•            failure to receive informed consent (as defined by Rule 1.0 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct) due to last minute communications 

Approved for 1.0 hour CLE credit, including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.

Presented by Irwin Karp, Esq.

Click here to register. Please note there will be no refunds for canceled or missed programs.

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Jun
25
8:30 AM08:30

Business Law: Top Challenges

Learn How to Tackle the Most Difficult Business Law Problems You Face

You commonly face thorny challenges when advising your business clients. In this full-day, comprehensive program, we've gathered the top challenges you face as an attorney and compiled them to create this real-world guide that is designed to equip you with real solutions to help you better handle sticky situations that arise on an everyday basis. Taught by skilled attorney faculty that have been in the trenches and fully understand the problems that you face, this advanced level course will help you tackle the top challenges head on AND ensure that your clients are pleased. Register today!

  • Find out what contract clauses cause the party to litigate.
  • Learn how to deal with bad contracts clients have signed.
  • Examine how to overcome obstacles in operating agreements, partnership agreements, venture agreements, buy-sell agreements, and other business arrangements and agreements.
  • Overcome complications in selecting the right entity for the client's specific needs..
  • Find out how to better coordinate communications between attorney, business client and other business advisor/client and firm communications.
  • Overcome non-compete and non-disclosure agreement problems.
  • Examine proper worker classification such as independent contractor vs. employment classifications.

Who Should Attend

This advanced level seminar is designed for attorneys. Accountants and paralegals may also benefit.

Course Content

  1. Contract Conundrums and Transaction Difficulties
  2. Top Business Formation Challenges
  3. Maintaining Ethics in Business Law
  4. Operating the Business - Top Challenges
  5. Intellectual Property Problems
  6. Employment Law Issues

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.00 -  KS*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 7.00 *

* denotes specialty credits

Local attorney Laura McInerney is a presenter

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Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

The Ethics of Delegation - Webinar

Many lawyers have not mastered effective delegation techniques probably because nobody ever taught them the basic skills. They are missing the opportunity to leverage their own talents by delegating projects and tasks to other lawyers, legal professionals and strong support staff. Besides, lawyers are bound by MRPC 5.1 and 5.3 relating to ethical responsibilities in the supervisory context. Workplace outcomes are no doubt adversely affected when delegations go astray. Lawyers and staff at all levels will benefit from the techniques explored in this program.

Special tips will be provided for Micromanagers, Procrastinators and their victims. Those attending this session will learn: 1. Fundamentals of effective delegation 2 Strategies to overcome the syndrome of “delegation reluctance” 3. How to identify and modify typical unproductive delegation behaviors Tools distributed include: The Responsibility Shift, Handling Outcomes, The Mistake Process (for Delegator and Delegatee).

Presented by Cynthia Sharp, Esq.

Approved for 1.0 hour CLE credit, including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.

Click here to register. Please note there will be no refunds for canceled or missed programs.

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Jun
18
8:30 AM08:30

Firearm Law

Confidently Navigate the Complexities of Firearm Laws - From the Gun Show to the Holster

The constitutional protection of individual gun rights has never been stronger, but regulatory and liability concerns can hamper even the most responsible owner. Is your knowledge of federal, state and local law effective enough to protect your client from criminal or civil charges? Let our judge and attorney faculty give you the insight you need. Learn the difference between Title 1 and Title 2 firearms, the requirements for selling at a gun show versus selling to a private party, and more. Make sure your clients are able to exercise their Second Amendment rights while avoiding liabilities that can put themselves or others at risk. Register today!

  • Understand the lesser-known constitutional aspects of firearms law, including the First Amendment issues that surround gun shows.
  • Know how the Firearms Owners Protection Act affects the possession of automatic weapons.
  • Find out the legal requirements for an individual who buys multiple handguns in the same purchase.
  • Recognize what Title 2 firearms are and the unique purchasing and taxation requirements that come with them.
  • Get an overview of the legal requirements that govern firearms dealers, including audits by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Learn how to fight gun confiscations by law enforcement and contest errors in background checks.
  • Identify situations in which you should or must break confidentiality with your client.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is intended for attorneys. The content will be useful for law enforcement, government officials, firearm dealers and advocates for gun rights or gun control. Paralegals may also benefit.

Course Content

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
  2. State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
  3. Kansas Concealed and Open Carry Law
  4. Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
  5. Title 2 Firearms: Unique and Misunderstood
  6. Firearms Dealers and Licensing Requirements
  7. Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
  8. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.00 -  KS*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*
* denotes specialty credits

Local attorney, John Solbach, is a presenter.

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Douglas County Bar Association Summer Social

Where:    Judge Sally Pokorny's Home (MAP)
                402 N. Daylily Drive
                Lawrence, KS 66049

Please RSVP by June 8, 2018

Cost:  $15.00 per person

Hosted by the Douglas County Bar Association.  There will be assorted heavy hors d'oeuvres from Merchant's Pub & Plate as well as complimentary beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. 

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Jun
14
8:00 AM08:00

UMKC - Review of the Law 2018

Location:  Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66211

Missouri CLE:  8.0 hours, incl. 2.0 ethics   |    Kansas CLE: 8.0 hours, incl. 2.0 ethics     

8:00 A.M.  Registration

8:20-9:10 A.M. Family Law Update
   June 21 ~ Anne E. Burke and Jace McClaskey, Burke McClasky Stevens
   June 29 ~ Anne E. Burke and Shea Stevens, Burke McClasky Stevens
 
9:10-10:00 A.M. Immigration Law Update
Mira Mdivani, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm
 
10:00-10:15 A.M. Break

10:15-11:05 A.M. Intellectual Property Law Update
Tom Luebbering, Hovey Williams, LLP

11:05-11:55 A.M. Litigation Update
Chris Turney, Van Osdol PC

11:55-1:00 P.M. Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:50 P.M. Kansas Criminal Law Update
Steven J. Obermeier

1:50-2:40 P.M. Estate Planning Update
Lynn Bayes-Weiner, Law Offices of Jay Thomas, P.A.

2:40-2:55 P.M. Break

2:55-3:45 P.M. ETHICS:  Kansas Ethics & Professionalism Update
Matt Vogelsberg, Office of Kansas Disciplinary Administrator
 
3:45-4:35 P.M. ETHICS:  Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media in Litigation
David R. Cooper, Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, LLP

4:35 P.M.  Adjourn

EVENT CONTACT PERSON:  UMKC CLE at 816-235-1648 or umkccle@umkc.edu

EVENT SPONSOR:  UMKC CLE

CLE CREDIT MO 8.0, incl. 2.0 ethics | KS 8.0, incl. 2.0 ethics

COST$45 per hour; $360 unlimited hours

REGISTRATION:  www.umkclawcle.org…

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Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

FAMILY LAW FROM A TO Z

Successfully Resolve Your Clients' Family Law Issues

When families run into difficulties, they are dealing with highly emotional situations that may cloud their judgment and prevent them from making rational long-range decisions. As a family law attorney, it's your job to help clients through family law issues with knowledge, insight and compassion. Developing these skills and sensitivity can take years to perfect, but you can get the knowledge and techniques you need in just one day. Join us as the presenters explore legal updates, procedural tips and problem solving strategies critical to family law success.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#: 79112ER

Location:  Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Overland Park-West,

8787 Reeder Road, Overland Park, KS 66214

Cost: $359

Register at https://www.nbi-sems.com/Cart/Checkout/AddToCart?AltID=79112ER&upsellid=3

 

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Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Live Teleconference - Domestic Violence Issues in Family Law

Abuse Allegations Fundamentals in Family Law

Are you prepared to handle family law cases that involve domestic violence? Let our experienced faculty guide you through the essentials you need to know for these tricky situations. Explore what information is necessary to prove domestic violence, how protective orders and restraining orders work and how they are enforced, the fundamentals of digital abuse and harassment and much more. Protect your client’s best interests - register today!

  • Discuss how protective orders, restraining orders and emergency orders are enforced.
  • Learn about rights a person has concerning firearms in domestic violence situations.
  • Review considerations for custody and visitation.
  • Examine ways to defend against false allegations.

Who Should Attend:  This course is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit from attending.

Course Content

  • Proof of Domestic Violence
  • Protective Orders vs. Restraining Orders
  • Enforcement of Protective Orders, Restraining Orders and Emergency Orders
  • When Social Agencies Get Involved
  • Firearms and Domestic Violence
  • Digital Abuse and Harassment
  • Custody and Visitation Considerations
  • Witness Examination - Cross-Exam Questions
  • Defending Against False Allegations

Continuing Education Credit:  1.5 hours

Register here:  https://www.nbi-sems.com/Cart/Checkout/AddToCart?AltID=79530ER

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Jun
1
8:30 AM08:30

As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorney Make in Family Court

How to Impress Family Court Judges and Build Your Reputation

This course brings you face-to-face with the current family court judges - hear them share their expectations and preferences to help you make the best of your litigation efforts. Explore the egregious errors you must avoid at all costs so as not to jeopardize your case and damage your professional reputation. Register today!

  • Hear from the judges themselves what works and what doesn't in their courtrooms.
  • Explore key factors that help the judges make custody and support decisions.
  • Get a better handle on court investigations and their role in specific cases.
  • Learn how dissipation and income disparity are reviewed by the local triers of fact.
  • Draft better briefs and motions with direct guidance from the judges.
  • Get tips for obtaining and admitting smartphone, email and social media evidence.
  • Learn to tackle sensitive client situations without overstepping the ethical rules.
  • Improve your courtroom presentation: find out what works and what doesn't.

  Course Content

  1. Local Family Court Procedure: What Attorneys MUST Know
  2. Case Scheduling and Keeping the Court Apprised of Case Updates
  3. Parenting Time/Custody - Critical Factors that Help the Judges Make Decisions
  4. The Role of Psychological Evaluations and Court Investigations
  5. How Judges Determine Enforceability of Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  6. Support Orders and Deviation from Guidelines
  7. Legal Ethics Mistakes Attorneys Need to Stop Making
  8. Motions and Briefs: What Judges Don't Want to See and How to Get to the Point Quickly
  9. Equitable Assets/Debts Division: Specific Assets that Cause the Most Problems and Delays
  10. Dissipation of Assets: What Proof is Needed?
  11. How Income Disparity Between Spouses Affects the Judges' View of the Case
  12. Admissibility of Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence
  13. Issues that Should be Resolved Without the Judges' Involvement
  14. Case Presentation: What Judges Prefer and Prohibit
  15. Contempt in Family Court

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.00 -  KS*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*
* denotes specialty credits

Douglas County District Court Judge Amy Hanley is one of the Panel's distinguished judges.

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Dirty Litigation Tactics

Neutralize "Scorched Earth" Tactics While Playing by the Rules

You've probably either tried a case against a "Rambo" litigator - or you've heard stories from your colleagues about this hardball approach to practicing law, and, as you know, it's no picnic. This seminar is designed to teach you how to deal with frustrating and all-too-common litigation techniques. We invite you to bring your questions and real-life dilemmas to this forum to discuss them with our faculty and find real-world solutions. We will share tips, tactics and information that will help you deal with your next "Rambo" litigator. Enroll today!

  • Use rules of civil procedure to effectively neutralize "scorched earth" or "Rambo" litigators.
  • Develop a reputation for integrity by following the rules while still assertively representing your clients.
  • Effectively counteract dirty tricks using proven documentation techniques.
  • Pursue your rights to the documents you are entitled to - don't allow opponents to hide them!
  • Effectively handle paid experts - or "Rambos" disguised in expensive suits - during depositions and in trial.
  • Depose uncooperative witnesses in a way that uncovers what you really wanted to know!

Location:

Clarion Hotel

12601 W. 95th St

Lenexa, KS 66215

KS CLE - 7 hours including 1 ethics

Sponsored by National Business Institute - $359

 

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May
17
to May 18

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW - May 17 & 18

Learn about the latest developments in a wide range of practice areas while earning as many as 15 CLE hours in Kansas and Missouri, including at least 2-4 hours of ethics. The program is typically taught by faculty members with expertise in a variety of practice areas. Sessions vary from year to year and may include updates on judicial independence, immigration, family law, civil procedure, Supreme Court decisions, nonprofit law, LGBTQ law, homeland security, federal health care reform and more.

The program will take place at the University of Kansas School of Law, Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

9th Annual KALAP Spring Seminar - Free Lunch, Free CLE

 KALAP Spring Seminar

Featured Speaker Tracy L. Kepler, Director of the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility

2 ways to register:

Call 785-368-8275 or

E-mail: mrozb@kscourts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brynn Mroz

Program Director

Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

515 S. Kansas Avenue

Suite 202

Topeka, KS   66603

785-368-8275

Fax 785-368-8238

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Apr
20
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Family Law CLE

Location:  DoubleTree by Hilton
200 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, Kansas  66044

Registration Information:

~~ Lunch is included in registration fee ~~

  • KBA Family Law Section Member     $280
  • Young Lawyers Section Member       $290
  • KBA Member Registration     $310
  • Non-member Registration     $590
  • Paralegal Registration     $230
  • Student Registration   $25
  • Paper Materials (optional)     $30

Pending CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri.

Course Schedule:

8:30 a.m. • Check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. • Welcome from Our Family Wizard (Platinum Sponsor)

9:00 a.m. • Limited Family Assessment: Forensic vs. Court Ordered Limited Evaluations.
Dr. Wes Crenshaw, 
Family Psychological Services, Lawrence
Courts may ask individuals trained in the provision of mental health services to interview parties and children in custody matters and then make recommendations as to how the best interests of the children might be expressed. Unfortunately, that vague description offers little insight about what courts actually need from professionals, a question not best left to the provider. That is, in part because courts may not know the nuances between provider disciplines, forensic assessment models, and best practices for assessing families, and the average provider is not trained in forensic assessment and testimony. This sets the stage for crossed-purposes and missed-marks at the interface between psychology, social work, and the law. Dr. Wes Crenshaw will provide an overview of what does and doesn’t constitute a valid and reliable forensic evaluation of custody and how courts should differentiate and consume fact-collecting models versus comprehensive custody evaluations and expert testimony. He will answer questions from the audience via microphone or text message during the program.

9:50 a.m. • Speaking Different Languages: Helping to Put the Legal & Psychological Communities on the Same Page.
Dr. Dan Claiborn, 
Forensic Psychologist, Kansas City
Dr. Scott Jones, Psychological Family Services, Kansas City
Hon. Keven O'Grady, Tenth Judicial District-Division 1, Olathe
Two eminent mental health professionals and a family court judge will lead a discussion about the mental health challenges faced by many family law litigants, the meanings of diagnoses, the treatments available and how mental health professionals, lawyers and judges can work together to create better outcomes for families.   Attendees can expect to learn about common psychiatric and psychological diagnoses, the treatments and medications prescribed, their efficacy, and suggestions for how to ethically and  professionally deal with these issues in a parenting plan dispute.

10:40 a.m. • Break

10:50 a.m.  Immigration Law Intersecting with Family Law
Michael Sharma-Crawford,
Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law, Kansas City MO
Issues where immigration law and domestic law intersect.

11:40 a.m. • Lunch (provided)

12:40 p.m. • Reintegration and Reunification Processes: Models, Principles & Suggestions.
Milfred D. Dale, Law Office of Bud Dale, Topeka
Sara Barnes, Cornerstone of Care, Overland Park and Roeland Park
Adrian E. Zelvy, Family Psychological Services, LLC, Lawrence
Courts tasked with reintegrating or reunifying parents and children often ask for help from mental health professionals and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioners. The three presenters will outline the models and principles that guide their efforts to heal relationships strained by absences, alienation, and estrangements.  Because these efforts often involve multiple children and multiple providers, the presentation will address the importance of collaboration and teamwork between professionals, as well as the how to frame and work with the parties in ways that maximize opportunities for success.  

1:30 p.m. • Special Needs Children/Special Needs Trusts
Stacy L. Janssen, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore PC, Kansas City MO
This presentation will be touching on special needs children and families, specifically involving special needs trusts and the intersection with public benefits (Medicare and Medicaid) that affect family law issues.

2:20 p.m. • Break

2:30 p.m. • Daubert and Mental Health Testimony - A Practical Approach (100 minute program)
John Zervopoulos,
 Psychology Law Partners, Dallas TX
Kansas courts are among many state courts that use Daubert to test the admissibility of expert evidence and testimony, raising important evidentiary and practical questions in family law cases. How can lawyers use Daubert requirements in their admissibility arguments to the court? How can lawyers effectively apply Daubert principles to critique already admitted mental health evidence and testimony?

This talk will address these questions with two objectives:

1. Review Ten Key Daubert Questions.
Daubert’s concepts seem difficult to apply, particularly with mental health testimony. Ten key Daubert questions highlight Daubert’s demands and its flexibility, providing bases for critiquing social science testimony and offering legal arguments when challenging or defending that testimony.

2. Introduce the PLAN Model.
The PLAN Model, a practical four-step model based in Daubert caselaw and psychology’s literature, provides a structure to organize and critique the work and testimony of mental health experts.

4:10 p.m. • A Rising Tide Lifts Most Boats: How Technology Floats Good Lawyers and Sinks the Bad (Ethics & Professionalism)
Hon. Kevin M. Smith, 
Eighteenth Judicial District - Juvenile Division, Wichita
Judge Smith will discuss easy to implement technologies that will help lawyers not only manage their busy schedules and keep up-to-date on case law and statutory changes but avoid the pitfalls that lead to malpractice and ethics issues such as missed filing deadlines and court appearances, as well as poorly researched or edited briefs and motions. He will also discuss disciplinary cases that involve fact patterns that could have been avoided with implementation of these inexpensive, easily accessible technologies.

5:00 p.m. • Adjourned

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Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Communication, Competence & Confidentiality In The Digital Age

Kansas Bar Association Brown Bag CLE

(Check-In & Lunch Begin at 11:30 AM)

Robert L. Gernon Law Center, 1200 SW Harrison St, Topeka

Presented by

Danielle Hall, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, Topeka

Each session of the Brown Bag Ethic series has been approved for 1.0 hours CLE credit including 1.0 hour of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas and Missouri

For more information and online registration click here

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Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

People in Crisis: A Poverty Simulation CLE

Presented by The Kansas Bar Association Diversity Committee and Kansas Women Attorneys Association, together with Women in Law, the Public Interest Law Society, and the Faculty & Staff Committee on Diversity at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Friday, April 13 | 2 – 4 p.m. program | 4 – 5 p.m. reception

The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS 66044

2.0 hours CLE credit in Kansas and 2.4 hours CLE credit in Missouri

Free to attorneys and judges, with preference given to KBA and KWAA members and KU Law alumni and students.

Space limited to 80 attendees

RSVP TODAY

The People in Crisis CLE program is an interactive exercise with up to 80 participants assuming the roles of up to 26 different families living with limited resources. Some families are newly unemployed, some are recently deserted by the breadwinner and others receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), either with or without additional income. Still others are senior citizens receiving Social Security or grandparents raising grandchildren. The task of the families is to provide for basic necessities and shelter during the course of one simulated “month,” comprised of four 15-minute “weeks.”

During the CLE program, there are a variety of community resources and service agencies available to the families, including a bank, food pantry, general employer, payday and title loan company and social services agency. Volunteers play the roles of the community resources and service agencies. The CLE program lasts approximately 2 hours. It includes an introduction, the interactive exercise and a debriefing period in which the participants and volunteers share their feelings and experiences, talking about what they have learned during the exercise.

The People in Crisis CLE program helps participants better understand what it might feel like to be a member of a low-income family trying to meet basic needs each month. While we may be intellectually familiar with the statistics of poverty, this exercise enables participants to experience some of the emotional stresses and frustrations created by having limited resources, as well as the difficult choices people with few resources feel they may need to make in order to survive.

Questions? Contact Deana Mead at dmead@ksbar.org or (785)234-5696.

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Apr
11
8:30 AM08:30

2018 DCF/Child Support Services Spring CLE

Available at no cost, subject to room capacity. 

Reservations accepted through Friday, April 6.  

Held in Conference Room, 1st Floor, DCF Administration Building

For questions, contact:

Elizabeth Cohn, Attorney, Child Support Services

DCF Administration Bldg.

555 S. Kansas Ave.

PO Box 497

Topeka, KS 66601-0497

P: 785.296.0063; F: 785.296.8395

Elizabeth.cohn@ks.gov

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Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Building that Core Body Strength of Competence - ETHICS - FREE

Kansas Bar Association Brown Bag CLE

(Check-In & Lunch Begin at 11:30 AM)

Robert L. Gernon Law Center, 1200 SW Harrison St, Topeka

Presented by:

Anne McDonald, Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, Topeka

Whitney Casement, Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer LLP., Topeka

Daniel Casement, Stormont Vail Healthcare, Topeka

Magnolia, Certified Facility Dog, Topeka

Each session of the Brown Bag Ethic series has been approved for 1.0 hours CLE credit including 1.0 hour of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas and Missouri

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