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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.

Later Event: April 19
KBA YLS Mentoring Breakfast