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Two new members appointed to Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court appointed two new members to the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission and reappointed two others.

The commission oversees continuing legal education requirements for lawyers licensed to practice in Kansas. Attorneys must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours each year.

Joslyn Kusiak of Independence, Megan Walawender of Lenexa, and Chief Judge Wendel Wurst of Garden City will serve on the commission from July 1 through June 30, 2021.

Kusiak is a new member. She is an attorney with Kelly & Kusiak Law Office in Independence.

Walawender, of Kansas City, Mo., has served on the commission since July 2015. She is an associate general counsel for the University of Kansas.

Wurst also has been a member of the commission since July 2015. He has served as district judge in the 25th Judicial District since 2009 and chief judge since 2012. The district is composed of Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Scott, and Wichita counties.

The Supreme Court also appointed Charles Peckham of Atwood, who will complete an unexpired term that ends June 30, 2019. He is an attorney and owner of Brown, Creighton & Peckham in Atwood. On the commission, he succeeds Nicole Romine, previously of Goodland, who has moved to Cheyenne, Wyo.

Kusiak succeeds Steve Angermayer of Pittsburg, who has been a commission member for six years and served as chair for two years. He is an attorney and manager of Fern & Angermayer in Pittsburg.

Other members of the commission are Elizabeth Cateforis, Lawrence; Jalen O'Neil Lowry, Topeka; Jennifer Cocking, Topeka; Rick Ginsberg, Lawrence; and David Moses, Wichita.

Mary Shultz