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Elder Law Hotline
Join other Kansas attorneys in providing legal services to Kansans, age 60 and older. The Kansas Elder Law Hotline is a project of Kansas Legal Services Inc. There is no income eligibility for callers to participate in this program. Volunteers can expect to talk to clients of widely varying economic and social backgrounds. The Hotline provides Kansas senior citizens access to an attorney willing to advise them about legal issues and may also refer them to other resources for additional assistance. You might be referred cases that may not match your experience/expertise; however, we provide Internet resources to help you guide those callers. The Elder Law Hotline asks that attorneys volunteer a three and ½ hour block of time every other month. Calls will be transferred to your office, along with demographic information about each client.
All volunteers with malpractice insurance will be allowed free membership during the first volunteer year to the KBA’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). All LRS rules will apply to this free membership, (including the 10 percent fee rule: when a client is referred to you by the service, the attorney will remit 10 percent of all fees more than $300 to the LRS).
Kansas Legal Services Pro Bono Program
The KLS Pro Bono Program provides service to low-income clients or children on an uncompensated basis. No potential client is given an attorney's name without specific approval from the attorney. All potential clients will be screened for financial eligibility through KLS. Many of the cases referred will be cases that KLS cannot accept due to conflicts or other barriers. Clients using this program understand that the attorney has agreed to provide services at no cost for the referred case only. Clients also understand that they may be required to pay filing fees, witness fees, etc. Acceptance of the case is with no expectation of payment for my time or office expenses. KLS may be able to help with extraordinary litigation expenses, when the interests of justice require it.
KBA Jeans for Justice
Would you like to host a casual day with proceeds benefiting Kansas Legal Services? Law firms, government agencies, Kansas businesses, and partner organizations can show their support by helping to promote Jeans for Justice. Visit http://www.ksbar.org/jeansforjustice for more information.
KBA Volunteer Opportunity
The KBA is in need of attorney volunteers to review and update public service pamphlets. If you would like to offer your expertise in updating a pamphlet, please contact Anne Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org. These pamphlets are provided at no charge to KBA members and for a small fee for large quantities to the public. A few pamphlets have recently been updated but others need a review for content and fresh information. The following pamphlets are on the priority list for updating:
To see the complete list of public service pamphlets, visit http://www.ksbar.org/pamphlets.
KLS Office Supply Drive at the KBA
Will you be visiting the KBA this fall? During the months of August, September, and October, the KBA will be accepting donations of office supplies for Kansas Legal Services. If you can donate a box of pens, letter, or legal pads (any color), copy paper (letter or legal size), yellow highlighters, flash drives, blue or black ink pens, file jackets (letter or legal size), or Post-it notes, it will go to a great cause and help our friends at KLS.
KBA Members Recognized for Pro Bono Work
Click here for more about the Pro Bono award and a listing of past recipients.
Kansas Sheriff’s Association Advance Directive ProjectLearn about how the KBA, KLS and KSA are working together to provide first responders with information about preparing Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) documents. Click here for more information.
December Board of Governors Meeting
32nd Annual Plaza Lights Institute