Approved for 1.0 hour non-traditional CLE credit, including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism in Kansas.
KLAP Teleconference Series:
Expecting the Unexpected: Ethical Issues for an Aging Bar
12:00 PM • Expecting the Unexpected: Ethical Issues for an Aging Bar
Carol Ruth Bonebrake, Simpson Logback Lynch Norris, PA, Topeka, KS
What are our challenges when a colleague becomes unable to continue practicing or dies? In addition to reviewing Supreme Court Rules 206 (Lawyers Assistance Program), 221 (Appointment of Counsel to Protect Clients’ Interests), and 227 (Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection), we will also discuss issues affecting the ability to practice law and practical considerations.
12:50 PM • Session Adjourns
Carol Ruth Bonebrake, Simpson, Logback, Lynch, Norris, P.A., Topeka
Ms. Bonebrake graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law School in 1986 and has practiced in Topeka her entire legal career. After clerking for the Kansas Court of Appeals and Judge Gary Rulon, she served as an Assistant Attorney General under Robert T. Stephan. She later served as an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Topeka. Carol moved to private practice in 2000 and in 2006 she established her own firm. On September 1, 2010, she merged her firm with Holbrook & Osborn, P.A., now Simpson, Logback, Lynch, Norris, P.A. Simpson, Logback, Lynch, Norris is in the business of providing quality legal services to public sector and not-for-profit clients and has a strong health law practice. Carol represents health and human services clients and professionals before their licensing boards. Her practice is focused on health law and employment law issues. She serves on the Mainstream, Inc. Board of Directors, the Kansas Lawyer Assistance Program Board by Supreme Court Appointment, is a member of the American Health Lawyers and Kansas Bar Associations, the Kansas and Topeka Women Attorneys Associations, and the Society for Human Resources Managers. Carol is also president of the Kansas Hospital Attorneys Association. Carol is a Master with the Sam A Crow Inn of Court. She also serves on the Topeka Bar Association Bar Association’s Ethics Committee and is Chair of the Service to the Bar Committee.