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Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 2.0 hours of ethics and professionalism credit in Kansas and Missouri.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/2/2016
When: Friday, December 2, 2016
Check-in: 8:30 Program Begins: 9:00 Adjourns: 3:30
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InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City
United States
Contact: Dawn Phoenix

Online registration is available until: 12/2/2016
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Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 2.0 hours of ethics and professionalism credit in Kansas and Missouri.

Hotel Reservations

Sleeping rooms are available at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza for $169 per night.  You must make your reservations by Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to receive this special rate.

By Phone:  Call (866) 856-9717 & let the attendant know you want to reserve a room with the KBA Plaza Lights room block. (CODE:  KBA)

By web: Go to


Course Schedule

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


9:00 a.m. • Bankruptcy? I Don’t Practice Bankruptcy. I Think I’ll Get a Cup of Coffee and Return Some Calls

Wesley F. Smith, Stevens & Brand LLP, Lawrence/Topeka

All practice areas intersect bankruptcy in some fashion.  This session will familiarize practitioners on protocols when an adverse party or client files bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy workouts between distressed borrowers and banks, the tax implications of both bankruptcies and workouts and the new December 1, 2015 Forms. 


9:50 a.m. • Heart’-ing Hot Moms, Floating on Clouds, and Surfing the Web: Ethical Issues in the Digital Age

Michael Shultz, Shultz Law Office, PA, Wichita

Daniel Back, Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, Wichita

Computer technology and internet services provide a wealth of tools and assets to the modern lawyer, but they are also fraught with potential ethical dangers. This presentation will analyze some of those dangers, focusing on cloud servers, meta data, social media and their potential implications for diligence, confidentiality, competence and candor. We will examine various ethical rules and discuss each of them in relation to various technologies available to the modern lawyer— cloud-based storage, metadata, and mobile computing options. We will compile various ethical opinions and cases to provide illustrations for some.


10:40 a.m. • Break


10:55 a.m. • Braving the Emotional Tides of Family Law: Advising and Assisting Family Law Clients in High Conflict Family Law Cases

Ronald W. Nelson, Ronald W. Nelson P.A., Shawnee Mission

Ashlyn Yarnell, Ronald W. Nelson P.A., Shawnee Mission

This presentation will discuss how to advise clients in high conflict and complex family law cases, including dealing with special needs children and families, psychological issues and management of those issues from the beginning to end of the case, and properly advising clients about communications and interactions with others


11:45 a.m. • Lunch (provided)


12:45 p.m. • Taking a One Hour Phone Deposition of a Defendant’s Expert That Will Get Your Case Settled!

Bradley J. Prochaska, Prochaska Howell & Prochaska LLC, Wichita

A presentation on how to get your case settled when appearing by phone, instead of in person, on all out of State expert depositions. Phone depositions save every attorney time and money (the expense of traveling). The presentation shows how to take a great, short (1 ½ hour) phone deposition even on really big cases, with the use of exhibits, and still do a very good job.


1:35 p.m. • Protecting Company Trade Secrets and Other Intellectual Property

Karen M. Virgillito, TIFEC (The Illig Family Enterprise Company), Leawood

Marshall Honeyman, Erise IP, Overland Park

The presentation will provide an overview of the recent Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and discuss how the DTSA impacts contractual agreements. We will further discuss changes to the scope of patentable subject matter and when to consider maintaining trade secrets instead of seeking patent protection. Lastly, we will cover the impact of  Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International and Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. on computer related and biologic inventions.


2:25 p.m. • Break


2:40 p.m. • Ethical Case Management:   Moving Your Office from Piles to Files

LJ Leatherman, Palmer Leatherman White Girard & Van Dyk LLP, Topeka

This presentation addresses managing and reducing legal risks in everyday practice and includes information for lawyers to use in identifying and avoiding malpractice pitfalls, avoiding the kinds of errors that lead to disciplinary actions and instituting good risk management procedures.


3:30 p.m. • Adjourned



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