Approved for 4.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.
***All Lawyers Are Welcome***
8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Marijuana, Same-Sex Marriage, and Healthcare…Oh My! Hot Topics in Conflict of Laws
Sarah E. Warner, Thompson Ramsdell Qualseth & Warner, PA, Lawrence
As society becomes increasingly interconnected, it is essential that attorneys in all practice areas have an understanding of the conflicts that may arise between different jurisdictions’ laws. This presentation explores several fascinating conflicts trending today, ranging from legalization of marijuana to the growing number of states that recognize same-sex marriage.
9:50 am Advanced Legal Writing and Editing
Andrew Mayo, Kansas Court of Appeals, Topeka
Improving one’s legal writing requires a focused approach when creating and revising a document. Three basic editing techniques will help make a large impact on your document in time-efficient manner.
10:40 am Break
10:55 am Fundamentals of Criminal Defense
Kathleen Ambrosio, Ambrosio & Ambrosio, Topeka
This is an overview of issues to address in representing criminal defendants, including common mistakes and traps to avoid. It is intended for beginning criminal practitioners or lawyers who do not routinely represent defendants in criminal matters.
11:45 am The Bermuda Triangle of Law: Ethics, Advertising, and Social Media Use (EP)
Heather Cessna, Kansas Appellate Defender Office, Topeka
In a legal world where social media use and inventive avenues for advertising abound, applying antiquated brick-and-mortar ethics rules to cyberspace can be a trap for attorneys young and old. This talk will focus on which professional conduct rules can trip up an unsuspecting practitioner and will discuss some “best practices” for attorneys who find themselves wading into the choppy waters of this Bermuda Triangle of law.
12:35 pm Adjourn to Networking Lunch (Provided)