Approved for 5 CLE credits in Kansas and Missouri.
2014 LGBT Law CLE
Friday, October 17, 2014
Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Kansas City, MO.
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Developments in Immigration Law for LGBT Binational Families
Angela Williams, The Law Offices of Angela L. Williams, LLC
This program will look at the latest developments in immigration law for LGBT immigrants and their families in the areas of family and humanitarian based immigration, including family based petitions in Post DOMA World, asylum, U visas, VAWA, and removal defense.
9:50 a.m. Fighting for the Rights of LGBT Workers
Edward Emmett Bhatia Keenan, Keenan Law Firm, LLC
In May 2014, the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph fired Colleen Simon, the dedicated and beloved head of a food pantry. The reason? She was married to another woman. This presentation will focus on the unique issues involved in standing up for workers like Ms. Simon, and how to work up a case fighting mistreatment of LGBT employees. Her case has received international coverage. Contrary to popular belief, the lack of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act does not mean that LGBT workers are without a remedy.
10:40 a.m. Break
10:55 a.m. Tax and Estate Planning Issues for LGBT Clients
Heath Hoobing, Seigfried Bingham, P.C.
Kyle Ritchie, Seigfried Bingham, P.C.
This session will provide information on same-sex marriage cases across the U.S., Federal agency interpretations of the Windsor decision, tax issues for LGBT individuals to consider after Windsor, and estate planning basics for LGBT couples and individuals.
11:45 a.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:45 p.m. Marriage in Missouri and Kansas: Are We There Yet? (100 minutes)
Anthony Rothert, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri
An update on the Missouri and Kansas cases presenting challenges to the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, including the thinking behind each case, what has happened so far, what is expected next, and how the Missouri and Kansas cases fit within the national efforts to secure the right to marry.
2:25 p.m. Adjourn