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When: Friday, November 14, 2014
AM Session: 8:30 - noon PM Session: 12:30 - 3:45
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Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main St.
Kansas City, Missouri  
Dawn Phoenix

Phone: 785-861-8811

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 11/13/2014
Morning Session (Federal) is approved for 3.0 CLE credit hours in Kansas and Missouri.
Afternoon Session (Ethics) is approved for 3.0 CLE credit hours, including 3.0 hours of ethics and professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.


Kansas Bar Association

November 14, 2014

Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City



Morning Session:

Federal CLE


9:00 a.m.

Registration for Morning Session – Federal


9:30 a.m.

Views From the Bench - Representing Each Division in the District of Kansas

Judge Daniel D. Crabtree

Judge Karen M. Humphreys

Judge Teresa J. James

The Judges will discuss similarities and differences among the divisions, offer observations and tips, and answer questions on a broad range of topics including scheduling, discovery disputes, protective orders, status and scheduling conferences, motions to compel, other nondispositive motions, and consents and referrals to magistrate judges. Discussion will include the pertinent Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the applicable Local Rules.


10:20 a.m.

An Overview and Report on Kan-TRAC: A Reentry Court in the District of Kansas: A Pilot Project -- History and Issues in Treatment and Reentry Assistance

This session will address the experience of the Kansas reentry court since its inception in 2009. The presentation will include a video of a typical court session and the observations by the participants (individuals who volunteer and are on supervised release from federal sentences) and a team of lawyers, judges, probation officers, and counselors. The report will incorporate information about the use of these "specialty courts" in the federal judiciary and the studies underway to evaluate the courts. Reentry courts have expanded since their introduction in 1989 and the focus on procedural fairness has contributed to their success.


11:10 a.m.



11:25 a.m.

Views From Chambers

Law clerks and court staff from the District of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri will discuss from their unique perspective the similarities and differences between their Districts and will answer questions regarding the same and similar issues to those discussed by the Judges. Again, discussion will include the pertinent Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the applicable Local Rules.


12:15 p.m.

Adjourn Federal Session



Afternoon Session:

Ethics & Professionalism


12:45 p.m.

Registration for Afternoon Session – Ethics & Professionalism


1:15 p.m.

Multijurisdictional Practice 

Barbara Glesner Fines, Associate Dean, UMKC School of Law, KCMO

As the practice of law has become more mobile and global, issues of multijurisdictional practice have become increasingly difficult challenges for attorneys.  This program will examine the new Kansas Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5, which is designed to bring clarity to this question.


2:05 p.m.

The Kansas Ethics Procedure from a 30 Year Insider

Arthur Palmer, Goodell Stratton Edmonds & Palmer LLP, Topeka

The presentation is a discussion of the procedure from the initial Complaint through the Kansas Supreme Court with an emphasis on representing respondents.


2:55 p.m.



3:10 p.m.

Common and Not-So-Common Ways to Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct

Sara Rittman, Rittman Law LLC, Jefferson City, MO

Rules 1.3 and 1.4 form the basis for most complaints.  What do those rules require and how can you avoid getting complaints based on them?  Despite the fact that these are the rules most often complained about, attorneys are creative people and don’t always stick to the most common rule violations.  Relatively recent cases will illustrate some of these other violations.


4:00 p.m.

Adjourn Ethics



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