Pending approval in Kansas and Missouri
Kansas Bar Association
November 14, 2014
Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City
Registration for Morning Session – Federal
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.
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.
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.
Adjourn Federal Session
Ethics & Professionalism
Registration for Afternoon Session – Ethics & Professionalism
Multi-Jurisdictional Practice of Law
Barbara Glesner Fines, Associate Dean, UMKC School of Law, KCMO
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.
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.