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Solo and Small Conference Room Blocks

As part of the Solo and Small Firm Conference scheduled for May 9-10, 2014, in Manhattan, the KBA has secured room blocks at both the Hilton Garden Inn and Fairfield Inn for $114 per night for single/double occupancy. Space is limited, so be sure to secure your room by Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

 

You may reserve your room at the Hilton Garden Inn online by visiting www.manhattanks.hgi.com and entering the group code "KBA,” or you may call the hotel at (785) 532-9116. To reserve a room at the Fairfield Inn, please call (785) 539-2400 and mention the "KBA Solo and Small Firm Conference."

 

5th Annual KALAP Spring Seminar

The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program will be presenting their 5th annual spring seminar on April 4, 2014, at the Ramada Inn in Topeka. This year’s event will include such topics as aging issues for attorneys, co-dependence, and attorney discipline as it relates to aging and impairments. As always, the KALAP Annual Seminar offers a FREE LUNCH and FREE CLE. This event is usually offered to KALAP volunteers, but this year it will be open to all Kansas attorneys; although space will be limited. Please contact Brynn or Sarah at (785) 368-8275 to register or for more information

 

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Upcoming CLEs

2014 Oil, Gas & Mineral CLE

Friday, March 7, 2014

Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, Hays

 

Approved for 6.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism, in Kansas and Missouri. Register online at http://www.ksbar.org/event/2014_OGM_CLE.

 

At the 2014 conference, topics will include:

  • Kansas Oil & Gas Law: Ten Cases Where the Kansas Supreme Court Got it Wrong
  • KCC Regulatory Update
  • Environmental Law Update
  • Recent Updates in Water Law
  • Title Law Update Panel
  • Ethics Issues and the Oil & Gas Lawyer

Therapeutic Justice and Problem Gambling

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kansas Law Center, Topeka

 

Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour in Kansas and Missouri. Register online at http://www.ksbar.org/event/therapeutic_justice_2014.

 

Judge Mark G. Farrell will discuss, in depth, the historical background, planning components, implementation, operation and experiential results of the world’s first and only Gambling Treatment Court established in Amherst, New York, in August 2001. Based on the philosophy of Therapeutic Justice and the protocols used successfully over the past two decades in Drug Treatment and other Problem Solving courts, Gambling Treatment Court has worked toward addressing a long existing dilemma in the criminal justice system and in so doing has extended therapeutic intervention and the "diseased based” model of drug courts in an area of addiction and resultant criminal activity not involving the ingestion of a foreign substance into the body.

 

Current Developments Affecting Tax Exempt Organizations, Part 1

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Telephone seminar

 

Speaker: Bruce R. Hopkins, Polsinelli P.C., Kansas City, Mo.

 

Pending 1.0 CLE credit hour in Kansas and Missouri. Register online at http://bit.ly/TaxExempt_Part1.

 

A review of current developments including legislation, regulations, IRS rulings and court opinions with emphasis on these aspects of the law qualification for exemption, application process, public charity rules, IRS audit and compliance check activity, governance, unrelated business, joint ventures, private inurement and private benefit, intermediate sanctions, legislative and political activity, supporting organizations, donor-advised funds, endowments, private foundations, and planned and other charitable giving.

Parts 1 and 2 of this phone CLE can be heard independently of one another and do not have to be heard together in order to receive full credit.

 

Current Developments Affecting Tax Exempt Organizations, Part 2

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Telephone seminar

 

Speaker: Bruce R. Hopkins, Polsinelli P.C., Kansas City, Mo.

 

Pending 1.0 CLE credit hour in Kansas and Missouri. Register online at http://bit.ly/TaxExempt_Part2.

 

A continued review of current developments including legislation, regulations, IRS rulings and court opinions with emphasis on these aspects of the law: qualification for exemption, application process, public charity rules, IRS audit and compliance check activity, governance, unrelated business, joint ventures, private inurement and private benefit, intermediate sanctions, legislative and political activity, supporting organizations, donor-advised funds, endowments, private foundations, and planned and other charitable giving.

This program is a continuation of the March 26, 2014, presentation of Current Developments Affecting Tax Exempt Organizations, Part 1.

 

Parts 1 and 2 of this phone CLE can be heard independently of one another and do not have to be heard together in order to receive full credit.

 

2014 Employment Law CLE

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Dodge House, Dodge City

 

Approved for 4.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism, in Kansas and Missouri. Register online at http://www.ksbar.org/event/2014SpringEmploymentLaw.

 

Topics for this seminar include:

  • The Essentials of Wage and Hour Laws in Kansas
  • Avoiding the Monkey Wrench in Your Practice: Answers to the Most Common Employment Law Questions
  • Representing the Employee
  • Compliance Tools for Professional Conduct in Employment Cases

Need CLE Hours? No Time to Attend a Program? Try KBA On Demand CLE

On Demand CLEs are previously recorded presentations that you can replay on your computer as streaming video files, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Accompanying course reference materials are included in a downloadable PDF. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes instructions, a link to course materials, and an access code to the streaming video. An access code and link to the certificate of completion/evaluation form will be available during the presentation. Try On Demand CLEs today!

 

For important accreditation information, please visit http://www.ksbar.org/?cle.

 

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