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State High School Mock Trial Judges Needed

March 28-29 is the Kansas State High School Mock Trial competition, to be hosted at the Shawnee County Courthouse in Topeka. We need attorneys willing to serve as judges for one or more rounds of competition to make this possible. The Schedule is as follows (tentatively):

 

Friday, March 28

Round 1: 4 p.m.

Round 2: 6 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 29

Round 3: 8 a.m.

Round 4: 10 a.m.

Lunch/Awards

Round 5: 1:30 p.m.

 

We need approximately 40 judges to make the program a success. Whether you are able to join us for one, two, or all of the rounds, we can use your help! Please email Shawn Yancy at kansasmocktrial@gmail.com, to indicate your interest or ask any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for helping make this possible for the students of our Great State, some of whom will represent Kansas at the national competition this summer.

 

2014 KBA Awards Nominations

The KBA is looking for the best and brightest attorneys. Spotlight fellow attorneys with a nomination of a KBA Award. Learn more about the awards online at www.ksbar.org/awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 4.

 

Solo and Small Firm 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."

 

Save the Date: Ethics for Good XV

Now in its 15th year, Ethics for Good will be held June 20 at the Polsky Theatre, JCCC Carlsen Center, in Overland Park and June 26 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Atkins Auditorium, in Kansas City, Mo. Registration details coming soon.

 

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

 

Site Byte: Posting to a Group

If you are a member of a Section, posting to that group's wall has never been easier! It's a quick and easy way to introduce yourself to your fellow Section members or to send a quick note about certain happenings within your area of practice. Learn how to post to a group at http://www.ksbar.org/?sitebyte_grouppost.

 

Upcoming CLEs

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.

 

Approved for 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.

 

Approved for 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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