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2014 KBA Membership Renewal

Renewing your KBA membership is just a couple clicks away!

  • Log in to the website at
  • Once logged in, you should then be on your Manage Profile page; if not, click Manage Profile (in the upper left of your screen). Click on the Membership icon (located in the right column).
  • Click "Securely renew your membership now."

Enjoy the rewards of renewing online by December 31. When you renew online, you will receive one free 50-minute "on-demand” CLE.


Kansas attorneys admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2009 or prior (excluding government attorneys) are eligible for one included section membership. The KBA has 25 practice specific sections to enhance your practice. You may belong to more sections for an additional fee. For a complete list of sections, visit The promo codes, if eligible, for an included section is Includedsection14 and YLSIncsection for the Young Lawyers Section.


Thank you for being a member!


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It’s super simple to now find and print your invoices and receipts. Follow the steps here to have a paper record of your invoices and receipts.

Shopping at Amazon this holiday season?

Amazon has announced that it will donate 0.5% of each Amazon purchase to a charity of the online shopper's choice. Kansas Legal Services is an option available to you. Just go to and use the search function to find and select Kansas Legal Services, Inc. as your charity to start supporting KLS today. In order for your purchase to qualify, you must return to to make purchases. Kansas Legal Services thanks you for your support.

High School Mock Trial Mentors

We are gearing up for the Kansas High School Mock Trial Competition. Currently, we are in need of a mentor in the Basehor area. You can volunteer here: Competition dates and additional information can be found here:


KBA CLE is Going Green January 1

In moving forward with an initiative to go green, effective January 1, 2014, KBA CLE will start providing registrants their CLE materials in electronic format. Materials will be sent to the email address on file with the Bar. Please make sure your email is updated on your profile page to ensure receipt of materials. If you wish to still receive a hard copy, you must mark that on your registration, as hard copies will only be available at the door for walk-in registrants and those who made a request.


Upcoming CLEs

Check Out These Opportunities for CLE

Putting It All in Writing: Best Practices for Policies and Employee Evaluations

Tuesday, December 4, 2013



Co-sponsored by the Kansas Human Rights Commission



Stacia G. Boden, General Counsel, Mission Group of Kansas Inc., Overland Park


This session will be a review of personnel policies, including why employee handbooks are important, tips on what should be and should not be included as well as best practices in drafting. Stacia Boden will also review the basics and best practices of employee evaluations.


Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!


31st Annual Plaza Lights Institute

Friday, December 6, 2013

Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Mo.


Topics for this seminar include:

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Spousal Portability – When It Works and When It Doesn’t
  • Gifts or Lumps of Coal: Overview of the Current Immigration System and Possible Reforms
  • Banking Industry Overview
  • Dodd-Frank Mortgage Reform
  • Lawyer's Ethical Duties of Information Technology Security

Approved for 6.0 CLE credit hours (including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism) in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!


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



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