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Your KBA Weekly - December 17, 2013
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Second Dues Invoices to be Mailed

Second Dues invoices will be mailed this week. If you have already renewed your membership for 2014 and receive a second notice, please disregard. You can check to see if your membership has been processed by logging into to view any open invoices. Please email or call (785) 234-5696 with any questions or concerns.


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.


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Want to Get More from Your Membership? Join a Section.

The KBA offers 25 Sections to keep you up to date on the latest happenings in your area of practice. If you are a member sworn in before 2009, you receive one free Section membership. (Excludes government attorneys, attorneys sworn in 2010-13, attorneys inactive with the Court, law students, and paralegals.) View the KBA Sections today.


Bookstore Cyber Sale!

Last chance to save 50% on KBA Handbooks with our December Cyber Sale. If you need a gift for a colleague or just want a book for your own library, you don’t want to miss this final sale of the year! Take advantage of this sale for your online bookstore purchases through the month of December by using promo code CYBER13.


Site Byte: Email Notification Preferences

Have you been receiving email notifications that state another member has changed their profile or a photo has been uploaded? If you have and find them to be cumbersome, you can stop receiving them by changing your preferences in your profile. Read more about setting your preferences.


High School Mock Trial Case Materials

The 2014 case materials and exhibits are now available online at You can also find the 2014 rules and information for coaches online at


KBA YLS Judicial Internship Program

The KBA Young Lawyers Section is teaming up with the Kansas District Judges’ Association for the second year, in order to offer a Judicial Internship Program for Kansas law students in their first or second years of study. The Judicial Internship Program will match law students with appellate and trial judges through the state who have agreed to accept summer clerks. Students will be placed with judges for either a six- or 12-week assignment. Student will not receive compensation, but the experience gained through the program will provide participants with meaningful and practical benefits. If you are an interested student or know of a student who may be interested, the information may be found at


Your Gift is Appreciated

The Kansas Bar Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2014 KBF grants and scholarships. This is all possible by your participation in IOLTA and through your gifts to the foundation. To learn more about IOLTA visit Click here to donate online. Learn more about the 2014 grant and scholarship recipients.


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

Reading Long Term Care Contracts

Wednesday, January 15, 2014




Dr. Stana Martin, Mrs Ltc Inc., Liberty, Mo.


Long term care contracts are filled with specialized jargon and helping clients evaluate policies requires at least minimal fluency in this vocabulary set. This is further complicated by the long window from purchase to use on these – clients have often forgotten exactly what they were told when they bought. This seminar is the first of a two part series on reading contracts and filing claims. This first part will cover how to read and understand the declaration page of benefits provided, give basic understanding of what to look for on what will trigger the claim, and identify some of the finer points that can cause confusion and problems for clients trying to make claim.


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


Processing Long Term Care Claims

Thursday, January 16, 2014




Dr. Stana Martin, Mrs Ltc Inc., Liberty, Mo.


Unlike traditional health insurance where the claim process is managed by doctors and hospitals, long term care contracts rely on inexperienced family members to both file the claim and shepherd the process thru to successful completion. This seminar is the second in a two-part series to help professionals understand how the claim process works. It will identify how to know if a claim is likely to be successful (i.e., does the owner meet the contract triggers), give an overview of the filing process, review how HIPAA and a DPOA work in conjunction, and identify some of the most common mistakes people make when filing a claim.


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


Guardian ad Litem 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Representing Children as GAL

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Erna K Loomis, Loomis Law Offices LLC, Olathe

This presentation will provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities involved in representing children in Child in Need of Care and other family court matters as a guardian ad litem.

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



Pardon Our Dust: Reconstructing Appellate Jurisdiction Under the Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children and Other Odds and Ends (Part One)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014




Dennis Stanchik, Dennis J. Stanchik P.A., Olathe

The presentation will focus on three areas of the RKCCC that present potential problems to the practitioner. Specifically, the presentation will focus on: (1) K.S.A. 38-2272(d) and the possible unintended consequences when the court retains jurisdiction after appointing a permanent custodian; (2) whether K.S.A. 38-2286 provides any effective relief for a grandparent who has not been appointed as custodian or designated as placement for a grandchild; and, (3) whether the line of cases interpreting the provisions of K.S.A. 38-2273(a) have established a two pronged test for determining whether a particular order entered in a case governed by the RKCCC may be appealed. If time permits, the presentation will also discuss appellate opinions interpreting the RKCCC published in 2013.

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


Pardon Our Dust: Reconstructing Appellate Jurisdiction Under the Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children and Other Odds and Ends (Part Two)

Thursday, January 30, 2014



Dennis Stanchik, Dennis J. Stanchik P.A., Olathe

This program is the part two continuation of the January 29, 2014 presentation of Interpreting the Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children—Where are the Pitfalls? These two phone CLEs can be viewed independently of one another and do not have to be viewed together in order to receive full credit.

Pending 1.0 hour CLE credit 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!


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