Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit including 1.0 hour of Ethics & Professionalism credit in Kansas & Missouri
A Rising Tide Lifts Most Boats: How Technology Floats Good Lawyers
and Sinks the Bad
Friday, February 23, 2018
Noon - 12:50
12:00 PM Webinar Begins
Hon. Kevin M. Smith, 18th Judicial District Court- Juvenile Division, Wichita
Judge Smith will discuss easy to implement technologies that will help lawyers not only manage their busy schedules and keep up-to-date on case law and statutory changes, but avoid the pitfalls that lead to malpractice and ethics issues such as missed filing deadlines and court appearances, as well as poorly researched or edited briefs and motions. He will also discuss disciplinary cases that involve fact patterns that could have been avoided with implementation of these inexpensive, easily accessible technologies.
12:50 PM: Program Adjourns
Hon. Kevin M. Smith, 18th Judicial District-Juvenile Division, Wichita
Judge Smith was appointed to the bench by Governor Sam Brownback in December 2015 after practicing law in Kansas for almost seventeen years. He is assigned to the juvenile department in the 18th Judicial District where he presides over Juvenile Offender and Child In Need of Care cases. He is a former member of the Kansas Board of Indigent Defense Services, and currently serves on the IOLTA Committee of the Kansas Bar Foundation. Judge Smith has presented several CLE programs for the KBA and WBA since becoming judge, to include juvenile justice reform and ABA Model Rule 8.4(g), and is an adjunct professor at Friends University, teaching Criminal Procedure beginning Spring 2018.
He published several law review articles with the Washburn Law Journal and the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, including his most recent articles, SB 367 and Juvenile Justice Reform in Kansas, 86 JKBA 2, 16 (February 2017), and SB 367 and Kansas Juvenile Justice Reform: Time to Tweak so We Can Save a Worthy Objective, 86 JKBA 9, 17 (October 2017). He graduated cum laude in 1999 from Regent University School of Law where he served as Articles and Issue Planning Editor on Law Review, and clerked for the American Center for Law and Justice.
KBA Members: $80