8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Legislative Update
Amanda Stanley, The League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka
This segment will focus on recent published and unpublished Kansas cases dealing with Municipal Law. Amanda will also be
highlighting recent Attorney General Opinions addressing important municipal law topics. The Topics span from the Open
Records and Meetings Acts, 4th Amendment Claims, Workers Compensation, Torts Claim Act, and other Governmental
Employment law topics.
9:50 a.m. Who's My Client? And Similar Ethical Dilemmas for Government Attorneys (Ethics)
Penny Moylan, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, Topeka
This presentation will explore how the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct apply to government attorneys in different
contexts and discuss the unique issues facing government attorneys such as: identifying the client, recognizing conflicts,
confidentiality obligations, and what to do when the client insists on a course of action contrary to the attorney’s advice.
10:40 a.m. Break
10:55 a.m. Municipal Relations: Meetings, Records, Contracts & Dealing with Local Government
Andrew Kovar, Triplett Woolf Garretson LLC., Wichita
This presentation will explore common issues when practicing before and transacting with City and County government and
School Districts, including the Kansas Open Meetings Act, Kansas Open Records Act, contractual issues and limitations,
planning and zoning commissions, authority of officers and governing bodies and governmental procedures. It will examine
real world applications of laws and rules particular to local governments and how private practitioners can navigate the same.
11:45 a.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m. Office of Administrative Hearings: A View From Our Bunker
Hon. Bryan J. Brown, Office of Administrative Hearings, Topeka
An administrative law judge’s reasoning, from the Kansas Administrative Procedures Act, case law and legal history, as to his
place in the dispensation of due process within the executive branch of the Kansas state government, including advice to
government attorneys, given to improve the administration of the law and to assure due process to all.
1:20 p.m. Ethics Jeopardy
Marty Snyder, Attorney General's Office, Topeka
Despite the light-hearted game show format, the serious underlying message for this hour is that we all need to review the
Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct occasionally. Some have actually been modified since we were in law school.
2:10 p.m. Break
2:25 p.m. Administrative Actions Before the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner
Thomas E. Knutzen, Office of the Securities Commissioner, Topeka
The Kansas Uniform Securities Act (KUSA) authorizes the Securities Commissioner to regulate and oversee the registration of
securities, broker-dealers, and investment advisers. Additionally, the KUSA empowers the Securities Commissioner to
investigate violations of the KUSA. The Commissioner has the authority to issue administrative orders, instigate civil
enforcement proceedings, and make referrals of criminal violations to the Kansas Attorney General. This CLE will discuss the
processes employed by the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner to investigate violations of the KUSA and to
adjudicate administrative actions.
3:15 p.m. Adjourned