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Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit including 2.0 hours of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.

When: Friday, April 20, 2018
Check in begins at 8:30. Presentations are from 9:00 AM until 3:15 PM. (lunch is provided)
Where: The Robert L. Gernon Law Center
1200 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, Kansas  66612
United States
Contact: Nancy Burghart

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Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit including 2.0 hours of Ethics & Professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.

Course Schedule   

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                    This segment will focus on recent published and unpublished Kansas cases dealing with Municipal Law.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
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
administrative actions.

3:15 p.m.     Adjourned


Registration Information

~~ Lunch is included in registration fee ~~
  • KBA Admin/Govt. Law Section Member     $190
  • KBA Young Lawyers Section Member        $210
  • KBA Member Registration     $240
  • Non-member Registration     $450
  • Paralegal Registration    $180
  • Student Registration   $25
  • Paper Materials (optional)     $30