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2019 Bankruptcy & Insolvency CLE
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Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit in Kansas & Missouri, including 1.0 hour of Ethics and Professionalism.

When: Friday, April 5, 2019
8:30 AM
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 in Missouri & Kansas, including 1.0 hour of Ethics and Professionalism. 

Nuts and Bolts
2019 Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law CLE Course Schedule
Friday, April 5, 2019
The Robert L. Gernon Law Center
1200 SW Harrison St.; Topeka


8:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Straddling the State Line
Judy R. Cowger, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, Kansas City
Mindy Smith, US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
CM/ECF tips and tricks from the Kansas and Missouri Western Clerk’s Offices and a look at what is on the horizon.

9:50 a.m. Every Case Has a Story to Tell
January M. Bailey, Eron Law PA, Wichita
Hon, Robert BergerUS Bankruptcy Court, Kansas City
What information do we need and how can we most accurately and efficiently tell our clients’ stories, past, present, and future?

10:40 a.m. Break

10:55 a.m. Lawyers Behaving Badly or Lawyers in Crisis
Penny Moylan, 
Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, Topeka
Christian Stiegemeyer, The Bar Plan
Chris Stiegemeyer, The Bar Plan’s Director of Risk Management, and Penny Moylan, Deputy Disciplinary Administrator, will present a CLE on the interplay between attorney disciplinary issues and attorney well-being. The presentation will provide a general overview of the National Task Force on Attorney Well-Being’s Report and the current efforts being undertaken by the Kansas Task Force on Attorney Well-Being to implement the recommendations contained in the National Report. In addition, the program will discuss specific steps attorneys can take to control their practice and promote their own well-being.

11:45 a.m. Lunch (provided)Judge Somers - State of the Court (Keynote Address)

1:15 p.m. Putting on Expert Valuation Testimony
Hon. Robert E. Nugent, 
US Bankruptcy Court, Wichita
John CrucianiHusch Blackwell LLP., Kansas City, MO
Paul D. Sinclair, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC, Kansas City, MO

2:05 p.m. Skills for Bills
Eric W. Lomas, 
Klenda Austerman LLC, Wichita 
Todd Luckman, Stumbo Hanson LLP, Topeka
An overview of essential skills, rules, concepts and strategies for effective representation of a creditor in bankruptcy.

2:55 p.m.  Break

3:10 p.m.  Unfriended: The Ethical Obligation Implicated by Social Media and Technology
Hon. Cynthia A. Norton, 
US Bankruptcy Court, Kansas City, MO
Eric L. Johnson, Spencer Fane LLP, Kansas City, MO
This program will discuss how an attorney’s ethical obligations apply in a world of ever-expanding technology, rampant use of social media, and cybersecurity threats. Specifically, the presentation will discuss the ethical implications of such common social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. Additionally, the program will discuss how lawyers have an ethical duty to be informed regarding the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, including the use of messaging applications, such as Confide. Among other ethical rules, there will be a discussion regarding Rule 1.1 (Competence); Rule 1.6; (Confidentiality); Rule 3.4 (Fairness to Opposing Party), Rule 4.4 (Rights of Third Persons), and Rules 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3.

4:00 p.m.          Adjourned


Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section Social
Thursday, April 4th 6:00-7:30 p.m.

The Celtic Fox Irish Pub & Restaurant
118 SW 8th Street, Topeka KS 66603


Registration Pricing:

KBA Bankruptcy Section Member Registration- $225
Young Lawyer Section Member- $235
KBA Member Registration- $275
Non-member Registration- $300
Paralegal Registration- $205

Printed Materials at Conference (Optional) -$30


Reserve your room at the brand new, Cyrus Hotel 
920 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS

King Guestroom - $119 plus tax
Block Pricing ends March 5, 2019


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