KBA Slam-Dunk CLE
January 21 - 22, 2020
Due to Scheduling- this event will be held in Lawrence this year.
Information and presenters for this CLE will be updated as it becomes available.
Tuesday, January 21
8:00 AM REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Moderator- Angel Romero
8:30 AM WHAT I’VE LEARNED, AND WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW, ABOUT THE US ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
Stephen McAllister, US Attorney for the District of Kansas
Mr. McAllister currently serves as the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas. He will review and discuss what he has learned during his time in that office the past two years.
9:20 AM 2019 UPDATES TO THE KANSAS REVISED LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT
William Matthews, Foulston Siefkin LLP, Wichita
Mr. Matthews will discuss changes to the Kansas Revised Limited Liability Company Act adopted in 2019, including the new ability to divide an LLC, the new statutory public benefit limited liability company form, the wholesale substitution of the series provisions, changes to default class/group voting requirements, future effective consent/approvals, approval of use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and many others changes that will significantly impact business entity practice in Kansas.
10:10 AM BREAK (10 MINUTES)
10:20 AM TOP 10 APPELLATE CASES FROM 2019
Hon. Sarah Warner, Kansas Court of Appeals
Judge Warner will provide summaries and analysis of the top ten cases decided by the Kansas appellate courts in 2019, spanning all practice areas. As the state’s newest Court of Appeals judge, she also will provide tips to attorneys garnered from her recent transition from private practice to the bench.
11:10 AM ICE WORKSITE ENFORCEMENT: ARE YOUR CLIENTS’ EMPLOYEES AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES? WHAT IF THEY’RE NOT?
Danielle Atchison, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm
We will discuss the law regarding employment of an authorized work force, addressing Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Worksite Enforcement program. We will explain what an I-9 is (and is not) and the need for compliance to avoid fines and/or criminal penalties.
12:00 PM LUNCH (PROVIDED)
1:00 PM USA V. BLACK ET AL. (ETHICS)
Nathan Garrett, Graves Garrett, LLC, Kansas City, MO
Kathleen Andrews Fisher, Graves Garrett, LLC, Kansas City, MO
Nathan and Kathleen will cover the high-profile litigation currently ongoing in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The litigation addresses attorney-client communications recorded and intercepted by the government without the knowledge of the attorney or client. To cover this topic, Garrett and Fisher will look at how attorney-client privilege can be waived in situations where the parties lack a reasonable expectation of privacy in both the criminal and civil context. It will also cover the attorney-client privilege and subject matter waiver, as well as an attorney's obligation to notify opposing counsel in the event of receiving attorney-client communications intended to be confidential.
1:50 PM THE PATH OF TITLE IX—BEYOND ATHLETICS
Maureen Redeker, Kansas State University
Erin Good, Kansas State University
Title IX is a federal law that was enacted in 1972. Throughout much of its history, its impact was mostly known in schools’ athletics departments related to equal opportunity for women and men in sports. But Title IX applies more broadly to all aspects of federally funded education programs, not just athletics. The law prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of sex. Over the last decade, the U.S. Department of Education issued (and later repealed) numerous guidance documents that prompted many schools to refine how they address sex discrimination, with a particular emphasis on sexual harassment and sexual violence. This session will focus on these broader Title IX applications, with a discussion about the recent developments, the impact on schools, and the potential future under expected new federal regulations.
2:40 PM BREAK (10 MINUTES)
2:50 PM Recent Developments in Class Action Law
Laura Hines, Kansas University School of Law, Lawrence
This session will address several recent developments in class action law, including amendments to Federal Rule 23 and Supreme Court rulings that impact class action litigation.
3:40 PM TAKING A “TIME OUT” – HOW SETTING BOUNDARIES CAN IMPROVE YOUR WORK AND YOUR WELLBEING
Danielle Hall, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, Topeka
Boundaries are important. In sports, they define the area of play. In personal relationships, they mark the emotional and physical limits one establishes in a relationship. But what about professional boundaries? Professional boundaries are designed to protect both, the client and the lawyer. They define effective and appropriate interaction between the parties. Without boundaries problems can arise, schedules can implode, and the lawyer can lose a sense of work/life balance. The failure to set healthy boundaries with clients can even lead to ethical violations. In this session, we will discuss the importance of setting boundaries, how to set boundaries, and the positive effects it can have for your work and your wellbeing.
4:30 PM ADJOURN
Wednesday, January 22
8:00 AM REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
8:30 AM SPORTS BETTING
Russell Brien, Brien Law LLC
9:20 AM LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Joseph N. Molina III, Kansas Bar Association, Topeka
This course will provide attendees with an up-to-date list of all legislative proposals that affect the practice of law in Kansas. The update will briefly explain pending legislation, provide background information pertaining to the interest group involved in the legislation and a provide the current status of each proposal. Attendees can expect to learn more about the legislative process and as well as how to contact their representative.
10:10 AM BREAK (10 MINUTES)
10:20 AM FACEBOOK FOR LAWYERS
Erika Juardo-Graham, Juardo-Graham Law Firm, P.A., Kansas City, MO
Social media is revolutionizing the way we communicate but is also changing the way we do business as attorneys. Gone are the days in which we competed for the best advertising space in the weekly neighborhood magazine. Facebook is now the marketing platform you want to be in, with over a billion users and more than 130 million people logging in every day, your law firm needs to capitalize on this powerful and very inexpensive advertising tool.
12:00 PM ADJOURN
KBA Member Registration $250
Non-member Registration $290
Paralegal Registration $150
Printed Materials at Conference $30
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