The Kansas Bar Association's Annual
Brown Bag Ethics 2020 CLE
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Noon - 1:40 p.m. (CDT)
Two Credit Hours - Ethics
Part One: Ethics Goes to the Movies: Class Action (1991)
Description: In this ethics CLE presentation, scenes from the 1991 legal drama, Class Action, starring Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, will be used to discuss several ethical issues that attorneys face during civil litigation.
Presenter Bio: Matt Vogelsberg
After graduating from the University of Kansas law school in 2007, Matt began working as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, first as a member of the court’s central research staff, then as a research attorney for the Hon. Melissa T. Standridge. In 2012, Matt became a research attorney for Justice Eric Rosen of the Kansas Supreme Court. In May 2016, he left Justice Rosen’s chambers to work as a staff attorney for the Office of Judicial Administration, working on court policy, employment matters, open records and open meetings issues, and responding to subpoenas issued on court employees. In November 2016, he joined the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator where he now investigates and prosecutes violations of the rules of professional conduct. Matt is a member of the National Organization of Bar Counsel and the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility.
Part Two: Dealing with Everyday Complaints
The purpose of this program is to trace a disciplinary complaint from the time it is received by the lawyers, preparing a response, meeting with the investigator and dealing with the formal process after a finding of probably cause. We will discuss how a lawyer is to handle this process and not make further problems for himself/herself by mishandling or ignoring a valid complaint.
Presenter Bio: John J. Ambrosio
John was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Bronx. He headed off for the Mid-West for College and Law School and never returned. Upon graduation law school, he secured a job with the State Public Defender’s Office where he remained for three years. He then opened a private practice and was involved in that practice for 36 years. His practice consisted of criminal defense cases in State and Federal Courts and ran the gambit from appointed homicides to white collar cases. He was the first President and founding member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He lectures to Kansas Bar and Criminal Defense groups.
For the Last twenty years, John has handled many cases concerning lawyers involved in serious disciplinary cases. He regularly appears before the Disciplinary Board and the Supreme Court on serious disciplinary matters.
The cost of registration for this 2.0 hour program:
KBA member: $110