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Your KBA Weekly - January 28, 2014
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Site Byte: How to Register Online for a CLE

To see our calendar of upcoming CLEs, click on the orange box on the home page or you can hover over Professional Services and then Continuing Legal Education to reveal links to the CLE calendar for each type of program. Click here to learn more.

ABA TECHSHOW, March 27-29, 2014

Once again the KBA is offering its members a special discount to the ABA TECHSHOW 2014 in Chicago. Members can save hundreds of dollars if registering before the early bird deadline of February 10. Attendees of the ABA TECHSHOW can learn about the most useful and common technologies available to lawyers today, including practice management, social media, iPad/cloud, and litigation.

KBA members may receive a discount on your registration by using event promoter code EP1418 and the following form: The deadline to receive the early bird rate of $695 is Monday, February 10; after February 10, the price increases to $895.

For more information about the ABA TECHSHOW, including registration, visit For questions, please contact Beth Warrington at or (785) 234-4695.


High School Mock Trial Competition: We Need Judges!

The KBA YLS is organizing state High School Mock Trial competitions, and we need judges! Judge as little as one round (lasting about two hours) or several! To find out more, go to


Judges are needed for regional competitions this year on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Olathe and Wichita!**

  • Round 1: 8 a.m.
  • Round 2: 10 a.m.
  • Round 3: 1 p.m.
  • Round 4: 3 p.m.

Judges are needed for the State Championship in Topeka on March 28-29, 2014.**

  • Round 1: 4 p.m. (Friday)
  • Round 2: 6 p.m. (Friday)
  • Round 3: 8 a.m. (Saturday)
  • Round 4: 10 a.m. (Saturday)
  • State Championship Round: 1:30 p.m. (Saturday)

**all times are approximate.


Come support this valuable high school program with the KBA YLS! If you are interested in Judging, go to, and complete the form—indicate the dates/times of your interest in the comments section please. Have questions before you decide? Email Shawn Yancy, We look forward to your assistance in this exciting program!


KBA CLE has Gone Green

In moving forward with an initiative to go green, effective January 1, 2014, KBA CLE will start providing registrants their CLE materials in electronic format. Materials will be sent to the email address on file with the Bar. Please make sure your email is updated on your profile page to ensure receipt of materials. If you wish to still receive a hard copy, you must mark that on your registration, as hard copies will only be available at the door for walk-in registrants and those who made a request.

Upcoming CLEs

Check Out These Opportunities for CLE

Pardon Our Dust: Reconstructing Appellate Jurisdiction Under the Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children and Other Odds and Ends (Part One)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014



Dennis Stanchik, Dennis J. Stanchik P.A., Olathe

The presentation will focus on three areas of the RKCCC that present potential problems to the practitioner. Specifically, the presentation will focus on: (1) K.S.A. 38-2272(d) and the possible unintended consequences when the court retains jurisdiction after appointing a permanent custodian; (2) whether K.S.A. 38-2286 provides any effective relief for a grandparent who has not been appointed as custodian or designated as placement for a grandchild; and, (3) whether the line of cases interpreting the provisions of K.S.A. 38-2273(a) have established a two pronged test for determining whether a particular order entered in a case governed by the RKCCC may be appealed. If time permits, the presentation will also discuss appellate opinions interpreting the RKCCC published in 2013.

Approved for 1.0 hour CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!


Pardon Our Dust: Reconstructing Appellate Jurisdiction Under the Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children and Other Odds and Ends (Part Two)

Thursday, January 30, 2014



Dennis Stanchik, Dennis J. Stanchik P.A., Olathe

This program is the part two continuation of the January 29, 2014 presentation of Interpreting the Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children—Where are the Pitfalls? These two phone CLEs can be viewed independently of one another and do not have to be viewed together in order to receive full credit.

Approved for 1.0 hour CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!


2014 Government & Administrative Law CLE

Friday, February 7, 2014

Kansas Law Center, Topeka

Topics for this program include:

  • Good, Bad and Downright Ugly Aspects of Kansas Tort Claims Act Practice
  • Tax Appeal Turf Wars: The Proper Role of Non-Lawter Professionals at COTA
  • Gun Issues (panel)
  • Administrative Law Medley: Electronic Communication & Drafting "Findings of Facts"
  • We Are Your Friend, Not Your Foe.  The Process of Reviewing Regulations for Approval by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General
  • Recent Disciplinary Developments

Approved for 6.0 hours CLE credit (including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism) in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!


14th Annual Slam-Dunk CLE

February 10-11, 2014

Four Points by Sheraton, Manhattan


This program is brought to you by the KBA in partnership with the Kansas State University Foundation.

February 10 topics include:

  • Planned Giving: Maximizing the Benefits of Your Clients’ Charitable Gifts
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Using Trusts in Medicaid Planning: Avoiding Hazards and Maximizing Benefits
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery
  • Legislative Update
  • Fundamentals of Veteran's Advocacy
  • Social Media for the Family Lawyer (and anyone else, for the matter) From Start to Finish
  • Disaster Preparedness: Avoiding Ethical Disasters During Natural Disasters

February 11 topics include:

  • Taking Control of Your Financial Strategy
  • Low to No Cost Ways to Market Your Firm Like Big Law
  • Health Care Reform: So Now What?
  • Do the Right Thing – Don’t Become a ‘Zombie’ Lawyer

Approved for 12.0 hours CLE credit (including 2.0 hours ethics and professionalism and 2.0 hours law practice management) in Kansas and 12.0 hours CLE credit (including 2.0 hours ethics) in Missouri. Register online today!


Need CLE Hours? No Time to Attend a Program? Try KBA On Demand CLE

On Demand CLEs are previously recorded presentations that you can replay on your computer as streaming video files, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Accompanying course reference materials are included in a downloadable PDF. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes instructions, a link to course materials, and an access code to the streaming video. An access code and link to the certificate of completion/evaluation form will be available during the presentation. Try On Demand CLEs today!


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