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Your KBA Weekly - February 18, 2014
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Looking for Pro Bono Opportunities?

There are several KBA public service pamphlets in need of updating. We would like to establish on ongoing list of attorneys interested in updating and or translating these pamphlets to Spanish. A full list of the pamphlets can be found online at Please contact Anne Woods at for additional information or to add your name to the list.


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!


ABA TECHSHOW, March 27-29, 2014

Once again the KBA is offering its members a special discount to the ABA TECHSHOW 2014 in Chicago. 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: For more information about the ABA TECHSHOW, including registration, visit For questions, please contact Beth Warrington at or (785) 234-4695.


Site Byte: How to Customize Your Profile

Why is it so important to customize your profile? There are a number of receive information on Section CLEs specific to your practice area, you have more networking opportunities with fellow attorneys, and increase your visibility with both our Member and Public searches. Learn how to customize your profile online at


Upcoming CLEs

2014 Oil, Gas & Mineral CLE

Friday, March 7, 2014

Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, Hays


Approved for 6.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism, in Kansas and Missouri. Register online at


At the 2014 conference, topics will include:

  • Kansas Oil & Gas Law: Ten Cases Where the Kansas Supreme Court Got it Wrong
  • KCC Regulatory Update
  • Environmental Law Update
  • Recent Updates in Water Law
  • Title Law Update Panel
  • Ethics Issues and the Oil & Gas Lawyer

Therapeutic Justice and Problem Gambling

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kansas Law Center, Topeka


Pending 1.0 CLE credit hour in Kansas and Missouri. Register online at


Judge Mark G. Farrell will discuss, in depth, the historical background, planning components, implementation, operation and experiential results of the world’s first and only Gambling Treatment Court established in Amherst, New York, in August 2001. Based on the philosophy of Therapeutic Justice and the protocols used successfully over the past two decades in Drug Treatment and other Problem Solving courts, Gambling Treatment Court has worked toward addressing a long existing dilemma in the criminal justice system and in so doing has extended therapeutic intervention and the "diseased based” model of drug courts in an area of addiction and resultant criminal activity not involving the ingestion of a foreign substance into the body.


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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