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Your KBA Weekly - April 1, 2014
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2014 KBA Awards Nominations Deadline Extended

The KBA is looking for the best and brightest attorneys. Spotlight fellow attorneys with a nomination of a KBA Award. Learn more about the awards online at The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, May 2.


Career Crossroads Rescheduled

The KBA Diversity Committee’s speed networking event titled, "Career Crossroads," scheduled for Thursday, April 10 will be rescheduled at a later date.


Trivia Night at the Bar – May 1, 2014

Join us for Trivia Night at the Bar! Come test your pop culture, history, music, sports, and art knowledge against your colleagues. It's guaranteed to be a night filled with fun, food, and friends. To register your team and find out more details visit:


Save the Date: Ethics for Good XV

Now in its 15th year, Ethics for Good will be held June 20 at the Polsky Theatre, JCCC Carlsen Center, in Overland Park and June 26 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Atkins Auditorium, in Kansas City, Mo. Register online for either the Overland Park or Kansas City programs.


KBA Seeking LRS Director

The Kansas Bar Association, a Topeka based state-wide organization serving attorneys and the public, seeks an entrepreneurial leader to re-organize and invigorate its Lawyer Referral Service. The new LRS director will oversee all operations of the service including structure, attorney recruitment, public marketing, and case management. The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills; a four-year degree (law degree preferred); and professional supervisory, program administration, and customer service experience. Experience in LRS or a similar program is preferred. To apply, please forward a letter addressing qualifications, resume, and three professional references to Ken Waugh at For more information go to Review begins April 28, 2014. Appointment begins July 1, 2014.


KBA YLS Mock Trial State Champion

Congratulations to The Independent School (Wichita) for their work in earning the designation of Kansas High School Mock Trial State Champion! The Independent School has won the competition for all but one of the last eight years. The KBA wishes to thank Shawn P. Yancy, YLS mock trial liaison, for his work in making this year’s competition a success. In addition, the KBA sends a special thank you to all of the coaches, teachers, attorneys, and students for their time and dedication to this program.


Don't Miss Jim Calloway at the KBA Solo and Small Firm Conference

The KBA Solo and Small Firm and Law Practice Management sections will host the KBA Solo and Small Firm Conference May 9-10 in Manhattan at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center. The conference will feature Jim Calloway, law practice tips blog writer and co-author of American Bar Association books on law practice management, "How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times" and "Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies That Work," 2nd and 3rd ed.


Topics for this conference will include: The Future of Law Practice, The Secrets of Client Satisfaction, Document Assembly, Alternative Billing, plus many other substantive topics. Register today at


Site Byte: KBA Staff Listing

Positions change, departments split or merge, and an organization may gain or lose staff members. The KBA is not immune to any of this. In fact, we've had all of that happen in the past few years. But most recently, the KBA has now direct phone lines for all staff, something that can be found in our staff listing online. There is an organizational chart and a page listing staff by department with their contact information. Please visit our staff listing to see how we've changed or to directly contact a staff member at

Upcoming CLEs

Brown Bag Ethics

Disciplinary Case Update

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kansas Law Center, Topeka


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



Kimberly Knoll, Office of Disciplinary Administrator, Topeka


This one-hour of ethics reviews the disciplinary cases handed down from the Kansas Supreme Court between March 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014.


2014 Litigation CLE

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Oread, Lawrence


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


Topics for this seminar include:

  • Preparing for Mediation vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution by Jury Trial
  • Voir Dire Panel
  • Legislative Update
  • Use of Technology in Litigation and Trial – Taking Your Presentation to the Next Level with the iPad
  • It’s All About the Kids: The Ethics of Amateurism in Modern College Athletics

Brown Bag Ethics

Addressing Bad Behavior in Depositions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kansas Law Center, Topeka


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



Prof. Suzanne Valdez, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence


The accelerating decline in professionalism has been the subject of increasing concern to the law profession for many years. In particular, bad behavior in depositions has increased, and courts have reacted by imposing appropriate sanctions. This 1-hour ethics presentation will highlight cases involving bad behavior in depositions and the courts’ use of ethics rules and professionalism codes to address such bad behavior.


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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