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Your KBA Weekly - July 16, 2013
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National Pro Bono Celebration

Celebrate Pro Bono week is October 20-26. It is sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Do you have ideas on promoting Pro Bono and recognizing Pro Bono attorneys? The KBA would like your input. Please send your comments to Anne Woods at Learn more about the plans for Celebrate Pro Bono at

Happy Birthday, Bob Dole!

Lifetime KBA member Bob Dole will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday, July 22. Dole served as a U.S. senator from Kansas from 1969–1996, serving part of that time as U.S. Senate majority leader, where he set a record as the longest serving Republican leader. Dole is special counsel at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Alston & Bird. He received the KBA Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction Award in 1986. To celebrate his birthday, the Dole Institute of Politics will have an afternoon of activities on July 22 to celebrate.

IOLTA Grant Applications Due Friday, August 9

The Kansas Bar Foundation is accepting grant applications for the 2014 IOLTA Grant Program. Learn how organizations benefit from an IOLTA grant and access the grant application at

Upcoming CLEs

Check Out These Opportunities for CLE

Where Does Chaidez Leave Padilla and Current Insomnia Causing Immigration Issues for Criminal Law Practitioners
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (Webinar)
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour



Michael Sharma-Crawford, Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law LLC, Kansas City, Mo.

Rekha Sharma-Crawford, Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law LLC, Kansas City, Mo.



More and more, representing non-citizens has become a challenge. This CLE will cover the latest in ‘crimmigration’ developments and the opportunities for post-conviction relief in light of Chaidez v. U.S., No. 11-820, slip. op. (February 20, 2013).


Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour. Register online at

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.


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