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Your KBA Weekly - September 3, 2013
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Site Byte: Section Detection … Communicating within Your Online Community

KBA members who belong to Sections have the ability to communicate with ease within each respective group, whether it's through a forum post or message all group members. Communication has never been simpler! (continued)

Introducing Our Newest KBA Member Benefit ... LawPay

With the LawPay program, your law firm can accept credit cards with confidence knowing transactions are handled correctly. The KBA Member Benefit Program offers reduced processing rates, multiple features for the client-attorney transaction and a level of personalized service not easily found elsewhere. LawPay meets the requirements for the American Bar Association trust account guidelines as well as the Attorney’s Professional Code of Conduct. If you are considering accepting credit cards or want to confirm that you are processing credit card transactions correctly, call (866) 376-0950 or visit

Consider Establishing a Scholarship Fund

KBF Scholarships provide a special way for you to donate to the foundation and make a lasting difference for future KBA members. Consider establishing a scholarship fund before the end of the year to have it available for the application process next fall. See a list of this year’s scholarship opportunities online at

Native Nations Law Symposium

The annual Native Nations Law Symposium will be held Friday, September 13 at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort. Click here for registration information and agenda. For questions, contact the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation District Court at (785) 966-2242.

Upcoming CLEs

Check Out These Opportunities for CLE

2013 Internet for Lawyers

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park


In partnership with KCMBA UMKC.

Featuring internationally recognized Internet trainers Carole A. Levitt, Esq. and Mark E. Rosch, Principals of Internet for Lawyers and co-authors of Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers (2013) Google for Lawyers (2010), Find Info Like A Pro (2010 and 2011), and The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding (2003 and 2006).

To receive a 20 percent discount off copies of the speakers’ ABA books, visit and use this discount code: Kansas.

Don’t be left behind in exploiting this gold mine of information that will assist you in meeting your investigative research obligations. Come join Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, internationally recognized Internet trainers and authors of five American Bar Association published books, who will show you how to be a cybersleuth to unearth information FREE (or at low cost!) on the Net. Each attendee will receive a copy of their 500-page book, The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, 12th edition revised (2013)—a $64.95 value.


Morning session approved for 3.5 CLE credit hours in Kansas and 3.6 CLE credit hours in Missouri.

Afternoon session approved for 3.5 CLE credit hours in Kansas and 3.6 CLE credit hours in Missouri.


Register online today!


Organization and Use of Electronic Records and Exhibits in Cross Examination of Experts

Friday, September 13, 2013
Kansas Law Center, Topeka


In partnership with the Topeka Bar Association.


Topics for this seminar include:

  • Utilization of Electronic Records
  • Research Overlays
  • Deposition Coordination
  • Demonstrative Exhibits

Approved for 2.0 CLE credit hours in Kansas and in Missouri. Register online today!


Rights and Responsibilities of Your Immigrant Clients: Taxes, Disability and Other Public Beliefs

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Jessica Piedra, Immigration Professionals, Kansas City, Mo.
Megan Frederickson, Legal Aid of Western Missouri's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Kansas City, Mo.



Only certain immigrants are eligible for assistance from the government. Whether it is Social Security disability benefits or medical assistance, learn the rules about when immigrants can participate.


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


Tips and Tricks for Legal Research on Casemaker

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Danielle M. Hall, Kansas Bar Association, Topeka



This course is designed to enhance your legal research skills on Casemaker, the KBA’s free online legal research tool, by covering the basics of Casemaker and providing advanced tips for your legal research. Learn how to maximize your search results and minimize your time spent reaching by getting the most out of your member benefit!


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


2013 KBA Real Estate, Probate and Trust CLE

Friday, September 20, 2013
Courtyard Marriott, Junction City


Topics for this seminar include:
  • Medicaid Primer
  • Using Trusts in Medicaid Planning: Avoiding Hazards and Maximizing Benefits
  • Drafting to Achieve Flexibility in Trust Administration and Address Changed Circumstances
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Determining the Basis of Property Acquired from a Decedent
  • Key Concepts for Required Minimum Distributions from IRAs and Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Ethical Issues in Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Approved for 7.0 CLE credit hours (including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism) in Kansas and 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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