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KBA Launches Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP)

Have you ever wondered about office management programs, personnel policies, or social media and marketing? If so, let the KBA Law Office Management Assistance Program be a resource for your questions. We are pleased to announce that the KBA now provides confidential services to members to help answer questions and provide resources about the business aspect of practicing law. From starting your own practice to closing up shop, and everything between, the KBA LOMAP is here to help you get the answers to your law practice management questions. For more information and to view our LOMAP services please visit our website at or contact Danielle Hall, Practice Management Advisor and Director of Law Practice Services, at

September 16-20 – Celebrate Freedom Week

Did you know that the week containing September 17 is Celebrate Freedom Week? Our Constitution was signed on that date in 1787. Learn more about the purpose of Celebrate Freedom Week and the resources available for educators and students in the September issue of Law Wise.

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!


2013 Construction Law CLE

Friday, September 27, 2013

DoubleTree by Hilton, Overland Park


Topics for this seminar include:

  • Subcontractor Immigration Compliance in the Age of ICE Offensive: How Much is Enough?
  • Front End Documents
  • "Kansas Disciplinary Procedure: The Long View" (Ethics)
  • Stechschulte V. Jennings
  • Cognitive Dissonance: "Collaborative Project Delivery" and "Risk Allocation"
  • P3: More Than Just Another Project Delivery Program

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


Conservation Easements: Protecting Landowners' Interests

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hyatt Regency Wichita, Wichita


Presented in partnership with Ranchland Trust of Kansas, The Nature Conservancy, and Kansas Land Trust


Topics for this seminar include:

  • Overview of Conservation Easement Law
  • Federal Tax Implications of Conservation Easements
  • Common Conservation Easement Provisions & Due Diligence Procedures
  • Conservation Easement Enforcement & Case Law Developments
  • Conserving Lands Encumbered with energy and/or Transmission Leases
  • Financing Conservation Easement Purchases
  • Land Trust Alliance’s Accreditation Program
  • A Potpourri of Current Ethics Issues for Estate Planners

Pending 7.5 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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