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A Don’t Miss CLE and Lunch with Hon. Robert E. Bacharach, U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

This Thursday, October 10 at 12 p.m., the Hon. Robert E. Bacharach, of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, will be presenting a CLE titled "Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations.” This is the initial CLE event for the newly formed Kansas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is presented in conjunction with the KBA. Lunch is included in the cost of $15 for FBA members and $25 for non-members and will be held at the U.S. Federal Courthouse at 401 N. Market St., Wichita. Please contact Arturo Thompson with questions and registration at or call (785) 218-8944.


TBG ... The Newest KBA Member Benefit

TBG is the KBA’s latest member benefit which offers members discounts on audio and web conferencing.


LOMAP Tip of the Week

LOMAP Tip of the Week: Disaster Planning 101

Disaster planning should be top priority for every law firm. In the wake of certain events like the Joplin Tornado and Hurricane Sandy, the reason why we all need a disaster plan is pretty clear, but it seems to be the last thing on our minds. While we may be exempt from hurricanes, we need to begin to think about the things we are not exempt from including major and minor disasters. We often don’t think about the pipe that could burst in the building and flood the office, but reality is that there are no disaster-free zones. So, I challenge all of you to think about disaster planning and get a plan in place before the end of 2013. To get you on track, there are excellent resources out there that you can use to help you create your disaster response and disaster recovery plan. A few good places to start are, where you can find a kit to walk you through the process, and, where you will find a guide specifically for attorneys. Stayed tuned to the Weekly for more tips on disaster planning to help you succeed in this challenge before the end of the year.


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


KLS Seeking Interested Attorneys to Serve on Board of Directors

Kansas Legal Services seeks interested attorneys to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. Some positions are geographically limited to an attorney practicing or residing in that area, as follows:

  • Southeast Kansas – 9-county area surrounding Crawford County
  • Manhattan/Seneca area – 11-county area, served from offices in Manhattan and Seneca

The Kansas Legal Services Board of Directors meets four times a year, in Topeka. The Board sets the policy for the not for profit law firm that provides legal and mediation services to low income and disadvantaged Kansans. The Kansas Bar Association Board of Governors selects all attorney members of the Kansas Legal Services Board. Please address letters of interest or inquiry to Jordan Yochim, Executive Director, Kansas Bar Association at or Marilyn Harp, KLS Executive Director, at

Scholarship Applications Due Soon

You could be one of seven students selected to receive a Kansas Bar Foundation scholarship and invited to attend the Court Appreciation Dinner in 2014. Apply online at Applications are due November 7.


Jeans for Justice

It’s easy to support pro bono programs at Kansas Legal Services. Just donate $5 to participate in Jeans for Justice Week. Click here to see inspiring photos and to learn more about this Celebrate Pro Bono Week fundraiser.

Upcoming CLEs

Check Out These Opportunities for CLE

2013 Employment Law CLE

Friday, October 11, 2013

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lenexa


Topics for this seminar include:

  • 2013 Employment Law Update
  • Investigating Claims of Harassment – A Step-by-Step "How To”
  • Developments in Arbitration Law and Practice
  • Trial Tactics in Employment Law Cases
  • The Future of Employment Law
  • Dispute Resolution Ethics: Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration

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


2013 KBA Elder Law CLE

Friday, October 11, 2013

Courtyard Marriott, Junction City


This event is brought to you by the KBA in sponsorship with Krause Financial Services and ElderCounsel.


Topics for this seminar include:

  • Medicaid & Long Term Care
  • Financial Abuse & Exploitation - Civil & Criminal Expert Panel
  • Medicare Recovery & MSAs
  • Estate Recovery Issues and Kansas Medicaid: Updates After KanCare
  • Evaluating a Client's Capacity: Needs of the Elderly Client (Ethics and Professionalism)

Approved for 6.5 CLE credit hours (including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism) in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!



Friday, October 18, 2013

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City, Mo.


This event is brought to you by the KBA in partnership with KC Legal and Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP.


Topics for this seminar include:

  • Ending Job Discrimination Without ENDA
  • LGBT Immigration: The Impact of The Recognition of Same Sex Marriage Under US v. Windsor
  • Glossip v. Missouri Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol Employees’ Retirement System: Where Things Stand, How We Got Here, and What is Next
  • "Slaves Among Us”: Fighting Human Trafficking in the LGBT Community.
  • Proposition 8 and the Unconstitutionality of DOMA

Approved for 5.5 CLE credit hours in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!


KBA/KIOGA 38th Oil & Gas Conference

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hyatt Regency, Wichita


This event is brought to you by the KBA in partnership with the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association.


Topics for this seminar include:

  • The Courts and Kansas Oil & Gas Law
  • The Evaluation of Oil and Gas Interests
  • Regulatory Update
  • Kansas Title Curative Statues: Is the Cure Worse Than the Disease?
  • How it Got Here, and Why it Needs to Go Away – Public Policy Arguments Against the Marketable Product Rule
  • Practice Tips and Discipline Update (Ethics)

Approved for 7.0 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 Hotel, 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

Approved for 7.5 CLE credit hours (including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism) in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!


KBA Federal & Ethics CLE

Friday, November 1, 2013

Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Mo.



Morning session is pending 3.0 CLE credit hours in Kansas and Missouri. Register online today!


Topics for this seminar include:

  • District of Kansas Rule 1 Task Force: New Ways to Get to a "Just, Speedy & Inexpensive" Resolution of Litigation
  • The New District of Kansas Guidelines for Cases Involving Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

Ethics & Professionalism

Afternoon session is pending 3.0 CLE credit hours (including 3.0 hours ethics and professionalism) in Kansas and Missouri.Register online today!


Topics for this seminar include:

  • The Risks and Opportunities of Social Media
  • A Retrospective on Civility with Recommendations for Returning the Joy to Trial Practice
  • E-Social Media in the Legal Sector: Navigating Online Ethics

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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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