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Your KBA Weekly - November 11, 2013
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2014 KBA Membership Renewal

Renewing your KBA membership is just a couple clicks away!

  • Log in to the website at
  • Once logged in, you should then be on your Manage Profile page; if not, click Manage Profile (in the upper left of your screen). Click on the Membership icon (located in the right column).
  • Click "Securely renew your membership now."

Enjoy the rewards of renewing online by December 31. When you renew online, you will receive one free 50-minute "on-demand” CLE.


Kansas attorneys admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2009 or prior (excluding government attorneys) are eligible for one included section membership. The KBA has 25 practice specific sections to enhance your practice. You may belong to more sections for an additional fee. For a complete list of sections, visit The promo codes, if eligible, for an included section is Includedsection14 and YLSIncsection for the Young Lawyers Section.


Thank you for being a member!


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LOMAP Tip of the Week

Saving Time Using Technology: Product Review

Do you spend time adding contacts into your Outlook or Gmail? Or maybe you just don’t hassle with it and keep the "old school” rolodex. Either way, you may find Copy2Contact useful. Copy2Contact allows you to create new contacts and appointments in your address book or your calendar from any text you see on your screen. You can grab text from email signatures, documents, and even the web. No matter the formatting, Copy2Contact will create the contact or add the event to your calendar. Copy2Contact works with Outlook, Gmail, Blackberry, iPhone/iPad, and is available on a yearly subscription base.

Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply it’s endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the KBA. The views and opinions of the author may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.


Southeast Kansas Attorneys ... Join LRS

It is a great time to join the KBA Lawyer Referral Service. We have experienced an increase of cases in the area and need your assistance. Join today!


Wrap Up a Gift to the KBF

With the holidays just around the corner, it's a perfect time to consider the Kansas Bar Foundation in your plans. The KBF provides many programs that support access to justice, law-related education, and scholarships. Giving online is the easiest way to donate. Click here to make your donation.

KBA Annual Meeting

The KBA Annual Meeting has a new date: September 19-20, 2014, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. If you have ideas for the planning committee, please do not hesitate submitting them to the Idea Box on our website at


Kansas Specialty Courts Survey

The Kansas Specialty Courts Commission asks for feedback on specialty courts in Kansas. In March 2013, the Kansas Supreme Court established the Specialty Courts Commission and appointed Judge Steve Leben, of the Kansas Court of Appeals, as chairperson. Supreme Court Order No. 2013 SC 14, which appoints the Commission members and outlines its duties, can be found on the Kansas Judicial Branch website at

The duties of the Commission include:

  1. Study the status of specialty courts in Kansas;
  2. suggest procedures for judicial districts to consider in the establishment of specialty courts; and
  3. consider whether statewide guidelines or standards for specialty courts should be established and if so, develop recommendations for such.

Specialty courts generally use problem-solving methods to address the underlying problems that bring litigants to court. These problem-solving methods may include the integration of treatment or other services with judicial case processing, ongoing judicial monitoring, and a collaborative, less adversarial court process.

Currently, a majority of the specialty or problem-solving courts in Kansas are drug courts. Other examples of specialty courts are DUI courts, mental health courts, domestic violence courts, veterans’ courts, and truancy courts.

It should take approximately five minutes to complete the survey, which may be found at Please respond by Friday, November 22. If you have questions, please contact Lana Walsh at (785) 296-3059 or email at


KBA CLE is Going Green January 1

In moving forward with an initiative to go green, effective January 1, 2014, KBA CLE will start providing registrants their CLE materials in electronic format. Materials will be sent to the email address on file with the Bar. Please make sure your email is updated on your profile page to ensure receipt of materials. If you wish to still receive a hard copy, you must mark that on your registration, as hard copies will only be available at the door for walk-in registrants and those who made a request.

Upcoming CLEs

Check Out These Opportunities for CLE

2013 Alternative Dispute Resolution CLE

Friday, November 15, 2013

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lenexa


Co-sponsored by Heartland Mediators Association and Associates in Dispute Resolution


Topics for this seminar include:

  • Mars & Venus Collide: How Does Gender Impact Settlement Negotiations?
  • Starting Up a Mediation Practice
  • SIRJ Toward Restorative Justice: Victim-Juvenile Offender Mediation in Central Kansas
  • Confidentiality & Privilege
  • Arbitration 101: Practice Tips for Litigators and Mediators Alike

Approved for 6.0 CLE credit hours (including 1.0 hour ethics and professionalism) in Kansas and Missouri and approved for 6.0 hours mediation (CME) credit with the OJA. Register online today!


KBA LOMAP Lunch and Learn Series Presents:

Branding for Lawyer: Building a Brand is No Longer Optional When Your Competition is Thousands of Lawyers

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kansas Law Center, Topeka


Co-sponsored by The Bar Plan



Mira Mdivani, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm, Overland Park
Tracy Bornman, Hovey Williams LLP, Overland Park
Angel Zimmerman, Zimmerman & Zimmerman P.A, Topeka


Corporate Immigration Attorney Mira Mdivani will lead an interactive session on how lawyers can build outstanding professional brands within applicable rules of ethics. Register online today!


31st Annual Plaza Lights Institute

Friday, December 6, 2013

Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Mo.


Topics for this seminar include:


  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Spousal Portability – When It Works and When It Doesn’t
  • Gifts or Lumps of Coal: Overview of the Current Immigration System and Possible Reforms
  • Banking Industry Overview
  • Dodd-Frank Mortgage Reform
  • Lawyer's Ethical Duties of Information Technology Security

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


Hotel Information

Sleeping rooms at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza are available to program participants at a rate of $139 per night. The last day to make reservations at this rate is Friday, November 15. Please note, that the hotel will not honor the $139 rate after that date. Call (800) 810-3708 and identify yourself as part of the "KBA Plaza Lights room block” to receive the special rate.


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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