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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!


Bookstore Cyber Sale!

Last chance to save 50% on KBA Handbooks with our December Cyber Sale. If you need a gift for a colleague or just want a book for your own library, you don’t want to miss this final sale of the year! Take advantage of this sale for your online bookstore purchases through the month of December by using promo code CYBER13.


Site Byte: Email Notification Preferences

Have you been receiving email notifications that state another member has changed their profile or a photo has been uploaded? If you have and find them to be cumbersome, you can stop receiving them by changing your preferences in your profile. Read more about setting your preferences.


LOMAP Tip of the Week

Using Rules in Your Outlook

Working with rules in your outlook can help organize your email without having to sift through them yourself. This can certainly help with all those listserve, social media, or promotional emails you may receive in a given day. It allows you to have the ability to group emails and check the folder you have assigned them to when it is most convenient for you, without having them scattered between your more important emails in your inbox. In order to establish a rule for a particular sender, right click on an email in your inbox and look for Rules or Create Rule (depending on you version of Outlook) and just follow the easy steps Outlook walks you through to create the rule to send emails from that particular sender to an established folder.



Working with Domestic Violence Survivors

The KBA and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence have partnered to provide attorneys with an updated "Practical Guide to Working with Survivors" pamphlet. This pamphlet includes information about the dynamics of domestic violence, myths surrounding domestic violence, immigration considerations and tips on working with survivors. View the pamphlet online at


Your Gift is Appreciated

The Kansas Bar Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2014 KBF grants and scholarships. This is all possible by your participation in IOLTA and through your gifts to the foundation. To learn more about IOLTA visit Click here to donate online. Learn more about the 2014 grant and scholarship recipients.


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

Reading Long Term Care Contracts

Wednesday, January 15, 2014




Dr. Stana Martin, Mrs Ltc Inc., Liberty, Mo.


Long term care contracts are filled with specialized jargon and helping clients evaluate policies requires at least minimal fluency in this vocabulary set. This is further complicated by the long window from purchase to use on these – clients have often forgotten exactly what they were told when they bought. This seminar is the first of a two part series on reading contracts and filing claims. This first part will cover how to read and understand the declaration page of benefits provided, give basic understanding of what to look for on what will trigger the claim, and identify some of the finer points that can cause confusion and problems for clients trying to make claim.


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


Processing Long Term Care Claims

Thursday, January 16, 2014




Dr. Stana Martin, Mrs Ltc Inc., Liberty, Mo.


Unlike traditional health insurance where the claim process is managed by doctors and hospitals, long term care contracts rely on inexperienced family members to both file the claim and shepherd the process thru to successful completion. This seminar is the second in a two-part series to help professionals understand how the claim process works. It will identify how to know if a claim is likely to be successful (i.e., does the owner meet the contract triggers), give an overview of the filing process, review how HIPAA and a DPOA work in conjunction, and identify some of the most common mistakes people make when filing a claim.


Pending 1.0 CLE credit hour 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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