KBA Hosts Statewide Annual Meeting in Topeka
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Posted by: Meg Wickham
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kansas Bar Association to host statewide Annual Meeting in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (June 19, 2019)—The Kansas Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center (1717 SW Topeka Blvd.) in Topeka. Lawyers, judges and members of the legal profession from across the state will gather for the two-day conference.
The Annual Meeting includes continuing legal education for Kansas attorneys and so much more. All events are for meeting attendees only. Media is welcome and encouraged to get onsite interviews, photos and footage. Contact Meg Wickham, Director of Member & Communication Services at firstname.lastname@example.org direct line: 785-861-8817 or onsite at 785-845-5848.
Highlights and Events include:
Thursday, June 20
Knotty Goat Ranch: Goat Yoga
- Starts at 9 a.m. in Shawnee A, Maner Conference Center
- Seven pygmy goats will wander through the room as we practice our “downward goat” to encourage wellness in the legal profession with a fun twist. Goats, yoga, attorneys, judges and other legal professionals will focus on self-care for one hour to kick-off Annual Meeting.
KBA Golf Tournament
- 9 a.m. Registration & practice range open
- Shotgun start at 10 a.m. at the Topeka Country Club
- 4 Hole-in-1 prizes: U.S. Open Trip. 5 days/4 nights; airfare and hotel, Callaway X Series Irons, 50” 4K HD Smart TV, and a $500 Visa gift card
- Sponsors: Appino & Biggs Reporting Service, Inc. and The Bar Plan
Scavenger Hunt with Downtown Topeka Merchants
- Thursday and Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Participating merchants include: Cashmere Popcorn, Hazel Hill Chocolate, Leaping Llamas, Moburt’s Spices and Wolfe’s Camera Shop
- 1 p.m. On-your-own with onsite attraction staff to welcome and assist
Brown v. Board of Education Tour (65th Anniversary)
- 3 p.m. On-your-own with onsite attraction staff to welcome and assist
CLE Schedule Thursday
- 2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Continuing Legal Education sessions
Kansas Bar Foundation Dinner and Recognition Ceremony
- 6:15 p.m. – 9 pm.
- Evel Knievel Museum
- The Robert K. Weary Award will be given to Hon. Steve Leben, Kansas Court of Appeals; Mark Hinderks, Kansas City; and Stan Davis, Kansas City
Chance Encounter Band & Brews: Featuring Barrister’s Brewing Inc & Iron Rail Brewing
- 8 p.m. – midnight Maner Conference Center
Friday, June 21
Continuing Legal Education Sessions
- 7:30 a.m. –11:10 a.m.
- 1:10 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction
Gloria Farha Flentje, Wichita
Distinguished Service Award
Richard F. Hayse, Topeka
Hon. Patrick D. McAnany, Topeka
Pillars of the Community Award
Sarah (Sally) B. Shattuck, Ashland
Christel Marquardt Trailblazer Award
Hon. Christel E. Marquardt, Topeka
Distinguished Government Service Award
Hon. J. Thomas Marten, Wichita
Courageous Attorney Award
Robert J. Dole, Washington, DC
Outstanding Young Lawyer Awards
William S. Walberg, Kansas City, MO
Casey L. Walker, Overland Park
Robert J. Moody, Wichita
Outstanding Service Awards
Michelle Y. Ewert, Topeka
Emily Grant, Topeka
Hon. Larry D. Hendricks, Topeka
Marty M. Snyder, Topeka
Larkin E. Walsh, Prairie Village
Pro Bono Award
Stephanie M. Smith, Prairie Village
Pro Bono Certificates
Riley County Bar Association, Manhattan
Topeka Bar Association, Topeka
Wichita Bar Association, Wichita
To learn more about the KBA awards, visit https://www.ksbar.org/page/awards-info .
The awards luncheon is free to attend with an annual meeting registration; additional guests are $40 per person.
Register today at https://www.ksbar.org/page/annual-meeting
Meg Wickham, Director of Member & Communication Services
Direct: (785) 861-8817
Main: (785) 234-5696
About the Kansas Bar Association
The Kansas Bar Association is a voluntary professional association comprised of 7,000 members dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members, encouraging public understanding of the law, and promoting the effective administration of our system of justice.