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KBA Hosts Statewide Annual Meeting in Topeka

Tuesday, June 25, 2019   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Wickham
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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 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

Capitol Tour

  • 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.

Awards Luncheon

  • 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


Professionalism Award

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


Diversity Award

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 .

The awards luncheon is free to attend with an annual meeting registration; additional guests are $40 per person.
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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.



Robert R. Hiller Jr says...
Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2019
PS: Any chance we can bring back the law school luncheons and KEYNOTE SPEAKER ? The CLE sessions were excellent, and many of the CLE speakers, especially judges, would have been a good keynote speaker. In any event, on to Wichita next year ...go KBA !
Robert R. Hiller Jr says...
Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Let's do it Wichita. Good work, KBA !