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Sentencing Guidelines & Departure Motions - Criminal Law CLE Webinar

  • 25 Sep 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Criminal Law CLE

Sentencing Guidelines & Departure Motions


Free for TBA Members $10 for Non-Members

Friday, September 25, 2020

Noon-1:00 PM

Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Kansas.

  • Sentencing guidelines updates and issues
  • Probation violation sanctions
  • Departure motions - what is a substantial and compelling reason…application of the rules of evidence
  • Restitution


Shawnee County District Judge Bill Ossmann, moderator
Judge C. William Ossmann was appointed to the bench in 2012. He served as Chief Litigation Attorney for K-DADS and SRS; Shawnee County prosecutor; and, Special Assistant AG with KS Dept of Agriculture. The Judge has a BS in Math from K-State; JD from WU Law School; and MPA from KU. He was recognized with the KBA’s Distinguished Government Service Award in 2009; was named KS County & DA Association’s prosecutor of the year in 1990; and, is active as a Master in the Sam A. Crow Inn of the American Inns of Court. The Judge teaches for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and is adjunct professor at WU Law School where he has three times been named adjunct of the year. 

Douglas County District Judge Stacey Donovan
Judge Stacey Donovan was appointed as District Court Judge for the 7th Judicial District in March, 2020. Prior to her appointment she was the Chief Public Defender of the Topeka office from 2011-2020. She has been a KU Law Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy since 2008, and was a Public Defender in Topeka from 1997-2011. Judge Donovan was appointed to the Kansas Sentencing Commission from 2015-2020. She received her JD from KU Law in 1997. 

Deputy Public Defender Maban Wright

Maban Wright has practiced criminal law as a Public Defender for 10 years.  Mrs. Wright earned her J.D. at the University of Idaho in 2007; she has admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2009.  She has litigated many departure motions and enjoys long hours in the office.   

Assistant Attorney General Jessica Domme member Kansas Sentencing Commission
Jessica G. Domme is an Assistant Attorney General within the Criminal Litigation Division of the Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.  Her practice is primarily the criminal prosecution of homicide cases statewide.  Jessica graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University, with a major in Political Science.  From 2000-2005, she served as leadership staff for the Kansas House of Representatives.  Jessica graduated with Dean’s Honors from Washburn University School of Law and was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2007.  Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Johnson and Shawnee Counties.  Jessica has served as a member of the Kansas Sentencing Commission since 2016.She is a member of the Topeka Bar Association, the Sam A. Crow Inn of Court, and the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka. Jessica is also an associate member of the Kansas County and District Attorney’s Association and was selected as Associate Member Prosecutor of the Year in 2017. Outside the courtroom, Jessica volunteers with the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri, Troop 4307.  Jessica was a 2015 Honoree of the Boy Scouts of America Jayhawk Area Council’s Topeka’s Top “20 Under 40.”  Jessica and her husband, Lawrence, reside in Shawnee County with their two daughters, a dog and two cats.  Jessica enjoys kayaking, hiking and traveling.    

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