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August Bar Luncheon & CLE

  • 06 Aug 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • TBD


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August Bar Luncheon
Friday, August 6, 2021
Noon-1:00 p.m. 
* Select to attend in-person OR attend the Webinar Online

The CLE portion will be 30 min. with time to chat and visit after for those attending in person. 
CLE approved for .50 hours of CLE, including .50 E&P in Kansas. 

CLE Presented by the TBA Lawyers' Assistance Committee
Presenters: Jeb Benfer and Bryan Smith

In-Person Attendees:
Lunch provided 
Location: Jayhawk Towers Florentine Room
700 SW Jackson St., Topeka, KS 66603

Webinar Attendees:
Zoom Webinar Link will be sent with registration confirmation

James E. Benfer, III, “Jeb” was admitted to practice in May of 1982. His first work was in the City Attorney’s Office in Topeka, Kansas for two years followed by two years of practice at the firm of Benfer & Farrell. He is currently a shareholder at McCullough Wareheim & LaBunker, P.A. where he has practiced since October of 1986. His areas of practice include personal injury, workers compensation and family law matters. He also handles selected insurance law, and employment law issues. He is licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Kansas and Missouri; the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Jeb is in involved in committee work for the Kansas and Topeka Bar Associations and he is a member of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. He also serves as a volunteer and Board member of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program. He is the current chair of the Lawyers Assistance Committee of the TBA.

Bryan W. Smith is the managing member of Smith Law Firm.  Mr. Smith focuses his practice primarily on complex business litigation and personal injury cases.  Bryan graduated from Washburn Law School in 1992 cum laude where he was a member of the Washburn Law Journal and Moot Court.   Bryan is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri.  Bryan has litigated and tried cases throughout both states and has argued cases on appeal before the Kansas Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Since 2008, Bryan has worked as a volunteer with the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program (KLAP) helping attorneys and law students who have developed problems with drugs and alcohol.  His primary focus has been one on one work with individuals to help them face their problem and enter the treatment process. 

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