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    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 09 Jun 2025
    • ON DEMAND

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    ChatOMG The Ethical Pros and Cons of Using AI

    ChatGPT and other AI generative language models are changing the way that we do business and practice law. And while AI will not replace the need for lawyers in the foreseeable future, it will drastically change how lawyers go about plying their craft.

    In this forward-looking webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will give you a sneak preview of the ethical pros and cons of utilizing this game-changing technology.

    Presented By: Sean Carter, Mesa CLE
    1.0 Hour of E&P in Kansas 

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND WATCH!

    $40 for TBA Members 
    $60 for NonMembers 

    This program is only available for CLE credit from 6-10-24 to 6-9-25

    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 22 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM

    TBA Office Closed

    Cornell Cooperative Extension | Office Closed Today Due to Weather

    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • TCALC- 500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Dr
    Register


    Legal Liftoff: Propel Your Practice with Expert Tips

    *Approved for 1hr CLE Credit in KS

    The Topeka Bar Association (TBA) presents "Legal Liftoff: Propel Your Practice with Expert Tips," a CLE program held during the Young Lawyer Luncheon Takeover. This event features a panel of seasoned judges and attorneys, including Judge Turner and Judge Geier from the Shawnee County District Court; Jason McIlrath, Deputy District Attorney; Blake Porter from Federal Home Loan Bank; and Keegan McElroy, Partner at Alderson, Alderson, Conklin, Crow, and Slinkard. The session will be moderated by David Braun, Magistrate Judge of Franklin County.

    The seminar covers essential topics such as effective networking, professional development, work-life balance, ethical practice, client relations, courtroom skills, and legal writing. These insights and practical advice aim to enhance the legal practice and foster professional growth among attendees.

    Participants will gain valuable tools and strategies to excel in their legal careers, regardless of their experience level or practice area. Attendees will participate in a panel discussion and interactive Q&A session, gaining actionable strategies to enhance their legal practice.

    This program is designed to empower attorneys with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their careers, fostering growth and success in the legal profession.

    Taco Bar for Lunch

    August Bar Luncheon

    Young Lawyers Division TAKEOVER

    Friday, August 2, 2024
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
     

    $20 for TBA Members

    $30 for Non-Members

    • 08 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    The TBA Criminal Law

    Committee 


    Thursday,

    August 8, 2024

    12:00 PM- 1:00 PM


    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87393260258

    Meeting ID: 873 9326 0258

    • 19 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Intellectual Property 101: Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Patents

    Date: Monday August 19th

    This program provides attorneys with a foundational introduction to intellectual property (IP) and its various protections. It covers four key areas: Trademarks, including their definition, registration process, legal protections, and examples; Copyrights, focusing on what can be copyrighted, the obtaining process, and legal protections; Trade Secrets, explaining what constitutes a trade secret, protection methods, and real-world examples; and Patents, detailing their types, application process, legal protections, and examples of patented inventions.

    Attorneys will gain a clear understanding of the different types of IP, enabling them to advise clients on how to effectively safeguard their creations and innovations.

    *Pending CLE credit in KS


    Bio: Paige Reese

    Paige helps clients protect their intellectual property.

    As a young student, Paige always had an interest in law; however, she also loved math and engineering. She soon discovered that intellectual property law let her combine both her passions, working with engineers to obtain patents for new inventions and technologies.

    Paige prepares and prosecutes patent applications, conducts patentability and freedom to operate searches, counsels’ clients on the strategic use of intellectual property assets, and drafts and negotiates the complex agreements that underpin software development and licensing. She also provides her intellectual property expertise to advise on general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions with intellectual property implications. Paige works with clients in a variety of industries and has a particular interest in clients developing new technology and software.

    Paige loves nothing more than the opportunity to work with the engineers and inventors behind new technologies. She finds it truly exciting to watch new ideas come to fruition for clients and deeply rewarding to be able to protect these ideas through the law.

    • 06 Sep 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    SAVE THE DATE

    Adapting to Change: Kansas Attorney Admissions and the NextGen Bar Exam

    Monthly Membership Luncheon

    September 6, 2024

    Noon- 1:00PM

    The process for admitting attorneys into the practice of law in Kansas has recently changed and will undergo even more changes in the near future.  At a time where we are facing attorney deserts across the state of Kansas, it is crucial that attorneys understand these shifting dynamics and adapt accordingly.  Join us for an engaging session where we explore recent changes to Kansas Supreme Court Rules Relating to the Admission of Attorneys, the NextGen Bar Examination and plans for the implementation of the examination in Kansas, and the how all of this relates to the Kansas Supreme Court’s Rural Justice Initiative.   

     Presenter Laurel Klein Searles

    Bio:  Laurel Klein Searles serves as Chief of Attorney Services and Compliance with the Office of Judicial Administration for the Kansas Supreme Court.  Prior to joining OJA, Laurel worked for the Kansas Department of Labor in a variety of roles including Appeals Referee, Chief of Appeals, and Director of Unemployment Insurance.  Laurel also previously served as a staff attorney for both the Social Security Administration and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.  Laurel earned her law degree from Washburn University School of Law graduating with Dean’s Honors, and she received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.  


    *Pending CLE Credit

    Location To Be Determined

    $20 TBA Members

    $30 Guests/ Non- Members

    • 16 Sep 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    My Ex Hacked Me! Stalking in Family Law Cases

    CLE WEBINAR

    Monday, September 16
    Noon-1:00 PM
    Approved for 1.0-hour CLE

    Early Registration pricing
    FREE for TBA Members

    $20 for Non-Members

    (Pricing increases September 1, 2024)

    CLE:  Nearly every family law attorney has received that call from their client where the client says their ex has hacked their phone. This CLE explores the reality of hacking/stalking cases. You’ll learn how most stalking is not from the hacking of a device, but from shared accounts or device. We’ll explore often overlooked areas of stalking, and how you can work with your client to shut it down. Finally, you’ll learn the most cost-effective ways of utilizing an expert witness to prove stalking has occurred

    Presenter: Patrick Siewert  

    Patrick Siewert is Director of Digital Forensics & E-Discovery for ArcherHall, based in Richmond, Virginia. Patrick has 15 years of law enforcement experience highlighted by high­profile and precedent-setting case work investigating electronically-facilitated crime. He founded Pro Digital Forensic Consulting in 2013, which was acquired by ArcherHall in 2022. Patrick has completed multiple trainings and certificates in the practice areas of computer forensics, mobile device forensics and analysis of cellular historical location records and is well-versed in their value in civil and criminal litigation. He has also qualified as an Expert Witness in the aforementioned disciplines in multiple courts across the Country and is an Adjunct Professor of Digital Forensics at Virginia Commonwealth University. ArcherHall offers a full suite of digital forensic & E-discovery services for the litigation community nationwide.

    • 24 Sep 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom


    Join us for an upcoming Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar hosted by the Topeka Bar Association!

    Date: Tuesday, September 24

    Stay tuned for more details on registration and the final webinar schedule. This event promises to be an enriching opportunity for legal professionals in our community.

    We look forward to your participation!


    • 02 Oct 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom


    Join us for an upcoming Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar hosted by the Topeka Bar Association!

    Date: Wednesday, October 2

    Stay tuned for more details on registration and the final webinar schedule. This event promises to be an enriching opportunity for legal professionals in our community.

    We look forward to your participation!


    • 11 Oct 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • Cypress Ridge Golf Course
    Register

    2024 Young Lawyers Division
    Fall Golf Tournament

    Friday, October 11, 2024

    Cypress Ridge Golf Course

     CLE 11:00-Noon 

    Lunch 12-1:00 PM

    Shotgun Start at 1:00 PM


    Join us for a fun-filled day at this year's YLD Golf Tournament! We're excited to encourage more networking by opening teams to include two non-attorneys. The day kicks off with a CLE, followed by lunch and 18 holes of golf. Don’t forget about the awesome raffle prizes! Purchase your tickets on the website to have your tickets filled out on your behalf. Also, remember the bogey rule is in effect to help with the pace of play. See you there!

    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom


    Join us for an upcoming Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar hosted by the Topeka Bar Association!

    Date: Thursday, October 24

    Stay tuned for more details on registration and the final webinar schedule. This event promises to be an enriching opportunity for legal professionals in our community.

    We look forward to your participation!


    • 06 Nov 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom


    Join us for an upcoming Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar hosted by the Topeka Bar Association!

    Date: Wednesday, November 6

    Presenter: Kerrie Lonard | Acting Kansas Child Advocate

    Stay tuned for more details on registration and the final webinar schedule. This event promises to be an enriching opportunity for legal professionals in our community.

    We look forward to your participation!


    • 22 Nov 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Cedar Lawn Farm 12741 SW K4 Hwy. Topeka KS 66610
    Register

    Annual Topeka Bar Association

    Turkey Shoot

    Friday, November 22, 2024

    Cedar Lawn Farm

    We are excited to announce that our beloved tradition, the TBA Turkey Shoot, will have a new home this year! The event will be held at Cedar Lawn Farm, located at 12741 SW K4 Hwy.

    This move comes as a result of Creekside at Berryton closing. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Creekside at Berryton for being a wonderful host for our event over the past years.

    We are eager to welcome back the antique cars, which have always added a touch of nostalgia and charm to our event. Additionally, we continue to encourage everyone to bring a canned food item for donation, as your contributions make a significant difference to those in need in our community.

    We encourage everyone to join us for this special event and continue the tradition in our new venue.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Event Sponsor- $300

    Target Sponsor- Cooper Law Office

    Food Sponsor- $150

    Drink Sponsor- $150

    Dessert Sponsor- $150

    Beer Sponsor- $150


    The TBA Annual Turkey Shoot is a Thanksgiving meal amongst your fellow bar community members. No actual Turkeys are involved, except the traditional Thanksgiving meal. 

    Registration is $25 per attendee. 

    • 10 Dec 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom


    Join us for an upcoming Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar hosted by the Topeka Bar Association!

    Date: Tuesday, December 10

    Stay tuned for more details on registration and the final webinar schedule. This event promises to be an enriching opportunity for legal professionals in our community.

    We look forward to your participation!

    • 30 May 2025
    • 10:45 AM
    • Lake Shawnee Golf Course


    CLE: 11:00 AM - Noon 

    CLE will be in person ONLY! Please join us for the CLE and Lunch even if you don't golf!!

    Lunch: 12:00- 1:00 PM

    Golf: Shotgun start 1:00 PM


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