Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2020
    • 01 Jun 2022
    • On Demand

    On Demand CLE
    Watch Anytime Anywhere

    Legal Ethics is No Laughing Matter
    What Lawyer Jokes Say About Our Ethical Foibles

    Approved for 1.0 hour of E&P in Kansas

    In this one-of-a-kind ethics presentation, Mr. Carter explores the topic of lawyer jokes, whether they have any basis in fact and what they say about our adherence to the rules of professional conduct. He does so through the use of video clips dramatizing these jokes. He also will use audience polling and questions from attendees to spread the "laughter."
    $40 for TBA Members
    $60 for Non Members

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    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 14 Feb 2022

    NEW
    TBA ON DEMAND

    Watch anywhere anytime!

    Approved for 1.0 hour of E&P in Kansas

    Program: Keep It Classy (and Ethical)- How not to market legal services

    With current technology, legal marketing has never been easier or less expensive. Anyone with a cell phone can shoot and distribute a commercial online in a matter of minutes. Moreover, lawyers can make their presence known on social media, blogs, law firm websites and lawyer referral sites. It's never been easier for a lawyer to get the word out. Nor has it ever been easier for lawyers to run afoul of the ethical rules regulating legal marketing.

    In this fun multimedia presentation, legal humorist Sean Carter will show examples of lawyers who cross the boundaries of legal ethics (or just good taste).

    Presenter:

    Sean Carter is a Harvard Law grad, who spent a decade practicing securities law before leaving the practice of law to pursue a career as the country's foremost Humorist at Law.

    Since then, Mr. Carter has crisscrossed the country delivering comedic professional educational seminars for more than 350 legal organizations in three dozen states. His presentation topics run the gamut from legal ethics to stress management to diversity. Yet, all of his presentations have one thing in common -- humor and plenty of it.

    In fact, in 2003, Mr. Carter was dubbed "America's Funniest Lawyer" by The Radio and Television Interview Report.

    Finally, Sean lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and four sons.

    $40 for TBA Members

    $60 for Non-Members

    For more information or to register visit: https://www.mesacle.com/regs/webreg.php?BarID=11603&EventID=0218201&CustomerID=0&CartID=0

    • 01 Jul 2020
    • 01 May 2022
    • OnDemand

    On Demand CLE
    Watch anytime from the comfort of your home or office

    I Think, Therefore I Am ... Biased

    How Implicit Biases Manifest in the Legal Profession

    Approved for 1.0 hours of Ethics and Professionalism in Kansas.
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    Presented by Sean Carter

    The human brain is wired to recognize patterns and make generalizations, even those based on faulty or incomplete information. And contrary to popular opinion, lawyers are human as well and therefore, we are just as susceptible to forming biases and acting upon them. And it does not require that we harbor ill will or animus towards other people. In fact, most often, our biases are not even our own, but rather those that have been taught to us.

    In this eye-opening presentation, the presenter will use videos to show lawyers just how easy it is to form these biases, how they manifest themselves in the way we treat clients, colleagues and opposing parties, and most importantly, how we can reduce the effect of these biases by recognizing and compensating for them.

    $40 For TBA Members
    $60 For Non Members


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    • 01 Dec 2020
    • 07 Dec 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • Jayhawk Towers - Senate Room


    • 07 Dec 2020
    • 06 Dec 2021
    • 7 sessions
    • Shawnee County Courthouse

    Committee works for the improvement of the legal and judicial systems through cooperation with the judiciary.

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • 09 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Shawnee County Courthouse

    Committee works for the improvement of the criminal legal community.

    • 30 Nov 2021
    • 01 Apr 2022
    Register



    • 07 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Jayhawk Towers Florentine Room

    January Bar Luncheon 
    In-Person CLE & Lunch
    Friday, January 7, 2022
    Noon - 1:00 p.m. 
    Florentine Room, Jayhawk Towers

    CLE Presenter: Hon. Penny Moylan

    • 12 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    CLE WEBINAR
    Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information 
    Wednesday, January 12, 2021
    Noon-1:00 PM
    FREE for TBA Members
    $10 for Non-Members

    CLE: Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information
    This Continuing Legal Education presentation covers electronic discovery and the related ethical duty of competence. Drawing on guidance from the State, recent e-discovery cases, and our own experience assisting attorneys, the presentation outlines the main risks to counsel and client of failing to properly understand e-discovery obligations in litigation. 


    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Working with Pro Se Parties
    CLE Webinar
    Wednesday, January 19, 2022
    Noon- 12:50 p.m. 

    Maybe it’s the proliferation of courtroom shows on TV, where pro se litigants are allowed to duke it out (sometimes literally) for the judge’s attention. Maybe it’s the Internet and the rising number of courthouse self-help centers where there’s abundant information for folks who believe they can save a bundle by handling legal matters themselves.

    Maybe it’s unfair to call the rise in the number of pro se litigants a “problem.” After all, people in this country have a constitutionally guaranteed right to self-represent. The more people learn about the law, their rights, and the system of justice, the better—right?

    Maybe. Unfortunately, from a lawyer’s perspective, opposing a pro se litigant often means additional headaches. Lawyers complain that pro se litigants don’t know or follow court rules, don’t understand or obey the law, and, worse, that judges give them unfair leeway. Undoubtedly our perception of the problems posed by pro se litigants is colored by traditional legal training, resistance to change, and economic self-interest. Those biases aside, however, lawyers may legitimately find that dealing with a pro se litigant poses special ethical challenges.

    This rise of self represent litigants has changed the ways that judges, clerks and court staff must manage their courts.

    This CLE hour will discuss best practices in handling a case with pro se individual on the other side and the ethics of doing so, specifically Kansas Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4.  

    Presenter Bethany Roberts

    Bethany Roberts is the Managing Member with Barber Emerson, L.C. in Lawrence, Kansas, where she acts as a guardian ad litem, conciliator, case manager, and mediator in high-conflict domestic cases.  Previously, Ms. Roberts served as the Pro Tem juvenile judge in Douglas County, where she handled a high-volume caseload of juvenile offender and child in need of care cases.  Ms. Roberts is proud of her many years at Kansas Legal Services in Topeka, Kansas, where she served as the Managing Attorney and specialized in representing survivors of all ages who had experienced domestic, sexual, stalking, and dating violence.  She still partners with Kansas Legal Services on pro bono and reduced-rate guardianship, protection order and domestic matters.  Ms. Roberts is also an adjunct professor at both Washburn University School of Law and the University of Kansas School of Law.  At Washburn, she teaches topics related to child and family law, including Children in the Law and Domestic Violence.  In 2017, law students honored her with Washburn's Adjunct Faculty of the Year award.  Ms. Roberts frequently speaks to law students, attorneys, and judges on domestic law, guardian ad litem practices, trial skills, and ethical issues.  A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, Ms. Roberts previously worked as an elementary-school special-education teacher.


Past events

03 Dec 2021 Holiday Party & Zoo Lights
02 Dec 2021 December Family Law Committee Meeting
19 Nov 2021 TBA Turkey Shoot Thanksgiving Dinner
18 Nov 2021 YLD November Social
12 Nov 2021 A Comedic De-Briefing of the Law: 2021 WEBINAR CLE
11 Nov 2021 Veteran's Day-TBA Office Closed
09 Nov 2021 YLD Coffee with the Judges
21 Oct 2021 Young Lawyers October Social
14 Oct 2021 TBA Criminal Law Committee Meeting
08 Oct 2021 2021 YLD Fall Golf Tournament
08 Oct 2021 October TBA Bar CLE Webinar
24 Sep 2021 CLE Webinar- The Ten Rules of KORA & KOMA
16 Sep 2021 Young Lawyers Happy Hour Social
03 Sep 2021 September TBA Bar Luncheon
06 Aug 2021 August Bar Luncheon & CLE
15 Jul 2021 July Family Law Committee Meeting
13 Jul 2021 Young Lawyers Division Lunch and Social at the Pennant
25 Jun 2021 Objections for Practitioners - CLE Webinar
04 Jun 2021 2021 CLE Board Blast Webinar
21 May 2021 The Trials of The Century Comedic CLE Webinar
18 May 2021 CLE Webinar- Zoom Training for Lawyers & Using it Securely
14 May 2021 TBA Spring Golf Tournament
07 May 2021 Law Day CLE and Liberty Bell Award presentation
09 Apr 2021 Awards & 2021 Annual Meeting
26 Mar 2021 YLD Virtual Trivia Night
19 Mar 2021 CLE WEBINAR- Jury Trial Procedures 2:30 p.m.
19 Mar 2021 CLE WEBINAR- Jury Trial Procedures - Noon
05 Mar 2021 March Bar Luncheon & CLE- Use of Expert Forensic Engineering Investigations
01 Mar 2021 CLE WEBINAR- Medicaid Estate Recovery Issues
16 Feb 2021 CLE Webinar- The Status of Public Defense in Kansas
15 Feb 2021 President's - TBA Office Closed
05 Feb 2021 February Virtual Bar Luncheon & CLE - Election Law and the 2020 Election
28 Jan 2021 CLE Webinar- Zoom Training for Lawyers & Using it Securely
18 Jan 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - TBA Office Closed
14 Jan 2021 Law Day 2021 CLE- Advancing the Rule of Law Now
14 Jan 2021 Family Law Committee Meeeting
08 Jan 2021 January Virtual Bar Luncheon and Webinar CLE
01 Jan 2021 New Years Day Observed-TBA Office Closed
24 Dec 2020 Christmas Holiday-TBA Office Closed
04 Dec 2020 December Bar Luncheon- Judge Portrait Unveilings
26 Nov 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday-TBA Office Closed
19 Nov 2020 O.L.D. Committee
11 Nov 2020 Veteran's Day-TBA Office Closed
06 Nov 2020 Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting
23 Oct 2020 Ethics & Plea Negotiations- Criminal Law CLE Webinar
16 Oct 2020 Family Law, Get to Know Your Family Law Judges CLE Webinar
09 Oct 2020 Developments in Federal Tax Law and Nonprofit Organizations Webinar CLE
02 Oct 2020 October Bar Luncheon- Kansas Legislative Update WEBINAR
25 Sep 2020 Sentencing Guidelines & Departure Motions - Criminal Law CLE Webinar
18 Sep 2020 WEBINAR - Using Humor in Law: Improv, My Cousin Vinny and Bench Slaps
11 Sep 2020 September Bar Luncheon - WEBINAR
07 Sep 2020 Labor Day-TBA Office Closed
28 Aug 2020 2020 YLD Fall Golf Tournament
28 Aug 2020 Ethics Theater, 2 Hour Ethics CLE Webinar
20 Aug 2020 ON DEMAND CLE WEBINAR -Yelp, I've Fallen for Social Media and I Can't Linked Out
07 Aug 2020 August Bar Luncheon CLE WEBINAR
10 Jul 2020 July Criminal Law Committee Meeting
03 Jul 2020 Independence Day-TBA Office Closed
05 Jun 2020 2020 CLE Blast- Webinar
04 Jun 2020 June Criminal Law Committee Meeting
25 May 2020 Memorial Day-TBA Office Closed
22 May 2020 "Comedic De-Briefing of the Law - 2020 Edition" WEBINAR CLE
07 May 2020 May Criminal Law Committee Meeting
01 May 2020 May Bar Luncheon - Canceled
01 May 2020 Law Day 2020
13 Mar 2020 "Employment Law: Everything You Want to Know (In 2 Hours), But Have No Time to Research" CLE
06 Mar 2020 March Bar Luncheon
05 Mar 2020 March Criminal Law Committee Meeting
13 Feb 2020 Family Law Committee Meeting
07 Feb 2020 February Bar Luncheon
06 Feb 2020 February Criminal Law Committee Meeting
20 Jan 2020 Martin Luther King's Birthday - TBA Office Closed
10 Jan 2020 January Bar Luncheon
09 Jan 2020 TBA CRIMINAL LAW Committee Meeting & CLE: Pre-Trial Release CLE
01 Jan 2020 New Year's Day Holiday - TBA Office Closed
24 Dec 2019 Christmas Holiday-TBA Office Closed
17 Dec 2019 Justice Luckert's Investiture Ceremony
10 Dec 2019 Annual Holiday Party
05 Dec 2019 December Criminal Law Committee Meeting
28 Nov 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday-TBA Office Closed
22 Nov 2019 Investiture of Penny R. Moylan
22 Nov 2019 Annual TBA Turkey Shoot
11 Nov 2019 Veteran's Day-TBA Office Closed
07 Nov 2019 Government Attorney and Criminal Law Committee Meeting
07 Nov 2019 "Kansas Supreme Court Update: Change Is In the Air" CLE
18 Oct 2019 “Mediation Preparation: Investing in a Successful Outcome” CLE
10 Oct 2019 Family Law Committee Meeting
04 Oct 2019 Hon. Rachel Pickering's Investiture
04 Oct 2019 October Bar Luncheon
03 Oct 2019 October Criminal Law Committee Meeting
03 Oct 2019 2019 Clay Shoot & Ethical Issues Related to Risk CLE
20 Sep 2019 YLD Fall Golf Tournament
06 Sep 2019 First Friday with the TBA
06 Sep 2019 "View from the Bench: Tips for Practicing in Shawnee County" CLE
06 Sep 2019 September Bar Luncheon
05 Sep 2019 TBA CRIMINAL LAW LUNCH & LEARN: "DIRECT & CROSS EXAMINATION" CLE
02 Sep 2019 Labor Day-TBA Office Closed
15 Aug 2019 CLE Committee Meeting
08 Aug 2019 Family Law Committee Meeting
02 Aug 2019 August Bar Luncheon
01 Aug 2019 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
12 Jul 2019 Reception for Hon. Mark S. Braun
04 Jul 2019 Independence Day-TBA Office Closed
21 Jun 2019 Self-Mastery for Lawyers CLE
13 Jun 2019 Immigration Law CLE
11 Jun 2019 2019 Legislative Review CLE
07 Jun 2019 June Bar Luncheon
06 Jun 2019 Family Law Committee
31 May 2019 Family Law CLE
30 May 2019 Probate Committee Meeting
27 May 2019 Memorial Day-TBA Office Closed
23 May 2019 De-Briefing the Law 2019: A Comedic Review of Supreme Court, legal ethics and headline cases CLE
17 May 2019 The Verdict CLE - 2 Hour Ethics CLE
17 May 2019 TBA Spring Golf Tournament
03 May 2019 May Bar Luncheon
01 May 2019 2019 Law Day Public Program
01 May 2019 Law Day CLE - Free Speech Free Press Free Society
24 Apr 2019 Pulling Back the Curtain: A Discussion About Domestic and International Intellectual Property Law CLE
18 Apr 2019 April O.L.D. Social
18 Apr 2019 Family Law Committee
17 Apr 2019 Awards & Brews: 2019 Annual Meeting
28 Mar 2019 TBA & YLD MARCH MADNESS SOCIAL
22 Mar 2019 Ten Most Common Hazards & Mistakes in Automobile Accident Cases CLE
01 Mar 2019 March Bar Luncheon
21 Feb 2019 February O.L.D. Social
14 Feb 2019 Family Law Committee
12 Feb 2019 YLD February Luncheon
01 Feb 2019 February Bar Luncheon
25 Jan 2019 Self-Care for Attorneys CLE & Rustic Sign Workshop
21 Jan 2019 Martin Luther King's Birthday - TBA Office Closed
18 Jan 2019 Employment Law: Everything You Want to Know (In 2 Hours), But Have No Time to Research CLE
08 Jan 2019 YLD January Luncheon
04 Jan 2019 January Bar Luncheon
01 Jan 2019 New Year's Day Holiday - TBA Office Closed
24 Dec 2018 Christmas Holiday-TBA Office Closed
20 Dec 2018 December O.L.D. Social
18 Dec 2018 December YLD Meeting
13 Dec 2018 Family Law Committee
10 Dec 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
07 Dec 2018 December Bar Luncheon
22 Nov 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday-TBA Office Closed
16 Nov 2018 Annual TBA Turkey Shoot
15 Nov 2018 November O.L.D. Social
12 Nov 2018 Veteran's Day-TBA Office Closed
03 Nov 2018 A Garden FUNraiser
02 Nov 2018 November Bar Luncheon
02 Nov 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Kay's Garden
30 Oct 2018 October YLD Social
25 Oct 2018 Government Attorney Luncheon
19 Oct 2018 Fall Immigration CLE
11 Oct 2018 Family Law Committee
07 Oct 2018 TBA Day at West Ridge Lanes
05 Oct 2018 October Membership Luncheon
04 Oct 2018 2018 Clay Shoot & Firearms Overview CLE
28 Sep 2018 Adoption Law CLE
25 Sep 2018 Legislative Candidate Forum
21 Sep 2018 YLD Fall Golf Tournament
21 Sep 2018 Nuts & Bolts of Ignition Interlock CLE
20 Sep 2018 Side-Bar Social
19 Sep 2018 TBA CLE Planning Committee Meeting
11 Sep 2018 YLD September Luncheon
07 Sep 2018 September Membership Luncheon
03 Sep 2018 Labor Day-TBA Office Closed
17 Aug 2018 Investiture for Judge Darian Dernovish
16 Aug 2018 August O.L.D. Social
14 Aug 2018 YLD August Social
09 Aug 2018 Family Law Committee
03 Aug 2018 August Social
10 Jul 2018 YLD July Luncheon
05 Jul 2018 Independence Day-TBA Office Closed
15 Jun 2018 A Comedic Review of Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Other Notable Cases CLE
14 Jun 2018 YLD Social
08 Jun 2018 TBA Board Blast CLE!
07 Jun 2018 June Family Law Committee Meeting
06 Jun 2018 Compassion Fatigue CLE
01 Jun 2018 June Membership Luncheon
28 May 2018 Memorial Day-TBA Office Closed
24 May 2018 Probate CLE
18 May 2018 2018 Annual TBA Golf Tournament
11 May 2018 In Stealth Mode: An Interactive Illustration of Stalking and Intimate Partner Abuse in the Digital Age
04 May 2018 May Membership Luncheon
27 Apr 2018 Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking CLE
20 Apr 2018 Expungement Day Volunteer (Afternoon)
20 Apr 2018 Expungement Day Volunteer (Morning)
17 Apr 2018 Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives CLE
13 Apr 2018 Expungement Day Informational Meeting
12 Apr 2018 Family Law Committee Meeting
12 Apr 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
11 Apr 2018 Awards & Brews: 2018 Annual Meeting
11 Apr 2018 Expungements In Kansas CLE
06 Apr 2018 April Membership Luncheon
30 Mar 2018 Topeka Municipal Court Practice - A Primer CLE
29 Mar 2018 Expungement Day Informational Meeting
02 Mar 2018 March Membership Luncheon
01 Mar 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
15 Feb 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
15 Feb 2018 Family Law Committee Meeting
08 Feb 2018 Managing the Risk of a Data Breach: Ethical Obligation & Cybersecurity CLE
02 Feb 2018 February Membership Luncheon
01 Feb 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
25 Jan 2018 New Year and Back to School Social
18 Jan 2018 Criminal Law Committee
15 Jan 2018 Martin Luther King's Birthday - TBA Office Closed
11 Jan 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
09 Jan 2018 YLD Monthly Luncheons
05 Jan 2018 January Membership Luncheon
22 Dec 2017 Christmas Holiday-TBA Office Closed
14 Dec 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
07 Dec 2017 Annual Holiday Party
23 Nov 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday-TBA Office Closed
20 Nov 2017 Probate Committee Meeting
17 Nov 2017 Annual Turkey Shoot
15 Nov 2017 Tax Planning for Optimized Charitable Giving CLE
10 Nov 2017 Veteran's Day-TBA Office Closed
08 Nov 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
18 Oct 2017 Mayoral Candidate Forum
18 Oct 2017 Protection from Stalking or Sexual Assault Act: New Legal Remedy for Sexual Assault Victims CLE
11 Oct 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
06 Oct 2017 October Membership Luncheon
05 Oct 2017 Monthly Briefings Meeting
25 Sep 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
22 Sep 2017 Topeka Bar Association Fall Golf Tournament
07 Sep 2017 Adoption Law CLE
04 Sep 2017 Labor Day-TBA Office Closed
01 Sep 2017 September Membership Luncheon
04 Aug 2017 August Membership Luncheon
28 Jul 2017 2017 Legislative Update CLE
04 Jul 2017 Independence Day-TBA Office Closed
16 Jun 2017 TBA CLE Blast!
02 Jun 2017 June Membership Luncheon & Ethics CLE
29 May 2017 Memorial Day-TBA Office Closed
19 May 2017 Annual TBA Golf Tournament
19 May 2017 Ethics in the Everyday Practice of Law CLE
11 May 2017 TBA YLD INAUGURAL TRIVIA NIGHT
05 May 2017 May Membership Luncheon & 2017 CLE Updates
01 May 2017 Crimes, Courts and the Constitution - a Law Day Event
01 May 2017 Law Day 2017
29 Apr 2017 2017 Law Day: Kansas Riverfront Clean Up Event
27 Apr 2017 2017 Annual Meeting
14 Apr 2017 Criminal Law CLE
13 Mar 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
03 Mar 2017 March Membership Luncheon & The Attorney-Surveyor Working Relationship: How to Win a Case Together CLE
03 Mar 2017 Statute of Frauds (and) Why People Ignore It
23 Feb 2017 Happy Hour CLE "Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media in Investigations & Litigation"
22 Feb 2017 Probate Committee Meeting
09 Feb 2017 CLE: e-Filing in Shawnee County District Court
03 Feb 2017 February Membership Luncheon
16 Jan 2017 Martin Luther King's Birthday - TBA Office Closed
13 Jan 2017 CLE: Family Law Update & Hot Topics
11 Jan 2017 Probate Committee Meeting
06 Jan 2017 January Membership Luncheon
02 Jan 2017 New Year's Day Holiday - TBA Office Closed
23 Dec 2016 TBA Office Closed for Christmas Holiday
01 Dec 2016 TBA Annual Holiday Party
25 Nov 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday - TBA Office Closed
24 Nov 2016 Thanksgiving - TBA Office Closed
18 Nov 2016 Annual Turkey Shoot
17 Nov 2016 O.L.D. Committee
11 Nov 2016 Veteran's Day - TBA Office Closed
08 Nov 2016 Young Lawyers Division Monthly Luncheon
04 Nov 2016 Naturalization Ceremony
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