REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The Kansas Paralegal Association, District 2 is hosting our Annual Mini-Seminar & Luncheon on Friday, April 5, 2019 starting at 11:30 am to be held at the USD 501 TCALC Building, located at 500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Drive, Room 121 (just north of the Hummer Sports Complex/Capitol Federal Natatorium area near SW 6th Ave and SW Randolph Ave.) SEE MAP HERE.
We have an afternoon packed with 3 great speakers (see scheduled below). Three (3) hours of approved CLE credit through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) has been approved.
Lunch is included with your registration. We ask that lunch reservations be received by April 2, 2019 at Noon. Please see the attached Seminar Brochure for more information.
- 11:30-12:30 -- Lunch/Registration
- 12:30-1:30 -- Session 1: Jennifer Montgomery, Public Affairs Director and Director, Human Trafficking Education and Outreach, Kansas Attorney General's Office.
- Ms. Montgomery will address sex trafficking and labor trafficking, where these occur, Kansas-specific statistics, risk/vulnerability factors in youth population, recruitment techniques used by traffickers, red flags and indicators, how to report, and will provide information about Kansas laws and the state's Human Trafficking Advisory Board.
- 1:40-2:40 -- Session 2: Karan Thadani, Chief of Prosecution, City of Topeka Criminal Prosecution Division.
- Mr. Thadani will provide an overview of the function of the City Prosecutor's Office, and will discuss the City of Topeka's Clean Slate Day (an opportunity for a fresh start for people with Municipal Court offenses) and Alternative Sentencing Court (a program that steps in to help offenders with mental health needs receive treatment and help them avoid re-committing crimes).
- 2:40-2:50 -- Break/Raffle Drawing
- 2:50-3:50 -- Session 3: Shelley Ramos, Executive Director of CASA of Shawnee County and Shawnee County Citizen Review Board
- An overview of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Citizen Review Board program. CRB's review the status of cases involving children in the child welfare or juvenile justice system and assess progress towards the goals established in the child's case plan. The CRB program in the 3rd Judicial District (Shawnee County) is administered through CASA and the District Court. The Kansas Supreme Court has established standards for CRB program operations.
FEATURED CHARITY: Topeka Rescue Mission Children's Palace:
Mini-Seminar attendees are encouraged to bring item donations to benefit the Topeka Rescue Mission Children's Palace which provides a safe, fun, and educational atmosphere for children to receive care and love while living in or previously experiencing homelessness, chronic stress, or other life trauma.
MINI-SEMINAR RAFFLE BASKET:
Enter to win a beautiful Spring themed basket. You can purchase tickets in advance via registration or purchase them at the door. Tickets are $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets.
If you have any questions, please contact KPA District 2 Director, Margaret Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org.