Upcoming events

    • July 24, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 91
    Register

    The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE Lunch-N-Learn through Zoom on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.


    TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speakers, Megan K. Walawender, Senior Associate General Counsel and Deputy Athletic Director for Compliance and Legal Affairs and Lauren Lile, Legal Intern at The Office of the General Counsel for The University of Kansas will be presenting on the topic: Changing Times in College Athletics.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OVERVIEW: 

    This presentation will cover the changing legal landscape in college athletics focusing on the intersection of these areas:

    • Name, image and likeness—what it is and the variety of the legal issues surrounding name, image and likeness.
    • An overview of federal litigation related to college athletics (from antitrust cases related to NCAA rules to FLSA actions).
    • NLRB cases seeking employee status for student-athletes.
    • Other areas impacting college athletics, such as sports wagering.


    SPEAKER BIO:

    Megan Walawender began working with Kansas Athletics as Associate Athletics Director for Legal Affairs in October 2018. She is also a Senior Associate General Counsel in the University’s General Counsel’s office, where she began in April 2016. Though primarily working in Athletics, Megan maintains duties with the University in this role. When she was in a full-time capacity in the General Counsel’s office, she handled litigation matters on behalf of the University across all campuses.   This year she will finish serving on the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission board, following a six-year appointment.

    Lauren Lile is a legal intern for Kansas Athletics and a soon-to-be 3L at the University of Kansas School of Law. She is a Jayhawk through and through as she holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting as well as a Master of Accounting from the University of Kansas. During her time at KU, she has worked in several roles for the Athletic Department. Lauren has developed a passion for sports law and hopes to work in the field upon graduation. In her free time, she likes to cook, exercise and walk her dog, Moose.

    Remote attendance only!

    • KPA Member Cost: FREE
    • NFPA Region II Member Cost: $5 -- (CODE REQUIRED)
    • Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than July 23, 2024.

    1 hour of CLE credit through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) is approved for this session.

    ***You will be sent the Zoom meeting ID and password information upon successful registration for the event. ***

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact KPA Education Director, Linda Jorgenson, CRP at educationdirector@ksparalegals.org

    • August 21, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 98
    Register

    The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE Lunch-N-Learn through Zoom on Wednesday, August 21, 2024, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.


    TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speaker, Kate Duncan Butler, Deputy Disciplinary Administrator, State of Kansas, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator will be presenting on the topic: Clear and Efficient Legal Writing: Top Tricks, Pet Peeves, and Things You Wish You’d Learned In School


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OVERVIEW: 

    This presentation will touch on the tendencies—good and bad—displayed by many writers, best practices in legal writing, and common pitfalls that even the best writers make. Discussion points include: organization, writing for your audience, avoiding legalese, and frequent grammatical mistakes. Whether you’re writing a one-paragraph email or a letter, this presentation aims to make you the best writer you can be!


    SPEAKER BIO:

    Kate Duncan Butler is a deputy disciplinary administrator at the Kansas Office of the Disciplinary Administrator. Her previous experiences include private practice, working at the Kansas Court of Appeals, and serving as the appellate prosecutor at the Douglas County District Attorney's Office. Lest you doubt her writing bona fides, she has authored more than 100 appellate briefs in her career. She is also a former English teacher, a voracious reader, and generally, an incorrigible nerd.  

    Remote attendance only!

    • KPA Member Cost: FREE
    • NFPA Region II Member Cost: $5 -- (CODE REQUIRED)
    • Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than August 20, 2024.

    1 hour of CLE credit through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) is approved for this session.

    ***You will be sent the Zoom meeting ID and password information upon successful registration for the event. ***

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact KPA Education Director, Linda Jorgenson, CRP at educationdirector@ksparalegals.org

    • September 11, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 99
    Register

    The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE Lunch-N-Learn through Zoom on Wednesday, September 11, 2024, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.


    TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speaker, Peggy Wilson, Attorney with Morrow Willnauer Church, LLC will be presenting on the topic: Ethics Related to Employment Law & Conflicts.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OVERVIEW: 

    This presentation will cover the ethical rules related to potential conflicts representing employers, employees, organizations, and changing firms.


    SPEAKER BIO: 

    Peggy Wilson has over twenty (20) years of experience as an attorney working in commercial and general civil litigation with an emphasis in employment, legal malpractice defense, attorney discipline, and personal injury law.  She has represented clients in multiple jurisdictions including U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the Western District of Missouri, Eastern District of Missouri, as well as state courts and state agencies.

    Remote attendance only!

    • KPA Member Cost: FREE
    • NFPA Region II Member Cost: $5 -- (CODE REQUIRED)
    • Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than September 10, 2024.

    1 hour of CLE ETHICS credit through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) is approved for this session.

    ***You will be sent the Zoom meeting ID and password information upon successful registration for the event. ***

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact KPA Education Director, Linda Jorgenson, CRP at educationdirector@ksparalegals.org

    • October 09, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 98
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    The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE Lunch-N-Learn through Zoom on Wednesday, October 9, 2024, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.


    TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speaker, Danielle Hall, Executive Director for the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program will be presenting on the topic: Preventing Burnout, Setting Boundaries, and Creating Work-Life Balance


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OVERVIEW: 

    Burnout is a serious problem in the legal profession. Overwhelming workloads, bad work habits, and unhealthy boundaries with clients can lead to an increased risk of burnout. Some of us, however, have become so accustomed to being stressed and burned out that we might not even realize how much we're suffering and maintaining a healthy work-life balance may seem unrealistic. This path, however, can lead to serious consequences, both personally and professionally. During this session, we will discuss the difference between stress and burnout, as well as how to implement healthy stress coping strategies, and how to use boundaries to prevent burnout and increase your work-life balance.


    SPEAKER BIO:

    Danielle Hall serves as the Executive Director for the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program. In addition to overseeing the daily operations, she administers a variety of programs for lawyers and law students who need assistance and resources due to a substance abuse, mental health, or law practice management related issue. Prior to her appointment in 2019, Danielle worked for the Kansas Office of the Disciplinary Administrator where she prosecuted attorney misconduct cases and coordinated the Attorney Diversion Program. As part of the program, she provided training to lawyers in the areas of law practice management and technology and assisted lawyers in overcoming stress and burnout.

    Danielle serves as the VP of Policy for the Institute for Well-Being in Law Policy, President of the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka, and is the District 5 Rep on the Kansas Bar Association Board of Governors. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association Minority Women in the Profession Committee, Chair of the Kansas Bar Association Law Practice Management Committee and is a member of the Kansas Lawyer Well-Being Task Force Executive Committee and the Kansas Bar Association Ethics Advisory Committee. She is also an active member in the ABA Law Practice Division, having served on several committees, and is a regular contributor to the Product Watch column of the LP Division’s Law Practice Magazine.

    In her free time, she teaches law office technology in the Legal Studies Department at Washburn University and is an adjunct professor at Washburn School of Law, teaching in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and coaching the competition teams. Danielle received her J.D. in 2009 from Washburn School of Law and was named the Graduate of the Last Decade in 2019. 

    Remote attendance only!

    • KPA Member Cost: FREE
    • NFPA Region II Member Cost: $5 -- (CODE REQUIRED)
    • Non-Member Cost: $10

    Please register no later than October 8, 2024.

    1 hour of CLE credit through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) is approved for this session.

    ***You will be sent the Zoom meeting ID and password information upon successful registration for the event. ***

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact KPA Education Director, Linda Jorgenson, CRP at educationdirector@ksparalegals.org

Past events

June 14, 2024 47th Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 14, 2024 KPA 47th Annual Membership Meeting
June 08, 2024 KPA June 2024 Board of Director's Meeting
May 08, 2024 KPA Lunch-N-Learn: Celebrity Trials: Lessons Learned from Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard
April 13, 2024 KPA April 2024 Board of Director's Meeting
April 10, 2024 KPA Lunch-N-Learn: Unlocking Top Paralegal Compensation: Navigating Paralegal Salaries, Market Trends, and Career Growth in 2024
April 08, 2024 Happy Hour
March 27, 2024 KPA Lunch-N-Learn: Understanding the Impact and Importance of Legal Technology on the Practice of Law
March 25, 2024 Happy Hour
February 12, 2024 KPA Webinar - Making the Most of your NFPA Membership through KPA
June 16, 2023 46th Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 16, 2023 KPA 46th Annual Membership Meeting
June 10, 2023 KPA June 2023 Board of Director's Meeting
April 08, 2023 KPA April 2023 Board of Director's Meeting
February 04, 2023 KPA February 2023 Board of Director's Meeting
December 03, 2022 KPA December 2022 Board of Director's Meeting
October 20, 2022 KPA Webinar - Guardianships & Conservatorships
October 08, 2022 KPA October 2022 Board of Director's Meeting
September 14, 2022 KPA Webinar - Elder Law
August 20, 2022 KPA August 2022 Board of Director's Meeting
June 17, 2022 45th Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 17, 2022 KPA 45th Annual Membership Meeting
June 04, 2022 KPA June 2022 Board of Director's Meeting
April 23, 2022 KPA April 2022 Board of Director's Meeting
February 05, 2022 KPA February 2022 Board of Director's Meeting
December 04, 2021 KPA December 2021 Board of Director's Meeting
November 18, 2021 KPA Webinar - Kansas Notary Law Update
October 21, 2021 KPA Webinar - Victim Rights and Resources in Kansas
September 25, 2021 KPA September 2021 Board of Director's Meeting
September 09, 2021 KPA Webinar - Handle With Care - Private Investigators
August 18, 2021 NFPA Region II Social Networking
August 12, 2021 KPA Webinar - Handle With Care - Forensic Psychologists
July 15, 2021 KPA Webinar - Time Management Tips for Paralegals
June 18, 2021 44th Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 05, 2021 KPA June 2021 Board of Director's Meeting
April 29, 2021 KPA Webinar - COVID-19 Effects on General Liability
April 03, 2021 KPA April 2021 Board of Director's Meeting
March 25, 2021 KPA Webinar - Ethics of Working Remotely and Virtually
February 13, 2021 KPA February 2021 Board of Director's Meeting
February 11, 2021 KPA Webinar - Juvenile Criminal Division
January 14, 2021 KPA Webinar - Dred Scott Case
December 17, 2020 KPA Webinar - Guardianships and Conservatorships
December 12, 2020 KPA December 2020 Board of Director's Meeting
November 19, 2020 KPA Webinar - Elder Law and a Paralegal's Role
October 10, 2020 KPA October 2020 Board of Director's Meeting
August 22, 2020 KPA August 2020 Board of Director's Meeting
August 11, 2020 KPA Webinar - Tips & Tricks: Representing a Party in an Unemployment Hearing
July 20, 2020 KPA District 2 Webinar - Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls During Digital Times
June 20, 2020 KPA Annual Membership Meeting
June 04, 2020 KPA Webinar - Making the Most of your NFPA Membership through KPA
May 19, 2020 District 2 Webinar
April 25, 2020 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
March 21, 2020 NFPA Region II - 2020 Spring Region Meeting
February 22, 2020 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
February 20, 2020 District 2 February Luncheon
January 23, 2020 District 2 Luncheon
December 07, 2019 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
December 05, 2019 District 2 Holiday Mixer
October 05, 2019 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
July 18, 2019 District 2 Luncheon
June 14, 2019 42nd Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 08, 2019 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
April 06, 2019 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
April 05, 2019 District 2 Mini-Seminar 2019
February 09, 2019 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
February 01, 2019 District 2 Luncheon
December 06, 2018 District 3 - Annual Holiday Mixer
December 01, 2018 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
November 15, 2018 District 2 - Annual Holiday Mixer
October 06, 2018 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
September 13, 2018 District 2 Luncheon
August 29, 2018 TLP/KPA Mixer
August 11, 2018 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
July 21, 2018 Harvesters
July 19, 2018 District 2 Luncheon
June 15, 2018 41st Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 09, 2018 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
May 17, 2018 District 2 Bi-Monthly Luncheon
May 05, 2018 Harvesters
April 28, 2018 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
April 06, 2018 District 2 Mini-Seminar 2018
March 10, 2018 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
January 20, 2018 Harvesters
January 18, 2018 District II Bi-Monthly Luncheon
December 13, 2017 District 3 Holiday Mixer
December 09, 2017 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
November 17, 2017 District 3 Mini-Seminar 2017
November 16, 2017 District 2 Holiday Mixer
October 07, 2017 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
September 21, 2017 District 2 Luncheon
September 16, 2017 Harvesters
September 16, 2017 2017 Path to Parenthood 5k
August 26, 2017 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
August 11, 2017 TLP/KPA Mixer
July 20, 2017 District 2 Luncheon
June 16, 2017 40th Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 10, 2017 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
May 18, 2017 District 2 Luncheon - May 18, 2017
May 09, 2017 Legal Studies Graduate Reception
April 29, 2017 Harvesters Volunteering
April 22, 2017 Boulevard Brewing Company Tour
April 20, 2017 District 3 Luncheon - April 20
April 07, 2017 District 2 Mini-Seminar 2017
April 01, 2017 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
February 25, 2017 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
February 18, 2017 Harvesters Volunteering
January 19, 2017 District 2 Luncheon - January 19
December 06, 2016 District 3 Holiday Mixer
December 03, 2016 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
November 18, 2016 District 3 Mini-Seminar
November 17, 2016 D2 2016 Holiday Mixer
November 09, 2016 KPA Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Fundraiser (2016)
October 18, 2016 District 2 KBI Lab Tour
October 08, 2016 2016 American Heart Association Heartwalk
October 02, 2016 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
September 21, 2016 Annual Seminar Committee Meeting
September 20, 2016 KPA Certification Study Group (2016-2017)
September 15, 2016 District 2 Luncheon - September 15
August 27, 2016 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
July 14, 2016 District 2 Luncheon
June 17, 2016 39th Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 11, 2016 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
May 19, 2016 District 2 KBI Lab Tour
May 12, 2016 Legal Studies Graduate Reception
April 29, 2016 2016 Joint Conference - Social Event
April 29, 2016 2016 NFPA Joint Conference
April 04, 2016 Annual Seminar Committee Meeting
April 02, 2016 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
April 01, 2016 District 2 Mini-Seminar 2016
March 31, 2016 KPA HamBINGO Social Event
February 18, 2016 District 3 - Luncheon
February 11, 2016 District 2 Luncheon
February 06, 2016 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
December 12, 2015 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
December 10, 2015 D3 2015 Holiday Mixer
November 20, 2015 D2 2015 Holiday Mixer
November 08, 2015 KPA Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Fundraiser
October 27, 2015 KPA Certification Study Group
October 25, 2015 National Pro Bono Week
October 24, 2015 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
October 10, 2015 National Kidney Association Kidney Walk
October 09, 2015 District 3 Mini-Seminar
September 22, 2015 Annual Seminar Committee Meeting (September)
September 19, 2015 American Heart Association Heartwalk
September 17, 2015 District 2 Luncheon
August 29, 2015 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
August 25, 2015 Annual Seminar Committee Meeting
August 22, 2015 KPA Membership Appreciation Tour & BBQ
August 20, 2015 District 3 - Luncheon
August 14, 2015 District 3 Happy Hour Event
July 29, 2015 KPA D2 Advisory Council Meeting
July 16, 2015 D2 Luncheon (Court Updates)
June 12, 2015 38th Annual Meeting and Seminar
June 06, 2015 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
June 04, 2015 June Seminar Committee Meeting
May 21, 2015 District 2 - KPA Luncheon
May 15, 2015 Legal Studies Graduate Reception
April 18, 2015 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
April 16, 2015 District III - KPA Luncheon
April 11, 2015 Harvesters Volunteering
April 09, 2015 KPA D2 Advisory Council Meeting
March 27, 2015 District 2 Mini-Seminar
March 02, 2015 KPA D2 Advisory Council Meeting
February 26, 2015 District III - KPA Dinner - February 26th
February 25, 2015 KPA Seminar Committee Meeting
February 22, 2015 Bowling Party & Membership Drive - District 2
February 07, 2015 KPA Board of Director's Meeting
January 30, 2015 Bowling Party & Membership Drive - District 3
January 27, 2015 KPA Seminar Committee Meeting

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