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KPA Lunch-N-Learn: Celebrity Trials: Lessons Learned from Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard

  • May 08, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
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The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE Lunch-N-Learn through Zoom on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.

TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speaker, Jennifer Wieland, partner at Berkowitz Oliver LLP will presenting the topic Celebrity Trials: Lessons Learned from Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard.


  • Civil Procedure 101 – claims, counterclaims, collateral estoppel, res judicata, and comity
  • Defamation
  • Hearsay
  • Witness Demeanor
  • Trial Publicity (or fair trials in the age of TikTok and Twitter)
  • The Aftermath of a Celebrity Trial


Jennifer Wieland is a partner at Berkowitz Oliver LLP in Kansas City, MO. She earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. She served as a federal law clerk in the Central District of California in Los Angeles, CA, and worked as an associate at Latham & Watkins in Orange County, CA, before settling in Kansas City. Her practice focuses on handling complex civil litigation for businesses and individual clients. Her practice is primarily in federal court, where she focuses on class actions, commercial disputes, and employment and intellectual property matters. She represents clients from all sectors, including the financial services, higher education, and automotive industries, from small, local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Jennifer is also qualified as a Missouri mediator and was selected for inclusion on the Western District of Missouri’s Mediation and Assessment Program’s newly created list of Category II Neutrals, effective August 1, 2023. Jennifer is currently serving a three-year term on the District of Kansas’ Bench-Bar Committee, and she was named a Pro Bono Champion in April 2022 for her work on veteran discharge upgrades through KCMBA’s Military Matters program.

Remote attendance only!

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

Please register no later than May 7, 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


Kansas Paralegal Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 1902, Topeka, KS  66601

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