The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program is partnering with Valley Hope Overland Park to sponsor a "Lawyers' Day" at Valley Hope. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for lawyers and judges not familiar with treatment for substance use disorders, or with lawyer assistance programs, to actually see a facility, learn about what happens in treatment and to provide some free CLE.
A recent study by the ABA, in conjunction with Hazelden/Betty Ford, verified that lawyers suffer from alcohol and depression conditions at double the rate of the general population, and yet are very resistant to getting help. We will have a nationally known speaker, Jim Coyle, Chief Regulation Counsel of Colorado, speaking on the nexus between impairments and discipline and then a panel of lawyers discussing their own experiences. We are qualified for 2 hours of CLE in Kansas and (approval pending) Missouri and will provide a free lunch. Last year this same program was offered at the Valley Hope in Moundridge Kansas. We received great response from those who attended with a prosecutor saying she learned a lot about treatment which she will find helpful in her job, since many defendants are court ordered into treatment. The same might be said particularly for defense and family law lawyers.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.
Thank you very much.
Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program
The Wyandotte County Bar Association and Wyandotte County Bar Foundation are sponsoring a major undertaking to archive the history of the Wyandotte County Bar Association, its members and our judiciary. This also includes contributions from the National Bar Association and the Women’s Auxiliary.
We need your pictures of bar members, events, newspaper clippings or other historic documents that can be scanned, preserved and sorted into collections. We have retained the services of a professional archivist to assist with this project.
Please bring your materials to the Wyandotte County Law Library. Debbie Dercher, law librarian, will take care of your materials and we will scan the items. If we wish the photo, newspaper article or other artifact returned, please let Debbie know. Please do not write on the back of any photos or articles, but use a “sticky” note to identify individuals, dates and events. Or, you may use the archival products that will be made available to you for identification at the Law Library.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Karen Shelor (913) 789-7477, Debbie Dercher (913) 573-2899, or Pearl King (913) 948-0401.
We will also be selecting and using 200 pictures along with an oral history presentation for our November Bar Association meeting.
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (June 8, 2016): Chief Judge J. Thomas Marten has announced his intention to take senior status and to step down as Chief Judge of the District of Kansas, effective April 30, 2017.
President Clinton named Judge Marten to fill a vacancy created by the departure of Judge Patrick Kelly in Wichita in October 1995; the Senate confirmed the appointment in January 1996. He became the district’s Chief Judge in April 2014.
His successor will be appointed by the President of the United States, subject to confirmation by the United States Senate. As the judges have no role in the appointment process, any person interested in applying for the judicial position should direct his or her inquiry to the White House, our senators and congresspersons or leaders of the political parties.
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TOPEKA—State courts are one step closer in their transition to a centralized electronic court environment with the Supreme Court’s launch of its Kansas eCourt project today.
The eCourt project will focus on merging electronic document filing already used in most Kansas courts with a centralized case management system, uniting all court case information and business processes on a single platform.
“Courts have used technology to improve day-to-day business operations, but it has been at a district or county level, essentially creating standalone digital environments,” said Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss. “This initiative to centralize most of our court records and processes will allow us to share information across district and county lines, where we can make the most effective use of our limited staff and fiscal resources. It also strengthens the unification of our state’s courts the people of Kansas asked for in their constitution more than 40 years ago.”
TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court announced today that it has a project underway to expand attorneys’ use of electronic filing in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals with the intent that it will become mandatory effective November 2, 2015.
“This is an important step toward more modern courts that allow attorneys to electronically file their documents from anywhere, saving them both time and money,” said Lawton R. Nuss, chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. “In our experience, many attorneys who bring cases to the appellate courts are open to using electronic filing, especially when they discover how easy it is.”
The Wyandotte County Bar Foundation is proud to announce that it will sponsor two candidates to attend the up-coming Leadership 2000 class.
Candidates may be attorneys, courthouse personnel or anyone who is involved in the administration of justice in Wyandotte County.
For information about Leadership 2000 and an application for this year's class, go to www.leadershipwyco.com.
To apply for a Bar Foundation sponsorship, please contact Denise Tomasic, 913-371-5750, or Ruth Benien, 913-621-7100.
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