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    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 09 Jun 2025

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    ChatOMG The Ethical Pros and Cons of Using AI

    ChatGPT and other AI generative language models are changing the way that we do business and practice law. And while AI will not replace the need for lawyers in the foreseeable future, it will drastically change how lawyers go about plying their craft.

    In this forward-looking webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will give you a sneak preview of the ethical pros and cons of utilizing this game-changing technology.

    Presented By: Sean Carter, Mesa CLE
    1.0 Hour of E&P in Kansas 


    $40 for TBA Members 
    $60 for NonMembers 

    This program is only available for CLE credit from 6-10-24 to 6-9-25

    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rueger Field

    Join the Young Lawyers Division of the Topeka Bar Association for a fun-filled evening of camaraderie and softball action!

    Mark your calendars for June 20th at 7:00 PM at Rueger Ball Field. We're kicking off the night with a lively tailgating social before the YLD's exciting 9:15 PM game!

    Enjoy delicious hotdogs, chips, and your favorite beverages (wink, wink ) while mingling with fellow legal professionals and supporters. Whether you're up for playing on the team or cheering from the sidelines, there's a spot for everyone.

    Don't forget to register if you're attending! For those interested in playing, please contact Blake Porter to sign up for this game or future events.

    Let's celebrate summer, sportsmanship, and the spirit of our legal community! See you at the ball field!


    Thursday, May 20



    Rueger Ball Field

    Please RSVP so we have a good headcount.

    This is event is for TBA members and active law students that setup a free membership with the TBA. Others are welcome to attend.

    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 8:50 AM - 3:40 PM
    • Zoom

    Webinar CLE -Zoom

    June 21, 2024 

    8:50am- 3:40pm

    Approved for 7 hours of CLE including 1 hour E&P in KS

    Murder trials capture the American’s attention like no other. It is the original reality TV. From gruesome murder scene, to the search for who is responsible, society is consumed with the process. For lawyers, it is a crowning achievement of the profession. It provides an orderly way to process and hold responsible people who commit these heinous acts. But does the process always work? Does the innocent get convicted?

    Does the guilty go free? This CLE examines 5 true crimes, from the grisly details of the murder scene, to the decision to indict, to the trial, and finally, to the verdict. And in the process, this CLE puts the legal system on trial.

    Presenter: Joel Oster, Esq., is a seasoned litigator and distinguished speaker based in Kansas City. Specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law, and appellate advocacy, he has a notable track record defending First Amendment issues. Previously a senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, Joel played a key role in landmark cases such as Galloway v. Greece and Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Obama. Admitted to the bar in Kansas, Missouri, Florida, and federal courts, he brings a practical perspective to seminars, drawing from extensive experience in successful and unsuccessful legal practices across the United States. Joel earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1997.

    $150-200* for TBA Members

    $400 for Non-Members

    *Early registration price available for members until April 1. 

    • 24 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Your Home is Spying on You: A Look at Internet of Things Forensics


    Monday, June 24 
    Noon-1:00 PM
    Approved for 1.0 hour CLE
    FREE for TBA Members
    $20 for Non-Members

    CLE:  More and more homes contain smart devices: Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Nest Thermostat, Smart TVs, Roombas, and more. These devices store all kinds of activities and send that data to the cloud. This CLE explores the types of data available, looks at some cases where that data was used, and discusses the law regarding the collection of this type of data.

    Presenter: Tom Plunkett

    Thomas Plunkett is Managing Director of Digital Forensics & E-Discovery at ArcherHall. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Encase Certified Forensic Examiner (EnCE) with over 20 years of experience in digital forensics, cybersecurity, and counterintelligence. He holds a master’s degree in information systems and is an adjunct professor, teaching cybersecurity and digital forensics topics at the University of San Diego. Mr. Plunkett has led investigations involving data breaches, computer hacking, theft of intellectual property, and foreign intelligence operations. His clients include all levels of government, law firms, casinos, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, technology companies and celebrities.

    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Kansas Bar Association


    Thursday, July 11, 2024

    Noon-1:00 p.m.

    Kansas Bar Association

    1200 SW Harrison

    Please RSVP if you will attend so we have a good headcount for food.

    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • TCALC- 500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Dr

    Legal Liftoff: Propel Your Practice with Expert Tips

    The TBA presents "Legal Liftoff: Propel Your Practice with Expert Tips," a CLE program for the Young Lawyer Division Luncheon Takeover. Featuring a panel of seasoned judges and attorneys, this event offers invaluable insights and practical tips for legal professionals at all career stages.

    Attendees will gain valuable insights on client interaction, courtroom etiquette, legal writing, ethics, time management, and professional development through a panel discussion and interactive Q&A session.

    August Bar Luncheon

    Young Lawyers Division TAKEOVER

    Friday, August 2, 2024
    Noon-1:00 p.m.

    $20 for TBA Members

    $30 for Non-Members

    • 08 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    The TBA Criminal Law



    August 8, 2024

    12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 873 9326 0258

    • 06 Sep 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD


    Monthly Membership Luncheon

    September 6, 2024

    Noon- 1:00PM

    Presenter Laurel Klein Searles

    Location To Be Determined

    $20 TBA Members

    $30 Guests/ Non- Members

    • 16 Sep 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    My Ex Hacked Me! Stalking in Family Law Cases


    Monday, September 16
    Noon-1:00 PM
    Pending approval for 1.0 hour 

    Early Registration pricing
    FREE for TBA Members

    $20 for Non-Members

    (Pricing increases September 1, 2024)

    CLE:  Nearly every family law attorney has received that call from their client where the client says their ex has hacked their phone. This CLE explores the reality of hacking/stalking cases. You’ll learn how most stalking is not from the hacking of a device, but from shared accounts or device. We’ll explore often overlooked areas of stalking, and how you can work with your client to shut it down. Finally, you’ll learn the most cost-effective ways of utilizing an expert witness to prove stalking has occurred

    Presenter: Patrick Siewert  

    Patrick Siewert is Director of Digital Forensics & E-Discovery for ArcherHall, based in Richmond, Virginia. Patrick has 15 years of law enforcement experience highlighted by high­profile and precedent-setting case work investigating electronically-facilitated crime. He founded Pro Digital Forensic Consulting in 2013, which was acquired by ArcherHall in 2022. Patrick has completed multiple trainings and certificates in the practice areas of computer forensics, mobile device forensics and analysis of cellular historical location records and is well-versed in their value in civil and criminal litigation. He has also qualified as an Expert Witness in the aforementioned disciplines in multiple courts across the Country and is an Adjunct Professor of Digital Forensics at Virginia Commonwealth University. ArcherHall offers a full suite of digital forensic & E-discovery services for the litigation community nationwide.

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