Upcoming events

    • 02 Jan 2018
    • (CST)
    • 01 Dec 2020
    • (CST)
    • 33 sessions
    • Jayhawk Towers - Senate Room


    • 05 Feb 2018
    • (CST)
    • 07 Dec 2020
    • (CST)
    • 17 sessions
    • Shawnee County Courthouse

    Committee works for the improvement of the legal and judicial systems through cooperation with the judiciary.

    • 16 May 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • (CST)
    • 17 sessions
    • Capitol Plaza Hotel - Falling Water Bar

    Those members who are at least 70 years of age and practicing or no longer practicing meet for a monthly informal gathering.

    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • WEBINAR CLE
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    Ethics Theater 

    CLE Webinar

    Friday, August 28, 2020

    10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

    Presenters:  Stan Hazlett and Matt Vogelsberg, Kansas Disciplinary Administrator's Office

    10:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. - "Ethics Theater" CLE

    1:00 p.m. - TBA Fall YLD Golf Tournament

    $40 for TBA Members

    $80 for Non-TBA Members

    *Included with Golf Tournament Registration

    Sponsored by:

    Alderson, Alderson, Conklin, Crow & Slinkard, LLC.

    Approved for 2.0 hour of CLE credit, including 2.0 hours of E&P in Kansas & Missouri.

    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Cypress Ridge
    Register

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP FORM

    Each team will be given two carts. No more than two riders per cart. 

    Individual rider carts are available at the golf course for an additional $17.
    Walking carts are available at no additional charge. 



    • 07 Sep 2020
    • (CDT)

    The TBA Office will be closed in observance of Labor Day.


    • 11 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar
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    September Bar Luncheon
    Online Webinar
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    Noon-1:00 PM

    CLE Presenter:

    Michael Kagay District Attorney for the Third Judicial District of Kansas

    Mike Kagay took office as the District Attorney on January 9th, 2017. Prior to being elected District Attorney, he served in the Shawnee County DA’s Office as an Assistant DA where he prosecuted cases involving a wide range of offenses, including juvenile and CINC cases, child exploitation and abuse, drug distribution, property offenses, violent offenses, sex offenses, and homicides. As the District Attorney, Kagay targets prosecution of violent crimes, sex crimes, and crimes against children. He is committed to community outreach and partnerships. Kagay is a member of various law enforcement focused boards and organizations.

    Mike completed his undergraduate studies in English from Washburn University in 2005, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Washburn University School of Law. Mike entered law school with the goal of becoming a prosecutor in Shawnee County, and was able to realize that dream. Mike is grateful for the opportunity to pursue his passion of protecting the innocent, being a voice for victims, and seeking justice.

    Mike is committed to running an efficient and professional office focused on protecting the citizens and families in our community. Mike lives in Topeka with his wife Hannah and their children. The Kagay family is proud to call Shawnee County home.


    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar
    Register

    Using Humor in Law: Improv, My Cousin Vinny, and Bench Slaps  

    CLE WEBINAR
    This program will now be offered as a live webinar and will count as live CLE credit in Kansas.

    8 hour program
    Pending CLE credit in KS and MO 

    Friday, September 18, 2020

    8:20 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

    Presented by Joel Oster, Comedian of Law LLC


    John Cleese of Monty Python fame said, “He who laughs most learns best.”  This applies equally to CLE and to persuading others in your practice. Learn how to use laughter and humor to manage clients, negotiate with opposing counsel, score points with the jury, and win arguments!

    8:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Lying and the Law, (Ethics).  

    10:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Break

    10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Using Humor to Persuade

    12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Lunch Break

    12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Using Improv in your Legal Practice

    1:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. - Cross Examination Tips from Vinny Gambini

    2:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Break

    3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - The Greatest Bench Slaps and How to Avoid Them

      $200 - TBA members

      $400 - Non-TBA members

      No charge for Law Students.

      About the Presenter

      Joel Oster, Esq.,                                     

      Joel is a seasoned litigator and regular speaker to attorneys and non-attorneys alike.  He currently is in private practice in Kansas City, specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law and appellate advocacy.  He previously served as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Kansas City Regional Service Center. While at ADF, he was counsel for the Town of Greece, New York in the landmark case Galloway v. Greece.  Joel argued the case before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the Second Circuit, and was part of the legal team presenting the case to the U.S. Supreme Court where they successfully defended the Town against a challenge to its practice of opening its sessions with an invocation.

      Oster regularly litigates First Amendment issues.  As lead counsel in Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Obama, Oster skillfully defended the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer against an Establishment Clause challenge. Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, he successfully defended the right of an organization to have a pro-life specialty license plate in Missouri in Roach v. Stouffer. In Wigg v. Sioux Falls School District, he successful represented an elementary school teacher in obtaining equal access to school facilities after contract time after she was denied that right based on the viewpoint of her speech.  In addition, Oster has defended various churches based on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, against discriminatory zoning codes and regulations.  Oster also has defended various individuals, corporations, and political committees against discriminatory and unconstitutional campaign finance regulations. 

      Joel has also spoken to thousands of attorneys across the United States and has learned from their successful and unsuccessful legal practices.  Joel brings this practical perspective to all his seminars.

      Oster earned his J.D. in 1997 from the University of Kansas School of Law.  Oster is admitted to the bar in Kansas, Missouri, Florida, and numerous federal courts.

      Joel is a seasoned litigator and regular speaker to attorneys and non-attorneys alike.  He currently is in private practice in Kansas City, specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law and appellate advocacy.


      SPONSORED BY:



       Click Here for paper registration form.

      • 22 Sep 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
      • Webinar
      Register

       Cybersecurity & IT Made Easy 

      CLE Webinar

      Tuesday, September 22, 2020
      Noon-1 PM

      This CLE is Free for TBA Members

      The webinar will cover the orchestration of security layers to secure your law firm and how to properly manage your information technology. In addition, participants will be able to recall current threats, risks, and vulnerabilities held by their law firm.

      Presenter  Tom Kirkham

      Tom Kirkham, founder and CEO of IronTech Security & Kirkham.IT provides cybersecurity defense systems and focuses on educating and encouraging organizations to establish a security-first environment with cyber security training programs for all workers to prevent successful attacks. Kirkham brings more than three decades of software design, network administration, computer security, and cybersecurity knowledge to organizations around the country. During his career, Kirkham has received multiple software design awards and founded other acclaimed technology businesses. Kirkham once had a software company that sold retail management software to the NSA, Sprint, AT&T and various premier golf clubs like Firestone and Pebble Beach. He is an active member of the FBI’s Arkansas InfraGard Chapter and frequently speaks about the latest in security threats.


      • 25 Sep 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
      • Webinar
      Register

      Criminal Law CLE

      WEBINAR

      Free for TBA Members $10 for Non-Members

      Friday, September 25, 2020

      Noon-1:00 PM



      • 01 Oct 2020
      • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
      • Ravenwood Lodge - 10147 SW 61st Street, Topeka
      Register

      More details to come.

      • 09 Oct 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM (CDT)
      • Webinar
      Register


      Webinar

      Developments in Federal Tax Law and Nonprofit Organizations CLE

      Friday, October 9, 2020

      Noon to 1:40 p.m.

      Webinar 


      12-1:40 p.m. - Developments in Federal Tax Law and Nonprofit Organizations CLE Webinar

      Presented by Bruce Hopkins, Bruce R. Hopkins Law Firm, LLC, and Professor from Practice at the University of Kansas School of Law  

      The CLE will review current developments in the federal tax law concerning tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving, including recently passed legislation, Treasury regulations, IRS rulings and court opinions.

      $20 for TBA Members
      $40 for Non-Members
      Free for Students 

      Approved for 2.0 Hours of CLE credit in Kansas, pending credit in Missouri. 

      The week of the program you will receive an email with the Zoom Webinar link and the instructional M

      Generously Sponsored by:



      • 23 Oct 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
      • Webinar
      Register

      Criminal Law CLE

      WEBINAR

      Free for TBA Members $10 for Non-Members

      Friday, October 23, 2020

      Noon-1:00 PM



      • 11 Nov 2020
      • (CST)

      TBA Office will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.


      • 13 Nov 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
      • Webinar

      Probate Committee CLE
      Webinar 
      Friday, November 13, 2020

      More Information Coming Soon! 


      • 20 Nov 2020
      • 11:00 AM (CST)
      • Creekside at Berryton, 7151 Berryton Road, Berryton, KS


      Annual Topeka Bar Association

      Thanksgiving
      &
      Turkey Shoot

      Friday, November 20, 2020

      Berryton Square - 7151 SE Berryton Road


      11 a.m. 

      Turkey Shoot
      What is the Turkey Shoot?
      The TBA's Annual Turkey Shoot is all fun and games, no actual turkeys are shot! For a $2 donation, guest place marks on a target, then local attorney, Jeff Cooper shoots the target. The guest with the closest mark wins!

      11:30 a.m. 

      Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

      • 26 Nov 2020
      • (CST)
      • 27 Nov 2020
      • (CST)

      The TBA wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!


      • 03 Dec 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
      • Cyrus Hotel - Vanguard Ballroom
      Register
      More details to come.
      • 24 Dec 2020
      • (CST)
      • 25 Dec 2020
      • (CST)

      The TBA wishes you a Merry Christmas!


    Past events

    07 Aug 2020 August Bar Luncheon CLE WEBINAR
    10 Jul 2020 July Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    03 Jul 2020 Independence Day-TBA Office Closed
    05 Jun 2020 2020 CLE Blast- Webinar
    04 Jun 2020 June Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    25 May 2020 Memorial Day-TBA Office Closed
    22 May 2020 "Comedic De-Briefing of the Law - 2020 Edition" WEBINAR CLE
    07 May 2020 May Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    01 May 2020 May Bar Luncheon - Canceled
    01 May 2020 Law Day 2020
    13 Mar 2020 "Employment Law: Everything You Want to Know (In 2 Hours), But Have No Time to Research" CLE
    06 Mar 2020 March Bar Luncheon
    05 Mar 2020 March Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    13 Feb 2020 Family Law Committee Meeting
    07 Feb 2020 February Bar Luncheon
    06 Feb 2020 February Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    20 Jan 2020 Martin Luther King's Birthday - TBA Office Closed
    10 Jan 2020 January Bar Luncheon
    09 Jan 2020 TBA CRIMINAL LAW Committee Meeting & CLE: Pre-Trial Release CLE
    01 Jan 2020 New Year's Day Holiday - TBA Office Closed
    24 Dec 2019 Christmas Holiday-TBA Office Closed
    17 Dec 2019 Justice Luckert's Investiture Ceremony
    10 Dec 2019 Annual Holiday Party
    05 Dec 2019 December Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    28 Nov 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday-TBA Office Closed
    22 Nov 2019 Investiture of Penny R. Moylan
    22 Nov 2019 Annual TBA Turkey Shoot
    11 Nov 2019 Veteran's Day-TBA Office Closed
    07 Nov 2019 Government Attorney and Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    07 Nov 2019 "Kansas Supreme Court Update: Change Is In the Air" CLE
    18 Oct 2019 “Mediation Preparation: Investing in a Successful Outcome” CLE
    10 Oct 2019 Family Law Committee Meeting
    04 Oct 2019 Hon. Rachel Pickering's Investiture
    04 Oct 2019 October Bar Luncheon
    03 Oct 2019 October Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    03 Oct 2019 2019 Clay Shoot & Ethical Issues Related to Risk CLE
    20 Sep 2019 YLD Fall Golf Tournament
    06 Sep 2019 First Friday with the TBA
    06 Sep 2019 "View from the Bench: Tips for Practicing in Shawnee County" CLE
    06 Sep 2019 September Bar Luncheon
    05 Sep 2019 TBA CRIMINAL LAW LUNCH & LEARN: "DIRECT & CROSS EXAMINATION" CLE
    02 Sep 2019 Labor Day-TBA Office Closed
    15 Aug 2019 CLE Committee Meeting
    08 Aug 2019 Family Law Committee Meeting
    02 Aug 2019 August Bar Luncheon
    01 Aug 2019 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    12 Jul 2019 Reception for Hon. Mark S. Braun
    04 Jul 2019 Independence Day-TBA Office Closed
    21 Jun 2019 Self-Mastery for Lawyers CLE
    13 Jun 2019 Immigration Law CLE
    11 Jun 2019 2019 Legislative Review CLE
    07 Jun 2019 June Bar Luncheon
    06 Jun 2019 Family Law Committee
    31 May 2019 Family Law CLE
    30 May 2019 Probate Committee Meeting
    27 May 2019 Memorial Day-TBA Office Closed
    23 May 2019 De-Briefing the Law 2019: A Comedic Review of Supreme Court, legal ethics and headline cases CLE
    17 May 2019 The Verdict CLE - 2 Hour Ethics CLE
    17 May 2019 TBA Spring Golf Tournament
    03 May 2019 May Bar Luncheon
    01 May 2019 2019 Law Day Public Program
    01 May 2019 Law Day CLE - Free Speech Free Press Free Society
    24 Apr 2019 Pulling Back the Curtain: A Discussion About Domestic and International Intellectual Property Law CLE
    18 Apr 2019 April O.L.D. Social
    18 Apr 2019 Family Law Committee
    17 Apr 2019 Awards & Brews: 2019 Annual Meeting
    28 Mar 2019 TBA & YLD MARCH MADNESS SOCIAL
    22 Mar 2019 Ten Most Common Hazards & Mistakes in Automobile Accident Cases CLE
    01 Mar 2019 March Bar Luncheon
    21 Feb 2019 February O.L.D. Social
    14 Feb 2019 Family Law Committee
    12 Feb 2019 YLD February Luncheon
    01 Feb 2019 February Bar Luncheon
    25 Jan 2019 Self-Care for Attorneys CLE & Rustic Sign Workshop
    21 Jan 2019 Martin Luther King's Birthday - TBA Office Closed
    18 Jan 2019 Employment Law: Everything You Want to Know (In 2 Hours), But Have No Time to Research CLE
    08 Jan 2019 YLD January Luncheon
    04 Jan 2019 January Bar Luncheon
    01 Jan 2019 New Year's Day Holiday - TBA Office Closed
    24 Dec 2018 Christmas Holiday-TBA Office Closed
    20 Dec 2018 December O.L.D. Social
    18 Dec 2018 December YLD Meeting
    13 Dec 2018 Family Law Committee
    10 Dec 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    07 Dec 2018 December Bar Luncheon
    22 Nov 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday-TBA Office Closed
    16 Nov 2018 Annual TBA Turkey Shoot
    15 Nov 2018 November O.L.D. Social
    12 Nov 2018 Veteran's Day-TBA Office Closed
    03 Nov 2018 A Garden FUNraiser
    02 Nov 2018 November Bar Luncheon
    02 Nov 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Kay's Garden
    30 Oct 2018 October YLD Social
    25 Oct 2018 Government Attorney Luncheon
    19 Oct 2018 Fall Immigration CLE
    11 Oct 2018 Family Law Committee
    07 Oct 2018 TBA Day at West Ridge Lanes
    05 Oct 2018 October Membership Luncheon
    04 Oct 2018 2018 Clay Shoot & Firearms Overview CLE
    28 Sep 2018 Adoption Law CLE
    25 Sep 2018 Legislative Candidate Forum
    21 Sep 2018 YLD Fall Golf Tournament
    21 Sep 2018 Nuts & Bolts of Ignition Interlock CLE
    20 Sep 2018 Side-Bar Social
    19 Sep 2018 TBA CLE Planning Committee Meeting
    11 Sep 2018 YLD September Luncheon
    07 Sep 2018 September Membership Luncheon
    03 Sep 2018 Labor Day-TBA Office Closed
    17 Aug 2018 Investiture for Judge Darian Dernovish
    16 Aug 2018 August O.L.D. Social
    14 Aug 2018 YLD August Social
    09 Aug 2018 Family Law Committee
    03 Aug 2018 August Social
    10 Jul 2018 YLD July Luncheon
    05 Jul 2018 Independence Day-TBA Office Closed
    15 Jun 2018 A Comedic Review of Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Other Notable Cases CLE
    14 Jun 2018 YLD Social
    08 Jun 2018 TBA Board Blast CLE!
    07 Jun 2018 June Family Law Committee Meeting
    06 Jun 2018 Compassion Fatigue CLE
    01 Jun 2018 June Membership Luncheon
    28 May 2018 Memorial Day-TBA Office Closed
    24 May 2018 Probate CLE
    18 May 2018 2018 Annual TBA Golf Tournament
    11 May 2018 In Stealth Mode: An Interactive Illustration of Stalking and Intimate Partner Abuse in the Digital Age
    04 May 2018 May Membership Luncheon
    27 Apr 2018 Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking CLE
    20 Apr 2018 Expungement Day Volunteer (Afternoon)
    20 Apr 2018 Expungement Day Volunteer (Morning)
    17 Apr 2018 Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives CLE
    13 Apr 2018 Expungement Day Informational Meeting
    12 Apr 2018 Family Law Committee Meeting
    12 Apr 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    11 Apr 2018 Awards & Brews: 2018 Annual Meeting
    11 Apr 2018 Expungements In Kansas CLE
    06 Apr 2018 April Membership Luncheon
    30 Mar 2018 Topeka Municipal Court Practice - A Primer CLE
    29 Mar 2018 Expungement Day Informational Meeting
    02 Mar 2018 March Membership Luncheon
    01 Mar 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    15 Feb 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    15 Feb 2018 Family Law Committee Meeting
    08 Feb 2018 Managing the Risk of a Data Breach: Ethical Obligation & Cybersecurity CLE
    02 Feb 2018 February Membership Luncheon
    01 Feb 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    25 Jan 2018 New Year and Back to School Social
    18 Jan 2018 Criminal Law Committee
    15 Jan 2018 Martin Luther King's Birthday - TBA Office Closed
    11 Jan 2018 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    09 Jan 2018 YLD Monthly Luncheons
    05 Jan 2018 January Membership Luncheon
    22 Dec 2017 Christmas Holiday-TBA Office Closed
    14 Dec 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    07 Dec 2017 Annual Holiday Party
    23 Nov 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday-TBA Office Closed
    20 Nov 2017 Probate Committee Meeting
    17 Nov 2017 Annual Turkey Shoot
    15 Nov 2017 Tax Planning for Optimized Charitable Giving CLE
    10 Nov 2017 Veteran's Day-TBA Office Closed
    08 Nov 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    18 Oct 2017 Mayoral Candidate Forum
    18 Oct 2017 Protection from Stalking or Sexual Assault Act: New Legal Remedy for Sexual Assault Victims CLE
    11 Oct 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    06 Oct 2017 October Membership Luncheon
    05 Oct 2017 Monthly Briefings Meeting
    25 Sep 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    22 Sep 2017 Topeka Bar Association Fall Golf Tournament
    07 Sep 2017 Adoption Law CLE
    04 Sep 2017 Labor Day-TBA Office Closed
    01 Sep 2017 September Membership Luncheon
    04 Aug 2017 August Membership Luncheon
    28 Jul 2017 2017 Legislative Update CLE
    04 Jul 2017 Independence Day-TBA Office Closed
    16 Jun 2017 TBA CLE Blast!
    02 Jun 2017 June Membership Luncheon & Ethics CLE
    29 May 2017 Memorial Day-TBA Office Closed
    19 May 2017 Annual TBA Golf Tournament
    19 May 2017 Ethics in the Everyday Practice of Law CLE
    11 May 2017 TBA YLD INAUGURAL TRIVIA NIGHT
    05 May 2017 May Membership Luncheon & 2017 CLE Updates
    01 May 2017 Crimes, Courts and the Constitution - a Law Day Event
    01 May 2017 Law Day 2017
    29 Apr 2017 2017 Law Day: Kansas Riverfront Clean Up Event
    27 Apr 2017 2017 Annual Meeting
    14 Apr 2017 Criminal Law CLE
    13 Mar 2017 Criminal Law Committee Meeting
    03 Mar 2017 March Membership Luncheon & The Attorney-Surveyor Working Relationship: How to Win a Case Together CLE
    03 Mar 2017 Statute of Frauds (and) Why People Ignore It
    23 Feb 2017 Happy Hour CLE "Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media in Investigations & Litigation"
    22 Feb 2017 Probate Committee Meeting
    09 Feb 2017 CLE: e-Filing in Shawnee County District Court
    03 Feb 2017 February Membership Luncheon
    16 Jan 2017 Martin Luther King's Birthday - TBA Office Closed
    13 Jan 2017 CLE: Family Law Update & Hot Topics
    11 Jan 2017 Probate Committee Meeting
    06 Jan 2017 January Membership Luncheon
    02 Jan 2017 New Year's Day Holiday - TBA Office Closed
    23 Dec 2016 TBA Office Closed for Christmas Holiday
    01 Dec 2016 TBA Annual Holiday Party
    25 Nov 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday - TBA Office Closed
    24 Nov 2016 Thanksgiving - TBA Office Closed
    18 Nov 2016 Annual Turkey Shoot
    17 Nov 2016 O.L.D. Committee
    11 Nov 2016 Veteran's Day - TBA Office Closed
    08 Nov 2016 Young Lawyers Division Monthly Luncheon
    04 Nov 2016 Naturalization Ceremony
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