Upcoming events

    • July 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
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    The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE webinar through Zoom on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm over time management tips for paralegals. 

    TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speakers, Lisa Lynch & Mianne L. Besser, will be speaking over time management tips for paralegals. 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

    • Time management for paralegals

    • Tips for time management

    • Ethical rules of time management

    • Risks of poor time management

    • Billable v Non-billable

    SPEAKER BIO: 

    Lisa Lynch:

    Lisa Lynch currently works as an in-house paralegal for a global leader in the commercial and multifamily real estate industry in Dallas, Texas. Her role focuses on litigation, eDiscovery and corporate governance. 

    Lisa has been involved with the Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA) since 2004. She served as DAPA’s President in 2014 and held other positions including President Elect, NFPA Primary, NFPA Secondary, Vendor Advisor, as well as serving on many committees. She has also been a CLE speaker at many DAPA and student events. In 2014, Lisa was presented with the DAPA Paralegal of the Year Award. She is also a member of Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas and sat on the El Centro Paralegal Advisory Board.

    Lisa participates in DAPA’s mentor/protégé program and is a volunteer with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and other community service programs benefiting non-profits such as the North Texas Food Bank, Juliette Fowler, TangoTab and The Stewpot. 

    Lisa obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the Professional Development Institute at the University of North Texas. In 2011, Lisa was certified by NFPA as a Core Registered Paralegal, becoming one of the first 16 CRPs in the State of Texas and initial 148 paralegals in the nation who passed the pilot exam administered at 12 test sites across the country. Most recently, Lisa became CEDS certified through ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists). 

    The President-Elect works closely with the President and learns the roles and responsibilities to ensure continuity. At the end of this 2-year term, the President-elect shall become President and serve for one two-year term. The President-Elect will become President at the NFPA 2022 Convention.

    Mianne Besser: 

    Mianne L. Besser, AACP, contributes 24 years of experience as a Litigation Paralegal for Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP.

    She has a background in multiple legal disciplines, with a focus in litigation; she also has extensive trial experience and is well-versed in eDiscovery.  

    Ms. Besser received a BA in Management and Business Administration from the University of Phoenix; and a paralegal certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute, an ABA-approved program.

    Prior to being elected as the Secretary and Director of Leadership Development, Ms. Besser served one term as Secretary and Director of Operations; three terms as NFPA Region Director, Region II; member and Chair of the State of the Paralegal Profession Committee; member of the Budget Committee; and Special  Projects Coordinator.  

    At the local level, Ms. Besser served in a variety of positions for the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association (RMPA), including two non-consecutive terms as President, President-elect, Board Advisor, NFPA Primary Representative, NFPA Secondary Representative, Director-at-Large and Editor.  

    Ms. Besser’s additional professional affiliations include the American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc., Colorado Association of Litigation Support Professionals and Women in eDiscovery.

    Ms. Besser is an invited CLE speaker for NFPA, RMPA and the Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE).  She has been interviewed for her perspective on the paralegal profession by Andrew Morkes (College & Career Press), Laurel Vietzen (Practical Contract Law for Paralegals, 3d. Edition), and LawCrossing.com.  She has authored, or co-authored, articles which were printed in the National Paralegal Reporter and Trial Talk.  While serving as NFPA’s Special Projects Coordinator, she authored two White Papers, “Legal Process Outsourcing” and “Ethical Considerations for Paralegals and Social Media”.

    Ms. Besser is active in her community serving as a member of the Community College of Aurora’s Paralegal Advisory Committee.  She has also been involved in planned giving events benefitting many local organizations including The Gathering Place, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and Free the Girls.

    Remote attendance only!

    • Member Cost: $10
    • Non-Member Cost: $20

    Please register no later than July 14, 2021

    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 District !! Director, Abigail Emery, CRP at district2director@ksparalegals.org

    • August 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
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    The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE webinar through Zoom on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm over using forensic psychologists as experts in criminal cases.

    TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speakers, David Harger with Wise & Reber, L.C., will speaking of the role of forensic psychology in criminal cases. 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

    The role of forensic psychology in criminal cases and courts is growing.  This presentation will provide an objective discussion of various methods and tools used by psychologists and related experts at different stages in criminal cases, including competency, pre- and post-sentencing mental health evaluations and sentencing departures, Gregg evaluations, child-victim evaluations in sex offense cases, and more.

    SPEAKER BIO: 

    David N. Harger is a member of the McPherson firm of Wise & Reber, L.C.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration in 1991 and his law degree in 1994, both from the University of Kansas.  David recently served on the Supreme Court’s Pretrial Justice Task Force and is the current chair of the Criminal Law Section of the KBA.  His trial practice is primarily concentrated in criminal defense, commercial and financial litigation.  

    Remote attendance only!

    • Member Cost: $10
    • Non-Member Cost: $20

    Please register no later than July 14, 2021

    1 hour of CLE credit through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) is pending approval 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 District !! Director, Abigail Emery, CRP at district2director@ksparalegals.org

    • September 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
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    The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE webinar through Zoom on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm over using private investigators as experts in criminal cases.

    TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speakers, David Harger with Wise & Reber, L.C., will speaking of the role of private investigators in criminal cases. 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

    Thorough case development and investigation is of paramount importance to effective advocacy in criminal cases.  Private investigators offer a wealth of experience, insight, and expertise, and using investigators can help you avoid conflicts and ethical pitfalls.  As the workloads and backlog of cases facing criminal lawyers grow, learn how to work with investigators to maximize your effectiveness.

    SPEAKER BIO: 

    David N. Harger is a member of the McPherson firm of Wise & Reber, L.C.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration in 1991 and his law degree in 1994, both from the University of Kansas.  David recently served on the Supreme Court’s Pretrial Justice Task Force and is the current chair of the Criminal Law Section of the KBA.  His trial practice is primarily concentrated in criminal defense, commercial and financial litigation.  

    Remote attendance only!

    • Member Cost: $10
    • Non-Member Cost: $20

    Please register no later than July 14, 2021

    1 hour of CLE credit through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) is pending approval 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 District !! Director, Abigail Emery, CRP at district2director@ksparalegals.org

Past events

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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