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  • 08 May 2013 9:38 AM | Anonymous

     

    The Young Lawyers Section of LAKC is seeking new Board Members. Board Members must be members of LAKC and be younger than 36 or have graduated from law school within the past 5 years. LAKC-YLS Board Members serve the public and bar community interest each year through several events such as the Skippy and Skivvies drive to benefit Operation Breakthrough and Santa Snowball, a holiday event for area homeless families. LAKC-YLS also hosts a variety of happy hours to encourage networking and welcome new attorneys to the practice of law.

     

    New Board Members will be elected at the LAKC-YLS Annual Elections May 29, 5:30 p.m. at Snow & Co. (1815 Wyandotte St Kansas City, MO 64108).

     

    If you are interested in joining the LAKC-YLS Board, please fill out an application and submit it to Carly Duvall (carly.duvall@dentons.com) by May 15, 2013. If you have any questions about the LAKC-YLS Board you may contact Carly at 816-460-2582.

  • 05 Mar 2013 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    The Lawyers Association of Kansas City is now accepting nominations for the LAKC Legacy Award. Nominations are due by March 30, 2013 and may be submitted by email to info@lakc.net.

     

    Overview

    The LAKC Board of Directors established the LAKC Legacy Award to recognize an individual at the LAKC Annual Meeting for his or her significant and enduring contributions to the LAKC and its mission. While many individuals have donated significant time and effort to the LAKC, the Legacy Award is designed to honor contributions that have left an indelible imprint on the association.

     

    Eligibility

    All individuals not currently serving on the LAKC Board of Directors are eligible to be considered for the Legacy Award.

     

     

    Criteria for Selection of Award Recipient

    The following criteria will be used to select the 2012 recipient of the Legacy Award:

    • Meaningful and lasting contribution to the LAKC and its mission

    • Past involvement in LAKC leadership positions

    • Past involvement in LAKC events and activities

    • Contributions to the public-service mission of LAKC

    • Current involvement in and support of LAKC

    • General advancement of LAKC founding objectives and mission

  • 06 Jan 2013 5:57 PM | Anonymous

     

    It s time again for the Kansas City division of the high school Missouri Mock Trial Competition. The first round of competition takes place on Tuesday, January 22nd and Thursday, January 24th. The second round takes place on Tuesday, February 19th and Thursday, February 21st. The Lawyers Association of Kansas City - Young Lawyers Section and the KCMBA are looking for attorneys to serve as judges for the competition, which will take place downtown at the Jackson County Courthouse. The competition begins at 6pm each night and will wrap up by 9pm (dinner will be provided). Judges are asked to arrive at the courthouse by 5:30pm. This is a great opportunity to see how enthusiastic these high school students are about the law, and can reenergize and remind us why we love what we do!

     

    If you are interested and would like to participate, please contact Sarah Ruane at sruane@wcllp.com. We can use your help for as few or as many nights as you are available.

  • 18 Dec 2012 9:54 AM | Anonymous

     

    Surprise your children, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces by offering them the opportunity to talk to Mr. or Mrs. Claus!  The legendary bearded man or his wife will be making calls on December 20-22, 2012 (Thursday-Saturday), between 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Proceeds benefit Santa’s Snow Ball (a free holiday party for area homeless families, sponsored annually by LAKC-YLS).

     

    To register a child, please submit:

    1)  Registration form + Information form (both attached)

    2)  Payment of $5 per child (Make checks payable to “LAKC Foundation”)

    The Information Form provides Mr. and Mrs. Claus with information to chat with the child.  Remember that Santa knows everything, so please complete it thoroughly. 

     

    Please send your registration form, information form and payment to:

    (PLEASE SEND FORMS BY EMAIL AND PAYMENT BY MAIL)

    Kimberly Scheuerman

    The Hill Law Firm, P.C.

    7300 College Blvd., Ste. 215, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

    For questions, call 913-381-1500 or email kim@hilllawfirm.com

    (or to the LAKC-YLS representative at your firm)


     

    Don’t Have Kids? Volunteer to Play Santa or Mrs. Claus

     

    Don’t look much like the jolly bearded one or his wife?  That’s okay as long as you can impersonate their voices.  Make a child’s (and his or her parents’) day by volunteering to call.  We are looking for volunteers to make phone calls to children on December 20-22, from 5-8 p.m.  All calls can be made from the comfort of your own office or home.  An example script will be provided along with information forms on each child.

    To volunteer, please contact:

    Kimberly Scheuerman

    The Hill Law Firm, P.C.

    kim@hilllawfirm.com or 913-381-1500

     

     

    2012 Santa Hotline Information Form.pdf

     

    2012 Santa Hotline Instructions.pdf

     

    2012 Santa Hotline Registration Form.pdf

  • 23 Jul 2012 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    LEAP (Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance) has developed another way we can all support the children of Operation Breakthrough by volunteering our time and our services as "LEAP's Homework Helpers". Unfortunately, for most of us, we have so many demands on our time that it is difficult to make a commitment to volunteer on a regular basis. Therefore, "LEAP's Homework Helpers" is set up to where each of us can volunteer once per year for one hour to participate in the Study Buddies program at Operation Breakthrough from 4:00pm until 5:00pm, either on a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.

    Please email taral@operationbreakthrough.org with a specific date from September 10, 2012 until December 14, 2012 on either a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, when you will be able to participate in "LEAP's Homework Helpers" program. As a Homework Helper, you will need to arrive at Operation Breakthrough at 4:00pm for a short training session, and then Tara will place you in a classroom until 5:00pm to help the Operation Breakthrough children with their homework projects.

    The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment.

     

    Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children's families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid.

     


    Thank you for your support of LEAP and Operation Breakthrough.


  • 23 Apr 2012 7:54 AM | Anonymous

    Guardian ad Litem Certification

    Friday, June 1, 2012

    8.0 hours MCLE (includes 1.0 hour of Ethics credit)

     

    The Jackson County Law Library is sponsoring a one-day Guardian ad Litem (GAL) certification on June 1, 2012 from 8:45am to 5:00 pm. Attendees will receive GAL certification and 8.0 Missouri CLE hours (including 1.0 hour ethics). The attached flyer includes registration details and additional information.

  • 20 Mar 2012 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    The Lawyers Association of Kansas City Young Lawyers Section is hosting the Missouri State High School Mock Trial Competition March 30, 31 and April 1.  The event is co-sponsored by the KCMBA Young Lawyers' Section and the Missouri Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

    We are looking for attorneys to serve as judges for the competition, which will take place downtown at the Jackson County Courthouse (415 E. 12th Street Kansas City, MO). This is a great opportunity to see how enthusiastic these high school students are about the law, and can reenergize and remind us why we love what we do!


    We can use your help for as few or as many rounds as you are available.   If you can volunteer please contact Carly Duvall at cduvall@lathropgage.com or 816-460-5615.  


    Round One - Friday  (March 30) :  Judges and volunteers need to arrive 5:30.  Trial starts at 6.  [Dinner will be provided]

     

    Round Two - Saturday AM  (March 31) :  Judges and volunteers need to arrive by 9:00 am.  Trial starts at 9:30 am.   [Breakfast will be provided]

     

    Quarterfinals - Saturday PM  (March 31) :  Judges and volunteers need to arrive by 1:00 PM.  Trial starts at 1:30. [Lunch will be provided]

     

    Semifinals - Sunday AM  (April 1) :  Judges and volunteers need to arrive by 9:00 am.  Trial starts at 9:30 am.   [Breakfast will be provided]

     

    Finals - Sunday PM  (April 1) :  Judges and volunteers need to arrive by 1:00 PM.  Trial starts at 1:30. [Lunch will be provided]

    LAKC-YLS will also host a Judges Appreciation Happy Hour at Johnny's Tavern in the Power & Light District (1310 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64106) on April 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM.  All judges are welcome to attend for free drinks and appetizers from LAKC-YLS. 

  • 04 Mar 2012 11:07 PM | Anonymous

    The Lawyers Association of Kansas City is now accepting nominations for the LAKC Legacy Award. Nominations are due by March 30, 2012 and may be submitted by email to info@lakc.net.

     

    Overview

    The LAKC Board of Directors established the LAKC Legacy Award to recognize an individual at the LAKC Annual Meeting for his or her significant and enduring contributions to the LAKC and its mission.  While many individuals have donated significant time and effort to the LAKC, the Legacy Award is designed to honor contributions that have left an indelible imprint on the association.

     

    Eligibility

     

    All individuals not currently serving on the LAKC Board of Directors are eligible to be considered for the Legacy Award. 

     

     

    Criteria for Selection of Award Recipient    

    The following criteria will be used to select the 2012 recipient of the Legacy Award:

         Meaningful and lasting contribution to the LAKC and its mission

         Past involvement in LAKC leadership positions

         Past involvement in LAKC events and activities

         Contributions to the public-service mission of LAKC

         Current involvement in and support of LAKC

         General advancement of LAKC founding objectives and mission

  • 09 Jan 2012 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    It is time again for the Kansas City division of the high school Missouri Mock Trial Competition. The first round of competition takes place on Tuesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 19th. The second round takes place on Tuesday, February 21st and Thursday, February 23rd. The Lawyers Association of Kansas City - Young Lawyers Section and the KCMBA are looking for attorneys to serve as judges for the competition, which will take place downtown at the Jackson County Courthouse. The competition begins at 6pm each night and will wrap up by 9pm (dinner will be provided). Judges are asked to arrive at the courthouse by 5:30pm. This is a great opportunity to see how enthusiastic these high school students are about the law, and can reenergize and remind us why we love what we do!

    If you are interested and would like to participate, please contact Amy Luck at aluck@sbg-law.com. We can use your help for as few or as many nights as you are available.

     

    We are proud to be hosting the state competition this year as well, on Friday through Sunday, March 30th through April 1st.  If you are not able to volunteer for the January or February rounds, we would greatly appreciate your participation in March/April.

  • 14 Dec 2011 1:02 PM | Anonymous

    Saturday, January 28, 2012

    New Location!

    UMKC School of Education, Room 115

    615 E. 52nd St.

    (southwest corner of 52nd and Holmes)

    Kansas City, Missouri

     

    CHAIR:

    H. JOSEPH PRICE JR.

    BRYANMARK FINANCIAL GROUP INC.

     

    CLE Credit: 5.2 MO, KS pending

    Ethics and Professionalism Credit: 1.0

    CPE Credit 4.0 with 1.0 Ethics

     

    http://law.umkc.edu/pdfs/cle-events/rd-fed-tax-2012.pdf

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