LAKC hosts a variety of CLE programs, public service and social events annually.

Young Lawyers Section
Our active Young Lawyers Section hosts a number of successful public service projects and networking opportunities for young lawyers, including the annual Court Crawl, Santa's Snow Ball, Mock Trial Competition and a number of happy hour events.
Click here for more information on YLS programs and events.

Continuing Legal Education
LAKC hosts a series of CLE luncheon programs annually. Additional programs include the Annual IP CLE Seminar and Opening Day CLE program

LAKC Run for Justice 5K

An annual run at Theis Park, celebrating its 15th year in 2019, benefiting Legal Aid of Western Missouri.

Social Networking Events
Our Annual Meeting, Judicial Reception and happy hours offer opportunities for members to connect.




Upcoming Events 

    • 26 Apr 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Grand Street Cafe
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    LAKC's 14th Annual IP CLE Program Wednesday, April 26, 2023
    Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Avenue, Kansas City MO 64112 

    Registration includes lunch (5.0 hour program only), CLE materials and post-CLE happy hour. 

    5.0 hours (1.0 Ethics)
    Approved in MO, KS, AR, CO pending. 
    Webinar option available. 
    $180/5.0 hours; $80/2 hours (3:00pm - 5:00pm programs)

    Premier Sponsors:

    Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

    Kutak Rock LLP



    Program Sponsors:

    Stinson LLP

    Program Outline:

    11:30-Noon - Registration and Lunch


    12-12:50 pm:  “Managing Conflicts of Interest in Intellectual Property” – Jaclyn Alcantara – Hovey Williams

    12:50 to 1 pm: Break

    Trademarks/Copyrights/Rights of Publicity

    1-1:40 pm: “Copyright Registration and Recent Developments” – Jessica Chinnadurai, Attorney-Advisor US Copyright Office – Virtual presentation

    1:45-2:15 pm: “Name Image & Likeness Licensing for College Athletes” - Mit Winter – Kennyhertz & Perry

    2:20-2:50 pm: “Pitfalls/Best Practices to Madrid Protocol filings” - Erica Goven – Kutak Rock

    2:50 to 3 pm: Break


    3-3:40 pm: “European patent success: drafting practices and UP/UPC strategy” -  Harry Harden – Kilburn & Strode

    3:45-4:15 pm: “USPTO Initiatives to Ensure the Robustness and Reliability of Patent Rights” – Angelica Andreoli and Alec Larsen – Shook Hardy & Bacon

    4:20-4:50 pm: “Pitfalls/Best Practices in Patent and Trademark Prosecution” – Kent Erickson – AVEK IP

    5 pm – Happy Hour at the Grand Street Café. 

    • 16 May 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nonprofit Village, 31 West 31st ST, KCMO 64108

    Join us for our annual meeting as we elect new officers and directors for 2023-24. No cost to attend; all members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    Interested in board service? Email Deadline to submit nominations for the 2023-24 board is May 1st. 

    • 20 Jun 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
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    Court Crawl is an annual event during which summer associates, new lawyers, and law students tour the local courthouses and meet judges and staff from the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District, and the Jackson County Circuit Court.  The cost per attendee is $50.00 for summer associates or law clerks, $20 for students and $75.00 for attorneys seeking CLE credit.  CLE applications will be submitted for both Missouri and Kansas.

    Following the program, all attendees are invited to the annual LAKC Judicial Reception - location TBA. 

    Check-in begins at 1:00pm at the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri.  


    Court Crawl hosted by the Lawyers Association of Kansas City-Young Lawyers Section

    Final agenda and reception information will be posted closer to the event date.

    Additional information/instructions:

    Court appropriate attire is required. Food and drink are not allowed in courts.

    Please allow plenty of time to find parking and go through security in order to arrive on time. 

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