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December Brown Bag CLE

This December, please join us a week early for the Douglas County Bar Association's Brown Bag CLE.

This month our presenter will be the Kansas Department of Revenue's Ted E. Smith, Deputy General Counsel, Legal Services Bureau who will be presenting his CLE: The Near Future Of Autonomous Vehicles And The States' Regulatory Push To Prepare.

You can download the CLE materials by clicking this link.

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6:00 PM18:00

DCBA Holiday Party

The Douglas County Bar Association is hosting its annual Holiday Party December 11 at Maceli's in Downtown Lawrence.

There will be a hosted bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Lawrence Free State High School Orchestra Ensemble.

The cost is $20 per attendee.

Please RSVP by Friday, December 8, 2017, to Andy Bauch at or by mailing this form (CLICK HERE FOR FORM).

Mail your check payable to the Douglas County Bar Association to:

P.O. Box 1966
Lawrence, KS 66044

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12:00 PM12:00

October Brown Bag CLE

Kaitlin Alegria -Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.  Kaitlin will present on PFSSA: New legal remedy for sexual assault victims

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Douglas County Law Judicial & Law Enforcement Center
Jury Assembly Room (lower level)  
CLE Materials will be posted on the DCBA website when available.

Matt Donnelly is the DCBA CLE coordinator for 2017-2018. If you have any interest in being a presenter, please email Matt.

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5:30 PM17:30

DCBA Fall Party

The fall party will be on Thursday October 5, 2017, at Centennial Park Shelter East at 5:30 pm. MAP

Families are invited and there is no charge for current Bar members. There is a $10 per person cost for all adult guests and spouses. Children under the age of 12 are $5.00 per person.  Children under 2 years old are no charge.  

The event will be catered by Biemer’s BBQ and The Merc will be providing vegetarian  options, including hoisin tofu, a cucumber and onion salad and a vegetable tray.  There will be cookies from Eileen’s for dessert and plenty of beer, wine, soda, and water.  

Live music will also be provided.  

Please come and join us for what looks to be a great time.  

To RSVP, click this link to download the RSVP form, complete the form, and mail it with your check to the Douglas County Treasurer at P.O. Box 1966, Lawrence, KS 66044 by October 1, 2017.

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July Brown Bag CLE: "Someone in this case is crazy; I don't think it's me."

  • Douglas County Courthouse - Jury Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Douglas County Bar Association this Thursday, July 20, at noon for our monthly Brown Bag CLE. This month, presenters David Brown and Susan Kraus will present their CLE: "Someone in this case is crazy; I don't think it's me." The CLE focuses on how to spot and deal with clients who may have a personality disorder.

Click here to download the CLE materials.

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12:00 PM12:00

Brown Bag CLE

Civil Mediation

Presented by Pat Nichols

CIVIL MEDIATION; UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS AND ADVOCATING EFFECTIVELY. This program is designed for all levels of experience from those with multiple mediations to those new to the process. Understanding the factors which affect the success of mediation includes timing, when to mediate, selecting the right mediator for the case, preparing the client, creating effective submission materials for the mediator, developing a negotiation strategy, and taking full advantage of the opportunities that mediation and the mediator offer including overcoming impasse and difficult bargaining techniques.

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