5:30 pm17:30

DCBA Summer Social - June 22, 2017!

The DCBA is pleased to announce that this year's Summer Social will be hosted by Judge Sally Pokorny (MAP).

Come enjoy a relaxing evening featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by Merchant's Pub & Plate and refreshments provided by the DCBA .

RSVP here by Tuesday, June 20th, 2017.

Judge Sally Pokorny's Home
402 N Daylily Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66049


5:00 pm17:00

Douglas County Bar Association Happy Hour

The DCBA Social for April is this Thursday, April 6 at Maceli's from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

As always, drinks and heavy appetizers will be provided. Let's face it, you're not coming for the great conversation.


5:00 pm17:00

Monthly Social

  • Maceli's

DCBA members are invited to our monthly social gathering for camaraderie, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks.

12:00 pm12:00

Brown Bag CLE

  • Small Courtroom (Division 1)

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.

12:00 pm12:00

Brown Bag CLE

  • Douglas County Judicial Center

Douglas County Bar Association Brown Bag CLEs are open to members free of charge. Written materials and information on this month's upcoming CLE are available on the CLE Materials page.

12:00 pm12:00

Brown Bag CLE

  • Douglas County Judicial Center

Are you an Ethical Attorney Negotiator?

Shawn Leisinger

Centers for Excellence, Washburn, Topeka, KS


This CLE session will blend an initial live negotiation exercise with discussion and application of ethical issues and related rules arising out of that exercise. The initial exercise is based on the negotiation style and examples found on the “American Pickers” show and seeks to get participants to evaluate their personal negotiation style and how that affected the outcome of the “negotiation” session as compared to other participants. Participants will be paired off for the first half of the session to negotiate and then a series of questions and related discussion will take the participants through the applicable legal ethical rules. Participants will be challenged to contemplate whether they feel they complied or may need to adjust their style and negotiation tactics