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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 

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • UMKC School of Law, Kansas City MO

    The Lawyers Association of Kansas City - Young Lawyers Section is looking for attorneys and law students to serve as judges for the competition, which will take place at UMKC School of Law.  The competition begins at 5:30pm each night and will wrap up by 9pm (dinner will be provided for judges).  Judges are asked to arrive  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!

    CLE CREDIT:  Missouri will offer self-study CLE credit for judging at the Mock Trial Competition.  Attorneys may claim up to 6 hours of self-study CLE/year.  LAKC can provide a letter for your records if desired.  

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on 

    • 07 Mar 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Polsinelli LLP, 900 W 48th Place, Kansas City MO 64112
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    LAKC's 11th Annual IP CLE Program 

    March 7, 2019
    Polsinelli LLP, 900 W 48th Pl, KCMO 

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

    5.0 hours (1.0 Ethics) MO, KS
    Webinar option available

    Program Outline:

    11:30                               Lunch

    12:00                               Introduction

    12:05 to 12:45           Grace periods in other countries & barring activities – including review of 
                                                Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.,
                                                Crissa Cook, Hovey Williams LLP

    12:45 to 1:05             Overview of USPTO Guidance on 101
    Jonathan Hines, Erise IP LLC

    1:05 to 1:55               Drafting EPO-friendly US Patent Applications
    ason Gorden, Gorden IP Law LLC

    1:55 to 2:00               Break

    2:00 to 2:50               Ethical Issues Associated with Filing and Prosecuting Applications in Foreign 
                                              Countries and Compliance with Foreign Filing License Requirements and
                                              Export Controls
                                              Chris Strobel and Bryan Meyer – Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

    2:50 to 3:00               Break

    3:00 to 3:50               Panel Discussion on University licensing issues and ownership of intellectual
                                              Lana Knedlik, University of Missouri; Chris Brandt, Kansas State University; 
                                              Arjun Sanja, University of Wisconsin

    3:50 to 4:00               Break

    4:00 to 4:25               Accidental Franchising
                                              Marcellus Chase, Kutak Rock LLP

    4:25 to 4:50               Drafting and negotiating trademark coexistence agreements
                                              Kent Erickson – Erickson Kernell IP

    5:00 – 7:00                 Happy Hour – Location TBD

    Major Sponsors:

    Facilities Sponsor:

    Firm Sponsors:

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    Mark your calendars!

    Registration will be available soon for our 5th Annual Opening Day CLE program. 

    Program details and online registration will be posted soon.

    • 05 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Theis Park, Kansas City MO 64112

    This event listing is for sponsorship information/registration.

    To register as a walker/runner, visit: 

    To register as a volunteer, visit: 

    Our annual 5K Run/Walk benefits Legal Aid of Western Missouri. 

    The 5K Course begins at Theis Park, continues west along the Brush Creek river walk to the west side of the Plaza, returning to the grounds of the Kauffman Foundation. Runners and walkers are welcome.  Please no pets. There is a kids run after the 5K run at 9:00am.  You can also establish or rekindle friendly rivalries through the Team Competition. At no additional charge, runners may sign up as a member of a “Team” and compete for both individual and team awards. There is no maximum # of runners on a team; and the fastest three times will be combined to determine team’s time. In addition, a commemorative trophy and pizza party will be awarded to the Largest Team (# of participants, including volunteers) and a Spirit Award for best team costumes!

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