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The Kansas and Western District of Missouri Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is an organization committed to the interests, education, and professional development of all federal court practitioners. Your membership in the Kansas and Western District of Missouri Chapter gives you access to local events that pertain to you. Please check the calendar or contact the list of chapter officers for more information about upcoming programs. All of the events will be convenient opportunities to stay informed and connected. Our events draw together the range of our Chapter’s members, including practitioners from firms of all sizes, government lawyers, in-house corporate counsel, and members of the federal judiciary. We strongly encourage all local lawyers and law students to join the Chapter and enjoy the frequent benefits and opportunities membership provides. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Officers

PRESIDENT
Kate Simpson
Associate Attorney at Stevens and Brand
kmarples@gmail.com
PRESIDENT ELECT
Anthony Mattivi
Assistant United States Attorney
Anthony.Mattivi@usdoj.gov
VICE PRESIDENT
Hon. Teresa J. James
Magistrate Judge
United States District Court
ksd_james_chambers@ksd.uscourts.gov
TREASURER
Ethan Lange
Attorney at Stueve Siegel Hanson, LLP
lange@stuevesiegel.com
SECRETARY
Blake Shuart
Attorney, Hutton & Hutton, LLC
Blake.Shuart@huttonlaw.com
NATIONAL DELEGATE
Hon. Stephen R. Bough
US District Court for the District of Western Missouri
stephen_bough@mow.uscourts.gov
WEB ADMINISTRATOR
Kyle J. O’Brien
kobrien15@gmail.com

Past Events

2020

New Year, New You CLE Series
Washburn University School of Law (Feb)
Social Well-being – Judge Penny Moylan
Emotional Well-being – Daniel Hall, Executive Director of KALAP
Reception with State and Federal Judges

2018

Heart of America Sentencing Guidelines Conference (April 26-27, 2018)

  • The Heart of America Sentencing Guidelines Conference offers continuing legal education for both basic concepts training as well as advanced sentencing guidelines training. Conference sessions will be presented by experts from the U.S. Sentencing Commission, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Federal Public Defenders’ Offices, Law Professors and Bureau of Prisons officials.

2017

Brownbag Lunches:

D. Kan. District Judge Julie A. Robinson (April)
D. Kan. District Judge Sam A. Crow (April)
Tenth Circuit Judge Nancy Moritz (June)

2016

Adapting to the Differences in Federal and State Appeals: Tips to Maximize Your Effectiveness, Eighth Circuit Judge Duane Benton (Sept. 9, 2016)

Scientific Evidence in Federal Litigation, Various Panels (June 10, 2016) | Media: Scientific Evidence CLE Materials

Brownbag Lunches:

D. Kan. Magistrate Judge Teresa J. James (Oct.)
D. Kan. Magistrate Judge Gwynne E. Birzer (Oct.)

2015

Developing Issues in the Tenth Circuit, Tenth Circuit Judge Nancy Moritz (Sept. 9, 2015) | Media: Moritz FBA CLE Materials

Brownbag Lunches:

D. Kan. District Judge Daniel D. Crabtree (May)
D. Kan. District Judge Julie A. Robinson (July)
D. Kan. Chief District Judge J. Thomas Marten (July)
D. Kan. District Judge Carlos Murguia (Oct.)
D. Kan. District Judge Eric F. Melgren (Oct.)
D. Kan. Magistrate Judge Kenneth G. Gale (Oct.)
D. Kan. Magistrate Judge James P. O’Hara (Oct.)
D. Kan. Bankruptcy Judge Dale L. Somers (Nov.)
D. Kan. Chief Bankruptcy Judge Janice Miller Karlin (Nov.)

2014 

Murder, Mystery & Masterpieces: The Legal Implications of World War II Stolen Art, Raymond Dowd (March 6, 2014) | Media: KU Student Event Poster | Dowd Poster

2013

Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations: A Discussion, Tenth Circuit Judge, Judge Robert Bacharach (Oct. 10, 2013)  | Media:

Tenth Circuit Judge Robert Bacharach
Chapter President Arturo Thompson, Hon. Robert Bacharach, Vice President Mark Dodd, Treasurer and FBA Board Member Hon. Elizabeth Kronk, Event Chair Prof. Lumen Mulligan