Upcoming Events/CLE

Upcoming Events

2022

Welcome to the U.S. Court for the District of KansasThere will be a welcome to the Judiciary reception for Judges Crouse and Schwartz on June 21, 2022 at the Federal Courthouse in Topeka from 3:30 pm to 5:30 PM in room PL207.  Please RSVP promptly. Food and drinks will be provided.



Kansas City - Western Division | Western District of MissouriWe invite you to join us for an in-person 1-hour CLE: Summary Judgment in the District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri. The CLE will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 10:00-11:00 AM.
There is limited seating. Click Here to RSVP.
Credit: MO - 1.0 & KS - 1.0 - pending
Cost: FREE
Moderator: Elizabeth R. Martin, Dentons US LLP
Panel Speakers:
The Hon. Beth Phillips, Chief District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri 
The Hon. Holly Teeter, District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas 
Dane C. Martin, Partner, Graves Garrett LLC
Katherine Myers, Partner, Edelman, Liesen & Myers LLP



The Kansas and Western District of Missouri chapter of the Federal Bar Association is offering the Summer Democracy Book Club for Junior Girl Scouts, which will meet all elements of the Democracy Badge. Participants will receive the books Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor; Farmers Unite! Planting a Protest for Fair Prices by Lindsay H. Metcalf; and Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women. There will be 3 Zoom book club discussions as a part of the program:
  • June 30, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Lindsay H. Metcalf will talk about her own book, Farmers Unite!, the power or peaceful protest, and the role of the legislative branch. 
Immigration attorney Danielle Atchison will moderate all three book club discussions, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. and wrap up by 7 p.m.



Join us July 7th at 1:00pm for an in-person (location TBD) and online CLE event.

We are making this CLE available to a statewide audience of civics educators, in conjunction with the “Teaching Constitutional Government” Summer 2022 Speaker Series, presented by the Kansas First Amendment Foundation and Kansas Department of Education.

The current lineup for panelists includes Eric Weslander (moderator), Deborah Caldwell-Stone of the American Library Association, and a representative of the Missouri ACLU which is litigating a book ban in Wentzville, MO.

More information will be available soon!



The Kansas and Western District of Missouri chapter of the Federal Bar Association is offering the Summer Democracy Book Club for Junior Girl Scouts, which will meet all elements of the Democracy Badge. Participants will receive the books Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor; Farmers Unite! Planting a Protest for Fair Prices by Lindsay H. Metcalf; and Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women. There will be 3 Zoom book club discussions as a part of the program:
  • July 14, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Prominent Kansas City immigration attorney Mira Mdivani will finish off the book club discussing Rebel Girls Lead and the role of the executive branch and state and local government. 
Immigration attorney Danielle Atchison will moderate all three book club discussions, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. and wrap up by 7 p.m.






Our Chapter of FBA hosts readings of the U.S. Constitution in observance of Constitution Day (9/17 each year) by students/classes on the steps of the Federal Courthouses in Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City (KCK), and Kansas City (MO). If you want to join in this program, check back here for a sign up link closer to the date of the program.






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