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    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Shawnee County Courthouse Courtroom 4D

    View from the Bench:  

    Tips for Practicing in Shawnee County CLE

    Approved for 1 hour CLE credit in KS

    Location Shawnee County Courthouse

    Courtroom 4D

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Presented by Shawnee Country District Judges

    Judge Wright, Judge Heinen, Judge Luedke, Judge Dougherty-Bichsel, Magistrate Judge Turner.

    Moderated by Judge Geier

    7:45a.m. - Registration 

    8:00 a.m.- 8:50 a.m. - "View from the Bench:  Tips for Practicing in Shawnee County" CLE 

    Join some of the newest Shawnee County District Court Judges for essential tips on how best to advocate in their courtrooms. Learn what these new judges find to be the most - and least - effective advocacy strategies, their courtroom preferences, and what they wish they had known before they took the bench. This will be informative and valuable for all Shawnee County litigators, and an excellent opportunity to hear from some of our newest judgesHon. Jason Geier will moderate the panel. Please join us for this unique opportunity and bring your questions. The panel will provide valuable insights regarding their perspective as new Judges, as well as practice pointers.

    Sometimes knowing the courtroom is half the battle when practicing law.  Join members of the Shawnee County judiciary as they share helpful insights and lessons learned for practicing law in the Third Judicial District.  Panel members will discuss local criminal process, domestic practice, civil litigation, as well as Q & A for attendees.

    Coffee and Doughnuts provided

    FREE for those who passed the July Bar Exam and are TBA members,

    1st Year Attorneys & Law Students

    $20 for TBA Members

    $40 for Non-Members

    • 09 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Gage Shelter House & Topeka Zoo


    NEW.... this year we will be doing a cash raffle! 

    50% of the pot to the winner, 25% to a local charity and 25% to the TBA.

    Purchase tickets online ahead of time or at the event with cash.



    Thank you to these sponsors


    The 2022 TBA Holiday Party will be a family event this year. Join your fellow colleagues and their families at Big Gage Shelter House for dinner, followed by touring the Topeka Zoo Lights. 

    Enjoy dinner then tour the Topeka Zoo Lights exhibit. 

    If you are not able to attend, please let me know. Zoo tickets must be pre-purchased, and this will save us from buying a lot more than we need. 
    tba@topekabar.com or 785-233-3945 call or text.

    This is a come and go as you please event. 
    We will have dinner (taco bar), hot chocolate, cookies, and kids' crafts set up in Gage Shelter house (across the parking lot from the Zoo). 

    Food and treats will be set up from 6:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Feel free to join us anytime that is convenient for you in those two hours. 
     Actual Zoo Light Entry Tickets will be passed out at Gage Shelter House.

    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Topeka Shawnee County Public Library

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022

    Location: TSCPL

    Marvin Auditorium 101C

    Please RSVP so we know who will be attending

    • 06 Jan 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Great Overland Station

    You are cordially invited to join the Topeka Bar Association as we unveil the portraits of the Shawnee County Judges: 

    Honorable Jessica L. Heinen

    Honorable Maban Wright

    Honorable Brett A. Watson

    Honorable Christopher Turner, Magistrate

    Honorable Dennis Jones, Magistrate

    Friday, January 6, 2023


    Great Overland Station

    Lunch Provided

    Registration $20.00

    • 20 Jan 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TCALC 500 Tuffy Kellogg Drive

    Program Details Coming Soon! 

    • 26 Jan 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Expert Testimony CLE Webinar

    January 26, 2023 

    Noon- 1:00PM 

    via Zoom

    Presented by

    Honorable Bill Ossmann, Shawnee County District Judge

    and Karen Whittman, Deputy District Attorney Wyandotte County

    Sponsored by TBA Criminal Law Commitee

    FREE for Law Students and ACTIVE Criminal Law Committee Members

    $20 for TBA Members

    $40 for Non-Members

    *Pending CLE approval in KS. 

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