2022 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE

About the CLE

Washburn University School of Law presents its annual two-day line-up, on Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, 2022, of programs that focus on selected legal topics and updates in many areas of the law. The presenters, Washburn Law regular faculty members, adjunct professors, and other legal professionals, will share the insight and knowledge of their particular area of expertise. Each presenter regularly works in their respective area to stay abreast of current cases and issues. The sessions will include a presentation on the specific topic, many including a review of updated cases and issues, and allow time for attendees to ask questions.

This CLE will be presented in-person AND online via Zoom.
(see "Information for Online Attendees" in the sidebar)

Five (5) hours of ethics will be presented, two hours on Thursday (9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.) and three hours on Friday (8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m.).

The CLE will be held Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, 2022. You may attend either single day ($179 per single day) or both days ($299).

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Schedule

Thursday • June 23, 2022 • 7 Hours

7:30 a.m. — Registration – Room 114 (for in-person attendees) and Online

8:00 a.m.
Mindful Mental Skills for Lawyers
Professor Gillian Chadwick
Director, Washburn Law Clinic and Associate Director, Children and Family Law Center, Washburn University School of Law

This session will introduce participants to a variety of essential mindful mental skills for lawyers. The presenter will draw from evidence-based mindfulness practices and sports performance mental skills, applying those practices and skills to the legal practice setting and illustrating their value for lawyers. Participants will begin to practice some of these skills during the presentation as well as optional follow-up exercises. Resources will be provided for those who wish to follow up with independent study, reading, and courses on these topics.

8:50 a.m. — Break

9:00 a.m.
Ethically Negotiating End of Life and Estate Issues (1 hour ethics)
Shawn Leisinger
Associate Dean for Centers and External Programs, Washburn University School of Law

This session will involve a simple exercise in which attendees negotiate, based on hypothetical facts, end of life issues between a senior parent who has entered a nursing home and has diminishing capacity and his children heirs. A review of the results on the exercise will also involve application of the ethical rules and issues raised by these sort of situations in the real world when attorneys are involved professional or personally.

9:50 a.m. — Break

10:00 a.m.
What's New With the Bar Exam and Attorney Licensure in Kansas (1 hour ethics)
Professor Marsha Griggs
Associate Professor of Law and Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Passage, Washburn University School of Law

This session will update practicing attorneys on the coming changes in the bar examination process and core tested areas. Attendees will learn about the changes in the rules and the new landscape for young attorneys entering the practice. Takeaways in part will be an understanding of your ethical obligations in supervising this new generation of lawyers as they come to the practice with a difference process and tested skill set.

10:50 a.m. — Break

11:00 a.m.
Land and Water 101 ("LAW 101")
Professor Burke W. Griggs
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Oil and Gas Law Center, Washburn University School of Law

This presentation provides an overview of water law issues that most frequently arise within real estate transactions and disputes. Topics include: the property interest in water rights; obtaining water rights; common conveyancing issues; and problems of water scarcity.

11:50 a.m. — Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 p.m.
Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases, Part I
Professor Jeffrey D. Jackson
Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Washburn University School of Law

This session will walk through all of the decisions of the United States Supreme Court over the past year. The presenter will bring his insight into trends and approaches the Court has been taking to the myriad issues that they are choosing (and choosing not) to hear. A focus will be on the rules that are coming out that are consistent and that are changing in these cases.

1:50 p.m. — Break

2:00 p.m.
Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases, Part II
Professor Jeffrey D. Jackson
Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Washburn University School of Law

A continuation of the previous session to finish covering all of the Supreme Court cases of the past year.

2:50 p.m. — Break

3:00 p.m.
Regulating Artificial Intelligence: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How
Professor David Rubenstein
James R. Ahrens Chair in Constitutional Law and Director, Robert J. Dole Center for Law and Government, Washburn University School of Law

Recent advances in artificial intelligence are disrupting every major market and facet of social life. Currently, the development and deployment of AI systems is virtually unregulated. But regulation is assuredly on the horizon. This session will provide an overview and unpack a set of knotty policy questions arising at the intersection of law, society, and technology. Topics will include who, what, when, where, why, and how to regulate AI in ways that can harness the technology’s many benefits while mitigating its significant risks of harm.

3:50 p.m. — Adjourn

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Friday • June 24, 2022 • 5 Hours

7:30 a.m. — Registration – Room 114 (for in-person attendees) and Online

8:00 a.m.
Social Media or Social Disaster (1 hour ethics)
Kathleen J. Selzler Lippert, J.D.
Deputy Disciplinary Administrator, Kansas Office of the Disciplinary Administrator

This session will focus on the ethical rules implicated with use of social media.

8:50 a.m. — Break

9:00 a.m.
15 Minutes of Fame (1 hour ethics)
Kathleen J. Selzler Lippert, J.D.
Deputy Disciplinary Administrator, Kansas Office of the Disciplinary Administrator

This session will focus on Rule 5.6 and cover the application of the rules related to trial publicity.

9:50 a.m. — Break

10:00 a.m.
Self-Preservation: eDiscovery Ethics Review (1 hour ethics)
Shelby Grau, J.D.
Director of Compliance and Administration, Washburn University School of Law

This session will cover considerations for an ethical approach to eDiscovery, including recent case law updates and reminders for ethics best practices. Discussion will be at an introductory level and focus on ethical concerns related to eDiscovery practice issues.

10:50 a.m. — Break

11:00 a.m.
Hot Topics in Agricultural Law
Professor Roger McEowen
Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation, Washburn University School of Law

This session examines current legal and economic issues facing farmers and ranchers that practitioners need to be aware of to best represent agricultural clients. From taxes to bankruptcy, from property law to environmental and regulatory issues, what is happening at the federal level and in Kansas that impact farm and ranch businesses?

11:50 a.m. — Break

12:00 p.m.
Succession Planning for Farm and Ranch Families
Professor Roger McEowen
Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation, Washburn University School of Law

With the aging of farmers and ranchers, succession planning has become more important for those families desiring to keep the business in the family for subsequent generations. This session covers basic tips on how to engage clients in the process of planning, and specific techniques based on circumstances and goals.

12:50 p.m. — Adjourn

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http://washburnlaw.edu/selectedtopicscle

Dates / Location

Thursday, June 23, 2022 and
Friday, June 24, 2022

Location (in-person attendees):
Washburn University
School of Law - Room 114
Parking: north, south and east of the law school.
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Registration Fee

» $299 both full days
» $179 Thursday only
» $179 Friday only

Fee includes reporting hours of attendance to the Kansas CLE Commission and materials in electronic format (per current normal practice for most CLE providers). Please pre-register at least 48 hours in advance. In-person seating is limited.

Information for Online Attendees

This CLE will be streamed via Zoom. There is no charge to use Zoom. The link to the program will be sent to online attendees via email.

Online attendance at this program falls under the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission's (KSCLE) "Live programming" definition; 12 CLE credit hours may be earned through online attendance each compliance period. See Rules and Guidelines and the FAQ at the Kansas Continuing Legal Education website for more information.

Nontraditional programming limitations may vary in other jurisdictions; it is the responsibility of the attendee seeking credit to verify any limitations.

CLE Credit

Accreditation pending.

Online Attendees: See note above regarding Nontraditional Programming Limitation.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend the seminar, you may send a substitute. If you cancel your registration at least two (2) business days prior to the seminar, your registration fee will be refunded. After that date, non-attending registrants will receive the course materials. The sponsors reserve the right to cancel this seminar and return all fees.

Assistance for Special Needs

If you require special services or auxiliary aids to assist you while attending the event, please call Donna Vilander at (785) 670-1105.