Photograph: Roger McEowen.

Southeast Kansas CLE

This event has been postponed until spring 2023.
Refunds will be provided to individuals who have previously registered.

Washburn University School of Law and the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) are pleased to present the Southeast Kansas CLE on Friday, October 21, 2022, at the John Parolo Education Center, 3015 N. Michigan, Suite A, Pittsburg, Kansas. The registration fee includes a happy hour and buffet dinner and a discussion with Washburn Law's interim dean, Jeffrey Jackson, on Thursday, October 20.

This continuing legal education program brings Southeast Kansas bar members together to learn about practice opportunities for new lawyers in the area and connects current law students to those opportunities. The program is intended to highlight legal practice areas of regional attorneys and to provide an opportunity to network and engage.


Thursday, October 20, 2022

5:00 p.m. — Happy Hour — John U. Parolo Education Center

6:00 p.m. — The Current Status of Professional Skills Training for Rural Kansas Practice

Photograph: Jeffrey Jackson.

Interim Dean Jeffrey Jackson will talk about the current news at Washburn University School of Law and the rural law programming that Washburn Law has been providing and supporting to get new lawyers out into "non-urban" Kansas to replace the aging lawyer bar across Kansas. Staff from CHCSEK will talk about the professional training programs that they have been developing and delivering to replace and place health care practitioners.

Friday, October 21, 2022

8:30 a.m. — Registration — John U. Parolo Education Center

8:50 a.m. — WelcomeDaniel S. Creitz, Senior Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc.

9:00 a.m. — Mergers and Acquisitions in HealthcareDaniel S. Creitz

Photograph: Daniel S. Creitz.

In rural Kansas, healthcare is changing at an accelerated rate due to the limited amount of healthcare professionals, the amount of healthcare facilities, and the limited amount of resources. This session will cover how Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. addresses these limitations, in-part, through continued collaboration with our healthcare entities and, as necessary, appropriate mergers/acquisitions of health clinics. We will touch on legal and regulatory concerns related to these activities, and what we have learned through six mergers/acquisitions in the past five years.

9:50 a.m. — Break

10:00 a.m. — Minors and Healthcare: Requirements and Considerations for School-Based Healthcare ProvidersLogan Moore, Deputy General Counsel, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc.

Photograph: Logan Moore.

Attorneys throughout Kansas may interact with the educational system in their professional and personal life. This session will cover the school-based health requirements placed on parents, schools, and healthcare providers in the State of Kansas, parental/minor consent to treatment, and the application of Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to school-based health center records.

10:50 a.m. — Break

11:00 a.m. — Ethical Approaches to Risk and Asset, Estate and Tax Planning: Could RICO Apply?Shawn Leisinger, Associate Dean for Centers and External Programs, Washburn University School of Law

Photograph: Shawn Leisinger.

This session walks through the differences between asset planning and asset hiding. We talk about the ethical considerations and use a recent Iowa case to talk about the use of RICO to reach out and place additional liability on attorneys, bankers and related finance professionals who work together to put asset plans into place.

11:50 a.m. — Box lunch (provided). Pick up in Stuckey's Café in the Parolo Center. Feel free to sit and enjoy the facilities, and then return for the afternoon sessions.

1:00 p.m. — Nature of In-House Counsel WorkDaniel S. Creitz and Krista Postai, Chief Executive Officer for Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc.

Photograph: Daniel S. Creitz. Photograph: Krista Postai.

Working as and with executive management. This session will touch on the challenges and opportunities of an in-house attorney working with a CEO, President, or other executive management providing broad legal and business advice and counsel. The presenters will touch on how to do this in a professional and productive manner while respecting the ethical obligations that apply.

1:50 p.m. — Break

2:00 p.m. — Drug Court and Correction Medicine: Administration and Clinical WorkChief Judge Daniel D. Creitz, 31st Judicial District and Eric Thomason, PMHNP, Director of Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Services for Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc.

Photograph: Daniel D. Creitz. Photograph: Eric Thomason.

In rural Kansas, collaboration between the legal professional and healthcare professionals is needed more than ever. One prevalent reason is the limited resources that court services have to appropriately address the healthcare concerns of individuals that either appear within their court system and/or are housed within correctional facilities. This session will bring together drug court and community corrections programming with an eye towards how different, creative approaches in the courts and the legal system can seek to address the provision of justice in a more productive and cost-effective manner while providing more meaningful healthcare services to those who interact with these systems. Focus will be on the efforts to make real progress towards reducing recidivism and using community services to keep individuals out of jail and receiving necessary services to be a productive member of our communities.

2:50 p.m. — Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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Date / Location

Thursday, October 20, 2022
5:00 p.m.: Happy Hour
6:00 p.m.: Buffet Dinner

Friday, October 21, 2022
8:30 a.m.: Check-in
8:50 a.m.: Program Begins
Noon: Lunch (provided)
2:50 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Adjourn

John Parolo Education Center
3015 N. Michigan, Suite A
Pittsburg, Kansas
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Registration Fee
  • $99 - Includes Thursday dinner and Friday Lunch
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit
  • Kansas: 5.0 hours (1 hour ethics) (Traditional and Online).
  • Other jurisdictions: all other attorney attendees will receive documentation and be responsible for submitting for credit in their home state.

If you cannot attend the program, you may send a substitute. If you cancel your registration before midnight on Friday, October 14, 2022, your registration fee will be refunded. After that date, non-attending registrants will receive the course materials in electronic form and be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

The sponsors reserve the right to cancel this program.

Assistance for Special Needs

Questions regarding registration or the program can be directed to Donna Vilander at Washburn Law at (785) 670-1105 or