Live from KTLA: 2020 Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar



Live from KTLA: 2020 Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar
December 7-11, 2020
Virtual Meeting and Seminar
14 CLE credits, including 2 ethics

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Don't miss Live from KTLA: 2020 Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar! This year's virtual format comes with new opportunities. More presenters - both your local favorites and national standouts, as always. More days of the Annual Meeting to spread out the learning, keep you off of a screen all day, and allow time daily for you to focus on your busy practice. More CLE hours of high-quality presentations for one all-inclusive price. And new opportunities to engage with your KTLA friends and colleagues in new and fun ways - see below for announcements about social events!


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Scholarships and Registration Sponsorships
KTLA is committed to providing quality continuing legal education to all who meet registration requirements.  Attorneys for whom the Annual Meeting Registration fee poses a significant financial barrier may send written requests for scholarship consideration to by no later than November 20. The written request should include the scholarship amount requested and the portion of the fee the registrant is willing to pay, as well as a brief explanation of the basis for the request.

Any member who feels passionately about education and wants to contribute to a fund through the Legacy of Justice Foundation supporting hardship scholarships to KTLA CLE has the opportunity to do so through the Live from KTLA registration form or by emailing 


Also, members who haven't attended the Annual Meeting before may be sponsored by a another member. Anyone interested sponsoring a first-time attendee's registration should contact 


Social Events

Join KTLA members for two fun social events - both included with Live from KTLA registration! The premiere event this year is the Cocktail Shake-Up on December 9, an interactive class in which you will make two cocktails, play some games, and enjoy fun and relaxing time with KTLA members.  The kickoff event Trivia Night with KTLA on December 7, which will play to members' competitive spirits through fun rounds like "famous lawyers on TV and in the movies". BYOB and show off your trivia skills! 
Cocktail Shake-Up| Wednesday, December 9, 5 - 6:30 p.m. | Virtual cocktail class and games with fellow KTLA members. An ingredient list will be provided with sign-up.  
Trivia Night with KTLA| Monday, December 7, 5 - 6 p.m. | BYOB and join fellow members for competitive trivia rounds. 


Click here for the full schedule (current as of 11.24.)

Monday, December 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | CLE Presentations, including:

Land Mine Analysis—Winning Your Case by Discovering How to Lose | James B. Bartimus, Leawood, Kansas

Filling the Box in the COVID Era – Jury Issues | James R. Howell, Wichita, Kansas

Ensuring Equal Access to the Justice System | Richard W. James, Wichita, Kansas

Trying Auto Collisions Cases - a Woman's Perspective | Melissa Tucker Pope, Wichita, Kansas

PPP: How the Pandemic, Protests, and Partisanship Affected 2020 and What it Means for Trial Practice in 2021 | Susan Steinman, Washington, DC

3:30 - 5 p.m.: KTLA Women’s Caucus Meeting

5 p.m.: Trivia Night with KTLA

Tuesday, December 8 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | CLE Presentations, including:

Compensability of Falls with Unknown Causes | Jeff K. Cooper, Topeka, Kansas

Case Study and Roundtable of Johnson v. U.S. Foods | Mark Kolich

Compensability of Injuries that Happen During Breaks | Roger A. Riedmiller, Wichita, Kansas

What to Look for in Workers Compensation Claims and Considerations | Phillip B. Slape, Wichita, Kansas

COVID-19 and Workers Compensation Claims | Jonathan Voegeli, Wichita, Kansas

Workers Compensation—Good Practices and Avoiding Horror Stories from Our Current Remote System and Beyond | Panel featuring Hon. Bruce Moore

3 - 4:30 p.m.: Workers Compensation Section Meeting

Wednesday, December 9

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | CLE Presentations, including:

ETHICS: Recent Developments in the Disciplinary Process | Stanton A. Hazlett, Topeka, Kansas

Overcoming Challenges in Medical Negligence Cases:  A Historical Perspective for Modern Approaches | Adam Malone , Atlanta, Georgia

Protecting and Vetting Experts, Both Offensively and Defensively | Tobias L. Millrood , Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Expert Witnesses: Tips and Traps | Anne Pankratz, Wichita, Kansas

3:30 - 5 p.m.: Medical Malpractice Section Meeting

5 p.m.: Cocktail Shake-Up Night

Thursday, December 10: Annual Meeting Day
9 - 10:30 a.m.: Auto Litigation Section Meeting

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: LoJF Meeting

1:30 - 3 p.m.: CJ PAC Meeting

3:30 - 5 p.m.: KTLA Board of Governors Meeting

Friday, December 11 

Tips from a Reporter to Improve Legal WritingDavid Morantz, Kansas City, Missouri

Beauty’s In the Eyes of the Beholder (How to Erase Wannabe Problems to Get More Value Out of Your Cases) | Keith Mitnik, Orlando, Florida

ETHICS: How Implicit Bias and Gender Impact the Courtroom | Rachel Smith, Kansas City, Missouri



Co-Hosts and Exhibitors
Firms and individuals interested in sponsoring the Live from KTLA should contact Callie Denton at


This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission

Credit has been approved with the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 2.00 Ethics credits and 12.00 General credits.


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made in writing to by November 30 will result in return of fees paid.
Registrants who do not provide notification by November 30 or register after that date and do not attend the program will not be granted a refund. 

This is KTLA's activity and events calendar. We hope you will join us for our upcoming programs!  Register online by clicking here.