KTLA Practice Sections

KTLA members may apply to join one or more of KTLA's complimentary sections and section listserves, or email discussion groups. To the busy attorney practicing in Kansas, the value of section membership, especially the section's listserve, can be immense. As former KTLA President and current Auto Litigation Section Chair Ryan Hodge noted in a Journal column, it's like having "the largest virtual law firm in the state" as close as your keyboard:

KTLA’s listserves provide a daily dose of CLE and input from the largest virtual law firm in the state of Kansas. Specific techniques of individual defense lawyers, prior testimony of defense experts, success of certain legal theories and the propensities of certain judges are all shared with one goal in mind: maximizing our ability to represent real people with real injuries the best we can. I will not go so far as to say it’s malpractice to not be on this listserve. I mean after all, the answer you could get in an hour on the listserve could just as easily be obtained after a trip to the law library and six hours of research or by spending a week watching a judge or your opponent try a different case. It all depends on how you want to spend your time. (From the President, KTLA Journal, March 2008)

With the exception of the Women's Caucus, the New Lawyers Section, and the All-Member listserve, membership in KTLA sections/section listserves must go through an approval process. An appeals process is also available in the event of an adverse decision.  To apply, simply complete the agreement below and return it by mail or fax to the KTLA office. If you have any questions, please call KTLA at 785-232-7756 or email info@ksaj.org.


Application and Participation Agreement


As a KTLA member in good standing, your options include (in alphabetical order):

  • All Member Listserve Broad-based discussion (open to all KTLA members in good standing)
  • Auto Litigation (representation of plaintiffs no less than 80% of the time)
  • Board of Governors (Limited to Governor or Eagle members)
  • CJ PAC Discussion of political candidates and positions relating to the civil justice system that is otherwise prohibited on KTLA listserves (open to all KTLA members in good standing)
  • Consumer Advocacy (involved in the practice of consumer advocacy law representing plaintiffs)
  • Criminal Law (engaged in the representation of criminal defendants)
  • Family Law (involved in the practice of family law; open to all KTLA members in good standing)
  • Medical Malpractice (cannot represent medical negligence defendants or their insurance carriers)
  • Past Presidents (Limited to Past Presidents of KTLA/KsAJ)
  • Women’s Caucus (Limited to KTLA members in good standing)
  • Workers Compensation (representation of claimants in workers compensation cases no less than 80% of the time)
  • New Lawyers (Lawyers within fifteen years of the date of admission to practice law and not over forty (40) years of age whose practice focus is representing plaintiffs)


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