CLE You in Wichita: KTLA's 2017 Summer Meeting


Register now for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association's 2017 Summer Meeting: CLE You in Wichita, June 8 and 9.  Click here for the Summer Meeting Brochure.


CLE You in Wichita: Trial Tactics Seminar & Workers Compensation Seminar

Friday, June 9, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town | 820 E 2nd St. N., Old Town Wichita

8 Hours CLE Credit, each, including 2 ethics (Kansas and Missouri)
Jeff Carmichael, Wichita, Trial Tactics Seminar Chair
Jan Fisher, Wichita, Workers Compensation Seminar Chair

SCHEDULES: Trial Tactics | Workers Compensation


On Friday, June 9, the Trial Tactics and Workers Compensation CLE Seminars will be held concurrently at the Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town, 820 East 2nd Street North, Wichita.  The morning CLE session will combine both programs for collaboration on issues affecting all trial lawyers.  In the afternoon, participants will split into two 4-hour sessions: Trial Tactics and Workers Compensation.  *The 4-hour afternoon Workers Compensation track is limited to members of the KTLA Workers Compensation Section only; KTLA members wishing to apply to the section can contact

Combined Morning Session (4 hours; Trial Tactics and Workers Compensation combined)

Work Comp Remedies and the Impact on Potential Civil Claims | Nanette Kalcik, Wichita, and Scott Mann, Hutchinson
Recent Legislation Affecting Trial Practice | Callie Jill Denton, Topeka
Constitutional Challenge to the AMA 6th Edition | Keith Mark, Kansas City
Ethics: Attorneys' Ethical Considerations of Judicial Branch Independence | David Rebein, Dodge City, and Will Wohlford, Wichita
Ethics of Attorney Advertising | Danielle Hall, Topeka


Afternoon Sessions (4 hours each)

TRIAL TACTICS (Click for Schedule) WORKERS COMPENSATION (Click for Schedule)
*KTLA Work Comp Section Members Only
Damages in Personal Injury Cases | James Howell, Wichita Recent Work Comp Board and Court of Appeals Decisions | Joe Seiwert, Wichita, and Kenton Wirth, Wichita
Effective Case Mediation | Dennis Gillen, Patrick Nichols, Jerry Palmer, Bob Schmisseur                 Proving Work Disability | Jeff Cooper, Topeka
Negligent Security | Steven Ediger, Westwood Affirmative Defenses in KSA 44-501 | Jan Fisher, Topeka
Common Mistakes and Pitfalls in Auto Cases | Randy Fisher, Wichita Roundtable on Work Comp Practice Tips and Ideas | Kelly Johnston, Wichita 








Due to the sensitive nature of the information provided in this seminar, any individual who is primarily engaged in the defense of tort litigation or defense of workers compensation claims is not eligible to register.  Registration for the Workers Compensation session is limited to current members of the KTLA Workers Compensation Section.  Registration for the combined and Trial Tactics sessions is open to any individual who is licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas or any other state; engaged in representing plaintiffs or claimants in civil litigation and workers compensation claims or defendants in criminal cases; and committed and devoted to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.


Leadership Meetings

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Law Offices of Morris Laing | 300 N. Mead Street #200, Wichita

All KTLA members are encouraged to attend the Thursday luncheon and leadership meetings with RSVPS; section meetings are reserved for practice area section members only.  Contact KTLA at to apply to join the KTLA practice area sections. 

10 a.m. – Noon: KTLA Auto Litigation Section Meeting
11 a.m. – Noon: Legacy of Justice Foundation Board Meeting

Noon: Member luncheon (all KTLA members are invited; RSVP to

12:30 – 2:30: KTLA Board of Governors Meeting
2:30 – 4:30: KTLA Medical Malpractice Section Meeting
2:30 – 4:30: KTLA Workers Compensation Section Meeting



Summer Meeting Welcome Reception
5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017
Aero Plains Brewing | 117 N. Handley Street, Wichita

KTLA's annual Summer Meeting Reception takes place at member Mike Snider's, Wichita, new microbrewery, Aero Plains Brewing.  Reception entertainment includes live music by KTLA members' Dan Monnat, Wichita, and Tom Warner, Wichita, band: The Crime Doctors. 

KTLA members and judges from across Kansas are encouraged to attend, with or without without conference registration (RSVP requested to by June 1).


Summer Meeting Luncheon

Noon on Friday, June 9, 2017

All seminar registrants are invited to attend a luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town hotel. Sponsored by the Legacy of Justice Foundation.


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 6.00 General credits.


CLE Seminar and Luncheon Location (June 9)
820 E 2nd St N
Wichita, Kansas
(316) 264-5300
*Call 1-866-522-8909 through May 18 to reserve a room at the group rate ($142 per night (single/double)).
KTLA Summer Meeting Location (June 8)
300 N. Mead, Suite 200
Wichita, Kansas
​(316) 262-2671
KTLA's Summer Meeting Reception Location (June 8)
Aero Plains Brewing
​117 N. Handley St.
Wichita, Kansas
​(316) 448-2811

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made by close of business May 26 will result in return of fees paid minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Registrants who do not provide notification by May 26 and do not attend the program will not be granted a refund. In these instances, registrants may transfer their registration to another individual. Alternatively, CLE materials may be mailed to the registrant for a shipping and handling fee, but no CLE voucher will be provided.

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