KTLA's 2017 Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar


Online registration is available now through the link to the right, or click here for the PDF registration formPlease note that registration for KTLA's Annual Meeting and CLE Seminar is limited. Any attorney primarily engaged in the defense of tort litigation or defense of workers compensation claims is not eligible to register.    


Please contact KTLA staff at info@ktla.org or (785) 232-7756 with any questions.


2017 Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar Schedule


CLE Seminar
​Seminar Co-Chairs Lynn Johnson, Kansas City; and Brad Prochaska, Wichita, are lining up some of the top local and national trial attorney presenters for this year's seminar, which will include 12 CLE credit hours. 


The Seminar takes place all day Friday, December 8 and the morning of Saturday, December 9.

  • David Ball (remote presentation): Leading Edge Persuasion: Arming Jurors Throughout Trial
  • ​Drs. Joseph and Patrick Cullan: Birth Injury in the Courtroom
  • ​Stanton A. Hazlett and Penny R. Moylan: Ethics
  • ​N. Russell Hazlewood: 30(b)(6) Depositions
  • ​James R. Howell: Mediation: Do's and Don'ts
  • ​Lynn Johnson: Implicit Bias Considerations for Voir Dire and Trial
  • Michael W. Kessler: Getting More Money for Your Clients: Using Simple and Not so Simple Actuarial Principles to Empower the Jury and Increase the Plaintiff's Recovery
  • ​Robert Kinsman and Adam Krause: Obtaining Jury Verdicts in MIST Cases
  • John G. Simon: Voir Dire
  • ​Susan Steinman: Federal Update: How What Happens in DC Affects Your Practice
  • ​Richard James and the KTLA Legislative Team: Legislative Advocacy Affecting Plaintiffs' Practice

Governance and Program Committee Meetings
​The annual meetings for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association and the Legacy of Justice Foundation will be Thursday, December 7 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza.  The annual meeting day will include both organizations' board meetings, as well as program (education, legislative, membership, and public affairs) and section (auto litigation, medical malpractice, workers compensation, and others as sections' request) committee meetings.  All KTLA members are encouraged to attend; only Board of Governors members may participate in official votes.


Social Events

President's Reception: December 7 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
All KTLA members are encouraged to attend the President's Reception honoring 2017-18 KTLA President Larry Wall, Wichita.

​KTLA Executive Committee Dinner: December 7 at Tom's Town Distilling Co.
​KTLA Executive Committee members and their guests are invited to the hosted Executive Committee Dinner to honor their service to the association.

CJ PAC Luncheon: December 8 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
​KTLA members may attend the CJ PAC Luncheon, featuring a foundtable discussion of political issues affecting Kansas Trial Lawyers.  Ticket proceeds benefit the Civil/Consumer Justice PAC.


KTLA Awards Dinner: December 8 at Arrowhead Stadium

​All members and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets to the KTLA's annual Awards Dinner to celebrate the achievements and contributions of the honorees who advance justice causes in Kansas.  The Awards Dinner will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and behind-the-scenes tour of Arrowhead Stadium.

Past Presidents' Breakfast: December 9 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

Past leaders of KTLA/KsAJ and their guests are invited to a private Past Presidents' Breakfast the final day of the seminar.


Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

4445 Main St

Kansas City, MO 64111

Reservations: 1-800-810-3708

KTLA's room block expires November 16: click here to book

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made by November 22 will result in return of fees paid minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Registrants who do not provide notification by November 22 or register after that date 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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