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LAKC hosts a variety of CLE programs, public service and social events annually.

Young Lawyers Section
Our active Young Lawyers Section hosts a number of successful public service projects and networking opportunities for young lawyers, including the annual Court Crawl, Santa's Snow Ball, Mock Trial Competition and a number of happy hour events.
Click here for more information on YLS programs and events.

Continuing Legal Education
LAKC hosts a series of CLE luncheon programs annually. Additional programs include the Annual IP CLE Seminar and Opening Day CLE program

LAKC Run for Justice 5K

An annual run at Theis Park, celebrating its 15th year in 2019, benefiting Legal Aid of Western Missouri.

Social Networking Events
Our Annual Meeting, Judicial Reception and happy hours offer opportunities for members to connect.




Upcoming Events 

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • St. James United Methodist Church, 5540 Wayne Avenue, KCMO 64110
    LAKC is proud to partner with American Public Square to present Gun Laws, Housing and More: Local, State and Federal Legislators – Who Carries the Bigger Stick?

    Gun Laws, Housing, and More:
    State vs Local Control

    Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

    St James United Methodist Church
    5540 Wayne Ave
    Kansas City, MO 64110

    6:00pm – 8:00pm CST

    Presented by American Public Square 
    1.5 Hours MO CLE credit pending through LAKC


    About the Event

    When it comes to our legislative processes, who is really in control – local, state or federal lawmakers? This becomes especially important in light of efforts related to issues such as gun control, ridesharing and affordable housing.

    By way of example, we know that Kansas City has a problem with gun violence, and while our new Mayor is working to address it with innovative policies, the balance of power between federal, state and local government is complicated in America.

    How does a city effectively navigate these dynamics to create safe and healthy communities, especially when there isn’t always agreement among lawmakers? Can Kansas City truly move the needle on topics like gun violence when we run the risk of having local efforts pre-empted at the state and federal level?

    Join American Public Square, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and other expert panelists for a discussion about what it takes to drive true change in our communities.

    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Polsinelli LLP, 900 W 48th Place, Kansas City MO 64112
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    LAKC's 12th Annual IP CLE Program 

    March 4, 2020
    Polsinelli LLP, 900 W 48th Pl, KCMO 

    Registration includes lunch (5.5 hour program only), CLE materials and post-CLE happy hour.

    5.5 hours (1.0 Ethics, 1.0 MO Diversity & Inclusion/Cultural Competency)
    MO, KS, CO pending
    Webinar option available

    Program Outline:

    11:30am – Noon             Registration and Lunch

    Noon                              Introduction and Information

    12:05 – 12:55                What I Wish I Learned In Law School: Ethics Program
                                          Claude E. Ducloux - LawPay

    1:00 – 1:30                    Procedural Tools for Prosecuting Patent Applications at the USPTO
                                          and Developments with the USPTO Online Systems
                                          Damian Porcari, Regional Director, USPTO Midwest Region

    1:30 – 1:50                    Diversity and Inclusion at the USPTO - Diversity & Inclusion Program:
                                          Damian Porcari - Regional Director, USPTO Midwest Region

    1:55 – 2:25                     Panel Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion issues facing IP practitioners
                                           – Diversity & Inclusion Program:
                                          Moderator Crissa Cook - Hovey Williams  

    2:25 – 2:40                     Break - Sponsored by Legal Advantage

    2:40 – 3:05                     Highlights from the Stakeholder Training on Examiner Practice &      
                                           Jason Gorden – Gorden IP

    3:05 – 3:30                     Proof of Use: USPTO Initiatives Regarding Fraudulent Specimens and  
                                           Registration Audits
                                           Patrick Koncel – Shook Hardy & Bacon

    3:35 – 4:25                    Securing IP Rights in a Changing China
                                          Kenneth Ng, Chang Tsi & Partners

    4:30 – 4:55                     Trademark Applications – Strategies and Considerations for Describing  
                                           Goods and Services
                                           Tiffany Schwartz – Dentons

    4:55– 5:20                     IP Concerns for Online Customization Retailers 
    Cliff Brazen – Erise IP

    5:20                                Closing Remarks

    5:30                                Happy Hour at Brio on the Plaza\

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    • 02 Apr 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TBA
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    Save the date for LAKC's 6th Annual Opening Day CLE program! Details re: programming and registration will be posted soon. 

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