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Membership Benefits

  • Receive the Kansas Defense Journal, the quarterly KADC newsletter, with access to a library of past newsletters.
  • Weekly legislative bulletins during the legislative session.
  • Weekly emails with links to the latest published and unpublished decisions by the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court.
  • Opportunity to request and/or participate in the drafting of Amicus Briefs on issues of interest to members.
  • Member rate to the KADC Annual Conference. The Annual Conference is held during the first week of December each year in Kansas City. We generally offer approximately 12 hours of Kansas Continuing Legal Education with one hour of Ethics.  The planning committee does a great job of lining up high quality speakers, which have included James W. McElhaney and Larry Pozner in recent years. We hope you can join us this year!
  • Members Only access to the website.
  • Opportunities to network with professional peers.

KADC Events 

Upcoming events

    • October 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 18, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • New Orleans


    • December 06, 2019
    • December 07, 2019
    • Marriott County Club Plaza
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    December 6-7, 2019
    Marriott Country Club Plaza
    4445 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111 

    Join us for the 2019 KADC Annual Conference

    This year’s keynote speaker, Ross Guberman is the president of Legal Writing Pro LLC and the founder of BriefCatch LLC. From Alaska and Hawaii to Paris and Hong Kong, Ross has conducted thousands of workshops on three continents for prominent law firms, judges, agencies, corporations, and associations. His workshops are among the highest rated in the world of professional legal education.

    Ross holds degrees from Yale, the Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago Law School.

    For the past 6 years, Ross has been invited to train all new federal judges, and he has presented at many other judicial conferences as well. He has also addressed many international conferences, including ATD, NALP, PDC, PDI, ACLEA, IADC, the Appellate Judges Education Institute, and the ABA’s Corporate Counsel Summit.

    Ross was a featured speaker for Kansas Judges this year.

    This is a rare opportunity to learn practical legal writing skills to enhance your litigation expertise from a recognized leader in the industry.

    Other conference topics include: ESI rules and preservation, Updates in UM/UIM, Mediation Ethics, a rare presentation by Ret. Judge Deanell Reese Tacha and the annual favorite Kansas Case Law Update.

    As always, the conference will feature some of the best networking opportunities of the year so don’t miss out, register today!

    Click here to view the full agenda 

    A full refund of registration fees will be issued before November 27. After November 27, no refunds will be issued.

    Make your room reservation at the Marriott Country Club Plaza (4445 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri  64111) in the KADC block of rooms by clicking here or calling 816.531.3000 or toll free at 800.810.3708.  The room rate is $179.00 per night for a single or double room.  Be sure to make your reservation by November 13, 2019.  After that date, rooms will be released for general sale. 

Past events

May 08, 2019 DRI Mid Region Meeting
April 26, 2019 Community Service Project at Sunflower House
November 30, 2018 KADC Annual Conference
November 29, 2018 Litigation Skills Workshop
December 01, 2017 KADC Annual Meeting - There's still time to register!
November 30, 2017 Trial Skills Workshop
November 30, 2017 Board Meeting
September 22, 2017 Board Meeting

Member only page gets you access to:

  • Articles of Association & Bylaws 
  • Unpublished Opinions
  • Legislative Reports & Testimony 
  • Amicus Briefs
  • Membership Directory 
  • Newsletters 


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