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Committees & Sections

We have a wealth of Committees and Sections available for member participation. Participate or take on a leadership role to deepen your interest and involvement in KCPA. Contact LeeAnn Parmenter at LParmenter@Berkowitzoliver.com if you are interested in any of these areas to serve.

COMMITTEES

Education Committee - The member(s) of this committee will assist KCPA's Education Director in providing information to our student members and other students in the Metropolitan area regarding the scholarship(s) provided yearly by KCPA. They will also help coordinate the KCPA Seminar held yearly in September, including assisting in locating speakers on current educational topics, determination of location, preparing the agenda and providing items needed to members for their CLE needs and requirements.

Finance Committee - The member(s) of this committee will assist the Treasurer in any way needed to maintain the budget of the KCPA.

Membership Committee - The member(s) of this committee will assist the First Vice President in recruiting new members for KCPA, and any other items needed by the First Vice President.

Newsletter Committee - The member(s) of this committee will assist KCPA's Newsletter Editor in the preparation and distribution of the ParaView, monthly. This will include gathering information, articles, and other pertinent information for the ParaView. They will also assist in preparing flyers for luncheons and other similar events to be published in the ParaView and other outlets of media for KCPA.

Nominations Committee - The member(s) of this committee will assist KCPA's Policy Director in preparing and distributing nomination forms for the KCPA elections for eligible board positions. They will also assist in contacting the nominees to notify them of their nomination and address any questions related to serving on the Board.

Programs Committee - The member(s) of this committee will assist the Second Vice President in the planning of the KCPA luncheons and other social activities, including contact with venues and potential speakers.

Public Relations Committee - The member(s) of this committee will assist the Public Relations Director in preparing and posting job ads, placement of advertisements received from vendors, and other items needed by the Public Relations Director.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Education Committee - Jill Perkins | j.perkins@swrsllp.com  Finance Committee - Carri Miller | cmiller@sb-kc.com

Membership Committee - Kim Attigliato | kattigliato@hab-law.com  Newsletter Committee - Wes Shepherd | washepherd@burnsmcd.com

Nominations Committee - Colleen O'Gorman | cogorman@kcmsd.net  Programs Committee - Erin Hessenflow | erin@mrhlawkc.com

Public Relations Committee  - Jeannie Johnson | johnson@knightnicastro.com

SECTIONS

Corporate Section - The member(s) of this section will discuss current corporate law topics, including but not limited to: contract work, business transactions, mergers, acquisitions, business start-up, corporate operations, banking and finance, securities, bonds, and other current topics relating to corporate law.

Criminal Section - The member(s) of this section will discuss current criminal litigation topics, including but not limited to: any updates to the State and Federal Rules as they relate to criminal law on the State and Federal levels, criminal trial subpoenas, criminal trials, preparing for a criminal trial, and other relevant topics relating to criminal law.

Litigation Section - The member(s) of this section will discuss current litigation topics, including but not limited to: any updates to the State and Federal rules, filing in the Courts, updated E-Discovery issues, how to work a case up, preparing for a successful trial and other relevant topics relating to litigation.

Probate and Estate Planning Section - The member(s) of this section will discuss current probate and estate planning law topics.

Pro Bono Section - The member(s) of this section will spread the word to KCPA's members about Pro Bono opportunities in the community, by means of the ParaView, emails to members, and social media related sites for KCPA. They will also assist in preparing KCPA-specific events for helping out the community. (i.e. Harvesters, Food for the Bar).

Student Section - The member(s) of this section will keep KCPA updated on the local Missouri and Kansas accredited paralegal programs and assist KCPA's Education Director in spreading the word about the scholarship(s) offered by KCPA to our student members.

Technology Application Section - The member(s) of this committee will assist in preparing flyers for luncheons and other similar events to be published in the Para View and other outlets of media for KCPA. Members of the Board will be able to call on member(s) of the technology section to assist in technology related requests relating to KCPA's website and the like.

SECTION CHAIRS

Corporate Section Stephanie Linquist | stephanie@coronadokatz.com  Criminal Section - LeeAnn Parmenter | lparmenter@berkowitzoliver.com

Litigation Section - Co-Chairs - Veronica Caine | vcaine@meyerslaw.com and Tracey J. Golden| TGolden@littler.com

Probate & Estate Planning Section - Melanie Nitcher Slaughter | MNitcher@jacksongov.org 

Pro Bono Section - Co-Chairs -  Rachel Scribner | rscribner@berkowitzoliver.com, Kim Attigliato | kattigliato@hab-law.com and Carri Miller | cmiller@sb-kc.com

Student Section - Lauren Kennedy | Lkennedy@hoveywilliams.com   Technology Application Section - Carri Miller | cmiller@sb-kc.com

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