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Section & Committees

We have a wealth of Sections and Committees 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.

Corporate Section - The member(s) of this committee 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.

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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.

Jill Perkins, jperkins1915@gmail.com

Litigation Section - The member(s) of this committee 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.

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

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

Wesley Shepherd, washepherd@burnsmcd.com

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

Co-Chairs – Melanie Nitcher Slaughter, MNitcher@jacksongov.org

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 relating to serving on the Board.

Colleen O'Gorman, cogorman@kcpublicschools.org

Pro Bono Section - The member(s) of this committee will spread the word to KCPA's members about Pro Bono opportunities in the community, by means of the Para View, 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)

Rachel Scribner, rscribner@sandbergphoenix.com

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(s) with the venue and potential speakers.

Erin Hessenflow, erin@mrhlawkc.com

Student Section - The member(s) of this committee 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.

Lauren Kennedy, LKennedy@kcpatentlaw.com

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.

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