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    • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • O'Neills Restaurant, 9417 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS
    • 31
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     GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & CLE

    CLE: 11 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Law

    Alex Scott is an Assistant District Attorney with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit. He primarily prosecutes financially motived offenses, including abuse against elder and dependent adults.

    During his five years as a prosecutor, Alex has taken more than 40 adult criminal cases to jury verdict, including multiple homicide prosecutions. His successful prosecution in State v. Willis—where two brothers were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to the Hard 50—occurred before he turned 30. Alex has also argued before the Kansas Court of Appeals on several occasions.

    Alex graduated from the University of Missouri in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. In 2012, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, graduating Cum Laude.

    When he’s not in the courtroom, Alex enjoys running, fly-fishing, traveling, and maintains a 10-handicap. A native Missourian, he’s a Chiefs, Royals, and Missouri Tigers fan. He currently resides in Olathe with his wife, Hallie.

    CLE credit: NALA 1 credit hour pending

    The dinner:  Select either 1) pork tacos or 2) fish and chips during registration.

    All dinners include soda, coffee, or water.  Drinks may be purchased separately at the bar.

    The fine print:

    This meeting and CLE is open to all HPA members, and non-member paralegals, legal assistants, paralegal students, and other legal support staff.  Reservations are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the event.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so before this deadline.  If your registration is not canceled before the deadline, you will be responsible for the full registration fee since HPA is required to pay that amount to the venue.

    Payment made be made online by credit or debit card, or by cash or check at check-in.  Please do not mail your payment unless you must do so because of a last minute cancellation.  


    • Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • O'Neill's Restaurant, 9417 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS
    • 35
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    Getting Hired:  A Look at Kansas City's Paralegal Market
    Presented by Emily Branch, Legal Staffing Solutions

    Presentation Highlights

    • Salary trends
    • Resume tips
    • Overcoming obstacles to hiring
    • and more!

    As the Founder and CEO of Legal Staffing Solutions, Emily Branch operates her recruiting agency with a dedication to serving clients – employers and candidates – in an ethical manner and with a common sense approach. Emily began her career as a Document Clerk in 1996 while in college and eventually became a Litigation Paralegal. Now, with more than two decades of experience in the Kansas City legal market, Emily uses her understanding of the industry to assist firms and companies in hiring the best available candidates and in helping job seekers open doors that are not currently open to them. 

    CLE credit: NALA 1 credit hour pending

    The dinner (TBA)

    All dinners include soda, coffee, or water.  Drinks may be purchased separately at the bar.

    The fine print:

    This meeting and CLE is open to all HPA members, and non-member paralegals, legal assistants, paralegal students, and other legal support staff.  Reservations are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the event.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so before this deadline.  If your registration is not canceled before the deadline, you will be responsible for the full registration fee since HPA is required to pay that amount to the venue.

    Payment made be made online by credit or debit card, or by cash or check at check-in.  Please do not mail your payment unless you must do so because of a last minute cancellation.  


Past events

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Bankruptcy Myths
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Elder Law
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 HPA Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, November 03, 2017 HPA Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Home Owners Association
Saturday, October 07, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Crimmigration
Saturday, September 09, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Starlight Theater - Grease
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Forensic Science & the Law
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Volunteer Event - Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 HPA Paralegal Summer Social at Pinstripes
Saturday, May 20, 2017 HPA Volunteer Event - Missouri Department of Conservation
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Preparing Evidence for Trial
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Shawnee Mission West Career Fair
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Social Security Disability
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Volunteer Event - My Father's House
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Employment Discrimination
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Dinner Meeting & CLE - NALA - National Association of Legal Assistants
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 HPA Holiday Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Dinner Meeting & CLE - Copyright and Fair Use
Friday, October 14, 2016 HPA Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar
Saturday, October 08, 2016 HPA Volunteer Event at Harvesters
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Criminal Law - Dinner Meeting and CLE
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Immigration and Naturalization - Dinner Meeting and CLE
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
Saturday, May 21, 2016 HPA Volunteer Event at Starlight Theater
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 American Indian Law - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Saturday, March 26, 2016 Volunteer Event - My Father's House
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Federal Court and What You Need to Know - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Online Legal Research for the Paralegal - HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Heartland Paralegal Association CP Exam Study Group
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE
Thursday, December 17, 2015 NAU Open House/Networking and Free CLE Event
Friday, November 06, 2015 2015 HPA Paralegal Fall Seminar
Sunday, October 25, 2015 HPA CP Exam Study Group
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Managing Liens in Personal Injury Cases
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Organizational Development Work Session
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Volunteer Event - Hands to Hearts Bookmobile
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - Real Estate Law for the Paralegal
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Datamax KC - Aligning Four Generations for Success in Today's Legal Practice Workforce
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 HPA Dinner Meeting & CLE - 4 Pillars of Estate Planning
Saturday, June 13, 2015 Hope House Volunteer Event at Starlight Theater
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 KS and MO Mechanic Liens
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 HPA Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Volunteer Event - TurnStyles
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Legal Ethics in Online Law Firm Marketing
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Scattered to the Four Winds - Examining Civil Liberties v. Government Powers
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 An Introduction to Equine Law
Friday, November 14, 2014 HPA Paralegal Fall Seminar
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Scattered to the Four Winds - Examining Civil Liberties v. Government Powers
Saturday, September 27, 2014 HPA Members' Volunteer Event for Harvesters
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Sex, Drugs, and Employment Law CLE & Meeting
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 HPA Meeting and Paralegal Roundtable
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NALA 2014 Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 29, 2014 CASA 5k SuperHero Run - Volunteer Event
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 HPA Summer Social
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 General Membership Meeting & CLE

Copyright Heartland Paralegal Association.

Heartland Paralegal Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

Heartland Paralegal Association offers continuing legal education programs for member and non-member paralegals, legal assistants, and paralegal students in Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, and surrounding areas.   Our dinner meetings with CLE are held on the second Tuesday in each of the following months:  January, February, March, April, May, August, September, and October or November.  Currently our meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at O'Neill's restaurant at 95th and Mission Rd.  

HPA also hosts its Annual Fall Paralegal Seminar in October or November of year.  Paralegals, legal assistants, and paralegal students have the choice of attending for 1/2 day or full day seminar on a variety of topics.  This is a can't miss event with quality presentations, lunch, and door prizes.

Special events and volunteer opportunities will also be posted below.  If you are thinking about membership, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events!

Please note that registration for some events may not open until several weeks before the event.  Click show details next to each event to determine registration availability.   

Heartland Paralegal Association, 12641 Antioch Rd., Suite 1038, Overland Park, KS 66213

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