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HPA Dinner & CLE - The Dos and Dont's of Mediation

  • Thursday, November 03, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • O'Neill's Restaurant & Bar 9417 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
  • 28


  • Available to HPA Members in good standing.
  • Open to non-member paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, and other legal support staff, and paralegal students.

Registration is closed

The Dos and dont's of mediation


Our Speaker:  Rachel Blankenship, ADR Specialist at RR Mediation Services of K.C.

This will be a great CLE for paralegals and legal assistants who want to learn the finer points of the mediation process.  

Rachel Blankenship bio: 

Rachel has been in Family Law since 2006. She has experience in both Kansas and Missouri. Over the course of her career she has worked with numerous clients and has an extensive understanding of divorce, child custody, child support, parenting plans, modifications and conflict resolution.  Rachel is registered and listed through The Missouri Bar pursuant to Rule 17 as a dispute resolution neutral.  She is also registered with the Kansas Supreme Court as a certified dispute resolution provider. 

Rachel continues to work in Family Law primarily in Johnson County Kansas. She has an outstanding reputation within the legal community and a network of resources.  Rachel is passionate about children and families.  In addition to her formal education, she has also taken several early childhood development classes.  She is also approved to mediate with Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education complaints related to 504/IEP plans.  Rachel has a background in research and grant writing specializing in inclusion, diversity and the role that racism plays in our community and country. 

CLE credit: NALA 1 credit hour pending

The dinner:   Irish Pot Roast or Canterbury Pasta with house salad and dessert 

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, legal secretaries, paralegal students, and other legal support staff.  Reservations are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Monday immediately preceding the event.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so before noon Monday, October 31st. If your registration is not cancelled before the deadline, you will be responsible for the full registration fee since HPA is required to pay that amount to the venue.

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

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