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    • Saturday, October 09, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • Little Platte Beach, Smithville, MO

    You are invited to the following event:

    HPA Fall Community Outreach:

    Julia’s Warriors Run for Hope

    When: October 9, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Where: Little Platte Beach - Smithville MO 64089

    Sign up at http://juliaswarriorsrunforhope.com/ (Sign up for the Individual sign up)

    Please sign up by October 7, 2021

    Event Details:

    The Julia Bargman Hope Foundation is committed to continuing the fight that Julia Bargman started 14 years ago against Breast Cancer. We will raise funds to support our mission and purpose.

    The Julia Bargman Hope Foundation will help continue Julia’s passion as a middle school counselor, coach and a mentor to the students of Smithville School District by funding an annual scholarship to a graduating senior.

    Join me in person in Smithville or join us virtually!

    Who Can Attend:

    • HPA members
    • Non-member paralegals, legal assistants, and paralegal students are welcome to register

    Questions? Contact Kate Stuart at (816) 616-6321 or by email at kstuart@hab-law.com. And let me know when you have registered so that I know to look for you at the event!

    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 7:50 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Thompson Barn, Lenexa, KS

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Vendors, Firms, and Associations

    Heartland Paralegal Association relies on the support of legal vendors, associations, and firms to host our Annual Paralegal Seminar.  Proceeds from our seminar are used to promote the paralegal profession in the Kansas City area, to provide scholarships for area paralegal programs, and to offer reimbursement opportunities for HPA paralegal members who are awarded the Certified Paralegal CP credential from NALA.  Will you consider supporting us this year?

    We are monitoring COVID-19 restrictions in the area and will make adjustments as necessary.

    Confirmation by email to mlubowicz@mwcattorneys.com of COVID-19 vaccination status OR confirmation of negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before event is required.  Masks will be required unless actively eating or drinking.

    Exhibiting Vendor, Bar Association, or Firm:

    • HPA provides a table in the exhibit area for seminar for promotional materials and logo merchandise giveaways. Prize entry slips with attendee contact information will be provided for any giveaways vendor brings. (Exhibit vendors should arrive by 7:50 a.m. for set-up and usually pack up after the last break around 2:30 p.m.)
    • Lunch for 2
    • Half-page advertisement in seminar program books.  May be upgraded to full page for an additional $50.00.
    • Logo and sponsorship acknowledgement in other seminar advertising.
    • Social media recognition as seminar sponsor.

    Base Cost:  $200.00

    Exhibiting Sponsorships Available: (6) 

    Advertising Sponsor:  

    • Company logo printed in list of sponsors in program materials.  May be upgraded to 1/2 page add for $50.00.
    • Company name and/or logo included in seminar advertising.
    • Promotional materials and logo merchandise giveaways in gift bags.
    • Social media and website recognition.

    Base Cost:  $100.00

    Sponsorships Available: (9)

    Prize Donations: 

    Door prizes for seminar attendees are accepted and appreciated, and may be given in addition to any sponsorship above.  Donor will be acknowledged at time of prize drawing

    Other Sponsorship Opportunities and Add-ons:

    • Sponsor a table for HPA's Annual Charity - Your company or firm name will appear in advertising as the sponsor for the charity, and signage will be posted on table. - $200.00
    • Add-on.  Upgrade your ad. - $50.00
    • Add-on.  Sponsor a gift card prize.  $50.00

    Exhibitors and Sponsors are responsible for providing logo and/or ad materials prior to September 30, 2021 for inclusion in the seminar books.

    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thompson Barn, 11184 Lackman Rd., Lenexa, KS
    • 70

    Heartland Paralegal Association
    2021 Paralegal Fall Seminar

    We are monitoring COVID-19 restrictions in the area and will make adjustments as necessary.

    Confirmation by email to mlubowicz@mwcattorneys.com of COVID-19 vaccination status OR confirmation of negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before event is required.  Masks will be required unless actively eating or drinking.

    Registration Deadline:  October 22nd, 2021

    Morning Sessions - 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    Session 1 - Ethics and the Notary Public
    Presenters:  James C. Morrow and Hillary Hyde of Morrow Willnauer Church, L.L.C.

    Session 2 - Digital Forensics
    Presenters:  John Benson

    11:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Presentation

    Sponsored by: 

    Afternoon Sessions - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Session 3 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other Employment Law Updates
    Presenter: Trini Najera Murguia, District Director of U.S. Department of Labor, Wage-Hour Division

    Session 4 - Class Action / Complex Litigation
    Joseph A. Kronawitter of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC

    *Lunch is included for full-day registrations, and can be added to any half-day registration for $15.00.

    This seminar will meet the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.  Approved for 5 hours including 1.25 hours of Ethics.

    Door prizes will be awarded before and after lunch, and at closing.   

    Thank you to our sponsors!



    For desired registration after October 22, 2021 please email heartlandparalegalassn@gmail.com to check availability.

    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • O'Neill's Restaurant & Bar 9417 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
    • 37


    Dr. Jennifer L. Johnson, DNP, APRN Johnson Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

    Our Speaker: Dr. Jennifer L. Johnson, DNP, APRN Johnson Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

    This will be a great CLE for those involved with medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, criminal law, etc.!

    Please see COVID-19 disclaimer below.

    Jennifer's bio: 

    Board certified advanced practice registered nurse and a board certified advanced forensic nurse, board certified forensic nurse examiner, and board certified sexual assault nurse examiner for pediatrics, adults, and adolescents. I earned my Associates degree in nursing from Fort Scott College. My bachelor's degree in nursing from Pittsburg State University, master's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and doctorate of nursing practice from Maryville University-Saint Louis.

    I am currently the manager for a comprehensive forensic program that provides medical forensic examinations to all patients that disclose injury sustained in altercations with others, abuse and sexual assault.

    Recognized as a local and national speaker on the topics of abuse, neglect, medical malpractice, negligent death, strangulation, and sexual assault.

    CLE credit: NALA 1 credit hour pending

    The dinner:  TBD  

    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 Friday immediately preceding the event.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so before noon Friday, November 12th.  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.  

    We are monitoring COVID-19 restrictions in the area and will make adjustments as necessary.

    Confirmation by email to mlubowicz@mwcattorneys.com of COVID-19 vaccination status OR confirmation of negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before event is required.  Masks will be required unless actively eating or drinking.

Past events

Saturday, July 17, 2021 HPA Summer Outreach--HopeBuilders-KC
Thursday, May 27, 2021 Annual Meeting and Awards
Saturday, April 10, 2021 Spring Outreach - The Whole Person
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Family Law and the Paralegal's Role - Meeting & Virtual CLE
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 HPA Annual Seminar Planning Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Virtual Happy Hour / Fall Social
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Kyleigh's Gift -- Virtual 5k Run/Walk
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Employment Discrimination - Virtual CLE
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Getting Hired During a Pandemic: Navigating the Paralegal Job Market Through COVID-19
Friday, July 24, 2020 Webinar - 7 Habits of the Indispensable Paralegal
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Friday, April 24, 2020 HPA Spring 2020 Fundraiser -- Giving the Basics
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Legal Information Security - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 What a Paralegal REALLY Does - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 HPA Winter Social
Friday, November 01, 2019 HPA Fall Paralegal Seminar
Friday, November 01, 2019 Paralegal Fall Seminar - Vendor, Firm, and Association Registration
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Workers' Compensation - Dinner & CLE
Sunday, October 06, 2019 HPA Fall Community Outreach: Race for Dignity
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 Immigration Law Updates - Dinner & CLE
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Summer 2019 Community Outreach
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group August-September Schedule
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Unauthorized Practice of Law - Dinner & CLE
Thursday, July 11, 2019 NALA Conference & Expo
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group - July Schedule
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 HPA Summer Social
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group 3 Weeks
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 The Grandma Hustle: A look at Physical and Financial Abuse of Elders - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Paralegal News from Johnson County Community College - Dinner & CLE
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 NALA CP Exam Study Group 6 Weeks
Friday, April 05, 2019 HPA Spring Community Outreach: The Whole Person Expressions Art Exhibit
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Moving to the Private Sector (Civil) from the Public Sector (Criminal) - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 HPA Winter Social
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 RESCHEDULED TO 01/2019 - NALA CP Exam Study Group - Session 3
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 NALA CP Exam Study Group
Friday, November 02, 2018 HPA and JCBA Fall Paralegal Seminar
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 NALA CP Exam Study Group
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Understanding Health Insurance Law - Dinner & CLE
Saturday, October 06, 2018 POSTPONED - HPA Fall Community Outreach Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
Friday, September 28, 2018 HPA CP Exam Informational Meeting
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Building a Brand & Trademark Protections CLE & Dinner
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Multigenerational Communication in Today's Law Firm CLE and HPA Dinner Meeting
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Be a Hero for Hope House - Back to School Drive
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Heartland Paralegal Association Summer Social
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Getting Hired: A Look at Kansas City's Paralegal Market - Dinner & CLE
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Fall Seminar Planning Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Dinner Meeting & CLE - 11 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Law
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