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Friday, April 25, 2014 | 9:25 am - 3:20 pm
Stinson Leonard Street LLP Lecture Hall | 104 Green Hall

The law school will offer 5 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, in Kansas and Missouri. Downloadable materials for review and printing will be available in advance of the program. Materials will not be available the day of the CLE in a paper version. All materials must be accessed electronically.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100 percent. No refunds will be allowed after that time.

Questions? Contact Noelle Uhler at nuhler@ku.edu or 785-864-9281.

8:30-9:25 Registration and light breakfast
9:25-9:30 Dean's Welcome
Dean Stephen Mazza
9:30-10:20 An Insider's Guide to Resolving Legal Disputes (PDF)
Monte Vines, L'81, Adams Jones Law Firm PA
10:25-11:15 Recent Developments in IP Law (PDF)
Joan K. Archer, Ph.D., L'92, Husch Blackwell LLP
11:20-12:10 Supreme Court Update (PDF)
Professor Steve McAllister, L'88, KU School of Law
12:15-1:15 Lunch @ the Burge Union
1:30-2:20 Recent Disciplinary Developments (PDF) (ethics credit)
Stanton A. Hazlett, disciplinary administrator, Kansas Disciplinary Administrator's Office
2:25-3:20 Ethics for Good: KU Edition (PDF) (ethics credit)
Mark D. Hinderks, L'82, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
The Hon. Steve Leben, L'82, Kansas Court of Appeals
The Hon. Melissa Taylor Standridge, Kansas Court of Appeals
3:40 Optional: Walk to Old Green Hall
Join Professor Martin Dickinson and current students for the annual trek to the law school's former home on the Hill.

Speaker bios

Monte Vines, L'81
Partner, Adams Jones Law Firm, P.A.

Monte Vines has focused his practice on the resolution of legal disputes, either in the context of formal litigation or without a lawsuit having been filed. The disputes he handles primarily involve business and commercial matters, real estate problems, trust or estate issues, and other general civil law matters including legal malpractice and legal ethics issues. Vines has practiced law in Wichita with the Adams Jones Law Firm, P.A. since 1981. His legal education was at the University of Kansas School of Law, Class of 1981, and his undergraduate education was at Newman University. He occasionally writes on legal topics, mostly on the resolution of legal disputes. Some of his articles can be found on his blog, www.montevines.com.

Joan K. Archer, Ph. D., L'92
Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell LLP

Joan Archer practices with Husch Blackwell LLP in Kansas City, Mo., where she is a member of the Food & Agribusiness Team, with a focus on the animal health industry and related technologies. She also is in the firm’s Intellectual Property service group. She has extensive experience trying intellectual property matters, including trademark, patent, unfair competition, trade secret, non-compete and copyright cases, as well as other complex business disputes and product liability actions. Archer counsels clients on brand management and prosecutes trademarks, and also reviews advertising and websites for regulatory compliance and facilitates anti-counterfeiting campaigns. Her ABA activities include being co-chair of the Section of Litigation’s Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee and co-chair of the IP Litigation Committee’s Trademark Litigation Subcommittee. She is past co-chair of the Expert Witness Committee and has been nominated to serve as a member of the Section’s Council. Archer graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law, where she was managing editor of the Kansas Law Review. She also earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and her M.A. from Wayne State University in Detroit. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Gonzaga University.

Steve McAllister
E.S. & Tom W. Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law

Prior to joining the KU Law faculty in 1993, Steve McAllister clerked for Justices Byron White and Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Richard Posner at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also was in private practice in the Washington, D.C., office of the Los Angeles law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He served as the first and only Solicitor of the State of Kansas from 1999 to 2003 and was dean of the law school from 2000 to 2005. He currently serves as the Solicitor General of Kansas, assisting the attorney general's office with important constitutional litigation, including briefing, arguing and winning for Kansas the case of Kansas v. Ventris (U.S. 2009). In November 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed McAllister to defend the judgment below in Bond v. United States, No. 09-1227. In that capacity, McAllister filed a merits brief, and he presented oral argument to the court on Feb. 22, 2011. He teaches Civil Rights Actions, Constitutional Law and Torts at KU.

Mark D. Hinderks, L’82
Managing Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Mark Hinderks is a proven advocate with broad successful experience in substantial business and public law litigation and arbitrations, including business purchase/sale cases, business and consumer class actions, patent and other intellectual property, securities litigation, industrial accidents and business contract disputes. He has also represented clients in substantial construction disputes concerning business, residential, industrial and public works projects. Hinderks has successfully defended business and governmental clients in many matters involving tens and hundreds of millions of dollars, and has also obtained multiple multi-million dollar judgments for business clients as plaintiffs. He is a frequent speaker and author on trial practice and attorney professional responsibility. Hinderks received his bachelor’s and J.D. from the University of Kansas.

The Hon. Steve A. Leben, L'82
Judge, Kansas Court of Appeals

After serving nearly 14 years as a district judge in Johnson County, Judge Leben joined the Court of Appeals in June 2007. At the time of his appointment, Leben was serving as president of the American Judges Association and was teaching a course at the University of Kansas School of Law. Before becoming a judge, Leben practiced law for 11 years in the Kansas city area — six years with the firm of Stinson, Mag & Fizzell (now Stinson Leonard Street LLP) and another five years in solo practice. His practice included general civil litigation, administrative law, personal injury litigation and family law. As a district judge, Leben's docket included civil, criminal and family law cases. He presided over two high-profile murder cases that were covered by the national news media. He obtained a bachelor’s with distinction in journalism from the University of Kansas in 1978 and his J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law in 1982.

The Hon. Melissa Taylor Standridge
Kansas Court of Appeals
Judge Standridge joined the Kansas Court of Appeals in February 2008. Immediately before joining the bench, she had served since 1999 as chambers counsel to U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse in Kansas City, Kan. She practiced as an associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon from 1995 until she left to join Judge Waxse. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the law review and chief justice of the appellate advocacy program. Immediately after law school, she served as a law clerk for two years for Judge Elmo B. Hunter in Kansas City, Mo. Standridge has served as president of the Earl E. O'Connor Inn of Court and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Kansas Bar Association. She received the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for professional service from the National American Inns of Court in 2004, was selected as a 2006 Kansas City Legal Leader of the year by The Daily Record, and received the Outstanding Service Award from the Kansas Bar Association in 2001. In addition to her professional activities, Standridge has been a foster mother since 2000, and is an adoptive mother to three children who were initially her foster children.


Noelle Uhler
Director of External Relations

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