Law Practice Institute

KCMBA’s Law Practice Institute is a new program designed to help new lawyers transition from law school to the day-to-day practice of law. The Law Practice Institute seeks to expand upon practical legal knowledge gained in law school in order to instill in new lawyers the skills and insight needed to navigate the everyday practice of law.

Law Practice Institute

The Law Practice Institute will consist of four, two-hour sessions, held quarterly, on the following topics:

  • March 18- Now that I Have My J.D., What do I do??: This session will cover areas of practice and information appearing in various courts and address long-term goals.
  • June 17- Business Development and Networking: Among other invaluable tips, this session will expose new attorneys to the Three Pillars of Relationship Business Development.
  • September 16- Nuts & Bolts of Building a Law Practice: This session will highlight tips from highly successful attorneys on starting, setting up and managing a successful practice.
  • November 18- How to Survive/Thrive in any Size of Law Firm: Receive key information on climbing the ladder while remaining authentic and recognizing the importance of being a team player.

All sessions are from 3:30-5 PM, with a networking reception following.

The Law Practice Institute is open to KCMBA members only. To apply for the Law Practice Institute, complete the registration form and return it along with your payment to Kim Elrod, Director of Sections & Committees, 2300 Main St., Ste. 100, Kansas City, MO 64108 or via e-mail to

The cost of participation is $250, which covers catering and refreshments at all sessions. Please make checks payable to KCMBA.

Limited scholarships are available through KCMBA, the Diversity Section, and the Young Lawyers Section. Click here for further information and applications. 

All registrations must be received by 5 PM on Friday, March 14. Before March 17, refunds will be issued less a $25 administrative fee. After March 17, no refunds will be available.


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