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June 7, 2018

Stacey Gilman Presents on Mediation and Assessment Program (MAP) in Missouri Federal Court

Stacey Gilman participated in a panel at the Western District of Missouri entitled “The Road ‘MAP’ to Successful Mediations in the Western District of Missouri” on June 7, 2018. Also on the panel were the Honorable Cynthia A. Norton , Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Missouri, and Jill A. Morris, Mediation and Assessment Program (MAP) Director. MAP is an early ADR intervention program in the Western District of Missouri that most civil litigants participate in under Local Rule 16.4.

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May 30, 2018

Jennifer Wieland on Discovery of Legal Hold Notice, CEO Gmail

Jennifer Wieland recently published an article analyzing a recent decision in the federal court in Kansas regarding discovery of how documents were identified and collected for production. The decision provides helpful guidance to practitioners regarding the particularity required in a 30(b)(6) notice, the amount of preparation required by 30(b)(6) designees, when counsel will be testify as a 30(b)(6) designee, the discovery of legal hold notices; and access to witness’s personal email accounts. For the full article, click here . Wieland regularly writes on discovery issues in federal …

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May 10, 2018

Tim West Elected President of Lawyers Association of Kansas City (LAKC)

Partner Tim West was elected President of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City at its Annual Meeting on May 9, 2018. Tim has served as a Director for of the LAKC for the past six years and just completed a term as the Secretary/Treasurer. The LAKC was founded in 1935 and came about when a group of lawyers wanted a bar group that would take stands on legal and governmental issues. Today, the group’s stated purpose is to educate, serve, and lead the legal community. The LAKC hosts …

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April 16, 2018

Paralegal LeeAnn Parmenter and KCPA Participate in Drive for Harvesters

Berkowitz Oliver paralegal LeeAnn Parmenter is First Vice-President of the Kansas City Paralegal Association . LeeAnn is currently helping lead KCPA’s efforts in the  Food from the Bar campaign through Harvesters , and KCPA is in 6th place out of over 50 groups. Great job, LeeAnn!

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April 16, 2018

David Oliver Named to Kansas City’s Power 100 of 2018

David Oliver has been named to the Kansas City Business Journal’s Power 100 of 2018 . According to the Business Journal , “the people on this list are those that can call anyone in the business and civic communities and have that call returned.”

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March 8, 2018

David Oliver Receives ArtsKC’s Virtuoso Award

David Oliver was honored by ArtsKC with the Virtuoso Award on March 8, 2018, at that organization’s annual Awards Luncheon. ArtsKC is a nonprofit organization serving the five-county region surrounding Kansas City: Clay, Platte and Jackson in Missouri; and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas.  Since 1999, ArtsKC has developed programs and services designed to “unleash the power of the arts.” This includes programs for the arts community, the business community, and services to the civic community. David’s civic duties range from social services …

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February 16, 2018

David Oliver to Serve on Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judge

David Oliver has been selected by Chief Judge David Gregory Kays to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for the next United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Missouri . The position will be located in Kansas City to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Sarah W. Hays on September 1, 2018.  

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February 6, 2018

Jennifer Wieland on Dismissal for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction in Kansas Federal Court

Jennifer Wieland recently published another article analyzing a recent decision in the federal court in Kansas dismissing a breach of fiduciary duty case for lack of personal jurisdiction. For the full article, click here . Wieland regularly writes on jurisdiction issues in federal courts.

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