What our members are saying:

 

I have been a member of KLPI since its inception in 1996. I am also a Past President of KLPI. This is a professional organization in which I am truly proud to be a member. KLPI has given me the opportunity to further my legal education by sponsoring seminars throughout the year. The speakers have always been informative and provide knowledge that I can take back to my office. The Code of Ethics is read at every meeting as a reminder to our members to enhance and encourage the legal profession and network with other members. This is such a great benefit to any organization, especially KLPI.

Alicia Lange, member

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KLPI is committed to supporting its members and the legal community. The seminars are always beneficial and provide the knowledge I need to grow in my career. My participation has enabled me to network with other legal professionals throughout Kansas, and has become an important asset to me.

Sharon Padgett, PP. PLS, Member

 

KANSAS LEGAL PROFESSIONALS, INC.

Serving the legal community throughout the state

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS

 Scholarships

At least two scholarships are awarded each year by KLPI. The amount is determined annually. Past awards have been for $500.00. The awards are based upon merit, ability, and financial need, with special emphasis on prospective legal support staff. Deadline for submission of applications is March 15th.

Click here for a scholarship application.

The Legal Professional of the Year Award

The Legal Professional of the Year (LPY) Award is given annually to a legal professional who has been nominated. Nominees submit applications that are judged by a panel of three persons selected by the chairperson and approved by KLPI’s members. The finalists for the LPY Award are then interviewed by three persons who are likewise selected by the chairperson and approved by the members. The announcement of the LPY Award is the highlight of the banquet Saturday evening during the KLPI’s Annual Meeting.

 

 

BENEFITS

Continuing Legal Education

KLPI and local chapters sponsor seminars, educational programs, workshops and professional courses. Continuing legal education (CLE) credits can be obtained by attending approved sponsored events. A CLE Award is presented upon application by any member who attains a minimum of 30 qualified hours of continuing legal education within a three-year period.

Publication

The Whole Truth . . . is KLPI’s official publication, which contains news of members across the state, information concerning KLPI functions, news items of interest pertinent to the legal professional, and educational articles. The Whole Truth . . . is published three times a year.

Certification

Assistance can be obtained in learning more about certification programs offered by national legal organizations: the Accredited Legal Secretary (ALS) and Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) certifications sponsored by the National Association of Legal Secretaries, Inc. (NALS); the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) and specialty certifications (CLAS) sponsored by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA); and the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE) sponsored by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). See KLPI’s Certification Program section.

Employment Referral

KLPI’s Employment Referral Committee is a referral service for members and other legal support professionals seeking employment in Kansas. The Committee’s service is made available to Kansas attorneys, law firms, members, and other legal support professionals seeking employees in the legal field. Employers may contact the Committee to advise KLPI of open/available positions and receive information from KLPI as to members seeking employment.

For more information, please contact info@klpi.org.

Networking

Membership in KLPI and local chapters provides valuable opportunities for networking and contacts with peers to expand the circle of valuable professional contacts statewide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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