WICHITA BAR ASSOCIATION
WBA is a voluntary membership organization. Approximately 90% of all practicing attorneys in the Sedgwick County area are members. The WBA currently has over 1,300 members. It is committed to serving its members by promoting professionalism, justice and respect for the law.
Membership benefits include:
Committee Service Opportunities: Serving on a committee allows members to network with other attorneys with the same interests and practices, to stay up-to-date with changes in laws, and to provide service to the profession and the community. Committees meet regularly in the WBA's conference center, unless otherwise noted.
22 Committees to choose from:
|| Lawyers Assistance
| Civil Practice
|| Medical - Legal
| Continuing Legal Education
| Criminal Practice
|| Professional Diversity
| Estate Planning & Probate
|| Public Relations
|| Real Estate and Business Law
| Family Law
|| Service to the Bar
| Fee Dispute
|| Summer Intern Program
| Juvenile Law
|| Unauthorized Practice of the Law
Conference Rooms: Conference rooms are available to WBA members at no charge, subject to availability. Simply call ahead to reserve a room for depositions, mediations, conferences, etc. To reserve a conference room, contact Ashley Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Legal Education: WBA Continuing Legal Education seminars are more economical for WBA members and assist members in meeting their professional educational requirements. Handout materials may be purchased for a nominal fee. A Practical Skills seminar is offered to new lawyers annually at no charge.
Credit Card Processing: ePaymentAmerica (previously TX Legal) is the WBA’s preferred credit card processing company. They offer a savings of 15-40% to WBA members who accept credit card payments from their clients.
Online Directory Search: A WBA pictorial membership directory, which is continually updated, is available to search members by practice area, member or firm’s name on the Wichita Bar Association’s website link at www.wichitabar.org.
Document Destruction Discount: The following document destruction company has agreed to give a discount to WBA members: Stericycle – 316/260-9446. Identify yourself as a WBA member and you will be eligible for a discount on services.
Summit Employment Professionals: This employment agency is the WBA's recommended staffing provider and offers a substantial discount to WBA members for their staffing need. Summit's contact is Maggie Kammerer. Her office phone number is 316/613-3808 and her cell phone number is 316/519-4713.
Family Event: The WBA Membership Committee plans an annual family event allowing members to enjoy time together with their families and colleagues.
Insurance: As a member of the WBA, you can receive up to 30% in discounts on individual disability income insurance from Principal Financial Group.
Judges’ Day: Barbecue, golf tournaments, pool tournament, bike ride, clay shoot and fun run are fall events creating opportunities for fun and collegiality.
Law Day/Awards Luncheon: This is an annual celebration in recognition of the importance of the rule of law and a time to honor WBA award recipients. A luncheon is held, in May, with tributes and award presentations to worthy WBA members. Additionally, attorneys speak to children in area schools to help them understand the legal process.
Mailing Labels: Membership mailing labels are available at a discount for WBA members.
Mentoring Program: This is an opportunity for experienced attorneys to share their skills, knowledge and connections with another attorney who desires to develop the same abilities. The goal of the program is to assist attorneys in attaining a high level of professionalism and competence in the legal profession and to experience networking opportunities. Anyone wishing to participate may call the WBA office, 316/263-2251, Ext. 102, for more information or to receive an application.
Monthly Luncheons: Monthly luncheons, with a variety of guest speakers, are held the second Tuesday of each month, from October through April. Election of new officers takes place at the March luncheon.
Newsletter: A $25.00 subscription to the monthly news magazine, the Bar-o-Meter, is provided to WBA members. It contains highlights of bar activities, articles on legal issues, interesting activities of colleagues and a calendar of bar events.
WBA Bar Show: The WBA presents a Bar Show when the KBA Annual Meeting is in Wichita and invites all WBA members to participate. Historically, the show is a musical political satire.
Website: Legal links, upcoming events at the WBA, and numerous other resources are just a click away. Our interactive calendar helps you find committee meeting schedules, CLE seminars and other events. You may export calendar entries directly to your electronic calendar. Our checkout allows you to pay securely online for CLE seminars, WBA membership and other bar events. The Members Only Resources section includes a searchable membership directory with practice areas and contact information; one year of Bar-o-Meter magazines; courts and offices information, committee information and meeting schedules, and products for purchase in our Online Store.