The Wichita Bar Association office, effective March 20th, is CLOSED WBA Staff are in the office and able to respond to phone calls and emails
The Wichita Bar Association was incorporated in 1915. Since that time it has been dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism within the legal community. The WBA is committed to providing member and community services that promote learning, respect and appreciation of the law and the administration of justice.
Wichita Bar Association Updates Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The WBA values the health and well-being of our members and staff.We are monitoring directives from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) and the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) and will follow their
guidance regarding canceling meetings, luncheons, or other gatherings.
[Updated 4-9-20]The WBA will extend the use of Better by the Bulk and Cheaper by the Dozen discount programs for any CLE seminars (Live, Webinar, Video-Replay) provided by the WBA through September 30, 2020.
[Updated 4-8-20] Administrative Order 2020-RL-033 extends until September 30, 2020, the reporting deadline for continuing legal education that is required by Supreme Court rule to be completed between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. An attorney unable to complete the education within the compliance period is automatically granted an extension until September 30.
[Updated 4-8-20] Wichita Brewing Company Beer Tasting Event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
[Updated 4-1-20] Aaron Breitenbach has announced that the 2020 Lawyer League Softball Season has been cancelled. The deciding factor was the decision by USD 259 to not schedule any activities on its playing fields through the summer. It may have been cancelled anyway depending on what happens with the social distancing mandate but this decision by USD 259 makes it official now.
[4-1-20] This year's GYOL program is suspended until further notice.
[3-31-20] The Summer Intern Program Committee has cancelled the Summer Intern Program for this summer. Katie Tompkins thanks the SIP Committee for all their work this year.
[Updated 3-21-20] Law Day Awards Luncheon has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Botanica.
[Updated 3-19-20] We understand that our members have many questions at this time. The Board of Governors have convened and determined that all in person committee meetings at the WBA are cancelled until May 1, 2020. Committee chairs have the discretion to host virtual meetings. CLE seminars scheduled to occur up to and including May 1st are postponed: (Mediation (4-16-20 and 4-17-20); Spring Ethics (4-24-20); and Civil Practice (5-1-20). Upcoming events including Judicial Breakfast (4-8-20) and April Monthly Luncheon (4-14-20) are cancelled. Other Upcoming Event - WBA Social Event at WBC (4-29-20) has been postponed.
[Updated 3-19-20] The Wichita Bar Association, effective March 20th, will be closed. WBA staff will be working remotely with access to email and phone messages.
Check the WBA website home page and calendar for updates. Please be assured that our top priority is to maintain a safe environment for our members, staff and guests.
We encourage our members to adhere to best practices for preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses, including those provided by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html)
and others. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time and will continue to keep you updated with any changes.