On January 1, 2017, the juvenile offender law in Kansas was amended substantially, and more changes are on the way. Senate Bill 367 and Senate Bill 42 are where to look for these changes. Portions of SB 367 became law on January 1, 2017, and portions will become law in the future. SB 42 is…

The development of technology has facilitated providing health care to patients through the use of electronic communication. In some circumstances, physicians can see and treat patients via video conference applications on computers and mobile devices. This innovation of telemedicine has the potential to significantly reduce time and medical costs. Physicians contemplating practicing telemedicine should seek…

Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s criminal defense attorneys regularly represent juveniles charged with violations of the Juvenile Justice Code. These proceedings can be every bit as overwhelming as adult prosecutions. Next to having an experienced defense attorney at your side, we find that knowledge of the process can be one of the most powerful tools available….

In February, Senator David Haley introduced a medical marijuana bill in the Kansas Senate. Senate Bill 155, the cannabis compassion and care act, would create a distinction in Kansas state law between medical and non-medical marijuana. If this bill became law, Kansas would join 28 other states that have some form of medical marijuana law….

In November 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). The EEOC characterizes national origin discrimination as discrimination because an individual (or his or her ancestors) is from a certain place or has the physical, cultural, or…

Serving in the military is not a nine to five. The nature of the work requires military families to be flexible. This same is true with deciding on parenting time for service members during a divorce or paternity action. Parenting time is established through a parenting plan. These agreements usually include a schedule for when…

On February 15, 2017, the Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court honored its first graduate from the program. The Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court was launched in January 2016. It is the first program of its type in Kansas. This specialty court began in Buffalo, New York, in 2008. There are now more than 250 veterans…

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