Tuesday, October 13 – Friday, October 16
2020 Spencer Fane Labor & Employment Virtual Seminars
Preventive Legal Strategies for Employers: Countdown to Success

Friday, October 16 | 4:00 - 5:00pm (Central Daylight Time)

All Social Hour attendees will be automatically entered for a chance to win a YETI Cooler!

Option 2

Event number: 145 602 7589

Event password: qePSQMn7W33

Book Club

Forget beach reads – quarantine reading is the trend this year! We know everyone has read a book (or ten) in their time at home. The social hour will focus on what we have read – it can be anything from the classics to science fiction to romance to modern events – and what we should read!


Courtney Powell

Option 3

Favorite Local Sports Team – CANCELLED

End your week with a lively conversation about your favorite local sports teams. Nate Orr and Casey Murray will lead a discussion about all things Chiefs, Royals, Kansas Jayhawks, Sporting KC, K-State Wildcats, and maybe even that university in Missouri. (WARNING: your moderators have a bias.) We’ll discuss topics such as building a downtown baseball stadium, whether the Jayhawks should raise a championship banner for the 2020 season, and why Nate’s best-friend Patrick Mahomes is the greatest hero in American history.


Casey Murray

Nate Orr

Option 4

Event number: 145 366 7198

Event password: 9bYMGqQQX23

Domestic Subversion: Working and Parenting in the Pandemic

Share war stories of toddlers on conference calls, Zoom school, and other ways the pandemic has turned work and home life upside down with fellow working parents.


Laurie Patton

Laurie Quinn

Option 5

Hooray for Hollywood - Screenwriting and Novel to Screen – CANCELLED

Writing feature films, TV scripts and novels on your bucket list? Or, do you just love talking all things creative writing? Join in on a fun and informative discussion of the joy of creative writing focusing on screenwriting and novel writing. (We might even throw in a little slam poetry discussion!)


Shannon Davies

Option 6

Event number: 145 077 4955

Event password: 2DTgDpTWJ34

Let’s All Go to the Movies!

Join a discussion of cinematic passions and distractions. We will discuss and review movie favorites from classics to guilty pleasures to new releases. Bring hidden gems discovered during your shelter in place, and old favorites re-discovered. Fresh popcorn available – limited quantities.


Jim Patterson

Option 7

Event number: 145 759 9338

Event password: SF101620

Whiskey Tasting and Legal Trivia

As self-proclaimed bourbon connoisseurs (Carly’s family, the Blantons, hails from Bourbon County, KY, after all), you’ll get a curated list of recommended whiskies for the tasting, some obscure but interesting trivia on the law, and an answer to that long-nagging question: “Does whiskey make me a better lawyer? Or just a lot better looking?”

Plus, the winner of the trivia contest will get a bottle of coveted October 2020 Spencer Fane Select Whiskey.

State by state regulations make it difficult to ship liquor. Please grab yourself a bottle and join us for the tasting:

• Basil Hayden
• Woodford Reserve
• W.L. Weller 12 Year

Whatever your beverage of choice, we hope you can join us for a fun and interesting hour of Fall celebration.

And remember, according to a Harvard study —yes, that Harvard—on the benefits of alcohol consumption, a single drink of whiskey a day may help prevent ischemic strokes. The study begins with, “It’s safe to say that alcohol is both a tonic and a poison” which we think is pretty damn poetic.


Carly Duvall

Pat McInerney

Option 1

Event number: 145 700 3912

Event password: JYrm4Tpe57m

Getting Away from It All: Favorite Hiking & Running Trails

We've decided to combine Favorite Hikes and Running from the Virus Social Hours. More the merrier, we say!


Whether you are a world class runner, 14’er hiker, casual jogger, or mall walker, we all have stories of “escaping” during the time of COVID-19. Come hear and share stories, learn about new places to visit, and see beautiful places others have been. It will be a great time, and you may even come away inspired to take on a new challenge!


Michael Belo

Peg Hall

Rick Herold

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