Wednesday, April 01, 2015     

  Welcome New Members

Your membership in the Kentucky Bar Association is more than a certificate of admission to practice law in the Commonwealth.  As the legal profession becomes more complex due to greater needs by the public, technological advancement and growing competition among lawyers, the KBA works daily to provide a support system to assist lawyers in overcoming these challenges.

Since its creation in 1871, the KBA has received its directive from Kentucky lawyers volunteering their leadership to ensure that this system effectively serves the profession and the public.  Among these leaders are those who have served and are serving on the KBA Board of Governors.  It is this great leadership and your support and participation that has made the KBA one of the leading legal organizations in the nation.

Working with these volunteers is a dedicated and qualified staff located at the Kentucky Bar Center. The staff is always available to provide you and all KBA members with assistance in a variety of areas including continuing legal education, advertising questions, and public service.  The Kentucky Bar Association staff is here to serve you. 

You are encouraged to take advantage of all of the services the KBA provides. 

KBA Mission & Purpose

Member Requirements

Supreme Court Rule 3 "Practice of Law"  

Annual Dues
SCR 3.040-3.050

CLE - Working for Your Professional Advancement 
SCR 3.600-3.690

Ethics - Working to Ensure Ethical Legal Representation


Member Benefits

Opportunities to Become Involved

Be an Active Member

 Charitable Arm of the Bar

Kentucky Bar Foundation  (KBF)

Created in 1958 to improve and facilitate the administration of justice, help those in need through law-related programs, and to educate the public about the role of the judicial system and the legal profession in Kentucky.  With the financial support of Kentucky attorneys, the Foundation accomplishes this objective by providing grants for law-related programs and projects throughout the Commonwealth.  The KBF has given over $2 million in total grants since 1988.

  (Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts)

The IOLTA Fund was established in 1986 by the Kentucky Supreme Court through SCR 3.830. The program uses the advantage of pooling client trust funds to generate interest in excess of service fees and administrative costs.  Attorneys in the program deposit small or short-term trust funds into interest-bearing accounts with the interest being paid directly to the IOLTA Fund.  Client funds remain under the control of the attorney who continues to maintain his or her trust account.  Interest paid is not included in either the attorney's or the client's gross income. 

Feel free to contact us anytime, the KBA staff is here to assist you. 
Kentucky Bar Center


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