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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
KBA Image for Section Diversity & Inclusion Summit Registration Now Available
Diversity & Inclusion Summit LogoThe Kentucky Bar Association will host a Diversity & Inclusion Summit on Friday, April 7, at the Hilton Lexington Downtown. Brochures to the summit should have arrived in your mailboxes by now. If you have not received your copy, be on the lookout, as they will be arriving soon! Registration for this event closes on April 3, so make sure to secure your spot now. To access the registration information online, click here.

We are fortunate to have attracted an outstanding lineup of distinguished and learned professionals to address the summit and we encourage your participation in this significant event. Those professionals include Ericka Hines from Every Level Leadership in Raleigh, N.C., and Former President of the American Bar Association, Robert J. Grey, Jr., as well as several judges and local attorneys. We look forward to working with attorneys across the state, as we explore the full meaning of diversity and its relationship to the rule of law.

We are also pleased to announce our sponsors for this event. Platinum Sponsors include Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Justice; Frost Brown Todd, LLC; Kentucky Bar Foundation; Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.; and Stites & Harbison, PLLC. Gold Sponsors include Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; and Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney PLLC. Our Silver Sponsors include Ackerson & Yann, PLLC; Fayette County Bar Association; O’Hara, Ruberg Taylor, Sloan & Sergent; and Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC.

We hope to see you at the summit in early April!
KBA Image for Section Pipeline Program for Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Do you know high school and college students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in attending law school? Have them apply by March 10th to attend a FREE pipeline program in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association's Diversity & Inclusion Summit. Click here to access the application.
Convention Image for Section Coming Soon - Registration Materials for 2017 KBA Annual Convention in Owensboro, June 21-23
Final details are coming together for the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2017 Annual Convention, "Our Evolving Profession and the Kentucky Lawyer,” scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, through Friday, June 23, at the Owensboro Convention Center. KBA members can expect to receive their pre-convention brochures in the March/April issue of the Bench & Bar, which will mail later this month.

The pre-convention brochure will include all of the details on the events that have been planned, as well as the CLE lineup. As you wait to receive your magazine, click here, for a detailed listing of our feature and spotlight speakers, as well as some of the other exciting programs that have been scheduled.

Online registration is expected to open soon. Members will be notified in a separate email when online registration is available.

We look forward to seeing you in Owensboro, June 21-23, 2017!
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Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes Named Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky
Justice Hughes PhotoChief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has named Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes as deputy chief justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Justice Hughes has served as a justice since 2007 and as a judge for 20 years. The deputy chief justice fills in when the chief justice recuses in a case or an administrative matter. In the role of deputy chief justice, Justice Hughes succeeds Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble, who retired in 2016.

Justice Hughes serves the 4th Supreme Court District, which is Jefferson County. She was appointed as a justice in 2007 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the late Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. In November 2008, the voters of Jefferson County elected her to serve as the justice from their district. She was re-elected in November 2014.
Justice VanMeter Formally Sworn In as
Supreme Court Justice
Justice Hughes PhotoJustice Laurance B. VanMeter was ceremonially sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky on Feb. 7 in the Supreme Court Courtroom at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. administered the oath of office to the court’s newest justice, who was elected in November.

Justice VanMeter took office in January and serves the 5th Appellate District in Central Kentucky. The district comprises Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties. He succeeds Justice Mary C. Noble, who retired in 2016.

Upon taking office, he became the third justice to have served at all four levels of the state’s unified court system. He served 13 years as a Kentucky Court of Appeals judge before being elected to the Supreme Court. Prior to the Court of Appeals, he was a Fayette Circuit Court judge and Fayette District Court judge.
A Training Course for Hearing Officers and Participants in Administrative Hearings
The Administrative Hearings Branch, Office of the Attorney General, will present a three hour training course for Hearing Officers and participants in Administrative Hearings on March 15, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Transportation Cabinet, Auditorium (C105), 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. This seminar is open to everyone. This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of continuing legal education by the Kentucky Bar Association. The registration fee is $75.00 per person. The registration form is available on the Office of the Attorney General website at http://ag.ky.gov under Civil tab and Administrative Hearings. Payment by check (Payable to Kentucky State Treasurer) mail to 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 200, Frankfort, KY 40601. Registrations with inter-accounting can be faxed to Daphne Criscillis at (502) 573-1009, or emailed to daphne.criscillis@ky.gov. Confirmations will be mailed. For more information, call (502) 696-5442 or email above.
Volunteers Needed in 37 Kentucky Counties to Review Cases of Children in Foster Care
Citizen Foster Care Review Boards (CFCRB) in 37 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

The counties in need of volunteers are Barren, Boyle, Bracken, Butler, Christian, Clay, Crittenden, Edmonson, Fayette, Floyd, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Jefferson, Knott, Laurel, Lawrence, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Magoffin, Mason, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Oldham, Perry, Powell, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Warren and Wayne. Volunteers are not required to live in these counties.

To get more information and apply to be a volunteer, visit the CFCRB web page at http://courts.ky.gov/courtprograms/cfcrb/Pages/default.aspx.
AOC to Offer Legal Training for Dependency,
Neglect and Abuse Cases
The Administrative Office of the Courts will conduct legal trainings for dependency, neglect and abuse cases (formally titled GAL training). An application for CLE accreditation is pending with the Kentucky Bar Association. For more information on the trainings and the schedule, click here.
eFiling Training & Certification Now Available Online
Attorneys can now go online to become trained and certified to use eFiling in Kentucky state courts. The Administrative Office of the Courts is providing online certification for those who want to file court documents electronically in District Court and Circuit Court. While eFiling is not mandatory, attorneys must become certified before they are authorized to use eFiling. eFiling is available in all 120 Kentucky counties. The AOC is also offering in-person training sessions. The in-person sessions are free and have been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association for 2.0 CLE credit hours. Paralegals, secretaries and other support staff are welcome to register along with an attorney. To view training times and register, visit kyefiling.eventbrite.com/.
Job Opportunity with the Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society has announced the posting of a staff attorney position. To view the staff attorney job description, click here. For more information on this position, please contact Melissa Foster, executive assistant, with the Legal Aid Society at (502) 614-3102 or by email at mfoster@laslou.org. For more information on the Legal Aid Society of Louisville please visit laslou.org.
Reminder from the Department of Workers’ Claims
Reminder from the Department of Workers’ Claims, per 803 KAR 25:010 § 3(1)(b), effective July 1, 2017, the Department of Workers’ Claims will no longer accept paper filings.
KYLAPImage for Section LMICK & KYLAP Present CROSSROADS: Where Impairment and Ethical Violations Meet
Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (LMICK) and the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP) will present a free lunch and learn opportunity at two locations. The program, CROSSROADS: Where Impairment and Ethical Violations Meet, has been approved for 3.50 hours of free Ethics CLE. The first program will be held on May 18, 2017, in the Azalea Room at Pine Mountain State Park, 1050 State Park Road, Pineville, Ky. The second program will be held on May 19, 2017, at the University Club at Arlington, 1510 Lexington Road, in Richmond, Ky. Both of the programs will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided courtesy of LMICK.

Reservations are required. Please call Ashley Beitz at (502) 564-3795 ext. 266 or email her at abeitz@kylap.org.
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KYLAP and the KBA’s Family Law Section To Co-Sponsor Annual Convention Program
Jeena Cho Photo The Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP) and the Kentucky Bar Association’s Family Law Section will be co-sponsoring Jeena Cho at the upcoming 2017 KBA Annual Convention in Owensboro. Ms. Cho will be speaking on the subject of mindfulness on Wednesday, June 21 from 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Ms. Cho is the author of a new book, “The Anxious Lawyer,” and will be doing a book signing at the convention. Ms. Cho will also be leading a guided mindfulness meditation session on Wednesday evening, June 21, at 9:00 p.m. during the convention.

KYLAP will hold an Open 12-Step Recovery Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m. There will also be a Yoga session at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22.

More information regarding Ms. Cho’s session and the other KYLAP sponsored activities can be found in the preconvention brochure in the March/April issue of the Bench & Bar.
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KYLAP Hosts Lawyers in Recovery Meetings in Northern Kentucky and Lexington
The Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program offers weekly open recovery meetings for lawyers, law students and judges in Northern Kentucky and Lexington. The Northern Kentucky Lawyers in Recovery meeting is held at 5:00 p.m., on Tuesdays at 510 Washington Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. Please bring your own coffee. The Lexington Kentucky Lawyers in Recovery meeting is held at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Alano Club downtown, 370 East Second Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

All meetings are open to law students, lawyers and judges who are already involved or who are interested in a 12-step program of recovery, including but not limited to Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous and Al-Anon. Come meet other attorneys and network. All meetings and contacts are confidential. SCR 3.990. For additional information, please visit kylap.org, call (502) 564-3795, ext. 266, or email abeitz@kylap.org.
KBF Logo Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good
Do you and your firm or legal department enjoy volunteering in your community? Do you have a great action shot from a recent community service project? The Kentucky Bar Foundation is looking for "Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good" across the state. For a chance to be featured, please email pictures of you “in action” to KBF Executive Director Guion Johnstone at gjohnstone@kybar.org. We love to spotlight the good work that Kentucky attorneys do for their communities!*

*Your submission of a photograph to the Kentucky Bar Foundation’s “Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good” campaign constitutes your permission for that photograph to be used by the Kentucky Bar Foundation, as well as the Kentucky Bar Association, in the their programs, publications, e-newsletter, websites, social media pages, and any and all other print and online materials. By submitting, you also acknowledge that you hold the rights to the photo for publication in all KBF or KBA materials.
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Seeking CARE Volunteers
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The Kentucky Bar Foundation is looking for volunteers statewide to do CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) presentations. CARE, which is in its 10th year in Kentucky, puts attorneys in high school classrooms to teach teens credit responsibility. If you are interested in volunteering at a school in your area, please contact KBF Executive Director Guion Johnstone at gjohnstone@kybar.org. More info on CARE at: http://careinky.org/.
Section News Image for Section Legal Aid University CLE Seminar, March 14
Registration is still available for the KBA Young Lawyers Division 2017 Legal Aid University being held in Lexington on March 14! The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 5.00 CLE credits. Registration is FREE for all attorneys who agree to take 2 pro bono Legal Aid cases. The registration fee is $21 for all other attendees. Additional information and registration for the program is available online. To attend the program, you must register online and pay by credit card if necessary (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover accepted). If you have problems logging into the KBA website, please contact the KBA Membership Department at (502) 564-3795. Other registration questions should be directed to Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org or (502) 564-3795 ext. 253. Space is limited, so please register early! Pre-registration is required as space and program materials cannot be guaranteed otherwise. Registration closes on March 7.
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2017 Elder Law Spring CLE Seminar, March 24
Register now for the 2017 Elder Law Spring CLE seminar being held on Friday, March 24 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington! The program has been accredited for 7.00 CLE credits in Kentucky. Registration is $200 for all KBA Elder Law Section members, $225 for all other attorneys, $75 for paralegals, and free for law students. A seminar brochure with the complete agenda and driving directions is available online. To attend the program, you must register online and pay by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover accepted). If you have problems logging into the KBA website, please contact the KBA Membership Department at (502) 564-3795. Other registration questions should be directed to Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org or (502) 564-3795 ext. 253. Registration for this program will close March 17, 2017. Space is limited, so please register early! Pre-registration is required as space and program materials cannot be guaranteed otherwise.
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16th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, April 13-14
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Business Law Section are co-sponsoring the 16th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute on Thursday & Friday, April 13 & 14 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 10.50 CLE credits including 1.00 ethics credit. For additional information, contact UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or download the conference brochure at http://www.ukcle.com/.
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Business Law Section Annual Meeting, April 13
The Business Law Section's Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13, in conjunction with the 16th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute in Lexington. Officers will be elected for the 2017-18 bar year and upcoming activities will be planned by the attending members. This meeting is free for all section members, and you do not have to be registered for the seminar to attend.
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2017 Real Estate Law & Practice Institute, April 20
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Real Property Law Section are co-sponsoring the 2017 Real Estate Law & Practice Institute on Thursday, April 20, at the Hyatt Regence Hotel in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 7.00 CLE credits. For additional information, contact UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or download the conference brochure at ukcle.com/.
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2017 Environmental Law CLE Seminar, April 21
Save the date! The KBA Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section's 2017 Environmental Law CLE seminar will be held on Friday, April 21, at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. More information regarding the agenda and CLE accreditation will be available soon.
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32nd Annual National Conference on Equine Law, May 3 & 4
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Equine Law Section are co-sponsoring the 32nd Annual National Conference on Equine Law on Wednesday & Thursday, May 3 & 4 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 12.75 CLE credits including 1.00 ethics credit. For additional information, contact UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or download the conference brochure at ukcle.com/.
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18th Biennial Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy Institute, June 8-9
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Bankruptcy Law Section are co-sponsoring the 18th Biennial Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy Institute on Thursday & Friday, June 8-9 at the Campbell House in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 10.50 CLE credits, including 2.00 Ethics credits. For additional information, contact UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or download the conference brochure at ukcle.com/.
CLE Image for Section New Lawyer Program Offered at 2017 KBA Annual Convention
The KBA’s next New Lawyer Program — scheduled for June 21 & 22, 2017 — will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center.

All newly admitted members of the Kentucky Bar Association are required to complete the New Lawyer Program within 12 months of admission, unless they have practiced in another jurisdiction for a minimum of five years and apply for an exemption.

Note: The program is only offered twice a year, once in the winter and again in June. This is the second offering of the program for the 2017 calendar year. The program is offered free of charge for attorneys seeking to fulfill their New Lawyer Program requirements, pursuant to SCR 3.640.

Click here for more details on the June New Lawyer Program. For questions about the program or your completion deadline, contact Sonja Blackburn at (502) 564-3795, ext. 226, or sblackburn@kybar.org.
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Looking for Upcoming KBA Accredited CLE Events?
Look No Further! Check out web.kybar.org/clesearch/listprograms.aspx
This easy to use search engine contains up to date information on CLE events that have been accredited by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission. Users can search by program date, name or sponsor for information about future and past events. Program listings include sponsor contact information, approved CLE and ethics credits, and KBA activity codes for filling out the certificate of attendance (Form #3).

Programs are approved and added in the order in which they are received. It may take up to two weeks for processing of accreditation applications. If an upcoming or past event is not listed in the database, check with the program sponsor regarding the status of the accreditation application.
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Teleseminars
Don’t want to travel for “LIVE” CLE credits? The KBA provides you a weekly series of live teleseminars that are as nearby and as convenient as your office or home phone. For the full catalog of offerings in 2017, visit ky.webcredenza.com/.

For questions or to register over the phone, please contact Kim at kim@webcredenza.com or (720) 879-4142.
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KBA Online Programs
The KBA Online Catalog offers a great way to take CLE whenever and wherever you have access to the internet! Seminars featuring our highest rated speakers are delivered right to your desktop in streaming audio and video formats.

Click here for the latest program additions and ordering information. The catalog also includes audio programs you can download directly to your iPod/mp3 player, for playback at your convenience.

Note: Online video and downloaded audio seminars are technological programs, of which you are allowed up to 6.0 CLE credits per educational year.
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2017 Kentucky Law Update Dates and Locations Announced
Mark your calendars! The dates and locations for the 2017 Kentucky Law Update (KLU) are confirmed. The KLU program series is an exceptional benefit of KBA membership and Kentucky is the only mandatory CLE state that provides its members a way of meeting the annual CLE requirement at no additional cost. Registration will be become available in June.
August 31-September 1
(Thursday-Friday)

Covington
Northern KY Conv. Center

September 14-15
(Thursday-Friday)

Louisville
Kentucky Exposition Center

September 28-29
(Thursday-Friday)

Ashland
Bellefonte Pavilion
October 5-6
(Thursday-Friday)

London
London Community Center

October 12-13
(Thursday-Friday)

Pikeville
Eastern Kentucky Expo Center

October 19-20
(Thursday-Friday)

Owensboro
Owensboro Conv. Center
November 2-3
(Thursday-Friday)

Bowling Green
Holiday Inn & Sloan Conv. Center

November 15-16
(Wednesday-Thursday)

Paducah
Julian Carroll Conv. Center

December 12-13
(Tuesday-Wednesday)

Lexington
Lexington Conv. Center
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