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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
KBA Image for Section Diversity and Inclusion Summit April 7th Onsite Registration Still Available
Diversity & Inclusion Summit LogoThe Kentucky Bar Association will host a Diversity & Inclusion Summit on Friday, April 7, at the Hilton Lexington Downtown. Online registration for this event has closed, but onsite registration will be available.

Click here for more information regarding this program.
Convention Image for Section 2017 KBA Annual Convention Online Registration Now Open
Online registration is now available for members wishing to register for the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2017 Annual Convention to be held June 21-23, at the Owensboro Convention Center. Click here to access the registration page.

For more information regarding annual convention events, including the annual memorial service and the kick-off event, as well as the featured CLE speakers and other CLE programming, please click here.
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Convention Image for Section 2017 KBA Annual Convention Sponsors
Click here to view a list of the 2017 KBA Annual Convention sponsors. We appreciate the support that we have received from these law firms, organizations, businesses, and KBA sections, including our Platinum Sponsors, Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky and National Insurance Agency, Inc.
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Convention Image for Section 2017 Kentucky Bar Association Outstanding Award Recipients
The Kentucky Bar Association is excited to announce the 2017 Outstanding Award Recipients. These awards will be presented during different events throughout our three-day convention. Make plans now to attend and support these outstanding members of our Bar Association.

The following awards will be presented at our Annual Banquet on Thursday evening, June 22, at the Owensboro Convention Center:

Distinguished Judge Award: Judge Thomas B. Russell, Senior District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, Paducah.

Distinguished Lawyer Award: Pierce W. Hamblin, attorney with Landrum & Shouse LLP, Lexington.

Chief Justice’s Special Service Award: Diane Logsdon and Joyce Jennings. Logsdon and Jennings served for many years as lay members on the Judicial Conduct Commission.

President’s Special Service Award: W. Douglas Myers, Former KBA President, posthumously.

The following awards will be presented on Friday, June 23, at our Membership Luncheon at the Owensboro Convention Center:

Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Award: Past and present KBA Ethics Hotline Committee members.

Donated Legal Services Award: Ned Pillersdorf, attorney with Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane, Prestonsburg.

Thomas B. Spain CLE Award: Scott West, general counsel for the Department of Public Advocacy.
American Bar Association President Linda Klein Writes About the Importance of Law Day
American Bar Association President Linda A. Klein, has written an op-ed to lawyers about the importance of Law Day. Click here to read her piece.
Law Day 2017
Presidents of local bar associations across the Commonwealth will be receiving their Law Day 2017 celebration planning guides later this week, as well as this year’s Law Day awards competition entry form. This year's theme is “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.”

We encourage each local bar association to participate in the Kentucky Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Awards Competition. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 24. Entries should be mailed to Shannon Roberts at the Kentucky Bar Association. For an entry form and any additional information on the competition, contact Roberts at (502) 564-3795 ext. 224 or at sroberts@kybar.org.

Law Day 2017 falls on Monday, May 1. For more information on Law Day, visit lawday.org.
Members Reporting 50 or More Hours of Pro Bono Work
Click here to view a complete listing of members who reported 50 or more pro bono hours on their 2016-17 KBA dues statement.
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.
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. The Pineville program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. The Richmond program will begin at 12:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 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 Looking to honor a colleague?
Would you like to honor a colleague who has made significant contributions to the Kentucky legal community or who has recently reached an important professional milestone? Consider honoring that person with a Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) Life Fellow membership. You can learn more about the Fellows program and how you or your firm can honor an esteemed colleague by visiting the KBF Website.

The KBF is the nonprofit, charitable arm of Kentucky’s legal community. Its mission is to further the public’s understanding of the judicial system and the legal profession through programs and philanthropic partnerships that help those in need. As part of serving its mission, the KBF awards grants to law-related organizations and projects throughout the Commonwealth. The Fellows program is designed to increase the available funds for grants awarded on an annual basis and to help grow the KBF's endowment fund.
Section News Image for Section 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 ukcle.com/.
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Business Law Section Annual Meeting, April 13
The Business Law Section's Annual Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. EDT 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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Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting, April 20
The ADR Section will hold its Annual Meeting from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 20, in the Boardroom of the Kentucky Bar Center located at 514 W. Main St. in downtown Frankfort. Additional information and registration for the meeting is available online.
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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 Regency 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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Register Now for the 2017 Environmental Law CLE Seminar on April 21
Register now for the 2017 Environmental Law CLE seminar being held Friday, April 22, at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 6.50 CLE credits including 1.00 Ethics credit. Registration for this program will close on Friday, April 14. The full seminar agenda and registration for the program is available online. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org.
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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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Equine Law Section Annual Meeting, May 4
The Equine Law Section's Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, in conjunction with the 32nd Annual National Conference on Equine Law 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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Health Care Law Section Annual Meeting, May 12
The Health Care Law Section will hold its Annual Meeting from 12:00-2:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 12, in the Boardroom of the Kentucky Bar Center located at 514 W. Main St. in downtown Frankfort. Additional information and registration for the meeting is available online.
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Public Interest Law Section Annual Meeting, May 17
The Public Interest Law Section will hold its Annual Meeting from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 17, in the Boardroom of the Kentucky Bar Center located at 514 W. Main St. in downtown Frankfort. Additional information is available online.
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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 Congratulations to the 2016 CLE Award and CLE Renewal Award Recipients
The CLE Commission congratulates KBA members who have received the 2016 CLE Award by obtaining a minimum of 60 CLE credit hours within a three-year period, in accordance with SCR 3.690. Additionally, the Commission congratulates those KBA members who have received the CLE Renewal Award by obtaining a minimum of 60 CLE credit hours within a three-year period, in accordance with SCR 3.690, and renewing the award by obtaining at least 20 hours in subsequent years. To see a list of CLE Award and CLE Renewal Award recipients, click here.

The CLE Commission applauds these KBA members for their efforts to improve the legal profession through continuing legal education!
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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 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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