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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Convention Image for Section 2017 KBA Annual Convention Will Be Held June 21-23 in Owensboro
The planning for the 2017 KBA Annual Convention is well underway. Be on the lookout in the November eNews for information regarding feature speakers and the unveiling of the logo. We are looking forward to having the convention in Owensboro and hope you will make plans now to join us! The convention will be held June 21-23, 2017, at the Owensboro Convention Center. For more information on Owensboro, including interesting facts about the city, please check out the back cover of the September/October issue of the B&B, which should have arrived in your mailboxes last week.
KBA Image for Section 2017 Distinguished Service Awards
Call for Nominations
The Kentucky Bar Association is accepting nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Judge and Lawyer, Donated Legal Services and Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Awards. Nominations must be received by Dec. 30, 2016. If you are aware of a Kentucky judge or lawyer who has provided exceptional service in these areas, please call (502) 564-3795 to request a nominating form or download it from our website by clicking here.

Distinguished Judge Award and Distinguished Lawyer Award
Awards may be given to any judge or lawyer who has distinguished himself or herself through a contribution of outstanding service to the legal profession. The selection process places special emphasis upon community, civic and/or charitable service, which brings honor to the profession.

Donated Legal Services Award
Nominees for the Donated Legal Services Award must be members in good standing with the KBA and currently involved in pro bono work. The selection process places special emphasis on the nature of the legal services contributed and the amount of time involved in the provision of free legal services.

Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Award
Many lawyers take time from their practices to provide personal, professional and financial support to the KBA. This award expresses the appreciation and respect for such dedicated professional service. All members of the KBA are eligible in any given year except for current officers and members of the Board of Governors.
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Terms Expire on the KBA Board of Governors
On June 30 of each year, terms expire for seven (7) of the fourteen (14) Bar Governors on the KBA Board of Governors. SCR 3.080 provides that notice of the expiration of the terms of the Bar Governors shall be carried in the Bench & Bar. SCR 3.080 also provides that a Board member may serve three consecutive two-year terms. Requirements for being nominated to run for the Board of Governors are contained in Section 4 of the KBA By-Laws and the requirements include filing a written petition signed by not less than twenty (20) KBA members in good standing who are residents of the candidate’s Supreme Court District. Board policy provides that “No member of the Board of Governors or Inquiry Commission, nor their respective firms, shall represent an attorney in a discipline matter.” In addition any member of the Bar who is considering seeking or plans to seek election to the Board of Governors or to a position as an Officer of the KBA will, if elected, be required to sign a limited waiver of confidentiality regarding any private discipline he or she may have received. Any such petition must be received by the KBA Executive Director at the Kentucky Bar Center in Frankfort prior to the close of business on the last business day in October.

The Current Terms of the Following Board Members Will Expire on June 30, 2017:

1st SCD – Michael M. Pitman, Murray
2nd SCD – J. D. Meyer, Owensboro
3rd SCD – Howard O. Mann, Corbin
4th SCD – Amy D. Cubbage, Louisville
5th SCD – Mindy Barfield, Lexington
6th SCD – J. Stephen Smith, Ft. Mitchell
7th SCD – Earl M. “Mickey” McGuire, Prestonsburg
Important Information Concerning the Supreme Court
Orders Regarding JCRPP and RCr
The Supreme Court of Kentucky has issued Orders regarding both the Juvenile Court Rules of Procedure and Practice (JCRPP), as well as the Order 2016-06 Amending Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) and Order 2016-07 Amending Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr).

The Order 2016-05 regarding the Juvenile Court Rules of Procedure and Practice (JCRPP), as well as the Order 2016-07 Amending Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) became effective on Oct. 1, 2016. The Order 2016-06 Amending Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) becomes effective Jan. 1, 2017.

To view copies of these Orders, visit:
KBA Image for Section KBF/IOLTA Executive Director Search
Resumes are being accepted for a qualified individual to serve in the dual role of Executive Director of the Kentucky Bar Foundation and Kentucky IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) Fund. The Kentucky Bar Foundation, Inc. serves as the charitable arm of the Kentucky legal community and is a 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. The Kentucky IOLTA Fund is established by Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 3.830. To view the full job description, click here.
Judicial Nominating Commission Ballots Mailing Soon
The Judicial Nominating Ballots will be mailed on or before October 10th. If you get an incorrect ballot, please contact Karen Cobb in our membership department. Ms. Cobb can be reached at (502) 564-3795 ext. 225 or by emailing

Ballots must be received by the membership department by Nov. 8, 2016 to be counted.
Chief Justice Minton Gives 2016 State
of the Judiciary Address
Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. gave the 2016 State of the Judiciary Address on Sept. 23 before the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort. The full address can be found here.

Additionally, KET recorded the proceedings. You can watch Chief Justice Minton give the address and hear from legislators here.
KBA Image for Section 2016-2018 Kentucky Bar Association Strategic Plan
With the successful implementation of the Kentucky Bar Association's 2008 strategic plan, the leadership of the KBA initiated a new planning process in 2015. Leaders praised the previous plan as a useful roadmap for the KBA and an important way to connect with and focus on the needs of members, other partners in the justice system and the community-at-large. Leaders expressed the hope that this next plan would reprise that opportunity to connect with members and other stakeholders, and provide opportunities to think expansively and creatively about the KBA's challenges. The planning framework that emerged suggests that participants seized the opportunity to do just that.

To review the Executive Summary for a detailed report of the plan, as well as the Matrix, which outlines the goals of the 2016-2018 KBA Strategic Plan, visit
Swearing-In Ceremonies Planned for New Lawyers
The Swearing-In Ceremony for applicants who successfully passed the July 2016 Bar Examination will be held on Monday, October 10, in the Supreme Court of Kentucky Courtroom located on the second floor of the Capitol Building in Frankfort. Nine separate ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m.; a recess for lunch will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m., with the ceremonies commencing again at 1:15 p.m. The last swearing-in session begins at 3 p.m.

The Kentucky Bar Association will host a reception in honor of our newest members between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that day at the Kentucky Bar Center, 514 W. Main Street, Frankfort. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the reception immediately after each group’s ceremony.
Save the Date for 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Summit
Training Course For Hearing Officers and Participants in Administrative Hearings on October 28
The Administrative Hearings Branch, Office of the Attorney General, will present a one-day training course for hearing officers and participants in administrative hearings on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Capital Plaza Hotel Ballrooms, 405 Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort, Ky. This seminar is open to everyone with Attorney General Andy Beshear as keynote speaker and featuring six other great topics. Approval for 6.5 hours (including 1 hr of ethics) of continuing legal education and educational requirements for hearing officers is pending before the Kentucky Bar Association as required by KRS 13B.030(4) and 40 KAR 5:010.

The registration fee is $125.00 per person and includes a catered lunch. Late registration is $150.00 after October 20. Space is limited so sign up early. Registration forms will be mailed and can be found on the website of the Office of the Attorney General at, click on the Civil Branch tab and Office of Civil and Environmental Law and then Administrative Hearings.

Payment by check or state government inter-account only. No credit cards. For more information, call Daphne Criscillis at 502-696-5442 or email at
AOC to Offer Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect
and Abuse Cases in Three Locations
The Administrative Office of the Courts will conduct legal training for dependency, neglect and abuse cases (formally titled GAL training). The program will take place on Friday, October 28, at 8:30 a.m., at the Jefferson County Judicial Center, Jury Pool Room, 2nd Floor, 700 West Jefferson St., Louisville. The Kentucky Bar Association has approved the program for 6.25 hours of CLE, including 1.0 hours of ethics. Applications for accreditation will be sent to the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 6 hours of CEUs and judges will receive 6.25 hours of CJE. The curriculum gives guardians ad litem an overview of Kentucky statutory and case law while also meeting the federal requirements set forth in CAPTA (Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act) and ASFA (Adoption and Safe Families Act.) The cost is $75 for attorneys seeking CLE credit and licensed social workers in private practice. For more information, contact Legal Training at the Department of Family and Juvenile Services at (800) 928-2350 or at
Kentucky Retirement Systems Searching for Hearing Officers
Kentucky Retirement Systems is searching for new Hearing Officers. Click here to view the RFP for Hearing Officer Services. The RFP has been amended to allow a person who is a member or retired of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System, County Employees Retirement System, or State Police Retirement System to be a Hearing Officer. Hearing Officers under contract with Kentucky Retirement Systems conduct administrative hearings in accordance with KRS Chapter 13B. Kentucky Retirement Systems pays $60 per hour plus travel expenses to hearings in Frankfort.
KYLAPImage for Section 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, call (502) 564-3795, ext. 266, or email
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Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation, Inc., (Forgivable) Loan Program
The KYLAP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Kentucky Corporation created and approved pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 3.910(8) to promote the mission of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP). KYLAP's mission is to assist Kentucky's lawyers, law students and judges who suffer from impairments including drug, alcohol, or other addictions, depression, and other mental health disorders.

The Foundation helps Kentucky's lawyers, law students and judges seek medical and professional treatment for impairment issues when no other financial resources for treatment exist. The Foundation is premised on the same principle as the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program -- Lawyers Helping Lawyers.

Your tax-deductible contribution provides direct help for suffering lawyers through the extension of (forgivable) loans for treatment (paid directly to the medical providers).

KYLAPF New LogoAll money given by lawyers goes directly to the treatment of lawyers.

For more information on the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation, Inc., please contact KYLAP Director Yvette Hourigan at (502) 564-3795 or at

IOLTA Image for Section Kentucky IOLTA Fund Awards
$365,000 in Grants
The Kentucky IOLTA Fund is proud to announce that it awarded grants totaling $365,000 in September 2016. The Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (“IOLTA”) Fund was established in 1986 by the Kentucky Supreme Court through SCR 3.830. IOLTA is a unique and innovative way to increase access to justice for individuals and families living in poverty and to improve our justice system. Without taxing the public, and at no cost to lawyers or their clients, interest from lawyer trust accounts is pooled and awarded as annual grants to assist or help establish legal services, pro bono, and other law-related programs benefitting the public that are approved by the Supreme Court. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the IOLTA Fund awarded a total of $335,000 to Kentucky’s four regional, civil legal aid organizations: the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Kentucky Legal Aid, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, and the Legal Aid Society. Additionally, grants of $10,000 each were awarded to Kentucky’s three law schools to fund public service fellowships for their students. The IOLTA Board of Trustees and staff thank each of the members of the Kentucky Bar Association for their continued support of the IOLTA program and the important role that it plays in providing legal aid and access to justice to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth.
Section News Image for Section Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, October 12
The KBA Elder Law Section will meet from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 in the Boardroom at the Kentucky Bar Center in Frankfort. All Section members are invited to attend this brown bag lunch meeting to discuss and plan upcoming Section activities. The Bar Center is located at 514 West Main Street in downtown Frankfort. If you would like to participate via conference call, the dial-in number is 877-746-4263. You will need to enter participant code 02 32 245# to be connected to the conference call. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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2016 Construction Law Institute, October 20
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Construction & Public Contract Law Section are co-sponsoring the 2016 Construction Law Institute on Thursday, October 20 at the Campbell House 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
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Last Chance to Register for Making Mediators Workshop!
Registration for the KBA ADR Section's full-day CLE program "Making Mediators: A Strategy and Skills Workshop for Neutrals" closes on Friday, October 14. There will be no on-site registration at the program, and pre-registration is required. The program will be held on Friday, October 21, at the Administrative Office of the Courts building, located at 1001 Vandalay Drive in Frankfort. The program will be presented by Professors Dwight Golann from Suffolk University Law School and Marjorie Corman Aaron from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. It has been accredited in Kentucky for 7.50 CLE credits. Registration is $78 and includes a hard copy of the seminar materials and lunch at the program. A seminar brochure with the complete agenda, speaker biographies, and driving directions is available at 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 or (502) 564-3795 ext. 253.
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Last Chance to Register for 2016 Securities Law Conference!
Registration for the KBA Business Law Section's 2016 Securities Law Conference closes on Friday, October 21. There will be no on-site registration at the program, and pre-registration is required. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 7.00 CLE credits, including 1.00 Ethics credit. It will be held on Friday, October 28 at the Hyatt Place Louisville-East, located at 701 South Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville. A seminar brochure with the complete agenda 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 or (502) 564-3795 ext. 253.

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Save the Date! Elder Law Section CLE Seminar, March 24
The KBA Elder Law Section's annual spring CLE seminar will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. Stay tuned for more information regarding speakers, topics, and CLE accreditation!
CLE Image for Section Great Place to Start Resource Center for New Attorneys in Kentucky
Find a Mentor and Take Charge of Your Future!

The KBA Find a Mentor program is designed to connect experienced attorneys with new attorneys who are seeking advice and guidance in balancing the personal and professional demands of the practice of law.

How it works: Qualified mentors sign up and volunteer to participate in the GPS mentor program. New attorneys looking for assistance (mentees) may locate a mentor through the GPS website by the mentor’s location or area of practice. The mentee can view detailed information about potential mentors and then initiate first contact. This self-initiated contact may involve a single issue, or entail a more lasting, formal mentor relationship. The limits of the relationship are determined by the preferences of the participants.

This service is available to new attorneys admitted to practice in Kentucky for five years or less. For more detailed information visit and see what the program has to offer.
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KLU Logo Mark Your Calendars!
It's time for the annual Kentucky Law Update! 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. Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you at KLU!
September 1-2

London Community Center

September 8-9

Bowling Green
Holiday Inn and Sloan Conv. Center

September 22-23

Bellefonte Hospital
September 29-30

Northern Kentucky Conv. Center

October 5-6

Kentucky Exposition Center

October 20-21

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
October 26-27

KY Dam Village State Resort Park

November 3-4

Owensboro Conv. Center

December 1-2

Lexington Conv. Center
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2017 New Lawyer Program- Save the Date
The KBA’s next New Lawyer Program — scheduled for Jan. 18 & 19, 2017 — will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington.

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 first 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.

Details on the January New Lawyer Program are posted on the KBA website under CLE — New Lawyer Program. For questions about the program or your completion deadline, contact Sonja Blackburn at (502) 564-3795, ext. 226 or
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Looking for Upcoming KBA Accredited CLE Events?
Look No Further! Check out
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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Avis LogoAvis offers great discounts and superb service to KBA members. Receive up to 25 percent off and enroll in Preferred Service for free by clicking here.

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Budget Car Rental
Budget LogoNo matter what kind of vehicle you need, you'll find it at Budget. KBA members can save up to 20 percent and enroll for Fastbreak Service by clicking here.
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