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Friday, September 9, 2016
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Members should have received an email from KBA President Mike Sullivan in mid-August regarding the 2017 KBA Annual Convention in Owensboro. In case you missed the message, please click here to access the video.

Mark your calendars for June 21-23, 2017, as we are looking forward to an exciting convention, where attendees will enjoy three days of informative CLE sessions, networking opportunities and professional advancement.

More information on events and CLE speakers will be coming soon.
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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
Save the Date for 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Summit
Assistance for Attorneys Impacted by
Recent Flooding in Louisiana
Darrel J. Papillion, president of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) recently sent out an email discussing the flooding in South Louisiana and provided information on ways to help attorneys in that area.

Many lawyers who were flooded lived and/or worked in areas outside of flood zones and did not have flood insurance. The LSBA worked with the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation to establish a Disaster Relief Fund to assist affected attorneys and their support staff across South Louisiana. For more information on this effort, visit: brba.org/Web/Foundation/Bar_Foundation.aspx.

You can make tax-deductible donations to Louisiana attorneys and support staff who suffered losses in the flooding. To donate online, go to: secure.affinipay.com/pages/brba/foundation

In addition to monetary donations, LSBA established a message board where interested persons can both post both offers of help and the assistance they are seeking. While donations from our members can be complicated by our distance from the flooded areas, please know this option is available should you have some type of assistance to offer: lsba.org/DR/drmessageboard.aspx
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. As of November 2015, 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/.
Kentucky Personnel Cabinet and the
Department of Public Advocacy Announce CLE
The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet and the Department of Public Advocacy invite you to a workshop CLE entitled, “Understanding the Legal and Practical Details of the New Expungement Law.” The workshop will be held on September 20, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the State Office Building, 501 High Street, Frankfort (1st Floor Auditorium).

This program, offered to state attorneys, will cover the new three-step felony expungement process, eligible felonies, and changes to the misdemeanor expungement process.

The program has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association and attendees will receive 1.0 hour of free CLE credit. Spaces will be filled on a first come/first served basis.

For more information and to register contact Casey Dean via email at CaseyL.Dean@ky.gov or by phone at (502) 564-6798.
Volunteers needed to review cases of children in
foster care in Fayette County

Citizen Foster Care Review Boards make recommendations to courts
on behalf of children

Fayette County Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Volunteers are not required to live in Fayette County to participate. All volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session. Potential volunteers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so they may be scheduled for training in their area. The next training session in Lexington will take place in October.

The Kentucky General Assembly created the state CFCRB in 1982 as a way to decrease the time children spend in foster care. CFCRB volunteers review Cabinet for Health and Family Services files on children placed in out-of-home care and work with the cabinet and courts on behalf of the state’s foster children. The volunteer reviewers help ensure that children receive the necessary services while in foster care and are ultimately placed in permanent homes.

All volunteers must consent to a criminal record and Central Registry check. A recommendation is then made to the chief judge of the District Court or Family Court for appointment. To get more information and apply to be a volunteer, visit the CFCRB web page at courts.ky.gov/courtprograms/cfcrb/Pages/default.aspx
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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.
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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 yhourigan@kylap.org.

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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?

At its heart, the Kentucky Bar Foundation is about attorneys and judges helping others. To celebrate the longstanding tradition of service among members of the Kentucky Bar, the Foundation’s “Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good” project proudly spotlights Kentucky attorneys who volunteer in their communities. For a chance to be featured “doing good” in a future issue of the Bench & Bar or on the Foundation’s Facebook page, please email pictures of you “in action” to KBF Executive Director Amelia Adams at aadams@kybar.org, along with the names of those pictured and a description of your project.*

*Your submission of a photograph constitutes your permission for it to be used by the Kentucky Bar Foundation, as well as the Kentucky Bar Association, in their programs, publications, enewsletter, websites, social media pages, and any and all other print and online materials. By submitting, you acknowledge that you hold the rights to the photo for publication in all KBF or KBA materials.

Section News Image for Section Kentucky Health Law Institute, September 15 & 16
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Health Care Law Section are co-sponsoring the Kentucky Health Law Institute on Thursday & Friday, September 15 & 16 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 11.75 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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Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, October 12
The 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 lalvey@kybar.org 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 ukcle.com.
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Register Now for Making Mediators: A Strategy and Skills Workshop for Neutrals on October 21
Registration is now available for the KBA ADR Section's full-day CLE program on Friday, October 21! "Making Mediators: A Strategy and Skills Workshop for Neutrals" will be held 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 kybar.org/event/MakingMediators. 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 October 14, 2016. Space is limited, so please register early! Pre-registration is required as space and program materials cannot be guaranteed otherwise.

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2016 Securities Law Conference, October 28
Register now for the KBA Business Law Section's 2016 Securities Law Conference on Friday, October 28! The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 7.00 CLE credits, including 1.00 Ethics credit. It will be held at the Hyatt Place Louisville-East, located at 701 South Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville. A seminar brochure with the complete agenda is available at kybar.org/event/securitieslaw. 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 October 21, 2016 or when the number of registrants reaches capacity. Space is limited, so please register early! Pre-registration is required as space and program materials cannot be guaranteed otherwise.
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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 kbagps.org 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
(Thursday-Friday)

London
London Community Center

September 8-9
(Thursday-Friday)

Bowling Green
Holiday Inn and Sloan Conv. Center

September 22-23
(Thursday-Friday)

Ashland
Bellefonte Hospital
September 29-30
(Thursday-Friday)

Covington
Northern Kentucky Conv. Center

October 5-6
(Wednesday-Thursday)

Louisville
Kentucky Exposition Center

October 20-21
(Thursday-Friday)

Prestonsburg
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
October 26-27
(Wednesday-Thursday)

Gilbertsville
KY Dam Village State Resort Park

November 3-4
(Thursday-Friday)

Owensboro
Owensboro Conv. Center

December 1-2
(Thursday-Friday)

Lexington
Lexington Conv. Center
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Looking for Upcoming KBA Accredited CLE Events?
Look No Further! Check out kybar.org/580
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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For more information, call (214) 321-3238 or visit their website.
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