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Friday, July 1, 2016
KBA Image for Section Mark Your Calendars and Maps Now!
The 2017 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention will be held June 21-23, 2017, at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Ky. This is a change from our regular locations, so make sure to mark your calendars and maps now! More information on this event will be available soon.
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Image provided by the Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
2016 Judicial Nominating Commission General Election Nominees Emailed
All in-state Kentucky Bar Association members should have received an email earlier this week regarding the 2016 Judicial Nominating Commission General Election. Please read the email closely for specific information regarding the elections and the list of nominees. If you reside in Kentucky and did not receive an email regarding the Judicial Nominating Commission General Election, please contact the KBA Membership Department at (502) 564-3795.
KBA Dues to be Mailed in July
Kentucky Bar Association Membership Dues for 2016-2017 will be mailed by July 8th and members will be able to pay online, quickly and conveniently, with a debit or credit card. A username and password will be required to access the payment system. An administrative fee will be assessed. The KBA membership cycle runs July 1-June 30 of each year. Payments are due on or before September 1, 2016. After that date, an additional late fee payment of $50 will be assessed. A notice of delinquency will be mailed after October 15th with an additional cost of $50 if dues are still unpaid. For more information, please contact the KBA Membership Department at (502) 564-3795.
Chief Justice Minton begins 3rd term as
Chief Justice of Kentucky
After eight years as head of the state court system, John D. Minton Jr. will continue in that role after his fellow Supreme Court justices elected him to another four-year term. His third term began June 28.

Chief Justice Minton said much has transpired in the last eight years to make the Judicial Branch stronger, leaner and better prepared to meet the changing demands on the courts. “It’s been a privilege to lead the courts during these challenging times. I’m honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve a third term as chief justice.

“I’m excited to see how our upgrades in court technology are transforming the way the courts do business,” he said. “With our new eFiling program, Kentucky attorneys can now file court documents in any of the 120 counties without having to make a trip to the courthouse. We’ve also undertaken our first-ever judicial workload study to determine how to be more efficient in applying judicial resources to the workload in various jurisdictions. These and many other improvements are possible because we have court personnel, justices, judges and circuit court clerks who are committed to enhancing how we serve the public and are not satisfied with the status quo.

“I’m also proud of the partnership we’ve forged with the Executive and Legislative branches these last few years,” he said. “I believe we’ve managed to achieve that elusive balance of good government – maintaining the separation of powers without compromising the power of collaboration.”
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Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble (far right) performed the swearing-in ceremony June 8 for John D. Minton Jr.’s third term as chief justice of the Supreme Court. Joining him were his wife, Susan Page Minton (second from right), and daughter, Page Minton Smith.
2016 COnvention Image for Section Download or Purchase Photos from
the 2016 KBA Annual Convention

Photos from the 2016 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention in Louisville are available for download and can also be purchased in a variety of print sizes. To view the photos, please follow the instructions below:
  • Click on the following link:
  • Click on: Client Login
  • Enter this access code/password: justice
  • Click on the 2016 Convention
  • Click on the thumbnail image of the desired photo
Once the image is accessed in a larger format, an option to download the image or purchase prints will be available directly above it. If you have any questions regarding the photos, please email KBA Director of Communications Shannon Roberts at
Warning: Potential Scam Targeting Bar Associations’ Members
Other state bar associations are reporting that their members have been targeted by scammers requesting dues payments. The KBA has not received any reports from our members, but we ask that you be careful as the 2016-17 dues invoices will be mailed around July 8, 2016. When you pay your KBA dues online, always check the web address to make sure you are on the correct site: In addition, if you receive any emails from the KBA, all of our emails are sent from the domain: If you are unsure about an email or a website, please contact us at (502) 564-3795.
Attention Casemaker Users
The KBA’s Casemaker login process has changed. To access Casemaker, first log in to the KBA website and then click “Casemaker”; a separate Casemaker login is no longer required. If you experience any issues accessing Casemaker, please close your internet browser and try again. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the KBA at (502) 564-3795.
KBA Image for Section KBA Members Update your
Member Profile Now!
Members may now add the following information to their public member profiles:
  • Areas of Practice
  • Foreign Language(s) and/or Sign Language Proficiency
The information collected in these fields will be used later in a searchable feature on our Lawyer Locator, when the public will be able to search using these practice areas and languages. Make sure to update your profile now to ensure the most accurate listing on your profile page.
AOC to Offer Advanced Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect and Abuse Cases in Two Locations
The Administrative Office of the Courts will conduct an advanced legal training for dependency, neglect and abuse cases (formally titled GAL training) at two locations each beginning at 8:30 a.m. A training will be offered on Friday, August 19, in the Student Center at Prestonsburg Community College, Prestonsburg, Ky. The final program will take place on Friday, December 2, at the Center for Health, Education, and Research at Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky. An application for accreditation will be sent to the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 6 hours of CEUs. The Kentucky Bar Association has approved the programs for 6.75 credit hours, inclusive of 1.0 ethics credit. Judges will receive 6.25 hours of CJE. The curriculum gives counsel for children 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
Volunteers Needed for Felony Expungement Pro Bono Cases
In light of the new felony expungement law taking effect July 15, the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL), the Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Clean Slate Kentucky, and legal aid organizations from around the state are partnering to host a series of expungement information sessions. These events are aimed at low-income and indigent people and will occur in late-July/early-August in Lexington, Covington, Hazard, Grayson, and Paducah.

We are seeking volunteer lawyers who are willing to attend a session and/or represent a client(s) from start to finish through the expungement process on a pro bono basis. Attorneys who participate will have access to a training video and other material regarding the new law. For more information or to volunteer, contact Molly Green at With your help, we hope to assist as many Kentuckians in need as possible.

Click here to visit our Facebook page with information regarding all of the events mentioned above.
Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims Litigation Management System (LMS) Training
The Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) is pleased to announce the Litigation Management System (LMS) Training Schedule! The DWC will be hosting computer lab-based training seminars around the Commonwealth of Kentucky to provide an in-depth look into the LMS system for attorneys, law firms, and their staff. The training will occur in a classroom environment and include general discussion regarding the features of LMS. Please click the link below for the list of dates and locations of the scheduled trainings.

Note: Some of the locations below are listed as tentative. We will follow up as soon as these locations are confirmed, but want you to be aware of these training location options. In addition, class space is limited, so please RSVP to as quickly as possible for your location and date preference. Be sure to provide the location and date of the training in which you would like to attend. If you are reserving training for more than one person in your office, please let us know so we can reserve space accordingly. Thank you for your interest in Kentucky’s Litigation Management System and we look forward to working with you!

Click here to access that LMS training schedule.
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

KBF Logo Kentucky Attorneys Make a Difference by Being KBF Sustainers!
Kentucky lawyers have a long tradition of helping their neighbors. They provide advice and counsel, often at difficult times, and they keep giving back to their communities even when the work day is over. As the charitable arm of Kentucky's legal community, the Kentucky Bar Foundation celebrates this commitment to service and provides a way for Kentucky lawyers and judges to unite their collective resources to make a big difference across our Commonwealth.

When you receive your KBA dues statement later this month, you will have the option to unite with your colleagues to support the Kentucky Bar Foundation by making a $30 Sustainer Contribution. Last year, nearly 5,000 attorneys contributed and raised over $152,000 – the highest total ever! That generosity allowed the Foundation to award 2016 grants totaling $262,688 to 24 nonprofits across Kentucky, bringing the total awarded since 1988 to over $3 million. Click here to learn more about the many worthy, law-related causes that Foundation grants support.

With your help, the Kentucky Bar Foundation can make an even greater impact with its 2017 grants. We hope that you will support the Foundation as a KBF Sustainer this year and show that the legal community is committed to making our Kentucky home a better place!
Section News Image for Section Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, July 13
The Elder Law Section will meet from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 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. The dates for the Section's additional quarterly meetings for the 2016-17 bar year have been scheduled for October 12, January 11 and April 12. The location for these meetings will be announced closer to the meeting dates. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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43rd Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute,
July 28-29
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Probate & Trust Law Section are co-sponsoring the 43rd Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute on Thursday & Friday, July 28-29, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 14.25 CLE credits including 1.00 ethics credit. For additional information, contact UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or download the conference brochure at
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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
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Making Mediators: A Strategy and Skills Workshop for Neutrals, October 21
Save the date! The KBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is sponsoring a CLE seminar on Friday, October 21. "Making Mediators: A Strategy and Skills Workshop for Neutrals" will be held at the Administrative Office of the Courts, located at 1001 Vandalay Drive in Frankfort. Stay tuned for more information regarding the agenda and CLE accreditation information!
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Business Law Section Securities Law Conference, October 28
Mark your calendars! The KBA Business Law Section is sponsoring a full-day Securities Law Conference on Friday, October 28, at the Hyatt Place Louisville-East, located at 701 S. Hurstbourne Parkway. Stay tuned for more information regarding the agenda and CLE accreditation information!
CLE Image for Section Don’t Forget-CLE Deadline to Report is August 10th!
The deadline to report your CLE credits timely earned is August 10, 2016 for the 2015-16 educational year. Check your CLE record online at
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CLE Courtesy Reminders Emailed
As a courtesy, KBA members who have not yet met their minimum annual CLE requirement will be emailed mid-July regarding the August 10th reporting deadline for credits timely earned by June 30th.

Please ensure that your email address on file with the KBA is correct, by logging in to the KBA website at and selecting “My Profile.” If you need to update the email address on file, select “Edit,” update your email address and username and then select “Save Changes.”
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KLU Logo Mark Your Calendars!
The annual Kentucky Law Update (KLU) is just around the corner. 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 in the fall!
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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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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