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Thursday, June 9, 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 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 Publications & Advertising Manager 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.
May 2016 Swearing-In
A swearing-in ceremony for 131 new attorneys was held Thursday, April 28, as a part of the Supreme Court of Kentucky’s Law Day ceremony in the House of Representatives chamber of the state Capitol in Frankfort. Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr., opened a special court session followed by a keynote address offered by Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble of the state’s 5th Supreme Court District. Following Justice Noble’s remarks, Susan Stokley Clary, Clerk of the Supreme Court, administered the constitutional oath to the new attorneys, and KBA President Douglass Farnsley of Louisville introduced each new attorney individually as they received their certificates of admission from Chief Justice Minton. A reception sponsored by the KBA Young Lawyers Division followed the ceremony on the second floor of the Capitol. Congratulations to our newest KBA members!
Holland Hawkins and Sana Hassan Holland Hawkins of Danville, Ky., left, and Sana Hassan of Cincinnati, Ohio, right, are all smiles as they prepare to become newly admitted attorneys of the Kentucky Bar Association.
Drew Hoffer, of New Albany, Ind., poses for a congratulatory photo with his wife, Allison and two sons, Cole and Christian, following his swearing-in ceremony. Drew Hoffer and family
KBA President Douglass Farnsley, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Dean Susan Duncan and 3rd Supreme Court District Justice Daniel J. Venters KBA President Douglass Farnsley, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Dean Susan Duncan and 3rd Supreme Court District Justice Daniel J. Venters take time for a photo on their way to the KBA YLD sponsored reception for newly sworn-in members.
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 starting after July 1, 2016, 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.
Supreme Court of Kentucky
The Supreme Court of Kentucky is now accepting proposed amendments to the Family Court Rules until July 1, 2016. Please mail proposals to:

Supreme Court Clerk Susan S. Clary
State Capitol, Room 235
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601-3415

If you have any additional questions, please contact Ms. Clary at (502) 564-5444.
Job Opportunity with the Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society has announced the posting of a full-time staff attorney for their Consumer Unit. To view the job description for this position, click here. For more information on this position, please contact Meagen Peden Agnew, with the Legal Aid Society at (502) 614-3110 or by email at For more information on the Legal Aid Society of Louisville please visit
Proposed Amendments to the Joint Local Rules of Civil Practice and the Joint Local Rules of Criminal Practice


Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 57 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky hereby give public notice of the following:

The Joint Local Rules Commission for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky has recommended, and the District Court has authorized for release for a period of public comment through July 1, 2016, the revision of certain Joint Local Rules of Civil Practice and Joint Local Rules of Criminal Practice. Unless otherwise indicated, as seen in this Notice, underlined text is added and struck text is deleted.

The proposed revisions can be accessed 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. 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
AOC to Offer Advanced Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect and Abuse Cases in Three Locations
The Administrative Office of the Courts will conduct an advanced legal training for dependency, neglect and abuse cases (formally titled GAL training) at three locations each beginning at 8:30 a.m. The first program is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, in the Harold Rogers Student Commons at Somerset Community College, Somerset, KY. The second 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
Judicial Nominating Commission General Election
Pursuant to SCR 7 General Elections for all attorney members of the Judicial Nominating Commission will take place in 2016. Members are to vote in the Circuit and/or District in which they reside. In preparation for these elections we ask that log onto and verify your county of residence so that you may receive the correct ballots for voting purposes.  The current timeline for the 2016 Judicial Nominating Commission process can be found on our website under the, “Members,” tab, by selecting, “Member Information.”
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 Bar Foundation Awards $262,688 in 2016 Grants and Recognizes 42 New Fellows
The Kentucky Bar Foundation awarded a record-high $262,688 in total grants at its annual Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon on May 12, 2016. Thanks to the generosity of Kentucky attorneys, judges, and corporate partners, the 2016 KBF grants will support 24 nonprofit organizations as they work to provide access to justice and law-related education across the Commonwealth. To learn more about the grant recipients and their projects, click here.

As part of the Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon, the Bar Foundation proudly recognized 34 new KBF Life Fellows and eight new KBF Fellows. Fellows are members of the Kentucky Bar in good standing who have committed to supporting the KBF. Through their generosity, the KBF was able to award its highest total grants ever in 2016 and will continue to strive for even greater heights in the future. Click here to learn more about the KBF Fellows program and view the directory of KBF Fellows from across Kentucky.
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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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 CLE Courtesy Reminders Were
Emailed in April
Due to the KBA Annual Convention taking place May 11-13, 2016, the KBA CLE Department emailed Courtesy Reminders in April to all KBA members who needed to complete and/or report additional CLE credits. 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.” You may also check your CLE transcript and status at any time through the KBA website. After logging in, click on “CLE,” and then “My CLE Transcript.”
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Don't Forget - Continuing Legal Education Deadline is June 30!
June 30th Calendar ImageThe deadline to complete your annual CLE requirement for the
2015-16 educational year is June 30, 2016. You must have a total
of 12.0 CLE credits including 2.0 ethics credits to meet the annual requirement. The deadline to report your CLE credits is August 10,
2016 for the 2015-16 educational year. Check your CLE record
online at
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KBA Video Replay Opportunities
2016 Video Replay ImageOnce again, the KBA will be offering a “Video Replay,” which is a great chance to earn up to 6.0 “Live” CLE credits including up to 2.0 ethics credits before the end of the educational year. Featured videos include sessions from the 2015 Kentucky Law Update. The video replay will be offered on two different dates, Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, at the Bar Center. Registration and additional information is now available on our website at For questions or additional information, contact the CLE Department at (502) 564-3795.
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KLU Logo 2016 Kentucky Law Update Dates and Locations Announced
Mark your calendars! The dates and locations for the 2016 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. In the meantime, please visit our website, for more information.
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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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 2016, visit

For questions or to register over the phone, please contact Kim at 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. New catalog additions in 2016 will include recorded programs from 2015 KBA Annual Convention and 2014 KBA KLU programs.

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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