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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
2016 Annual Convention Image for Section Registration Still Available Online

Online registration is still open and available for members wishing to register for the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2016 KBA Annual Convention to be held May 11-13, 2016, in Louisville. Click here to access the registration page.

For more information regarding annual convention events, including the Public Service Project, the Annual Memorial Service or the Kick-Off Event, as well as the featured CLE speakers and other CLE programming, please click here.
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The 2016 Annual Convention has Gone Mobile on guidebook logo
We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2016 Annual Convention. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule of CLE programming and events and browse exhibitors, maps and general information.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site at

To get the guide, download "Guidebook" to your device from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace (it's free!). From the Guidebook app, choose "Download Guides" and either 1) choose "Enter passphrase" and enter "kybarac2016" OR 2) choose "Scan" to scan the QR code below with your device's camera.
QR Code for Convention Mobile Guide

Visit from your device's browser for additional information on downloading the 2016 Annual Convention mobile guide.
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2016 Annual Convention Image for Section 2016 KBA Annual Convention Program Materials Now Available Online

Attendees for the upcoming convention who selected PDF Download for their annual convention materials choice can now find these on our website at Please download the materials prior to meeting, as we are expecting a large crowd and internet connection could be slow.

Members who have chosen to download the new 2016 Convention App will also be able to select materials there and view them during presentations.

Registrants selecting printed materials can secure those copies outside each CLE session. Please remember, the printed materials are limited to members choosing this option on their registration form.
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Supreme Court Rules Hearing at KBA Convention
The proposed amendments to the Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) and the proposed Juvenile Court Rules of Procedure and Practice (JCRPP) will be considered in an open session of the Supreme Court of Kentucky with Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr., presiding, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The hearing will be conducted in Hall I AB at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. You will find the proposed amendments on page 48 in the March 2016 Bench & Bar.
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2016 Annual Convention Image for Section Thank You to Our 2016 KBA Annual Convention Sponsors!

Thanks to Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky and the National Insurance Agency, Inc., for serving as the 2016 KBA Annual Convention Platinum Sponsors!

Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC, has sponsored Howard Fineman, the Wednesday, May 11, feature speaker. Howard Fineman is the Global Editorial Director of AOL Huffington Post Media Group and former Newsweek Chief Political Correspondent and NBC News Analyst. Friday’s feature speaker, Ari Shapiro, host of NPR’s All Things Considered, has been sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division. Stites & Harbison, PLLC, has sponsored a Thursday spotlight speaker, Philosopher & Founder of The Morris Institute for Human Values, Tom Morris.

We appreciate the support of Middleton Reutlinger and Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett, PLC, who have graciously sponsored the Kick-Off Event to be held at the Sports and Social Club from 4:45-6:45 p.m., on Wednesday, May 11. This event is complimentary with registration; preregistration is required.

Thanks, too, to Dinsmore & Shohl for their sponsorship of the Bench & Bar/Young Lawyers Division Joint Reception from 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The event is complimentary with registration; preregistration is required.

The Wednesday specialty break has been sponsored by GilsbarPro. An additional afternoon specialty break has been sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP. A Friday morning specialty break is being provided by Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC.

The 2016 KBA Annual Convention app has been sponsored by Casemaker. Information on the app appeared above and will be available in the convention onsite guide.

Other Annual Convention sponsors include the Supreme Court of Kentucky; the Administrative Office of the Courts; Duplicator Sales & Service; GEICO; KBA Committee on Child Protection and Domestic Violence; KBA Ethics Committee; Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP); the KBA Young Lawyers Division, the Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State and the following KBA Sections: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Advocacy; Business Law; Civil Litigation; Criminal Law; Education Law; Elder Law; Environment, Energy & Natural Resource Law; Family Law; Immigration & Nationality Law; LGBT Law; Military Law; Probate & Trust Law; Public Interest Law; Real Property Law; Senior Lawyers; Small Firm Practice & Management and Workers Compensation Law.
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2016 Kentucky Bar Association Outstanding Award Recipients
The Kentucky Bar Association is excited to announce the 2016 Outstanding Award Recipients. These awards will be presented during different events throughout our three-day convention. Make plans now to attend and support the outstanding members of our Bar Association.

The President’s Special Service Award will be presented to Dean Susan Duncan from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. during the Annual Brandeis School of Law Alumni Reception to be held at Stites and Harbison.

The Thomas B. Spain Award will be presented to Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Denise Clayton, Louisville, on Thursday, May 12, just prior to the Feature CLE Speaker, Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

The following awards will be presented at our Annual Banquet on Thursday evening, May 12, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown:

Distinguished Judge Awards: Judge Benjamin L. Dickinson, Circuit Court Judge, Retired, Glasgow; and Judge Benjamin F. Shobe, posthumously, Circuit Court Judge, Retired, Louisville.

Distinguished Lawyer Award: William E. Johnson with Johnson Bearse, LLP, in Frankfort.

Chief Justice’s Special Service Award: Judge Stephen George, Family Court Judge, Retired, Louisville.

The following awards will be presented on Friday, May 13, at our Membership Luncheon at the Louisville Marriott Downton:

Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Award: Bonnie M. Brown with Bonnie M. Brown, Attorney at Law, in Louisville and Jennifer L. Frazier, the State Law Librarian, Frankfort.

Donated Legal Services Award: Glenda J. Harrison with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass in Covington and Michael A. Taylor with the Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky, Middlesboro.
2016 Annual Convention Image for Section Exhibitors Scheduled to Participate in
the 2016 KBA Annual Convention

Below is a list of exhibitors who are scheduled to participate at the 2016 KBA Annual Convention. We appreciate their support of our event and encourage you to stop by the exhibit hall during the meeting to see their products and review their services.

Booths 1 & 2 Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (LMICK)
Booths 3 & 4 National Insurance Agency Inc.
Booth 5 Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Booth 6 War Child USA
Booth 7 NKU Chase College of Law
Booth 8 Louisville Bar Association
Booth 9 Casemaker
Booth 10 Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth 11 Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program
Booth 12 Kentucky Bar Foundation/Kentucky IOLTA Fund
Booth 13 Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State
Booth 14 Administrative Office of the Courts
Booth 15 Barnes & Noble Booksellers

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Barnes & Noble Bookstore at KBA Annual Convention
We invite you to shop the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in the exhibit hall at Booth 15, where you will find several publications from our featured presenters as well as a wide range of topics of interest to the legal community.

Several speakers will be signing books this year, so make sure to check the listing below. This list will also be accessible on the convention app, as well as on a sign outside the exhibit hall.
Rob Cary
1:00-1:30 p.m.

Howard Fineman
2:30-3:00 p.m.

Judge Sheila Isaac
3:00-3:30 p.m.

Jeff Smith
3:35-4:00 p.m.

Melvin Urofsky
4:30-5:00 p.m.
Tom V. Morris
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Ray Kelly
2:35 – 3:05 p.m.

Judge Tim Philpot
11:00-11:30 a.m.

Shyima Hall
12:30-1:00 p.m. TENTATIVE

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.
Service Honoring Judge Pierce Lively
Judge Pierce Lively, longtime resident of Danville and a retired federal judge, died March 12, 2016, at his home at McDowell Place. He was 94. Family members and friends are grieving but also giving thanks for an exemplary life of love and faithful service, demonstrated across the decades. A memorial service honoring Judge Lively will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 2:30 p.m. in Newlin Hall at the Norton Center for the Arts on the Centre College campus. There will be a reception and family receiving line afterward in the Grand Foyer of the Norton Center.
University of Kentucky Dean’s Circle
Dean David A. Brennen is currently visiting different cities to meet with alumni and participants in the UK Law Dean’s Circle program. This program is an opportunity to thank firms with committed alumni. As part of the Dean’s Circle Program, firms with 100% giving participation will receive a complimentary lunch with the Dean at the restaurant of their choice. In conjunction with the Dean’s Circle visits, alumni in many of these cities will host an evening reception open to all area alumni. The lunches and receptions provide the Dean and other members of the UK Law Administration the opportunity to update and engage alumni on happenings at the College of Law.

Three alumni receptions have already taken place. Upcoming events for alumni engagement include:
KBA Alumni Reception – May 11
Alumni/Student Golf Tournament and Dinner – May 16
Prestonsburg/Pikeville Alumni Reception – May 18
Paducah Alumni Reception – June 13

For more information contact Tressa Neal at
Volunteers Needed to Review Cases of Children in Foster Care in 67 Kentucky Counties
Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 67 Kentucky counties 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.

The counties in need of volunteers are Anderson, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Campbell, Carroll, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Estill, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Green, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knott, Knox, LaRue, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, McCreary, Mercer, Nelson, Nicholas, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Powell, Rockcastle, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Washington, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe and Woodford.

Volunteers are not required to live in these counties 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. 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
AOC to Offer Advanced Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect and Abuse Cases in Three Locations
The Administrative Office of the Courts will conduct and 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. Applications for accreditation will be sent to the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 6 hours of CEUs; to the Kentucky Bar Association for 6.25 hours of CLE, which will also request 1.0 credit hour of ethics; and 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.”
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KYLAPImage for Section LMICK & KYLAP Partner to Offer FREE Seminars at Two Kentucky Locations
on May 25 & 26, 2016

3.5 CLE Ethics Credit Hours!

Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (LMICK) and the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP) are offering two free lunch and learn programs in May. The program has been approved for 3.5 CLE ethics credit hours. On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the presentation will be offered at the Maysville Country Club, 1099 US Highway 68, Maysville, Ky. On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the seminar will be repeated in Hopkinsville, Ky., at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Each program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m., local time, with lunch provided

A golf scramble is scheduled after the Maysville CLE at the Country Club. The fee to play will be $15, which will include a motorized golf-cart. Teams will be carefully selected so that they consist of both experienced and inexperienced players, in order to keep things fair. It's all just for fun, anyway! When you register for the event, please advise whether you're playing and if so, provide your name and any other golfers who will also be playing. Come join us for an excellent time!

Asa P. “Pete” Gullett, III, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of LMICK and Yvette Hourigan, Director of KYLAP, will address the relationship and causal connection between lawyer impairment and ethical violations. A ground-breaking study focused exclusively on lawyer impairment has just been released by the Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs and Hazelden/BettyFord Foundation, which addresses impairment rates in the legal community, and how we, as practitioners, are peculiarly susceptible to the issues of mental health disorders including depression and addiction. Historically, impairment issues are one of the primary causes of and best indicators for potential ethical violations among practitioners. This program will focus on ways to identify impairment and potential ethical violations in yourself and others, and how to avoid those pitfalls. In addition to this discussion, guest speakers from the Kentucky Supreme Court and the local judiciary will be present to discuss how these issues impact the courts.

Please join LMICK and KYLAP at one of these informative events and get your lunch and 3.5 ethics credits free! Space is limited and you must pre-register. Free registration is on a first-come first-served basis. To RSVP, please email Ashley Beitz,, and provide your name, the date and location of the session you wish to attend, your bar address, and any dietary restrictions. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP)
Offerings at the 2016 KBA Annual Convention
KYLAP will be offering FREE yoga classes on Wednesday and Thursday evenings during the 2016 KBA Annual Convention being held May 11-13. KYLAP is also partnering with Hiking Lawyers to offer an "Urban Hike" to the Big Four Bridge. These opportunities are open to anyone interested in getting in a little movement and seeing a beautiful new landmark while in downtown Louisville. Please see below for additional information.

KYLAP will once again offer open recovery meetings during the 2016 KBA Annual Convention in Louisville. 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, Gamblers Anonymous and Al-Anon. Come meet other attorneys in recovery from around the state. All meetings and contacts are confidential. SCR 3.990. For additional information, please review the schedule below or visit, call (502) 564-3795, ext. 266, or email

The events listed below will take place at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on the second level, with the exception of the Urban Hike to the Big Four Bridge, where participants will meet in the lobby on the first floor of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). The Friday morning program will also be held at KICC on the first floor.
4:45pm - 5:45pm

6:30pm - 8:30pm

9:00pm – 10:00pm
Open 12-Step
Recovery Meeting

Urban Hike to
Big Four Bridge

Yoga for Lawyers
Jockey Club

Meet in KICC Lobby at 6pm

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
5:00pm - 6:00pm

7:00pm - 8:35pm

9:00pm – 10:00pm
Open 12-Step
Recovery Meeting

Suicide Prevention
Webinar - 1.5 CLE

Yoga for Lawyers
Jockey Club

Grandstand Room

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am Three Faces of Impairment Stories of Recovery Cascade A - KICC
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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, call (502) 564-3795, ext. 266, or email
KBF Logo Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good
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? Beginning in the May/June issue of the Bench & Bar, the Kentucky Bar Foundation will be featuring "Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good" across the state. For a chance to be featured, please email pictures of you “in action” to KBF Executive Director Amelia Adams at We're excited to spotlight the good work that Kentucky attorneys do for their communities!*

*Your submission of a photograph to the Kentucky Bar Foundation’s “Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good” campaign constitutes your permission for that photograph to be used by the Kentucky Bar Foundation, as well as the Kentucky Bar Association, in their programs, publications, e-newsletter, websites, social media pages, and any and all other print and online materials. By submitting, you also acknowledge that you hold the rights to the photo for publication in all KBF or KBA materials.
Section News Image for Section Annual Section Meetings, May 10-12
The agenda of annual section meetings being held in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Convention is now available online on the KBA Community Calendar. Section meetings held at the Annual Convention are for the purpose of conducting annual elections and other section business, and there is no CLE credit associated with these meetings. Registration is free, and you do not have to register for other Convention programming to attend. Pre-registration is required. Online registration and additional information is available on the Convention event webpage. Free section meeting only registration is also available if you will not be registering for any additional Convention programming or events. Questions regarding registration for the annual section meetings and the Annual Convention should be directed to the Accounting & Membership Department at (502) 564-3795.
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LGBT Law Section Networking Reception, May 12
Following its annual meeting, the LGBT Law Section will hold a networking reception for its members and student groups from the three Kentucky law schools beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, at The Marketplace Restaurant, located at 651 S. 4th Street. The reception is a quick two-block walk from the Louisville Marriott Downtown, where the section's annual meeting will be held. If you are planning to attend the reception, please RSVP to section Secretary Bruce Kleinschmidt at no later than Friday, May 6. Driving directions are available online under "Map this event."
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25th Annual CompEd Workers' Compensation Seminar, June 2-3
The 25th Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar sponsored by CompEd and the KBA Workers' Compensation Law Section will be held at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville on Thursday & Friday, June 2-3. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 12.00 CLE credits including 2.00 ethics credits. The program agenda and a link to online registration are available on the CompEd website. If you have questions regarding the CLE seminar, please contact CompEd directly at (502) 238-3378.
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Workers' Compensation Law Section Annual Meeting, June 2
The Workers' Compensation Law Section Annual Meeting will be held beginning at 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, in conjunction with the 25th Annual CompEd Workers' Compensation Seminar at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville. Officers will be elected for the 2016-2017 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 CompEd seminar to attend. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at no later than Friday, May 27.
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15th Biennial Employment Law Institute, June 9-10
The University of Kentucky College of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education and the KBA Labor & Employment Law Section are co-sponsoring the 15th Biennial Employment Law Institute on Thursday & Friday, June 9-10, at the Campbell House in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 12.00 CLE credits, including 2.00 ethics credits. For additional information, call UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or visit
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33rd Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Edwin R. Render Labor
and Employment Law Institute, June 9-10
The KBA Labor & Employment Law Section is sponsoring a luncheon during the 33rd Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Edwin R. Render Labor & Employment Law Institute being held on Thursday & Friday, June 9-10 at the Seelbach Hilton in downtown Louisville. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 13.75 CLE credits, including 2.00 ethics credits. For more information, please contact the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law at (502) 852-6358.
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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 looking yourself up on Lawyer Locator. If you need to update the email address on file, click “Request for Address Change” at the bottom of the page. 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. Additional information will be available on the website in late May. For questions or additional information, contact the CLE Department at (502) 564-3795.
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Congratulations to the 2015 CLE Award and
CLE Renewal Award Recipients
The CLE Commission congratulates KBA members who have received the 2015 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.

Members don't forget if you are a recipient of a 2015 CLE Award or CLE Renewal Award, you receive a discounted rate on Annual Convention registration. To register, visit

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

September 22-23

Bellefonte Hospital
September 29-30

Northern Kentucky Convention Center

October 5-6

Kentucky Exposition Center

October 20-21

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
October 26-27

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

November 3-4

Owensboro Convention Center

December 1-2

Lexington Convention 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.
Member Service Spotlight Image for Section Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky and National Insurance Agency, Inc.
Make plans now to visit our Platinum Sponsors Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky at Booths 1 & 2 and National Insurance Agency, Inc., at Booths 3 & 4, during the upcoming 2016 KBA Annual Convention.
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Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (LMICK)
Lawyers Mutual Insurance of Kentucky (LMICK) provides Kentucky Bar Association members with full professional liability coverage at a competitive rate. LMICK was created by a KBA committee on lawyers’ malpractice insurance and is directed by a board which includes KBA officers. LMICK offers insurance tailored to the needs of Kentucky lawyers. Features include: special rates for new attorneys; a claims prevention program with immediate help when a problem first arises; all claims defense provided by Kentucky attorneys; coverage for acts or omissions anywhere in the world; and premium financing plans.

For more information, visit or call (502) 568-6100 or (800) 800-6101. Headquartered in Louisville, LMICK’s mailing address is Waterfront Plaza, 323 West Main Street, Suite 600, Louisville, KY 40202.
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National Insurance Agency, Inc. (NIA)
NIA is the official KBA provider of Life and Disability insurance for Kentucky Attorneys. As a KBA Member, instant quotes, online applications and high non-medical limits are available to you and your spouse for Term Life and Individual Own Occupation Disability coverage. Members & Spouses under age 40 may apply ONLINE for up to $500,000 in term life coverage and up to $36,000/year in disability, often without medical exams or tax returns, at Visit or email for more information.
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