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eNews - September 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018  

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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KBA Board of Governors
Terms expire for seven of the 14 Bar Governors on the KBA Board of Governors on June 30 of each year. Below is a list of board members whose terms will expire on June 30, 2019. If interested in serving on the KBA Board of Governors, please contact Melissa Blackwell in the KBA’s Administration Department at (502) 564-3795 ext. 222, to obtain a petition and additional information on the requirements for serving. The deadline to file a petition is October 31, 2018.

1st SCD
Van F. Sims

4th SCD
Amy D. Cubbage

7th SCD
Rhonda J. Blackburn
2nd SCD
J. D. Meyer

5th SCD
Mindy G. Barfield

3rd SCD
Howard O. Mann

6th SCD
Todd V. McMurtry
Ft. Mitchell

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2019 Distinguished Service Awards Call for Nominations
The Kentucky Bar Association is accepting nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Judge and Lawyer, Donated Legal Services and Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Awards. Nominations must be received by December 31, 2018. 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 at
2018 “Why I Love Casemaker” Writing Competition
Casemaker and the Kentucky Bar Association invite and encourage members who use Casemaker to enter the 2018 “Why I Love Casemaker” Writing Competition. This competition offers members the opportunity to tell other members why they love Casemaker. The top winning entry as selected by Casemaker’s independent panel of judges will be featured in the January/February 2018 issue of the Kentucky Bench & Bar Magazine, and the winner will also receive a free iPad mini!

To be eligible, you must be a member of the Kentucky Bar Association in good standing. One entry per person. Entries should not exceed 1,000 words and should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Entries must be received by November 1, 2018. For more information or to submit your entry, visit
University of Louisville Law Alumni Awards Luncheon
The University of Louisville School of Law Alumni Awards luncheon is Friday, October 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $60 each and $40 for public service attorneys and Brandeis School of Law graduates from 2015 and later.

The Law Alumni Awards celebrate 12 distinguished honorees across seven award categories. View the list of this year's winners and register online.
AOC To Offer Legal Training for Dependency,
Neglect and Abuse Cases
The Administrative Office of the Courts will conduct legal training for dependency, neglect and abuse cases (formally titled GAL training). For more information on the trainings and the schedule, click here. An application for accreditation has been submitted to the Kentucky Bar Association’s CLE Commission.
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2018 Kentucky Law Update
The dates and locations for the 2018 Kentucky Law Update (KLU) are confirmed and registration is now available. Click here to register.
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CLE Events
Looking for upcoming KBA accredited CLE events? Look no further. Visit
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ABA Lawyer Retreat: A Retreat for the Whole Lawyer
Join the American Bar Association in Vail on October 5 for the ABA Lawyer Retreat. A retreat for the whole lawyer. For more information, click here. #ABALawyerRetreat
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For more information on the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP), their Foundation, as well as recovery meeting dates and times, click here.
KBF Logo Join the Partners for Justice Society
You or your firm may join the Kentucky Bar Foundation’s Partners for Justice Society by making a major gift to help the Foundation continue its mission of furthering the public’s understanding of the judicial system and the legal profession through programs and philanthropic partnerships that help those in need. All gifts help support grants to agencies providing access to justice and law-related education throughout the state. There are five levels of giving and gifts may be made in a single payment or in installments over five years. All new Partners for Justice Society members will be honored at the Bar Foundation’s Annual Luncheon during the KBA Convention in June. Click here to view a list of current members of the Partners for Justice Society.

For more information, contact KBF Executive Director Guion Johnstone at (800) 874-6582 or
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2018 Kentucky Health Law Institute, September 13-14 or (859) 257-2921

2018 Construction Law Institute, October 25 or (859) 257-2921
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Elder Law Section Meeting Date & Location Change
The next quarterly meeting will now be held at noon on October 26 at Indiana-Wesleyan University in Lexington. More Info.
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Geico Logo GEICO is now offering exclusive savings to KBA members. GEICO can also help you find great rates on homeowners, renters, motorcycle insurance, and more! Contact GEICO for a free quote on auto insurance to see how much you could be saving. And don’t forget to mention your KBA affiliation; you could qualify for an exclusive member savings opportunity. Visit or call (800) 368-2734 to see how much you could be saving.
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Below is a listing of jobs that are currently featured on the Kentucky Bar Association's Career Center page.

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    Surdyk, Dowd & Turner Co., L.P.A.
    Dayton, OH | Cincinnati, OH
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