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eNews - January 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019  

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Thursday, January 3, 2019
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AOC to offer changes to CourtNet 2.0 service plans in 2019
Starting Jan. 1, attorneys who subscribe to CourtNet 2.0 will have a new economy option and streamlined service plans. The Administrative Office of the Courts is pleased to announce these 2019 plan changes for CourtNet 2.0, which provides near real-time, online access to Kentucky civil and criminal cases. Learn more about the new options here.
Help KBA Email Get to Your Inbox!
The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) often sends outs important notices to your email address on file with us. In fact, your email address may be the sole means of communication of certain notices from the KBA to you. To reduce the chance of emails getting blocked or designated as spam/junk, we ask that you add us to your trusted list of senders, contacts or address book. Also, please consider asking your IT department to whitelist the KBA domain: More information will be available in the January/February 2019 Bench & Bar magazine.
Kinkead & Stilz, PLLC, attorneys Cary B. Howard, Jr., and D. Barry Stilz have been appointed Receivers for the abandoned Eric Conn Social Security Disability files. All the files have been removed from the prior offices of Mr. Conn and are now in the possession of the Receivers. The appointment, made by United States District Court Judge Danny C. Reeves of the Eastern District of Kentucky, involves collecting, inventorying, and, to the extent possible, distributing and making available for distribution more than 7,000 individual files.

Interested persons may contact the Receiver at or by telephone at (859) 226-7580.
2019 KBA Diversity & Inclusion Summit
2018 Kentucky Legal Directory Updated
The 2018 Kentucky Legal Directory was published prior to the results from the recent November 2018 elections. Click here for the updated 2018 Kentucky Legal Directory, “Official Directory of the Kentucky Bar Association.”
Casemaker4: New and Improved, Yet Reassuringly Familiar
In January, Kentucky Bar Association members will be introduced to Casemaker4, the next generation legal research platform from Casemaker. The new platform will improve search speed, modernize the interface to enable more intuitive site navigation, and upgrade design responsiveness to better accommodate mobile devices while retaining features and design elements that loyal Casemaker users value and trust. For more information about Casemaker’s new platform, click here.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program for University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Alumni in Public Service
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is pleased to offer the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to ease the educational debt burden for its recent graduates who are engaged in full-time public service employment. In keeping with University of Louisville’s tradition of encouraging students to engage in community service to others needing legal guidance, LRAP allows the Law School to provide significant support to our alumni with high educational debt burdens to fulfill their aspirations for public interest careers. J.D. graduates of the University of Louisville between May 2015 and May 2017 may apply for LRAP benefits. Awardees can receive up to three years of awards within the five years after the first anniversary of their graduation.

Alumni seeking further information about eligibility, the application process, or contributing to the LRAP fund should contact Applications must be electronically submitted and received by January 18, 2019.
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Kentucky Bar Foundation
2019 Grants
The mission of the Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) is to further the public’s understanding of the judicial system and the legal profession through programs and philanthropic partnerships that help those in need. One of the ways that the KBF serves this mission is by awarding annual grants to law-related organizations and projects. Applications for the KBF’s 2019 grants will be available beginning January 7, 2019 with a submission deadline of March 15, 2019. To be considered for a grant, your program must meet the following requirements, among others:
  • Recipient must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • The program or project for which funding is requested must have a law-related purpose and provide services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Bar Foundation will award its 2019 grants during its annual Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon on June 13, 2019. Please visit to request that a grant application be sent to you.
KYLAPImage for Section You can now support the KYLAP Foundation, Inc., through AmazonSmile!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program, Foundation, Inc., when you make it the charitable organization of your choice.

Visit, select Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation, Inc., and start shopping now!
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Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, January 9, More Info.

Basic Mediation Training, April 1-5
Registration will be available soon for the Basic Mediation Training program sponsored by the KBA Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections! The program will take place on April 1-5, 2019 at the University of Louisville ShelbyHurst campus in Louisville. The training will be led by Dwight Golann, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Representation in Dispute Resolution at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Professor Marjorie Aaron and Tony DeMuth will serve as co-trainers. The program will provide 40 hours of basic mediation training with a general civil or family law certificate available. Final details regarding the seminar agenda are still pending. The program sponsors will apply for 40 hours of CLE and CME credits in Kentucky. KBA ADR Section members will receive a link via email for early-bird registration that will open on January 14, 2019. Registration for all other attendees will open January 21, 2019 via the KBA Community Calendar. The registration fee is $550 for all attendees. Registration for this program is limited to 50 attendees. When this limit is reached, registration will close and a waiting list will be established. Not a member of the ADR Section? Join at any time online and pay your $20 membership dues via credit card. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at
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KBA Group Forum Service Now Available to all
KBA Section & Division Members
Ask questions, communicate and network with fellow group members in your area of practice. Participation is completely voluntary, and you must subscribe to receive email notifications. For more information on how to subscribe, please visit the Forum Help (FAQ) page at

Not a Section member? View a complete list of available Sections at and join online any time!
CLE Image for Section New, Interactive CLE Portal Now Available!
It is not a dream. We in CLE have been hard at work to improve and update our technology and processes to bring you an easier, more dynamic CLE portal. We have been and will continue to send out information on how to navigate the portal, but it is intuitive and you should check it out! There is a portal for both members and sponsors. Click here to visit the CLE page and access either of the new portals.
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February 2019 New Lawyer Program Scheduled
for February 5-6, 2019
Mark your calendars! The February 2019 New Lawyer Program is scheduled for February 5-6, 2019, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. Registration for this program is now available. For more information and to register, click here.
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