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eNews - February 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019  

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
CLE Image for Section Join us in Louisville for the
2019 KBA Annual Convention June 12-14!
The 2019 Annual Convention Planning Committee is pleased to announce the following speakers scheduled for the June 12-14 convention at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville. More information on additional speakers, presentations, and events will be available in the March 2019 issue of the Bench & Bar. Please mark your calendars now to attend!

Speakers for the upcoming convention include:

Deputy Attorney General of the United States Rod J. Rosenstein

“Notorious RBG” Author Irin Carmon

‘me too.’ Creator and Time’s 2017 Person of the Year Tarana Burke

Author and true crime enthusiast Paul Haynes and investigative journalist Billy Jensen, who helped complete Michelle McNamara’s book, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.”

United States Senator Rand H. Paul and Executive Director of the Justice Action Network Holly Harris, who will discuss criminal justice reform at the State and Federal levels.

Joe Ranazzissi, attorney, pharmacist and whistleblower who oversaw the Office for Diversion Control for the Drug Enforcement Administration and fought against the opioid epidemic.
CLE Image for Section 2019 KBA Diversity and Inclusion Summit Registration Information Coming Soon
The Kentucky Bar Association cordially invites you to participate in the third biennial Diversity and Inclusion Summit on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Registration information will be sent to KBA members via email in early February. Watch your inboxes for details on the event and how to register!
KBA Board of Governors Election Results
The Kentucky Bar Association would like to announce the results from the recent elections that were held for bar governor representatives from the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Supreme Court Districts: J. Tanner Watkins, Louisville, 4th district bar governor; Mindy G. Barfield, Lexington, 5th district bar governor; Todd V. McMurtry, Ft. Mitchell, 6th district bar governor and Rhonda J. Blackburn, Pikeville, 7th district bar governor.

Van F. Sims, Paducah, 1st district and Susan C. Montalvo-Gesser, Owensboro, 2nd district did not have contested elections and will serve as bar governor representatives, as well.

These KBA members will serve two-year terms as bar governor representatives and will take their oaths of office at the KBA Annual Convention, which will be held June 12-14 in Louisville, and will begin their terms on July 1, 2019.

Congratulations to these members!
Legal Needs Assessment For Kentucky Entrepreneurs
The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) is pleased to partner with Amanda Kool to bring you this Legal Needs Assessment for Kentucky Entrepreneurs. The assessment includes thought-provoking research, which serves as a useful means to open the dialogue concerning the unmet legal needs of Kentucky’s entrepreneurs. Click here to read the full report.
“Why I Love Casemaker”
The Kentucky Bar Association & Casemaker are pleased to announce that Thomas Nelson Sneed is the winner of the 2018 "Why I Love Casemaker" writing competition. Click here to access his winning entry.
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law William Marshall Bullitt Memorial Lecture in Law-February 28, 2019
The University of Louisville School of Law is pleased to welcome Professor Marc I. Steinberg of SMU’s Dedman School of Law for this year’s William Marshall Bullitt Memorial Lecture in Law. An expert on insider trading law, Professor Steinberg will present "The Securities and Exchange Commission vs. Mark Cuban – A Trial of Insider Trading."

The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 28th, at the University Club located at 200 E. Brandeis Ave., Louisville, KY 40208.

Complimentary drinks, hors d'oeuvre and parking. More details and RSVP info.
KBF Logo Application Available for
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 are now available 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 Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program
Click here for more information on the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program.
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Small Firm Practice & Management Section Meeting, February 12 More Info.

Save the Date! Young Lawyers Division Legal Aid University, March 20 More Info.

Basic Mediation Training, April 1-5 - Registration is now available! This program is sponsored by the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections. Registration is limited to 50 attendees. Don’t miss your chance to participate! More Info.
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