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eNews - March 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019  


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Friday, March 1, 2019
CLE Image for Section 2019 KBA Diversity and Inclusion Summit Registration Now Open!
The Kentucky Bar Association invites you to participate in the third biennial Diversity and Inclusion Summit on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. This program has been approved by the KBA for 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credits, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit.

To view the agenda and to register for the Summit, click here.
2019 Diversity & Inlcusion Summit Speakers
2019 Diversity and Inclusion Pipeline Project
In conjunction with the Summit, the KBA's Young Lawyers Division holds a pipeline project aimed at promoting interest among students who belong to groups typically underrepresented in law school classes. The pipeline project will introduce high school students with diverse backgrounds to a career in the law. The pipeline is being held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Kenton County Justice Center, in Covington, Ky.

If you know of any junior or seniors in high school from diverse backgrounds who are interested in attending law school, have them apply by March 10th to attend this FREE pipeline program. Click here to access the application.
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for 2019 KBA Annual Convention in Louisville, June 12-14
Final details are coming together for the Kentucky Bar Association's 2019 Annual Convention, "Passion with Respect," scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, through Friday, June 14, at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

KBA members can expect to receive convention marketing materials in the March/April issue of the Bench & Bar, which will mail later this month.

Online registration is expected to open soon. Members will be notified in a separate email when online registration is available.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!
2019 Annual Convention Speakers
Debra Hembree Lambert formally sworn in
as Supreme Court Justice
Justice Debra Hembree Lambert Headshot Justice Debra Hembree Lambert was formally sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky on Feb. 4, 2019, at a ceremony at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. administered the oath of office to the court’s newest justice, who was elected in November to serve the 27 counties of the 3rd Supreme Court District.

Justice Lambert is the first woman from the 3rd District to serve on the Supreme Court and on the Court of Appeals, where she was a judge for four years before being elected to the Supreme Court. She is also the first justice to have served as a Family Court judge.

Click here to read the full news release.
YLD Award Applications Now Available
Applications for the 2019 Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division awards are now open. The YLD will present the following four awards at the KBA Annual Convention in June: Please consider nominating a deserving friend or colleague for these awards. All nominations are due on or before April 5, 2019. Click here for more information about the awards and how to apply.
KBA Website Cookie Notice
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For information about how the KBA uses, collects, shares information, see the KBA Privacy Policy.
Public Prosecutors, Defenders May Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness
Public prosecutors and public defenders in Kentucky may qualify for student loan forgiveness through the John R. Justice Grant program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

The estimated award is $800 per year. Awards are paid directly to the lender. Eligible attorneys include prosecutors and public defenders who are full-time employees of the Commonwealth or a local government. Attorneys who supervise, educate or train prosecutors and defenders are also eligible. Funding is available for loan forgiveness for 48 attorneys for the 2018–2019 fiscal year. Three prosecutors and three public defenders will be chosen from each of the seven state Supreme Court districts, and three prosecutors and three public defenders with statewide responsibilities will be chosen.

For complete information or to apply, visit kheaa.com and click on the John R. Justice Loan Repayment link in the left column. Applications must be postmarked or received by March 29.
Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame Dinner
Members are cordially invited to attend the first annual Kentucky Workers' Compensation Hall of Fame dinner, to honor those who have made significant contributions to Kentucky's Workers' Compensation system during their distinguished careers. The dinner is being held on Thursday May 16, 2019, in conjunction with the UK Workers' Compensation Seminar being hosted at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington on May 16 and May 17. Cocktails begin immediately after Thursday's seminar session at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $40 per person (cash bar). Seating is limited. For more information on the event and how to register, click here.
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Kentucky IOLTA Fund Awards
$440,000 in Grants
The Kentucky IOLTA Fund is proud to announce that it has awarded grants totaling $440,000 during Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts ("IOLTA") Fund was established in 1986 by the Kentucky Supreme Court through SCR 3.830. IOLTA is a unique and innovative way to increase access to justice for individuals and families living in poverty and to improve our justice system. Without taxing the public, and at no cost to lawyers or their clients, interest from lawyer trust accounts is pooled and awarded as annual grants to assist or help establish legal services, pro bono, and other law-related programs benefitting the public that are approved by the Supreme Court. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the IOLTA Fund awarded a total of $425,000 to Kentucky's four regional, civil legal aid organizations: Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Kentucky Legal Aid, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, and the Legal Aid Society. Additionally, grants of $5,000 each were awarded to Kentucky's three law schools to fund public service fellowships for their students. The IOLTA Board of Trustees and staff thank each of the members of the Kentucky Bar Association for their continued support of the IOLTA program and the important role that it plays in providing legal aid and access to justice to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth.
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KBF Logo Kentucky Bar Foundation 2019 Grant Application Deadline
This serves as a reminder that the submission deadline for the Kentucky Bar Foundation 2019 Grant Application is March 15, 2019. The Kentucky Bar Foundation will award its 2019 grants during its annual Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon on
June 13, 2019.
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Be on the lookout for information on KYLAP sponsored events at the 2019 KBA Annual Convention. More information about our events, including our yoga sessions, CLE program, recovery meetings and our work with the puppy pit will be featured in upcoming newsletters and in the May Bench & Bar.

Click here for more information on the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program.
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Senior Lawyers Section Meeting & Opioid Stewardship in the Midst of the Opioid Epidemic Presentation, March 11 More Info.

Young Lawyers Division Legal Aid University, March 20 More Info.

Basic Mediation Training, April 1-5 More Info.

Business Law Section Annual Meeting, April 11 More Info.

17th Biennial Business Associations Institute, April 11 & 12 More Info.

2019 Elder Law Section CLE Seminar, April 12 More Info.

Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, April 12 More Info.

Save the Date! 2019 Environmental Law CLE Seminar, April 26 More Info.

15th Biennial Real Estate Law & Practice Institute, April 26 More Info.
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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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    Walters Meadows Richardson, PLLC Lexington, KY | Louisville, KY
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    Markesbery & Richardson Co. LPA Lexington, KY | Cincinnati, OH
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