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eNews - June 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019  

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Monday, June 3, 2019
CLE Image for Section Register for our 2019 Annual Convention by June 7th to Receive $50 Off!
Make sure to register for the 2019 KBA Annual Convention before June 7th to get $50 off your registration. The discount does not apply to one day/half day attendee fees. Click here to access the registration page.

For more information regarding annual convention events, including 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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Supreme Court Rules Hearing at KBA Convention
Click here to see the Proposed Rules Amendments that will be considered in an open session beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The hearing will be conducted in the Grand Ballroom at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
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2019 KBA Annual Convention Sponsors
Click here to view a list of the 2019 KBA Annual Convention sponsors. We appreciate the support from these law firms, organizations, businesses, and KBA sections, including our Platinum Sponsors, Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky and National Insurance Agency, Inc.

Thanks, too, to our special convention advertiser, Hadley Pottery, whose ad was included in the May issue of the Bench & Bar.
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Exhibitors Scheduled to Participate in the
2019 KBA Annual Convention
Click here for a list of exhibitors who are scheduled to participate in the 2019 KBA Annual Convention. We appreciate their support of our event and encourage you to stop by the exhibit area during the meeting to see their products and review their services.
May 2019 Swearing-In
A swearing-in ceremony for 86 new attorneys was held Wednesday, May 1, as part of the Supreme Court of Kentucky’s Law Day ceremony in the House of Representatives chamber of the state Capitol in Frankfort. Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. opened a special court session followed by a keynote address from retired Supreme Court of Kentucky Justice Bill Cunningham. Following Justice Cunningham’s remarks Susan Stokley Clary, clerk of the Supreme Court, administered the constitutional oath to the new attorneys, and KBA President Doug Ballantine of Louisville introduced each attorney individually as they received their certificates of admission from Chief Justice Minton. A reception sponsored by the KBA Young Lawyers Division followed the ceremony on the second floor of the Capitol. Congratulations to our newest KBA members!
Casemaker Launches Next Generation Research Platform
Beginning today, all members may enjoy free access to Casemaker4, the next generation legal research platform from Casemaker, which features a redesigned user interface and leverages improved search speed and more intuitive site navigation to deliver faster results.

Expanded feature functionality on Casemaker4 includes a new Alerts feature that enables you to have new developments in areas of interest delivered straight to your in box; an expanded Search Input Box with an Advanced Search option; predictive “Type Ahead” functionality; and the incorporation of intelligent algorithms to suggest related primary and secondary materials not previously displayed.

To try Casemaker4, simply log in to Casemaker through the KBA’s website as you normally would, and then click Casemaker.
2019 Leadership Conference. October 22, 2019. Details coming soon.
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 advanced and basic trainings, as well as the schedule, click here.

An application for accreditation has been submitted to the Kentucky Bar Association’s CLE Commission.
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) is looking for presentation proposals for the Annual Ending Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Conference which will be held Dec. 4-6, 2019 in Lexington, Ky.

The conference will have approximately 500 registered participants, including advocates from sexual assault, domestic violence, and child advocacy agencies, law enforcement, medical personnel, military, attorneys, and other community partners.

Preference will be given to workshops that address the topics of sexual assault; domestic violence; child victims; human trafficking; primary prevention; dismantling racism, anti-oppression, & intersectionality; leadership / management of a non-profit; and/or self-care.

The proposal deadline is June 17, 2019. You can find more information and submit your proposal at:

NOTE: We will apply for CLE credits for this conference. If you have an expertise in one of these areas, please submit a proposal. If you would like to see a workshop on a specific issue, please let Laela know.

Please contact Laela Kashan, Staff Attorney at KASAP, if you have questions, via email at or by phone at (502) 226-2704.
KBF Logo Kentucky Bar Foundation to Award $260,000 in 2019 Grants and to Recognize 31 New Fellows and 2 New Partners for Justice Society Members
The Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) will award $260,000 in total grants at its annual Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon on June 13, 2019. Thanks to the generosity of Kentucky attorneys and judges, the 2019 KBF grants will support 32 nonprofit programs as they work to provide access to justice and law-related education across the Commonwealth. To learn more about the grant recipients and their projects, click here. At the luncheon, the Bar Foundation will also recognize 24 new KBF Life Fellows, 7 new KBF Fellows, and 2 new Partners for Justice Society members whose generosity helps make this year’s grants and those in the future possible. Click here to learn more about the KBF Fellows program and to view the directory of KBF Fellows from across Kentucky.
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Reports on Site Visits to
Kentucky Bar Foundation Grant Recipients
Each year, board members from the Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) make site visits to the programs and organizations to which it provides grants. Learn more about two such site visits below:

Click here to read about KBF Board Member Susan Montalvo-Gesser’s site visit to Kentucky Legal Aid (KLA), which received a $15,000 grant in 2018 to redesign their website so that more people can access information on the legal process, get help from pro bono attorneys, or obtain services from KLA.

Click here to read about KBF Board Member Kelly Kirby Ridings’ site visit to Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, the recipient of a $5,000 grant in 2018, which coordinates the investigation and treatment of serious child abuse cases.
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28th Annual CompEd Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 6 & 7 More Info.

Workers’ Compensation Law Section Annual Meeting, June 6 More Info.

Annual Section Meetings held in conjunction with
KBA Convention, June 12 & 13
More Info.

19th Biennial Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy Institute, June 20-21 More Info.

36th Annual Warns-Render Labor & Employment
Law Institute, June 27 & 28
More Info.

46th Annual Midwest-MidSouth Estate Planning Institute, July 25 & 26 More Info.

Probate & Trust Law Section Annual Meeting, July 25 More Info.
CLE Image for Section Report Your CLE Credits Online
Reporting and keeping track of your CLE is now even easier! You can quickly report your attendance and apply for CLE programs online. For more information visit our website.
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The deadline to complete your annual CLE requirement for the 2018-2019 educational year is JUNE 30, 2019. You must have a total of 12.0 CLE credits including 2.0 ethics credits to meet the annual requirement. Check your CLE record online at Note: The deadline to report your CLE credits is AUGUST 10, 2019 for the 2018-2019 educational year.

For information on continuing legal education programming, click here.
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New Lawyer Program Offered at 2019 KBA Annual Convention
The KBA’s next New Lawyer Program — scheduled for June 12 & 13, 2019 — will be held at the Galt House Hotel in conjunction with the 2019 KBA Annual Convention.

All newly admitted members of the Kentucky Bar Association are required to complete the New Lawyer Program within 12 months of admission, unless they have practiced in another jurisdiction for a minimum of five years and apply for an exemption.

Click here for more details on the June New Lawyer Program. For questions about the program or your completion deadline, contact Sonja Blackburn at (502) 564-3795, ext. 226, or
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2019 KBA Video Replay
The 2019 KBA Video Replay is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Administrative Office of the Courts (1001 Vandalay Dr., Frankfort, Ky.). Pre-registration is required. Registration will open soon.
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2019 Kentucky Law Update
Mark your calendars! The dates and locations for the 2019 Kentucky Law Update are confirmed and registration will be available soon. Mailers for the program will be sent out in mid-summer.
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