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CLE PROGRAMS

Wednesday, June 12

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Archibald Ballroom, Rivue Tower

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr., Bowling Green; Deputy Chief Justice Lisabeth Hughes, Louisville; Justice David C. Buckingham, Paducah; Justice Michelle M. Keller, Covington; Justice Debra Hembree Lambert, Somerset; Justice Laurance B. VanMeter, Lexington; and Justice Samuel J.T. Wright III, Whitesburg

Grand Ballroom

Sponsor: Supreme Court of Kentucky
CLE Credit: 1.5


The supreme court will meet in open session with Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. presiding. Comments on proposed changes to supreme court rules, family court rules, and juvenile court rules will be presented. These proposed changes are presented to the membership in order to solicit open debate regarding the methods by which the courts can best administer justice. Make sure your ideas are heard!


10:40 - 11:40 a.m.


Professor Abbe Smith, Georgetown Law  Prof. Abbe Smith
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


Join American criminal defense attorney and Georgetown Law Professor Abbe Smith as she provides insight into the answer of the age-old question of what makes lawyers tick.



Mark Lanterman, Computer Forensic Services
Carroll-Ford
CLE Credit: 1.0


You’ve read the headlines. Unfortunately, the question now is not if your information is going to be accessed or stolen, but when. Organizations are not immune to these attacks. In an effort to inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high-profile cybercrime events, including website breaches impacting retailers, banks, and government agencies. Lanterman will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might affect individuals involving the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, phishing, and Wi-Fi attacks.



Lindsay A. Cordes, Thomas Law Offices, PLLC, Louisville and Laela M. Kashan, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc., Frankfort
Combs-Chandler
Sponsor: Public Interest Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics


When your client's case involves interpersonal violence, you must consider privacy and ethical concerns. This workshop focuses on cases involving sexual harm, intimate partner violence, and stalking - in protection order, family, college campus, and other areas of law. Using scenarios, we will discuss both Kentucky and national ethics.



David F. Fessler, Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme, LLP, Ft. Thomas; David S. Hoskins, Hoskins & Stephens, Corbin; Edward L. “Lee” Metzger, Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC, Covington; and Patrick F. Nash, Nash Marshall PLLC, Lexington
French
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
CLE Credit: 1.0


This program will focus on the challenges criminal defense attorneys face when a client insists upon exercising his right to a jury trial despite the overwhelming likelihood – and perhaps certainty – of a conviction. Attendees will learn how to counsel these clients to manage their expectations and will also receive practice advice on various defense strategies and tactics to use when the prospects of an acquittal are bleak.



Rebekkah Bravo Rechter, Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board and Judge Chris Davis, Department of Workers’ Claims
Jones
CLE Credit: 1.0


Workers’ compensation can be daunting and confusing to those who don’t regularly practice in this area of law. In this program, we will discuss how workers’ compensation issues may weave into general tort or employment-related claims. We will also review basic pleadings to initiate and practice a workers’ compensation claim, as well as tips to advise your employer client.  



Eric Gregory, KY Distillers’ Association; Stephen B. Humphress, Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Frankfort; Anthony Zelli, Dinsmore & Shohl, Louisville
Stopher
CLE Credit: 1.0


Alcohol production and tourism are important and growing industries in Kentucky. This session will provide an update on the growth of the bourbon industry in Kentucky and discuss potential future legislation to foster further growth. This session will also provide updates on recent legislative and judicial changes affecting industry stakeholders.  


11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.


P. Yvette Hourigan, KYLAP, Frankfort and Dennis W. Shepherd, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Frankfort
Carroll-Ford
Sponsor(s): Military Law Committee and KYLAP
CLE Credit: 1.0


The purpose of this program is to educate the Bench and Bar on the nature of the problem and the resources available to help in dealing with it when working to assist our at-risk Kentucky veterans.



Young-Eun Park, Dinsmore & Shohl, Louisville
Combs-Chandler
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
CLE Credit: 1.0


The rules of discovery surrounding the electronic storage of records, communications, and other important data can become a confusing challenge for litigators. Civil subpoenas may create especially unique challenges with respect to electronic data due to the Stored Communications Act (the “SCA”). This talk will guide litigators in navigating civil subpoenas, and discovery generally, as it relates to the SCA. 



M. Andrew Haile, Administrative Office of the Courts, Frankfort
French
Sponsor: Administrative Office of the Courts
CLE Credit: 1.0


The Administrative Office of the Courts receives countless questions from practitioners about the eFiling system. Learn what questions are asked most often and get tips on improving your filings. Also, learn about recent changes to the eFiling rules.


1:00 - 1:15 p.m.


Featuring Douglas C. Ballantine, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Louisville; Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr., Supreme Court of Kentucky, Bowling Green; Amanda G. Main, Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville; Eric M. Weihe, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Louisville; and J. Tanner Watkins, Dinsmore & Shohl, Louisville
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 0.0


Join KBA President Douglas C. Ballantine as he formally kicks off the convention. President Ballantine will introduce the following dignitaries for opening remarks: Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr.; Annual Convention Planning Committee Chair Amanda G. Main; and Annual Convention CLE Planning Committee Chairs Eric M. Weihe and J. Tanner Watkins. 


1:15 - 2:15 p.m.


Featuring Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen Paul Haynes

Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


Join Billy Jensen and Paul Haynes, who helped finish “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” - their friend Michelle McNamara's best-selling true crime masterpiece about the Golden State Killer - as they explore the roles of the cybersleuth, social media, and the contemporary digital landscape in bringing very cold cases closer to the fire.


2:25 -  3:25 p.m.


Grand Ballroom
Carroll-Ford
CLE Credit: 1.0


Lawyering is tough, and it takes a toll on the wellbeing of lawyers. Numerous studies document the results: high levels of depressions, anxiety, hostility, substance abuse, and broken relationships. In this program, you will learn about some of the underlying causes that make law so tough and gain new skills that will both help you practice with greater professionalism and satisfaction and pay benefits in your personal life.



Professor Craig A. “Tony” Arnold, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Cindy Read, KentuckianaWorks, Louisville; and Sadiqua Reynolds, Louisville Urban League, Louisville
Carroll-Ford
CLE Credit: 1.0


Criminal convictions may impede successful social reintegration, making it difficult to find a job, rent an apartment, obtain credit or take advantage of other benefits and opportunities. Yet many convictions can be expunged, making possible social reintegration after serving time. However, expungement can be costly, making it unlikely to obtain for those with the fewest social and economic resources, reinforcing a cycle of poverty and increasing the likelihood of repeat offenses by those with few other options. This panel will explain the expungement process and explore the benefits of linking expungement to community development efforts to help citizens live productive lives and thus build more stable, resilient communities across the Commonwealth.



Jane H. Herrick, Office of Bar Counsel, Frankfort and Peter L. Ostermiller, Louisville
Combs-Chandler
Sponsor: KBA Office of Bar Counsel
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics


Attorneys see lawyer public discipline cases, such as public reprimands, suspensions or disbarments. But, most attorney discipline cases are resolved privately before the Inquiry Commission, by dismissal, conditional dismissal, private admonition, warning letter or other conditional resolutions. These are the types of cases and issues which attorneys rarely hear about since they are resolved privately.



Mark R. Brengelman, Frankfort and Tricia A. Shackelford, Shackelford Law Office, PLLC, Lexington
French
Sponsor: Healthcare Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0


We live among the growing Internet of Things. Technology is close to our bodies -- smartphones in our pockets, smartwatches on our wrists, and smartglasses on our faces. This seminar reviews privacy concerns about data security and uses in civil, criminal, and family law and in the healthcare industry.



Courtney Townes Goode, Mosley & Townes PLLC, Louisville; W. Waverly Townes, Mosley & Townes PLLC, Louisville; and Debra Guston, Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, Glen Rock, NJ
Jones
Sponsor(s): Family Law Section and LGBT Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0


This presentation will highlight significant recent changes impacting Kentucky adoptions and will address the importance of competent and ethical practice in adoption and assisted reproduction cases.


3:35 - 4:35 p.m.


Justice William S. Cooper, Elizabethtown; William R. Garmer, Garmer & Prather PLLC, Lexington; A. Thomas Johnson, Crestwood; and Gary B. Weiss, Palm Beach
Carroll-Ford
Sponsor: Appellate Advocacy Section
CLE Credit: 1.0


A few significant appellate cases in every generation make a dramatic shift in the law, modernize it, or stimulate legislative action to codify an area of the law. Major opinions of the Supreme Court of Kentucky start with great briefs and outstanding advocacy to assist our fine appellate justices. The first two cases chosen have several things in common. While we’ve heard that “bad facts make bad law,” these cases disprove that. In both Hilen v. Hays and Yanero v. Davis, evidence that each plaintiff failed to exercise ordinary care for his/her own safety did not discourage either plaintiff’s attorney, Bill Garmer or Tom Johnson. Likewise, in each case, the defense attorneys skillfully argued to maintain the status quo and follow stare decisis or urged the wisdom of judicial restraint and awaiting legislative action. Last but not least, these opinions were authored by two of the great legal minds of the 20th century, the late Justice Charles M. Leibson and retired Justice William S. Cooper. Our distinguished panel members had personal involvement in these cases and can discuss what factors and consequences the justices in each case had to consider before overruling prior precedent or clarifying important legal principles.



Deputy Chief Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes, Supreme Court of Kentucky, Louisville; Professor Grace Giesel, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville; Richard W. Hay, Law Office of Richard Hay, Somerset; John W. Philips, Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett PLC, Louisville; and J. Guthrie True, True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, Frankfort
Combs-Chandler
Sponsor: American College of Trial Lawyers
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics


The American College of Trial Lawyers is an organization of trial lawyers in North America dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. Our objective is to discuss factual situations that raise questions of ethics and professionalism.



Rachel Bingham, Administrative Office of the Courts, Frankfort; Pastor Edward Palmer, The Sign of the Dove Church, Radcliff; Laurie K. Dudgeon, Administrative Office of the Courts, Frankfort; and Senator Whitney Westerfield, Kentucky General Assembly, Hopkinsville
French
Sponsor: Administrative Office of the Courts
CLE Credit: 1.0


This session will provide an overview of intent of the 2014 juvenile justice reforms as well as the pursuit of on-going reform efforts. In addition, there will be information provided around the consequences of the reforms regarding racial and ethnic disparities. The session will close with information around the Kentucky Court of Justice’s efforts to address disparities through data collection, education, training, and strategic planning.



Sarah Cronan Spurlcok, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Louisville and Earl Rose IV, Department of Homeland Security
Jones
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
CLE Credit: 1.0


It is no secret that cyberattacks are trending upward in the United States, both in terms of number and sophistication. Businesses face increasing pressures from customers and state and federal regulatory authorities to protect sensitive information from theft, loss, and manipulation. Lawyers and law firms are no exception. While certain industries, such as health care, finance, and retail, have garnered more media attention than others in recent years, lawyers and law firms are often targeted because of the significant amounts of confidential and valuable data lawyers handle. The list of ills following a data breach is long and includes grappling with legal reporting obligations, potential business interruption, revenue losses, expenses, and reputational harm. Lawyers can add ethical obligations to that list. In October 2018, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 483 addressing lawyers’ obligations after an electronic data breach or cyberattack. This session will discuss some of the threats lawyers face, including the role of social engineering in cyberattacks and continued and emerging concerns such as “ransomware.” Attendees will learn about practical considerations for improving data security and strategies for mitigating the risks of a cyberattack, as well as steps to take in response to a breach.



Ashlea E. Christiansen, Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, Louisville and Laela M. Kashan, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc., Frankfort
Stopher
Sponsor: Public Interest Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0


This workshop will discuss an overview of crime victim rights in Kentucky. We will review the Crime Victim's Bill of Rights provided in statute as well as state constitutional protections under Marsy's Law.


Thursday, June 13

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.


Featuring Sharon R. Muse, Georgetown
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0

How prepared are you to avoid becoming the victim of violence? Walk through lawyer Sharon Muse's experience of being kidnapped by a former client and learn to recognize the red flags that might one day save your life. Discover the importance of situational awareness, mindset, and tactics to aid your defense. Analyze when—and when not—to trust your instincts and delve into the brain's reaction to a traumatic situation, which may cause you to hesitate when you need to take action. Conclude with an assessment to determine your current self-protection IQ and suggestions for preparation of your own safety plan.



Treasurer Allison I. Ball and Noah R. Friend, Kentucky State Treasury, Frankfort
Sponsor: Office of Kentucky State Treasurer
Carroll-Ford
CLE Credit: 1.0

529A ABLE accounts (or “STABLE” in Kentucky), are a cost-effective tool that helps people with disabilities save and invest without jeopardizing their federal benefits. Learn about the effective use of these accounts for your clients, including set-up, pitfalls and practice tips.



Sarah Dufendach, Beazley Group, Philadelphia; Charles E. “Buzz” English, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP, Bowling Green; and Jane Broadwater Long, Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky
Combs-Chandler
Sponsor: Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics

This presentation will examine the current cyber landscape and real-life case studies. At the end of the session you will have practical tips to protect your firm, your clients and your reputation.



Kelli E. Brown, Goldberg Simpson LLC, Prospect
French
CLE Credit: 1.0

When a decedent dies owning real property, a probate can become complicated fast. What about liens? Sale? Creditors’ rights? Access? Rental income? What if heirs/beneficiaries object? So many issues! Kelli E. Brown will cover all aspects of the transfer of real property interests in this interesting and useful presentation for anyone who handles probates.



Michelle L. Eisenmenger, Louisville and Missy DeArk, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, Lexington
Jones
Sponsor: Family Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0

From this program, participants will learn about recent changes to Kentucky law and Federal Statutes impacting family law, including but not limited to new custody and time-sharing statutes, tax reform and the impact on divorce cases, and significant Kentucky Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions.



LaToi D. Mayo, Littler Mendeslon P.C., Lexington
Stopher
CLE Credit: 1.0

Across many industries, from hospitality to healthcare, labor and employment issues continue to be the centerpiece of challenges at all levels of government and civil, if not criminal, court action. Practitioners should be armed with the latest knowledge and advice to continue to be ready to meet these challenges head on. This interactive session will provide recent updates and focus on five “hot” employment law topics including: the #metoo movement; social media’s influence on employment litigation and workplace issues; the rising tide of pay equity to salary history bans to paid sick leave laws and beyond; and the current state of enforceability of employment related arbitration agreements, while also providing attendees with practical advice to help navigate through these changes.


9:40 - 10:40 a.m.


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Washington D.C. AG Rod Rosenstein
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0

Coming soon!



Stephen Mattingly, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Louisville and Caroline L. Pieroni, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Louisville
Carroll-Ford
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
CLE Credit: 1.0


This CLE will provide an overview on drafting and enforcing arbitration provisions and navigating the American Arbitration Association process and rules. The speakers, who have filed more than 40 arbitrations before the AAA and taken an enforcement dispute to the Kentucky Supreme Court, will offer practical ways to make arbitration the inexpensive alternative to litigation that it was designed to be.



Misty Clark Vantrease, Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC, Louisville
Combs-Chandler
Sponsor: Elder Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics


As the population continues to age, attorneys in every area of practice will encounter more frequently clients with diminished capacity. This session explores the ethical considerations of working with an older person, as well as persons with special needs when the family is also involved. This will include an in-depth look at KBA Ethics Opinion E-440, dealing with clients with diminished capacity.



Darren K. Mexic, Debra L. Broz, Attorneys at Law, PLC, Bowling Green and Christopher L. Whitfield, South Central Bank, Inc., Glasgow
French
Sponsor: Bankruptcy Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0


This will be a practical guide to understanding the different chapters of bankruptcy that debtors (both businesses and individuals) may seek protection under. We will also discuss ways in which attorneys who do not practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor’s/debtor’s rights may properly advise clients.



Amy D. Cubbage, Ackerson & Yann PLLC, Louisville; Joe Davis, Louisville; Laurie K. Dudgeon, Administrative Office of the Courts, Frankfort; Stephen E. Embry, EmbryLaw LLC, Louisville; Jeffrey L. Sallee, Alexandria; and Mark Wettle, Louisville
Jones
Sponsor: KBA Task Force on Law Practice
CLE Credit: 1.0


We work with information and data. We find it, analyze it and argue it. Lawyering today weaves traditional methods with increasingly powerful support from computational information and communication technologies (ICT), which we may or may not fully comprehend. We discuss these technologies – from Smart Forms to Google Scholar to Artificial Intelligence systems – and examine where they can help us serve our clients. And what dangers their use, misuse or non-use may present to the unwary, from malpractice to ethical complaints.



Sarah M. McKenna, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Louisville
French
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
CLE Credit: 1.0


This CLE will discuss the ABA’s Grit Project, which, although focused on the advancement of women in the law, is applicable to all attorneys regardless of gender or practice area. The study giving rise to The Grit Project found that the most successful lawyers generally had two traits in common: grit and growth mindsets. We will discuss the grit and growth mindsets, the science behind them and the practical application to our profession.


10:50 - 11:50 a.m. 


Dana and Keith Cutler
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0

 

Coming soon! 



Melissa J. Crump, Crump Spurlock Attorneys at Law, Paris
Carroll-Ford
Sponsor: Elder Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0


There are significant differences between a power of attorney and a guardianship. The end result for each can be the same, but the process by which you get to that end are vastly different. This session will discuss what a power of attorney is and why you should have one, what a guardianship is and when you should get one, 2018 changes to the POA and guardianship laws, the differences between the two, the advantages of each, and the disadvantages of each.



Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr., Kentucky Supreme Court, Bowling Green; Bob Carlson, Current ABA President, Montana
Combs-Chandler
CLE Credit: 1.0


Coming soon!



Michael P. Abate, Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP, Louisville; Benjamin J. Beaton, Squire Patton Boggs, Fort Mitchell; Lesley A. Stout Bilby, Frankfort; and Katherine L. Crosby, Tachau Meek PLC, Louisville
French
CLE Credit: 1.0

 

The Supreme Court’s current Term ends in June, and it promises to be a historic one. The new Court is considering questions on deference to administrative agencies, class arbitration, double jeopardy, the death penalty, gun rights, political gerrymandering, and the First Amendment. The panel will discuss the Court's Term, as well as its future.



Joshua R. Denton, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Nashville
Jones
CLE Credit: 1.0


Join your peers for a review of key real estate decisions issued by Kentucky’s appellate courts during the past year. This interactive session will cover cases affecting both transactional attorneys and litigators.



John L. Tate, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Louisville
Stopher
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
CLE Credit: 1.0


Kentucky embraces the Daubert criteria for admissibility of expert testimony, and KRE 702 tracks the federal rule. But not every judge understands or is receptive to so-called Daubert motions. Making and defending motions to exclude expert opinions requires advance planning and a knowledge of the kind of arguments likely to win—or lose.  


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 


Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes
Grand Ballroom
Sponsor: Office of the Secretary of State
CLE Credit: 1.0


Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes gives an update on the work of the Secretary of State’s Office. From modernizing Kentucky’s notary laws to a statewide roll out of electronic poll books, Secretary Grimes is continuing her work of bringing the Secretary of State’s Office in the 21st Century.



Helen G. Bukulmez, Spencer Law Group, Lexington
Carroll-Ford
CLE Credit: 1.0


From understanding and managing expectations to effectively obtaining online reviews and positioning your law firm for success, every law practice requires a careful strategy of planning, building processes, establishing policy and procedures, and optimizing human resources for the best outcomes. This CLE will provide actionable steps to help Kentucky law firms build more profitable practices in an efficient and ethical manner.



Ashley Meier Barlow, Meier and Barlow Law Firm, Fort Thomas
Combs-Chandler
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
CLE Credit: 1.0


This session will cover recent changes in laws that affect the disability community. Practitioners will learn about self-settled special needs trusts; establishing ABLE accounts; proposed changes to Medicaid waiver programs; and case law updates on special education, including the Endrew F. case heard by the Supreme Court.  


1:25 - 2:25 p.m.


Tarana Burke Tarana Burke
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


The simple yet courageous ‘me too.’ movement has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana Burke’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you. Join Tarana Burke as she discusses how she plans to continue to empower marginalized voices, enable survivors across all races, genders, or classes to know that they are not alone, and create a place for comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma.


2:35 - 3:35 p.m.


Joe RannazzissiJoe Rannazzissi
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


This presentation provides a historical analysis of the opioid epidemic from the 1980s to the present. Using pharmaceutical diversion as a foundation, the presenter will explain the evolution of the trafficking and abuse of prescription opioids and the predictable transition to heroin, fentanyl and opioid analogues. The presenter will discuss the increase in opioid prescribing over the last two decades and the corresponding increase in addiction, overdose and death; the failures within the drug supply chain and healthcare delivery system that fueled the opioid epidemic; and the response by executive branch agencies to hold DEA registrants accountable for violations that led to pharmaceutical diversion. Finally, the presenter will discuss the impact of the Washington Post and 60 Minutes investigative reports that exposed how corporate/lobbying influence secured legislation to limit the ability of the Drug Enforcement Administration to regulate the pharmaceutical industry.



Jessica K. Winters, Jessica Winters Law Office, LLC, Lexington; Matthew Lockaby, Lockaby PLLC, Lexington; and Devon Oser, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, Louisville
Carroll-Ford
Sponsor: Labor and Employment Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0


The KBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section will address multiple hot topics in workplace law: the impacts of marijuana legalization and regulation on employers and employees, the use and enforcement of mandatory arbitration agreements, and wage and hour changes and developments under the Trump administration.



Caroline L. Pieroni, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Louisville and Matthew W. Barszcz, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Louisville
Combs-Chandler
Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics

The CLE will address the ways that lawyers can use and avoid misusing social media. The program will focus on ethics issues relating to improper contact with represented parties through social media, proper authentication of social media evidence, obligations to preserve and collect social media, and improper contact with jurors through social media. The program will also address ethical issues relating to the use of social media for advertising and solicitation.



Antony “Tony” L. Saragas, Savannah, GA
French
CLE Credit: 1.0


Clients, staff, partners, adversaries, family, deadlines, debt, stress, new technology, insurance, taxes... Why do you choose this life again? Which part is most important? Where is it supposed to lead? You’re trained to advise clients on all matter of THEIR lives, take a moment to catch up with thoughts on YOURS.


3:45 - 4:45 p.m. 


Stephen A. Sherman, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Louisville
Carroll-Ford
CLE Credit: 1.0


An overview of the recent legislative and judicial development impacting Kentucky tax law.


Ashleigh N. Bailey, Office of Bar Counsel, Frankfort; Angela L. Edwards, Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky, Louisville; and Melanie L. Straw-Boone, Straw-Boone Doheny Banks Bowman & Mudd PLLC, Louisville
Combs-Chandler
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics


Who says getting your ethics credits has to be boring? Join a stellar panel of attorneys with specialized knowledge of the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as practical pointers for avoiding sticky situations. This program will include analysis of current, real-life ethics scenarios from other states. There will be a wide range of topics explored, applicable to all areas of practice, including ethics in discovery, coaching clients, conflict of interest, professional courtesy, overzealous representation, addressing the court, client confidentiality, and client communication. The unique format of this program will encourage audience participation and laughter, so come ready for fun!



Elizabeth M. Reeder, Strauss Troy Co LPA, Covington and Thomas E. Rutledge, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Louisville
French
Sponsor: Business Law Section
CLE Credit: 1.0


This business law update is designed to educate attendees of all practice areas on the most important, recent developments in business law. A variety of topics will be addressed, as business law can affect nearly every Kentucky lawyer.



Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins, Seventh District; Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl, Second District; Magistrate Judge Regina S. Edwards, Fourth District; Magistrate Judge Lanny King, First District; Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, Fourth District; and Magistrate Judge Matthew Stinnett, Fifth District;
Jones
CLE Credit: 1.0


Have questions about practice in front of Kentucky’s Federal Magistrate Judges? Five of our distinguished Magistrate Judges from the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky will be on hand to provide a general overview of magistrate jurisdiction (both criminal and civil), as well as discussion of best practices before them.


Friday, June 14

9:00-10:00 a.m.


Representative Jason M. Nemes, Nemes Eade PLLC, Louisville; J. Guthrie True, True Guarnieri Ayer LLP, Frankfort; William R. Garmer, Garmer & Prather PLLC, Lexington; R. Kenyon Meyer, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Louisville; Lori B. Shelburne, Gess Mattingly & Atchison, Lexington
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


The Kentucky Supreme Court renders nearly 300 opinions per year – covering subjects spanning the entirety of Kentucky jurisprudence. But few (if any) of us have the spare time to read every opinion. This program is designed for the busy practitioner who is interested in the development of the law and understanding how individual justices approach various cases. To that end, the panel will cover a few dozen of the most important decisions since last convention; and will provide a global view of the caseload, timelines and voting patterns. Each panelist is a specialist in a particular aspect of the Court's docket and has culled and distilled the essential opinions of this past year.



Ryan F. Quarles, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Frankfort and Joe Bilby, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Frankfort
Carroll-Ford
Sponsor: Kentucky Department of Agriculture
CLE Credit: 1.0


This talk will address the changes in laws, regulations, and policy taking place as implementation of the ACA shifted to a new presidential administration. We will discuss the import of the repeal of the individual mandate, new interpretations of Medicaid, and other related health law and policy shifts. We will also consider what to watch for in the coming year.



Brian F. Haara, Tachau Meek PLC, Louisville
Combs-Chandler
CLE Credit: 1.0


Historically, Kentucky bourbon is responsible for the growth and maturation of many substantive areas of the law, like contract, fraud, governmental regulation and taxation, and consumer protection. Bourbon also provided the bedrock for current-day trademark law, and this one-hour program provides a brief history of bourbon as seen through trademark litigation from the 1880’s through today.



Justice Mary C. Noble, Noble & Tate Neutrals, Lexington; David F. Latherow, Williams Hall & Latherow, LLP, Ashland; Lea A. Player, Morris & Player, PLLC, Louisville; and Joe C. Savage, The Joe C. Savage Law Firm, Lexington
Jones
CLE Credit: 1.0


Trial demonstrations by superb defense attorneys on opening statements in a two-vehicle collision will be presented, with time for critiques and audience participation. Hypothetical facts with exhibits and instructions will be included in the materials distributed to the audience. Kentucky statutes, civil rules and case law on openings will also be included in the material.


10:10-11:10 a.m.


Christopher J. Scalia, Virginia and Edward Whelan
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


Join Christopher Scalia, son of the late Justice Antonin Scalia who served on the United States Supreme Court for 30 years, and Ed Whelan as they discuss their book, “Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law Faith, and Life Well Lived”, a collection of Justice Scalia’s finest speeches.



Judge Joan L. Byer, Bowles & Byer, Louisville; Robert M. Duncan, Jackson Kelly PLLC, Lexington; Jeffrey C. Mando, Adams Stepner Woltermann, Covington; and Walter M. “Mike” Troop, Frankfort
Sponsor: Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Combs-Chandler
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics


This program explores ethical issues for attorneys and mediators during mediation. Experienced mediators will use hypotheticals to highlight how attorneys and mediators can find themselves in ethical quandaries. Participants will be able to identify ethical issues and learn strategies for addressing ethical problems during mediation.



Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr., Bowling Green; Deputy Chief Justice Lisabeth Hughes, Louisville; Judge Angela McCormick Bisig, Circuit Court Judge, Division Ten; Judge Charles Cunningham, Circuit Court Judge, Division Four; Judge James L. Gale, Senior Business Court Judge, North Carolina; and Kenly Ames, English Lucas Priest & Owsley, LLP, Bowling Green
French
CLE Credit: 1.0


This program will cover the history, purpose, and current status of business courts in the United States. In addition, the presenters will consider whether business courts are well suited for implementation in Kentucky and the main benefits and challenges that would result.



Justice Mary C. Noble, Noble & Tate Neutrals, Lexington; Charles E. “Buzz” English, Jr., English Lucas Priest & Owsley, LLP, Bowling Green; Steve O’Brien, O’Brien, Batten & Kirtly, Lexington; and Joe C. Savage, The Joe C. Savage Law Firm, Lexington
Jones
CLE Credit: 1.0


Trial demonstrations by superb plaintiff attorneys on closing arguments in a two-vehicle collision will be presented, with time for critiques and audience participation. Hypothetical facts with exhibits and instructions will be included in the materials distributed to the audience. Kentucky statutes, civil rules and case law on closings will also be included in the material. The audience will be asked to again vote on liability. 


11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 


Irin Carmon  Irin Carmon
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


Join journalist, author, and speaker, Irin Carmon as she discusses her book, “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” which spent three months atop the Times’ bestseller list.



Professor William H. Fortune, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington; Sheldon G. Gilman, Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman P.S.C., Louisville; Ernest H. “Hank” Jones, Sturgill Turner Barker & Moloney PLLC, Lexington; and Thomas L. Rouse, Thomas L. Rouse Attorney and Counselor at Law, Independence
Carroll-Ford
Sponsor: Ethics Committee
CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics


In this interactive presentation, members of the Ethics Committee will discuss fundamental issues that affect every lawyer: What is truth? Can you know truth? How do you know truth? Is it always unethical for a lawyer to lie? What is a lawyer's responsibility to truth? Where is the line between preparing a witness to testify and suborning perjury? Come be a part of this interesting and challenging hour.



Brent D. Craft, Vorys Sater Seymour Pease LLP, Cincinnati; J. B. Lind, Vorys Sater Seymour Pease LLP, Cincinnati; Jacob D. Mahle, Vorys Sater Seymour Pease LLP, Cincinnati; and Eric W. Richardson, Vorys Sater Seymour Pease LLP, Cincinnati
Combs-Chandler
CLE Credit: 1.0


In our digital age, the issues of cybersecurity and data breaches are concerns to any person or business with an internet connection, credit card, or smartphone. The frequency of data breaches and the number of industries that they impact are at an all-time high and continue to grow. This presentation will provide an overview of recent data breaches and the threats they represent, the legal trends aimed at addressing these threats, and the legal and ethical issues that data breaches pose for lawyers and law firms.



Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr., Bowling Green; Deputy Chief Justice Lisabeth Hughes, Louisville; Judge Angela McCormick Bisig, Circuit Court Judge, Division Ten; Judge Charles Cunningham, Circuit Court Judge, Division Four; Judge James L. Gale, Senior Business Court Judge, North Carolina; and Kenly Ames, English Lucas Priest & Owsley, LLP, Bowling Green
French
CLE Credit: 1.0


This program will cover the history, purpose, and current status of business courts in the United States. In addition, the presenters will consider whether business courts are well suited for implementation in Kentucky and the main benefits and challenges that would result.  



Clint R. Quarles, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Frankfort
Jones
CLE Credit: 1.0


The Kentucky Department of Agriculture answers attorneys’ questions about animals on a daily basis, including abandoned horses, wild boars, avian influenza, backyard chickens, black buzzards/baby calves, fencing law, nuisance deer, invasive species, and exotic animals, so this program will address the “Top 10” most frequently asked animal law questions.


12:30-1:30 p.m.


Rand Paul Senator Rand Paul, Bowling Green; Holly L. Harris, Justice Action Network, Washington D.C.; and Representative Jason M. Nemes, Nemes Eade PLLC, Louisville
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


Last winter the United States Congress passed the First Step Act, with Senator Rand Paul leading the way in Congress and Kentucky’s own Holly Harris connecting and pushing Congress, the Trump administration, and criminal-justice reform advocates through final passage. Join us as the panelists discuss why the Act was necessary, what is does, how it was passed, and what the next step might be.


Heather A. Hadi, Heather A. Hadi, PSC, Lexington; Nima Kulkarni, Indus Law Firm, PLLC, Louisville; and Duffy B. Trager, Russell Immigration Law Firm PLLC, Louisville
Carroll-Ford
CLE Credit: 1.0


The presenters will discuss topics in immigration law to improve understanding of this complex area of the law. Topics covered will include: criminal law and the effect of convictions on immigration status and relief; asylum basics and current trends; and an update of recent administration policies and actions.


Coming soon!
French
CLE Credit: 1.0


Coming soon! 


1:40 - 2:40 p.m. 


Rachael Denhollander, Louisville Rachael Denhollander
Grand Ballroom
CLE Credit: 1.0


Coming soon! 


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