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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
2018 AC Image for Section 2018 KBA Annual Convention Online Registration Now Open
Online registration is now available for members wishing to register for the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2018 Annual Convention to be held June 13-15, at the Lexington Convention Center. 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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2018 KBA Annual Convention Sponsors
Click here to view a list of the 2018 KBA Annual Convention sponsors. We appreciate the support that we have received from these law firms, organizations, businesses, and KBA sections, including our Platinum Sponsors, Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky and National Insurance Agency, Inc.
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2018 Kentucky Bar Association Outstanding Award Recipients
The Kentucky Bar Association is excited to announce the 2018 Outstanding Award Recipients. These awards will be presented during different events throughout our three-day convention. Make plans now to attend and support the outstanding members of our Bar Association.

The following awards will be presented at our Annual Banquet on Thursday evening, June 14, at the Lexington Convention Center:

Distinguished Judge Awards: Chief Judge Brian C. Edwards, Louisville.

Distinguished Lawyer Award: Richard W. Hay, Somerset.

Chief Justice’s Special Service Award: Grant M. Helman, Louisville, and Arnold S. Taylor, Crestview Hills.

The following awards will be presented on Friday, June 15, at our Membership Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel:

Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Award: Harry Scott Davis, Louisville.

Donated Legal Services Award: Marilyn S. Daniel, Versailles.

Thomas B. Spain CLE Award: Carl N. Frazier-Sparks, Arkansas.
Order Correcting Order Amending SCR 4.300 Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct
The Supreme Court of Kentucky has issued an Order correcting Order 2018-04 amending SCR 4.300 Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct.

To view a copy of this Order, click here.
ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility
to be held in Louisville
Join the American Bar Association (ABA) in Louisville May 30-June 1, 2018, for the 44th National Conference on Professional Responsibility. Learn more and register online at
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 trainings and the schedule, click here. An application for accreditation has been submitted to the Kentucky Bar Association’s CLE Commission.
Law Day 2018
Presidents of local bar associations across the Commonwealth will be receiving their Law Day 2018 celebration planning guides this week, as well as this year’s Law Day awards competition entry form. This year's theme is “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.”

We encourage each local bar association to participate in the Kentucky Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Awards Competition. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 16. Entries should be mailed to Shannon Roberts at the Kentucky Bar Association. Entries can also be submitted electronically via email at For an entry form and any additional information on the competition, contact Roberts at (502) 564.3795 ext. 224.

Law Day 2018 falls on Monday, May 1. For more information on Law Day, visit
Members Reporting 50 or More Hours of Pro Bono Work
Click here to view a complete listing of members who reported 50 or more pro bono hours on their 2017-18 KBA dues statement.
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Announcement
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is accepting applications for persons willing to serve as a chairperson of a Medical Review Panel pursuant to KRS 216C. Eligible applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Chairpersons will be selected by the parties on a case by case basis. This is a great opportunity to hone your management and mediation skills. Reimbursement shall be in accordance with KRS 216C, Section 23(2).

To apply, please complete the application found at and submit to The Cabinet for Health and Family Services will maintain a list of all applicants by Supreme Court district for use pursuant to KRS 216C, Section 8(2).

By Mail:
275 East Main Street, 5W-A (MRP)
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621

KYLAPImage for Section LMICK & KYLAP Present CROSSROADS: Where Impairment and Ethical Violations Meet
Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (LMICK) and the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP) will present a free lunch and learn opportunity at two locations. The program, CROSSROADS: Where Impairment and Ethical Violations Meet, has been approved for 3.50 hours of free Ethics CLE. The first program will be held on May 15, 2018, at Murray State University in the Curris Center, which is located at 314 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071. The second program will be held on May 17, 2018, at the Morehead Conference Center located at 111 East First Street, Morehead, KY 40351. Both of the programs will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided courtesy of LMICK.

Reservations are required. Please call Ashley Cooper at (502) 226-9373 or email her at
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KYLAP Offers Mental Health Support Through EAP Program
The Kentucky Bar Association, through the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program, is excited to partner with an employee assistance program (EAP), to offer an opportunity for mental health support to Kentucky’s lawyers and judges. All of the assistance remains COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL, pursuant to S.C.R. 3.990.

This new partnership will provide additional mental health support for Kentucky’s lawyers and judges. The employee assistance program will offer CONFIDENTIAL phone assistance during regular business hours, after hours, and on weekends. Simply call the KYLAP office anytime, night or day, on our NEW DIRECT PHONE NUMBER - no operators required - and after hours you will be directly connected to our employee assistance program. Our NEW DIRECT NUMBER IS (502) 226-9373. You may also continue to call through the main switchboard at the Kentucky Bar Association at (502) 564-3795, ext. 266. Someone will be available to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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KYLAP Hosts Lawyers in Recovery Meetings
in Northern Kentucky and Lexington
The Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program offers weekly open recovery meetings for lawyers, law students and judges in Northern Kentucky and Lexington. The Northern Kentucky Lawyers in Recovery meeting is held at 5:00 p.m., on Tuesdays at 510 Washington Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. Please bring your own coffee. The Lexington Kentucky Lawyers in Recovery meeting is held at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Alano Club downtown, 370 East Second Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

All meetings are open to law students, lawyers and judges who are already involved or who are interested in a 12-step program of recovery, including but not limited to Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous and Al-Anon. Come meet other attorneys and network. All meetings and contacts are confidential. SCR 3.990. For additional information, please visit, call (502) 226-9373, or email
KBF Logo Looking to Honor a Colleague?
Would you like to honor a colleague who has made significant contributions to the Kentucky legal community or who has recently reached an important professional milestone? Consider honoring that person with a Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) Life Fellow membership. You can learn more about the Fellows program and how you or your firm can honor an esteemed colleague by visiting the KBF Website.

The KBF is the nonprofit, charitable arm of Kentucky’s legal community. Its mission 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. As part of serving its mission, the KBF awards grants to law-related organizations and projects throughout the Commonwealth. The Fellows program is designed to increase the available funds for grants awarded on an annual basis and to help grow the KBF's endowment fund.
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April 11
The Elder Law Section will meet beginning at noon on Wednesday, April 11, at the Kentucky Bar Center, located at 514 W. Main St. in downtown Frankfort. All Section members are invited to attend this brown bag lunch meeting to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Conference call-in information is available on the event webpage. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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27th Annual Issues for Corporate House Counsel
CLE Seminar, April 19
Register now for the 27th Annual Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE seminar being held on Thursday, April 19, at the University of Louisville Event and Conference Center at ShelbyHurst Campus. The program has been accredited for 6.50 CLE credits including 2.00 Ethics credits. Additional details, online registration, and the seminar brochure are available on the event webpage. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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2018 Environmental Law CLE Seminar, April 27
Registration is now available for the 2018 Environmental Law CLE Seminar being held Friday, April 27, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The program has been accredited for 7.00 CLE credits including 1.00 Ethics credit. Additional details, online registration, and the seminar brochure are available on the event webpage. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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16th Biennial Employment Law Institute, June 7-8, 2018
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Labor & Employment Law Section are co-sponsoring the 16th Biennial Employment Law Institute on Thursday-Friday, June 7-8, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 12.00 CLE credits, including 2.00 ethics credits. For additional information, contact UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or download the conference brochure at
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For information on continuing legal education programming and to view the listing of the CLE Award and the CLE Renewal Award recipients, click here.
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