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eNews - August 2019


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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
KBA Image for Section KBA Dues Mailed in July
Kentucky Bar Association membership dues for 2019-2020 were mailed in July. To pay your dues online visit www.kybar.org.

For more information, please contact the KBA Membership Department at (502) 564-3795.
CLE Image for Section Don’t Forget-CLE Deadline to Report is August 10th!
The deadline to report your CLE credits timely earned by June 30th, is August 10, 2019, for the 2018-19 educational year. Check your CLE record online at www.kybar.org.
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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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2019 Kentucky Law Update Online Registration Now Available
Online registration for the 2019 Kentucky Law Update is now open. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register now!
KBA Image for Section KBA Unveils New Online Member Portal
The Kentucky Bar Association’s new online member portal is now available! The member portal is a one stop site where you can pay your membership dues, complete your required annual certifications, and more!

To access the member portal, please visit www.kybar.org/memberportal. A username and password are required to access the portal.
KY Access to Justice Commission Survey
The KY Access to Justice Commission was awarded a Justice for All grant from the National Center for State Courts to engage in strategic planning, designed to improve and expand access to the civil justice system for Kentucky citizens.

The first phase of the project is an inventory of existing civil legal resources and capabilities. One means of gathering this information is through online surveys. Surveys about legal resources have been sent to community-based organizations, legal aid programs, school resources. A second survey is being sent to state court judges.

This survey is tailored to Kentucky attorneys to get your opinions on a limited scope representation and pro bono representation. Click here to take the survey.
Minutes from the March and May
2019 Board of Governors’ Meetings
Access the minutes from the March and May 2019 KBA Board of Governors’ meetings.
Volunteers needed to review cases of children in foster care
Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of children in foster and other out-of-home care. Volunteers are needed to review the children’s cases and make recommendations to the courts on their behalf, with the goal of getting them into safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The children have been placed in care due to dependency, neglect or abuse by their parents/guardians.

To learn more and volunteer, visit the CFCRB section of the Judicial Branch website. The Judicial Branch provides support services to the CFCRB program.

Upcoming trainings for new CFCRB volunteers:

Aug. 9 - Barren County
Aug. 14 - Pulaski County
Aug. 23 - Rowan County
Aug. 30 - Fayette County
Sept. 20 - Hardin County
Nationwide Practice Analysis Survey by the Testing Task Force of the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Is Now Open
The Testing Task Force of the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) is interested in your insights regarding the job activities of newly licensed lawyers. Complete the Task Force’s nationwide 2019 practice analysis survey, which is gathering current data on the knowledge, skills, abilities, other characteristics, and technology newly licensed lawyers use to accomplish the job tasks they perform.

To participate and learn more about the study, visit https://www.testingtaskforce.org/2019PAsurvey.

The results of this survey will be used by NCBE to develop the next generation of the bar exam and will benefit the profession as a whole.
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.
KBF Logo Annual IOLTA Compliance
It’s that time of year! SCR 3.830, which governs IOLTA, requires EVERY lawyer admitted in Kentucky to certify their compliance with or exemption from the rule on or before September 1st of each year. In the past, a single attorney could submit a form on behalf of the entire firm by listing the other attorneys, but that is no longer an option. IOLTA is now required to more closely track attorney compliance and the only way to do so is for attorneys to submit the form individually.

The Compliance Certification Form is available on the KBA member portal at https://www.kybar.org/page/memberportal. For additional information about the Kentucky IOLTA Fund, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.kybarfoundation.org/iolta.
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KBF Logo Kentucky Attorneys
Make a Difference by Being
KBF Sustainers!
On your KBA dues statement, you will have the option to unite with your colleagues to support the Kentucky Bar Foundation by making a $30 Sustainer Contribution. Last year, more than 4,500 attorneys collectively contributed $149,000. That generosity allowed the Foundation to award 2019 grants totaling $260,000 to 32 nonprofits across Kentucky, bringing the total awarded since 1988 to over $3.5 million. Click here to learn more about the many worthy, law-related causes that Foundation grants support. With your help, the Kentucky Bar Foundation can make an even greater impact with its 2020 grants!
Section News Image for Section CLE Opportunities & Section Events

Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, August 14 More Info.

UK/CLE Elder Law Conference, September 6 More Info.

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training, November 7 & 8 More Info.

SAVE THE DATE! A two-day Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training for attorneys, financial professionals and mental health professionals will be held in Bowling Green, KY on November 7 & 8, 2019. This training meets the IACP Standards for Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training. The program sponsors will apply for 14.00 CLE credits in Kentucky. Registration is limited to 50 participants. The cost of registration is $285. Ten (10) additional spaces will be available (at no charge, first come first serve) for judges who preside over family law cases. A limited number of hotel rooms will be available for $99 per night. Additional information will be available soon. Online registration will open on August 15, 2019.
KYLAPImage for Section KYLAP to Present at All Nine KLU Locations this Fall
Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP) is excited to partner with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to present "Lawyer Well-being and Inclusion: It's Everybody's Bar," during the 2019 Kentucky Law Update. KYLAP Director, Yvette Hourigan, and DEI Committee Co-Chairs David Sloan and Allison Connelly will present along with a panel of representatives discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion (and why equity is such an important part of that equation), the impact of implicit bias (even when it's subconscious), and how to level the playing field.
Member Service Spotlight Image for Section Houchens Insurance Group-Cyber Insurance Program
Bar Association Cyber Insurance, administered by Houchens Insurance Group, is a KBA preferred, cyber insurance program designed exclusively for KBA members. This cyber insurance program offers full limits for cyber incident response, cybercrime, system damage & business interruption, network security & privacy liability, media liability, and court attendance costs. This program offers fund transfer fraud coverage and has specified coverage for theft of funds held in escrow as well as a section for theft of senior executives’ personal funds. All with a streamlined short application and group pricing.

Included with this cyber insurance program, at no additional cost, is access to Cyber Risk Management Services including: Cyber Risk Awareness Training, Breach Alerts, Cyber Awareness Videos, Incident Response Plan Builders, and the ability to send phishing emails to your employees to see who is clicking on them and help provide education.

To see pricing and more information, please visit www.barassociationcyber.com or contact: Joe Davis, Attorney and Risk Manager, Houchens Insurance Group at 270-467-1319 or jdavis@higusa.com.
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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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