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eNews - August 2020

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Monday, August 3, 2020
CLE Image for Section Bench & Bar available now!
July/August Bench & Bar Cover features KBA President Tom Kerrick and his family.

Check out the July/August edition of the Bench & Bar, highlighting the Covid-19 Pandemic and its impact on the practice of law.
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KBA Dues Required to be Paid Online
Kentucky Bar Association Membership Dues for 2020-2021 are required to be paid online. Notifications by email were sent in July. Members can pay quickly and conveniently, with a debit or credit card and by ACH. A username and password will be required to access the payment system. The ACH/E-check payment option is being offered to members at no additional charge. An administrative fee will be assessed on the credit and debit cards. The KBA membership cycle runs July 1-June 30 of each year. Payments are due on or before September 1, 2020. After that date, an additional late fee payment of $50 will be assessed. A notice of delinquency will be mailed after October 15th with an additional cost of $50 if dues are still unpaid. For more information, please contact the KBA Membership Department at
CLE Image for Section Supreme Court order gives attorneys
more time to complete continuing legal
education for 2019-2020 educational year

Click here for more information regarding additional time to complete continuing legal education for 2019-2020 educational year.
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Click here to register for the
2020 Kentucky Law Update on Demand!
Pursuant to Order 2020-49 issued by the Kentucky Supreme Court on June 8, 2020, the Kentucky Bar Association’s annual Kentucky Law Update (KLU) is moving to on demand format for the 2020 program series. Registration for the 2020 Kentucky Law Update opened on July 1, 2020.

The program will be available to download from the KBA website at no charge to KBA members in good standing from September 1 through December 31, 2020. The program will be available to non-members and members not in good standing for a fee. Beginning January 1, 2021, the program will still be available to everyone for a fee. The program is accredited for 17.75 CLE credits, including up to 5 ethics.

These measures are being taken in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to comply with all guidelines and orders aimed at preserving the health and welfare of Kentucky attorneys, other attendees of the KLU program series, KBA staff, facility and hotel staff, and other service providers who all work to bring the KLU series together each year.

Please direct all inquiries to KBA Program and Publications Coordinator, Ema Haines, at
Attorneys and Judges can take the Legal Training for
Dependency, Neglect and Abuse online starting July 30
The Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect and Abuse prepares attorneys to provide legal representation to dependent, abused or neglected children and their parents. The Administrative Office of the Courts is pleased to announce that it will be offering this important training online starting July 30, 2020. The Legal Training for DNA Cases is free for attorneys and judges and includes two tracks that will be available on multiple dates. You will be able to find more details here, and you can send questions to These programs will be submitted to the Kentucky Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Commission for accreditation.
Together Lawyers Can Virtual Housing Law CLE
Launching July 1
Kentucky is facing an unprecedented challenge. Over 15,000 Kentuckians have been infected with the coronavirus and thousands more have been directly impacted in the economic aftershock of the crisis. Kentucky's legal aid programs have launched Together Lawyers Can to address the anticipated rise in numbers and need for civil legal aid. Together Lawyers Can is a state-wide pro bono based program designed to connect Kentucky lawyers from across the Commonwealth with our neighbors in crisis due to the pandemic. For more information on the program, as well as the CLE series, click here.
Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair
Mark your calendars for the annual Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair this year virtually August 12 - 14. With live and on-demand programming from over 60 programs and over 250 speakers, you won’t want to miss this. Register now for the largest gathering of LGBTQ+ legal professionals!
Minutes from the January 2020 Board of Governors Meeting
Access the minutes from the January 2020 KBA Board of Governors meeting.
KYLAPImage for Section Message from the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP)
During this difficult time, KYLAP is providing multiple resources through various platforms to assist you with the stress and anxiety of our current situation. For the safety of our participants, for the time being all in-person Lawyers in Recovery meetings are cancelled. They are replaced with virtual meetings using Zoom. These meetings will be held at the normal meeting times of the regional Lawyers in Recovery meetings. Lexington will meet at 7:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday mornings. Northern Kentucky will meet at 5:00pm EST Thursday evenings. There will also be a statewide KYLAP Lawyers in Recovery meeting that will be held each Monday evening at 5:00 pm EST. If you would like an invitation, please contact KYLAP by emailing or to receive login information. You may participate by video or by telephone -- both options will be in the invitation.

During this difficult time, we ask that you be sure to reach out to at least one person every day who may be struggling with mental health issues -- whether it's with the ability to stay sober, or with depression, or anxiety -- or both. Everyone is struggling right now. We all need connection. The telephone, Facetime, or a video chat is the next best thing to being there.

Finally, and most importantly, if you are someone who is in crisis, please reach out for help. The Crisis Helpline is open 24/7. 1-800-273-8255(TALK). Or text 741741. The KYLAP phone line is being answered 24/7. 1-502-226-9373. The KYLAP website provides many resources and ideas for assistance as well as ideas for improving your mental health and your family's through various activities. Multiple online recovery resources are listed.

Please don't think you're in this alone. We're all anxious and scared. Please follow us on Twitter @KYLAPtweets for ideas on staying mentally well. Please email us information you believe may be helpful to others. We're all in this together.
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KYLAP in the Bench & Bar
KYLAP Director Yvette Hourigan recently published an article in the May 2020 edition of the Bench & Bar. Take a moment to read the article on Lawyer Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Association of Corporate Counsel and Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Present

Friday, August 7, 2020 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m., EST via ZOOM WEBINAR
Free Webinar - Approved for 1.5 Hour General CLE


SPEAKERS: John Walsh, Ph.D., James Shields, Psy.D.

Due to the overwhelming response to Lawyer Well-Being in the Time of COVID CLE on May 22, 2020, KYLAP, in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Counsel, are happy to present a second CLE in the series titled Lawyer Well-Being In The Time of Covid-19 Redux. This is a 90-minute FREE CLE event.

Join our well-known experts, John Walsh, Ph.D., and James Shields, Psy.D., as we delve further into the well-being of lawyers, as we face the re-opening of the courts and schools – all in a very different reality. Our first event focused on some of our initial issues with sheltering in place and the effects of isolation. This event will focus on the profound anxiety and stressors we’re facing as we begin working almost exclusively in a virtual world, and as our kids begin the school year using virtual or distance learning, also. Managing the double-duties of practicing law and educating our children, in addition to our regular stressors in the practice can seem overwhelming. Our experts will offer practical tips and advice on maintaining our mental health so that our practices don’t suffer as we perform the additional responsibilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us for this informative webinar. As before, the program will be a lecture format with the ability to ask anonymous questions via private Q & A.
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. To make the process easier, there is no longer a separate form you must complete. Rather, the questions are now integrated onto your KBA Member Profile page, which you must update prior to paying your KBA dues online.
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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, 4,352 attorneys collectively contributed $134,995. That generosity allowed the Foundation to award 2020 grants totaling $250,000 to 36 nonprofits across Kentucky, bringing the total awarded since 1988 to nearly $4 million. Click here to learn more about the many worthy, law-related causes that Foundation grants supported in 2020. With your help, the Kentucky Bar Foundation can make an even greater impact with its 2021 grants!
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