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eNews - December 2018

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Monday, December 3, 2018
Kentucky Bar Association Privacy Policy
The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) believes in being transparent with how it collects, uses, and shares information about members. To that end, KBA is providing you with a copy of our privacy policy. A permanent link to the policy can also be found on the KBA homepage.
AOC to offer changes to CourtNet 2.0 service plans in 2019
Starting Jan. 1, attorneys who subscribe to CourtNet 2.0 will have a new economy option and streamlined service plans. The Administrative Office of the Courts is pleased to announce these 2019 plan changes for CourtNet 2.0, which provides near real-time, online access to Kentucky civil and criminal cases. Learn more about the new options here.
Help KBA Email Get to Your Inbox!
The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) often sends outs important notices to your email address on file with us. In fact, your email address may be the sole means of communication of certain notices from the KBA to you. To reduce the chance of emails getting blocked or designated as spam/junk, we ask that you add us to your trusted list of senders, contacts or address book. Also, please consider asking your IT department to whitelist the KBA domain: More information will be available in the January/February 2019 Bench & Bar magazine.
Kinkead & Stilz, PLLC, attorneys Cary B. Howard, Jr., and D. Barry Stilz have been appointed Receivers for the abandoned Eric Conn Social Security Disability files. All the files have been removed from the prior offices of Mr. Conn and are now in the possession of the Receivers. The appointment, made by United States District Court Judge Danny C. Reeves of the Eastern District of Kentucky, involves collecting, inventorying, and, to the extent possible, distributing and making available for distribution more than 7,000 individual files.

Interested persons may contact the Receiver at or by telephone at (859) 226-7580
2019 KBA Diversity & Inclusion Summit
2018 “Why I Love Casemaker” Writing Competition
Winner Announced!
The Kentucky Bar Association & Casemaker are pleased to announce that Thomas Nelson Sneed is the winner of the 2018 "Why I Love Casemaker" writing competition. His winning entry will be featured in the January/February 2019 issue of the Bench & Bar magazine, and he received a free iPad mini! Also, congratulations to Jennifer L. Hendricks Wright who received a set of Ultimate Ears Roll 2 portable wireless speakers as a consolation prize! Thank you to those who participated. There will be another chance to win next year!
Volunteers needed in 41 Kentucky counties to review cases of children in foster care
Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 41 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. The boards need volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse, to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

The counties in need of volunteers are Bath, Boyd, Bracken, Bullitt, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Lewis, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Robertson, Rowan, Russell, Trimble, Washington, Wayne and Woodford. Volunteers are not required to live in the counties in which they volunteer.

To get more information and apply to be a volunteer, visit the CFCRB web page on the Kentucky Court of Justice website at
Loan Repayment Assistance Program for University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Alumni in Public Service
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is pleased to offer the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to ease the educational debt burden for its recent graduates who are engaged in full-time public service employment. In keeping with University of Louisville’s tradition of encouraging students to engage in community service to others needing legal guidance, LRAP allows the Law School to provide significant support to our alumni with high educational debt burdens to fulfill their aspirations for public interest careers. J.D. graduates of the University of Louisville between May 2015 and May 2017 may apply for LRAP benefits. Awardees can receive up to three years of awards within the five years after the first anniversary of their graduation.

Alumni seeking further information about eligibility, the application process, or contributing to the LRAP fund should contact Applications must be electronically submitted and received by January 18, 2019.
ADR and Family Law Sections to Sponsor
Mediation Training in Spring 2019
Save the Date for Spring 2019 Mediation Training: A basic 40 hour mediation training jointly sponsored by the ADR and Family Law Sections will be held April 1-5 in Louisville, Ky. General Civil and Family Law Training will be offered. Registration will open in January, 2019. Space is limited, and ADR Section members will receive early-bird registration. If you are not already an ADR Section Member, click here, to become a member. Visit in early January for more information.
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Kentucky Bar Foundation
As you complete your year-end giving, please consider donating to the Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) to help support grants for law-related programs and projects across Kentucky. Our annual grants have helped people throughout the Commonwealth including veterans, survivors of domestic violence and child abuse, elderly victims of crime, and individuals battling addiction who are at a high-risk for recidivism. You may make your donation by clicking here or mailing a check payable to the Kentucky Bar Foundation to:

Kentucky Bar Foundation
514 West Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
KYLAPImage for Section You can now support the KYLAP Foundation, Inc., through AmazonSmile!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program, Foundation, Inc., when you make it the charitable organization of your choice.

Visit, select Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation, Inc., and start shopping now!
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Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, January 9
Kentucky Bar Center, Frankfort, KY - More Info
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KBA Group Forum Service Now Available to all
KBA Section & Division Members
Ask questions, communicate and network with fellow group members in your area of practice. Participation is completely voluntary, and you must subscribe to receive email notifications. For more information on how to subscribe, please visit the Forum Help (FAQ) page at

Not a Section member? View a complete list of available Sections at and join online any time!
CLE Image for Section New, Interactive CLE Portal Now Available!
It is not a dream. We in CLE have been hard at work to improve and update our technology and processes to bring you an easier, more dynamic CLE portal. We have been and will continue to send out information on how to navigate the portal, but it is intuitive and you should check it out! There is a portal for both members and sponsors. Click here to visit the CLE page and access either of the new portals.
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Only One KLU Location Remaining
Click here to register for the Covington KLU program.
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February 2019 New Lawyer Program Scheduled
for February 5-6, 2019
Mark your calendars! The February 2019 New Lawyer Program is scheduled for February 5-6, 2019, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. Registration for this program is now available. For more information and to register, click here.
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