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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
KBA Image for Section KBA Board of Governors Election Results
The Kentucky Bar Association would like to announce the results from the recent elections that were held for the office of vice president, as well as the bar governor representatives from the 6th and 7th districts. Thomas N. Kerrick from Bowling Green was elected as vice president. Gary J. Sergent from Covington was elected as the 6th district bar governor and Judge John F. Vincent of Ashland was elected to represent the 7th district as bar governor. These KBA members will take their oaths of office at the KBA Annual Convention, which will be held June 13-15 in Lexington, and will begin their terms on July 1, 2018. Congratulations to these members!
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Feature Speakers for
2018 KBA Annual Convention Announced
The 2018 KBA Annual Convention CLE Planning Committee is pleased to announce the feature speakers for this year’s convention. Click here to read more on the current lineup.
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Inaugural KBA Leadership Conference
Friday, April 13, 2018
The Kentucky Bar Association is excited to announce that we will host the KBA Leadership Conference, on Friday, April 13, 2018, at CastlePost in Versailles. We are inviting you to submit an application to participate in this inaugural event. This half day program will aim to serve Kentucky attorneys by equipping participants with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in the profession and in their communities. In addition to the conference, each participant will receive a ticket to the Clubhouse at Keeneland to enjoy that afternoon. Applications are due by February 16, and the successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2018. Click here to obtain the application and other conference information.
Order Amending the Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR)
The Supreme Court of Kentucky issued an Order amending SCR 4.300 Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct.

Order 2018-04 Amending the Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) became effective January 31, 2018.

To view a copy of this Order, click here.
Chief Justice Minton Presented Judicial Branch
Budget Recommendation to House A&R Committee
Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. presented the Judicial Branch budget recommendation for Fiscal Biennium 2018-2020 before the House Standing Committee on Appropriations & Revenue on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Frankfort. House Bill 203, the Judicial Branch budget bill, was filed Jan. 16.

Chief Justice Minton’s full remarks are posted here.
Administrative Hearings Under KRS Chapter 13B

A Training Course for Hearing Officers and Participants in Administrative Hearings

The Administrative Hearings Branch, Office of the Attorney General, will present a 3 Hour Training Course for Hearing Officers and participants in Administrative Hearings on March 2, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Transportation Cabinet, Auditorium (C105), 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. This seminar is open to everyone. Approval for 3.0 hours of continuing legal education and educational requirements for Hearing Officers is pending before the Kentucky Bar Association as required by KRS 13B.030(4) and 40 KAR 5:010.

The registration fee is $75.00 per person. The registration form is available on the Office of the Attorney General website at under Honest Government tab and Administrative Hearings. Payment by check (payable to Kentucky State Treasurer) mailed to Daphne Criscillis, Office of the Attorney General, Administrative Hearings, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 200, Frankfort, KY 40601, or State Government Inter-account only. Registrations with inter-accounting can be faxed to Daphne Criscillis at (502) 573-1009, or emailed to Confirmations will be mailed. For more information, call (502) 696-5442 or email above.
Jefferson County OCCC Annual Attorney Survey
The Jefferson County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk (OCCC) invites attorneys who practice law in Jefferson County to please take a moment to participate in our updated and brief 2017 Annual Attorney Survey.

The survey can be accessed by visiting this link

The survey will remain open until February 24th, 2018. The OCCC sincerely thanks you for your participation and values your feedback.
Volunteers Needed: Kentucky High School Mock Trial Tournament
Mock Trial Judges are needed for the Kentucky High School Mock Trial State Regional and Championship Tournaments. The Regional Tournaments are being held in Lexington and Louisville on February 17-18th. The Championship Tournament is in Covington on March 2-4th. Two hours of CLE are available for participating. For more information and/or to register, visit: Volunteer Judge Registration Form.
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 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), Human Development Company, 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.

Check out the November/December Bench & Bar for more details about this exciting service, or call KYLAP at (502) 226-9373.
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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
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Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation, Inc., (Forgivable) Loan Program
The KYLAP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Kentucky Corporation created and approved pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 3.910(8) to promote the mission of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP). KYLAP's mission is to assist Kentucky's lawyers, law students and judges who suffer from impairments including drug, alcohol, or other addictions, depression, and other mental health disorders.

The Foundation helps Kentucky's lawyers, law students and judges seek medical and professional treatment for impairment issues when no other financial resources for treatment exist. The Foundation is premised on the same principle as the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program -- Lawyers Helping Lawyers.

Your tax-deductible contribution provides direct help for suffering lawyers through the extension of (forgivable) loans for treatment (paid directly to the medical providers).

KYLAPF New LogoAll money given by lawyers goes directly to the treatment of lawyers.

For more information on the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation, Inc., please contact KYLAP Director Yvette Hourigan at (502) 226-9373 or at

KBF Logo Application Available for
Kentucky Bar Foundation 2018 Grants
The mission of the Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) 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. One of the ways that the KBF serves this mission is by awarding annual grants to law-related organizations and projects. Grant applications for the KBF’s 2018 grants are now available. The submission deadline is March 15, 2018. To be considered for a grant, your program must meet the following requirements, among others:
  • Recipient must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • The program or project for which funding is requested must have a law-related purpose and provide services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Bar Foundation will award its 2018 grants during its annual Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon on June 14, 2018. Please visit to request a grant application.
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Seeking CARE Volunteers
The Kentucky Bar Foundation is looking for volunteers statewide to conduct CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) presentations. CARE, which is in its 11th year in Kentucky, puts attorneys in high school classrooms to teach teens credit responsibility. Volunteers are provided with all materials and may receive free CLE credit. If you are interested in volunteering at a school in your area, please contact KBF Executive Director Guion Johnstone at More info on CARE at:

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Section News Image for Section LGBT Law Section Mid-Year Meeting, February 9
The LGBT Law Section will meet beginning at 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 9 in the Boardroom at the Kentucky Bar Center, located at 514 West Main Street in Frankfort. All Section members are invited to attend this brown bag lunch meeting to discuss and plan upcoming Section activities. If you would like to participate via conference call, the dial-in number is 877-746-4263. You will need to enter participant code 02 32 245# to be connected to the call. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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“Kentucky and Beyond: A Discussion of State, Federal, and Global Animal Law Issues” CLE Seminar, March 2
Register now for the Animal Law Section's spring CLE seminar! The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 6.00 CLE credits, including 1.00 Ethics credit. It will be held on Friday, March 2, in the Founders Union Building at the University of Louisville Event & Conference Center at Shelby Campus. Registration is $30 for all attorneys and $20 for all non-attorneys and includes continental breakfast and seminar materials. To attend, you must register online and pay by credit card. The full seminar schedule with additional information is also available online. Registration for this program will close February 23, 2018, or when the program reaches capacity. Space is limited, so please register early! Pre-registration is required. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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Legal Aid University CLE Seminar, March 9
The Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring a Legal Aid University CLE seminar on Friday, March 9, at the Fayette County Circuit Court in downtown Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 5.00 CLE credits. Registration is FREE for all attorneys who volunteer to take 2 pro bono Legal Aid cases. The registration fee is $21 for all other attendees. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so please register early! Registration for this program will close on March 2, 2018, or when the program reaches capacity. To attend you must register online and pay by credit card if necessary. The full seminar schedule with additional information is also available online. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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14th Biennial Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference, March 22-23
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Bankruptcy Law Section are co-sponsoring the 14th Biennial Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference on Thursday-Friday, March 22-23, 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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Save the Date! Mediation Advocates’ and Mediators’ Negotiation Skills Workshop, April 13
Save the date! The KBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section will host a workshop, Mediation Advocates’ and Mediators’ Negotiation Skills, by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Lexington Center. Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich, the Straus Institute’s Associate Dean and former professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, will be one of the workshop’s presenters. The Straus Institute has been ranked the number one dispute resolution program eleven of the last twelve years by U.S. News & World Reports. The ADR Section will apply for 7.00 CLE credits in Kentucky for the program. The cost to attend is $100 per attendee, which includes written materials and lunch. Additional details and registration will be available on the event webpage by March 1. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
CLE Image for Section Teleseminars
Don’t want to travel for “LIVE” CLE credits? The KBA provides you a weekly series of live teleseminars that are as nearby and as convenient as your office or home phone. For the full catalog of offerings in 2018, visit For questions or to register over the phone, please contact Kim at or (720) 879-4142.
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Looking for Upcoming KBA Accredited CLE Events?
Look No Further! Check out
This easy to use search engine contains up to date information on CLE events that have been accredited by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission. Users can search by program date, name or sponsor for information about future and past events. Program listings include sponsor contact information, approved CLE and ethics credits, and KBA activity codes for filling out the certificate of attendance (Form #3). Programs are approved and added in the order in which they are received. It may take up to two weeks for processing of accreditation applications. If an upcoming or past event is not listed in the database, check with the program sponsor regarding the status of the accreditation application.
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For complete details or to sign up, visit
Member Service Spotlight Image for Section Featured Jobs
Below is a listing of jobs that are currently featured on the Kentucky Bar Association's Career Center page.

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    Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss Lexington, KY
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    Walters Meadows Richardson, PLLC Lexington, KY
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