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Monday, February 3, 2020
Rules of the Supreme Court of Kentucky (SCR) Amended
The Supreme Court of Kentucky has issued an Order amending the Rules of the Supreme Court of Kentucky (SCR).

Order 2020-03 Amending the Rules of the Supreme Court of Kentucky (SCR) will become effective March 1, 2020.

To view a copy of this Order, click here.
KBA Image for Section KBA Board of Governors Election Results
The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) would like to announce the results from the recent elections that were held for bar governor representatives from the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th Supreme Court Districts: Douglas G. Benge, London, 3rd district bar governor; Susan D. Phillips, Louisville, 4th district bar governor; Amelia M. Adams, Lexington, 5th district bar governor; and William “Mitch” Hall, Jr., Ashland 7th district bar governor.

James A. Sigler, Paducah, 1st district; Matthew P. Cook, Bowling Green, 2nd district; Jennifer M. Gatherwright, Crescent Springs, 6th district did not have contested elections and will serve as bar governor representatives as well.

KBA officers for 2020-2021 will be Thomas N. Kerrick, Bowling Green, president; J.D. Meyer, Owensboro, president-elect; Amy D. Cubbage, Louisville, vice president; J. Stephen Smith, Ft. Mitchell, immediate past president and Miranda D. Click, Pikeville, Young Lawyers Division chair.

These KBA members will take their oaths of office at the KBA Annual Convention, which will be held June 24-26 in Covington, and will begin their terms on July 1, 2020.

Congratulations to these members!
CLE Image for Section New Lawyer Program Scheduled for February 6-7, 2020
The February 2020 New Lawyer Program is scheduled for February 6-7, 2020, at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington. Online registration is now closed, but you may still register onsite to fulfill your NLP requirement.
KBA Image for Section Join us in Covington for the 2020 KBA Annual Convention June 24-26, 2020!

The 2020 Annual Convention CLE Planning Committee is pleased to announce the following feature speakers scheduled for the June 24-26, 2020, convention at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. More information on additional speakers, presentations, and events will be available on our website soon. Mark your calendars now to attend!

You won’t want to miss:
  • David Lee Winchdecher, author of The AmerIcan Dream: HisStory in the Making
  • Political power couple Mary Matalin and James Carville
  • Our very own Rob Bilott, whose tenacious battle against DuPont inspired the recent film, Dark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway
2020 KBA Annual Convention Speakers: David Lee Winchdecher, Mary Matalin and James Carville, and Rob Bilott
Jefferson County OCCC Annual Attorney Survey
The Jefferson County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk (OCCC) will conduct its 2020 Annual Attorney Survey Feb. 10-23 and will invite all attorneys who practice law in Jefferson County to participate.

Please watch for the link to the brief online survey in the coming weeks.
Judicial Nominating Commission General Election
Pursuant to SCR 7, General Elections for all attorney members of the Judicial Nominating Commission will take place in 2020. Members are to vote in the circuit and/or district in which they reside. In preparation for these elections, we ask that you log in to and verify your county of residence so that you may receive the correct ballots for voting purposes. If you want information about the Judicial Nominating Commission or are interested in serving, please visit our website for more information.
Amended Pro Hac Rule effective March 1, 2020
The Kentucky Supreme Court has revised Rule 3.030 regarding Pro Hac Vice admission, and a per case renewal fee will now be due on the one-year anniversary of the attorney’s original Pro Hac Vice admission beginning March 1, 2020. Any subsequent renewal fees will be due in subsequent years on the same calendar date until the case is concluded. The renewal fee payment is equal to the annual dues paid by KBA members who have been admitted to practice for five years or more. The amount is currently $310. Failure to pay the renewal fee within thirty (30) days of the due date will result in the attorney being suspended from appearing in any case in which he/she has been admitted pro hac vice. Upon notification of the failure of payment, members of the KBA serving as co-counsel shall immediately notify the Court in which the case is pending. E-mails will be sent in February to notify the Pro Hac Attorneys of the amended rule with a request concerning the status of the attorney on the case. Invoices will be sent starting in March.
Second annual Kentucky Workers’ Compensation
Hall of Fame dinner
You are cordially invited to attend the second annual Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame dinner, to honor those who have made significant contributions to Kentucky’s Workers’ Compensation system during their distinguished careers. The dinner is being held on Thursday, May 7, 2020, in conjunction with the UK Workers’ Compensation Seminar being hosted at the Campbell House in Lexington on May 7th & 8th . Cocktails begin immediately after Thursday’s seminar session from 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person (cash bar). Seating is limited. Send payment and make checks out to the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame, 961 Chinoe Rd., Lexington, KY 40502. For further information contact any of the Hall of Fame committee members which include Tim Wilson, Bonnie Hoskins, McKinnley Morgan, Denise Davidson, Peter Glauber or Landon Overfield.

The Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce the following list of inductees for the 2020 class: Larry M. Greathouse*, Gemma Harding*, Dr. Emery Lane*, Leland Monhollon*, Charlie Saladino*, Walt Turner*, Thomas L. Ferreri, James G. Fogle, Barbara Kilgus, Ann LeRoy, Dwight T. Lovan, Philip J. Reverman, Jr., Thomas M. Rhoads and William O. Windchy. The Hall of Fame committee is seeking sponsors for Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame with sponsorship levels of $1,500, $1,000 and $500. All net proceeds will be donated to Kid’s Chance of Kentucky and all contributions are tax deductible as The Kentucky Workers’ Hall of Fame is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) corporation. For more information regarding sponsorships contact Landon Overfield at or (270) 823-2670.

Make your reservations now as seating is limited. What a fitting way to honor those who have made significant contributions to the success of Kentucky’s Workers’ Compensation system.

*Denotes posthumous inductee
KYLAPImage for Section Northern Kentucky Lawyers
in Recovery has new location;
Bowling Green meetings begin
Beginning January 23, 2020, the Northern Kentucky Lawyers in Recovery meeting will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at 510 Washington Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. Please bring your own coffee. For additional information about any of our Lawyer Recovery Meetings please call Ashley Cooper at (502) 226-9373.

All meetings and contacts are confidential in all groups. SCR 3.990. We are excited to announce our newest Lawyers in Recovery meeting, which began on January 2, 2020, in Bowling Green. The meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 941 Lehman Avenue, Suite 201, Bowling Green, KY 42101.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 lawyers in recovery and network.
KBF Logo Application for
Kentucky Bar Foundation
2020 Grants
The submission deadline for the Kentucky Bar Foundation 2020 Grant Application is March 16, 2020. Please visit to request an application.

Congratulations to the 2019 KBF Diversity Fund Grant Recipients
  • Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity ($25,000)
  • Mother’s Esquire, Inc. ($5,625)
The Diversity Fund is designed to promote the inclusion in the profession of individuals from diverse and other underrepresented populations
Identillect Monthly Webinar
Title: Technology Impacting your Practice, Lawyers Keeping Pace with Security
Date: 02/04/2020
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT / 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. MT / 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT
Speaker: Todd Sexton, chief executive officer, Identillect Technologies

Description: The ABA Tech Report is in and the results have lawyers improving security measures, but the threats are growing. Law firms have an unlimited amount of confidential information making them an ever-growing target of cyber-attacks. Security measures are the only way lawyers can meet their ethical obligations in the information age. How are you going to meet the security standards to keep your clients safe? Learn how to secure your firm and find out what your bar has done to assist you in making these changes.

This session will cover:
Understanding trending cyber threats, for example:
  • 2019 ABA Tech Report
  • Most common Cyber-Threats affecting your Firm
  • Trend changing for the Legal Community
  • Improve your Firms Security
Speaker: Todd Sexton, chief executive officer, Identillect Technologies
Section News Image for Section CLE Opportunities & Events

Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, February 12 - More Info

Elder Law Section CLE Seminar, Lexington, March 27

Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE Seminar, Louisville, April 16

Stayed tuned for more information regarding these upcoming programs! Details will be posted on the KBA community calendar soon.
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