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Friday, January 5, 2018
KBA Image for Section Notice of Elections for KBA Board of Governors
Pursuant to Section 9 of the Kentucky Bar Association’s By-laws, ballots for Vice President and Bar Governors were mailed Dec. 15, 2017, with a return envelope to each member of the KBA in good standing entitled to vote in the election. All ballots must be received no later than Jan. 15, 2018, by the Clerk of the Supreme Court.

Candidates for the election of KBA Office of Vice President are:
Thomas N. Kerrick of Bowling Green
Earl M. “Mickey” McGuire of Prestonsburg

For more information on the candidates for the KBA Office of Vice President, click here.

Additionally, elections are being held for KBA Bar Governors for the 6th Supreme Court District and the 7th Supreme Court District:

6th SCD
Gary J. Sergent, Covington
Jackie Sue Wright, Maysville

7th SCD
Adam C. Gearheart, Prestonsburg
John F. Vincent, Ashland

For more information on the Bar Governor candidates for the 6th SCD, click here. For more information on the Bar Governor candidates for the 7th SCD, click here.
KBA Image for Section Logo and Theme Selected for the 2018 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, June 13-15
The Kentucky Bar Association’s Annual Convention Planning Committee announced the 2018 theme, “More Than a Lawyer.” The logo for the event debuted in the previous edition of eNews. Mark your calendars now for the KBA’s 2018 Annual Convention scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, June 13-15, at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington. The 2018 Annual Convention Planning Committee is chaired by Robert L. Elliott of Lexington, with Retired Judge Sheila Isaac of Lexington serving as CLE Program chair.
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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.
Public Notice for Reappointment of
Incumbent Magistrate Judge
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Hanly A. Ingram at London, Kentucky, is due to expire on July 25, 2018. The United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight year term. Click here to view the full public notice.
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

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 2014 and May 2016 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 17, 2018.
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 will be available beginning January 5, 2018 with a submission deadline of 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.
Section News Image for Section Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, January 10
The Elder Law Section will meet beginning at 12:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 10 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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Save the Date! 2018 Animal Law Section CLE Seminar, March 2
The Animal Law Section is sponsoring a full-day CLE seminar on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the University of Louisville's Shelby Campus. More details regarding the agenda, speakers, and CLE accreditation will be available on the event webpage in mid-January. 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 in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
CLE Image for Section 2018 New Lawyer Program- Online Registration Now Available
The KBA’s next New Lawyer Program - scheduled for Jan. 25 & 26, 2018 - will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, which is located in downtown Louisville.

All newly admitted members of the Kentucky Bar Association are required to complete the New Lawyer Program within 12 months of admission, unless they have practiced in another jurisdiction for a minimum of five years and apply for an exemption.

Note: The program is only offered twice a year, once in the winter and again in June. This is the first offering of the program for the 2018 calendar year. The program is offered free of charge for attorneys seeking to fulfill their New Lawyer Program requirements, pursuant to SCR 3.640.

For more information regarding online registration, hotel booking options and the agenda visit the KBA Website at and select the “CLE” tab then “New Lawyer Program.”

For questions about the program or your completion deadline, contact Sonja Blackburn at (502) 564-3795, ext. 226 or
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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 2017, 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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