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Thursday, July 6, 2017
KBA Image for Section KBA Dues to be Mailed in Mid-July
Kentucky Bar Association Membership Dues for 2017-2018 will be mailed by July 19th and members will be able to pay online, quickly and conveniently, with a debit or credit card. A username and password will be required to access the payment system. An administrative fee will be assessed. The KBA membership cycle runs July 1-June 30 of each year. Payments are due on or before September 1, 2017. 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 (502) 564-3795.
Convention Image for Section Download or Purchase Photos from the 2017 KBA Annual Convention
Photos from the 2017 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention in Owensboro are available for download and can also be purchased in a variety of print sizes. To view the photos, please follow the instructions below:
  • Click on the following link:
  • Click on: Client Login
  • Enter this access code/password: justice
  • Click on the 2017 Convention
  • Click on the thumbnail image of the desired photo
Once the image is accessed in a larger format, an option to download the image or purchase prints will be available directly above it.

If you have any questions regarding the photos, please email KBA Director of Communications Shannon Roberts at
Public Advocacy Commission Seeks Applicants
for Public Advocate
The KY Public Advocacy Commission seeks applicants for the position of public advocate for the KY Department of Public Advocacy to begin September 16, 2017. The Public Advocate is the Chief Administrator of the Department of Public Advocacy, an independent Executive Branch agency within the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. The Public Advocate, whose office is located in Frankfort, Kentucky, leads the statewide public defender system, creates a vision for the agency, inspires its mission and forward direction, administers a $50+ million annual budget, sets policy for the agency and its employees, and oversees 545 employees in 36 offices across the Commonwealth. The agency has a trial, post-trial, and administrative division. The Public Advocate also provides oversight to the Protection and Advocacy Division, which is an independent division within the Department. The Public Advocacy Commission, a 12-person governing board, supervises the Public Advocate. Written submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. eastern on July 28, 2017. Send to Public Advocate Search Committee, c/o Jessie Luscher, Department of Public Advocacy, 5 Mill Creek Park, Frankfort, KY 40601. Facsimiles are not accepted. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Electronic submittals will be accepted by sending to A job description, duties, competencies, qualifications and further application requirements are found at:
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 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

Joint Local Rules Commission Proposed Rules Amendments
May 19, 2017



Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 57 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky hereby give public notice of the following:

The Joint Local Rules Commission for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky has recommended, and the District Court has authorized for release for a period of public comment through August 31, 2017, the revision of certain Joint Local Rules of Civil Practice and Joint Local Rules of Criminal Practice.

The proposed revisions can be accessed here.
AOC to Offer Legal Trainings for Dependency,
Neglect and Abuse Cases
The Administrative Office of the Courts will conduct legal trainings for dependency, neglect and abuse cases (formally titled GAL training). Applications for accreditation will be submitted for continuing legal education credits. For more information on the trainings and the schedule, click here.
KYLAPImage for Section 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 IOLTA Compliance Now Online
It’s that time of year! Every Kentucky-licensed attorney MUST certify their compliance under SCR 3.830, which governs IOLTA.

SCR 3.830(13) requires every lawyer admitted in Kentucky to certify their compliance with or exemption from the rule on or before September 1st of each year. Attorneys are reminded of this annual requirement on their KBA dues statement, and, effective this year, all attorneys MUST complete a short online Compliance Certification Form through the KBA’s secure website at Attorneys either provide their IOLTA account information or certify their exemption from participating in the IOLTA program. Exemptions are allowed only for those attorneys who fall within the specific categories enumerated in SCR 3.830(14). Firms with multiple attorneys are encouraged to submit a single online form on behalf of the firm and simply attach a listing of all of their attorneys.

For additional information about the Kentucky IOLTA Fund, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit
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Kentucky Attorneys Make a Difference by
Being KBF Sustainers!
Kentucky lawyers have a long tradition of helping their neighbors. They provide advice and counsel, often at difficult times, and they keep giving back to their communities even when the work day is over. As the nonprofit, charitable arm of Kentucky's legal community, the Kentucky Bar Foundation celebrates this commitment to service and provides a way for Kentucky lawyers and judges to unite their collective resources to make a big difference across our Commonwealth.

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, nearly 5,000 attorneys collectively contributed over $142,000. That generosity allowed the Foundation to award 2017 grants totaling $265,000 to 22 nonprofits across Kentucky, bringing the total awarded since 1988 to over $3 million. Click here to learn more about the many worthy, law-related causes that Foundation grants support.

With your help, the Kentucky Bar Foundation can make an even greater impact with its 2018 grants. We hope that you will support the Foundation as a KBF Sustainer this year and show that the legal community is committed to making our Kentucky home a better place!
Section News Image for Section Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, July 26
The Elder Law Section will meet beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 at the Stan Sims Law Office located at 5226 Bardstown Road in Louisville. 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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44th Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, July 27-28
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Probate & Trust Law Section are co-sponsoring the 44th Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute on Thursday & Friday, July 27-28, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 13.75 CLE credits including 1.00 ethics credit. For additional information, contact UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or download the conference brochure at
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Probate & Trust Law Section Annual Meeting, July 28
The Probate & Trust Law Section's annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute following the program luncheon on Friday, July 28. Officers will be elected for the 2017-18 bar year, and upcoming activities will be planned by the attending members. This meeting is free for all section members, and you do not have to be registered for the Institute to attend.
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2nd Biennial Education Law Conference, September 8
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Education Law Section are co-sponsoring the 2nd Biennial Education Law Conference on Friday, September 8, at the Campbell House in Lexington. The program has been accredited in Kentucky for 6.50 CLE credits. For additional information, contact UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921 or download the conference brochure at
CLE Image for Section Don’t Forget-CLE Deadline to Report is August 10th!
The deadline to report your CLE credits timely earned by June 30 is August 10, 2017 for the 2016-17 educational year. Check your CLE record online at
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CLE Courtesy Reminders Emailed
As a courtesy, KBA members who have not yet met their minimum annual CLE requirement will be emailed mid-July regarding the August 10th reporting deadline for credits timely earned by June 30th.

Please ensure that your email address on file with the KBA is correct, by logging in to the KBA website at and looking yourself up on Lawyer Locator. If you need to update the email address on file, click “Request for Address Change” at the bottom of the page. You may also check your CLE transcript and status at any time through the KBA website. After logging in, click on “CLE,” and then “My CLE Transcript.”
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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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KLU Logo Kentucky Law Update
Registration Now Available
Mark your calendars! The KLU program series is an exceptional benefit of KBA membership and Kentucky is the only mandatory CLE state that provides its members a way of meeting the annual CLE requirement at no additional cost. Registration is available online at,
August 31-September 1

Northern KY Conv. Center

September 14-15

Kentucky Exposition Center

September 28-29

Bellefonte Pavilion
October 5-6

London Community Center

October 12-13

Eastern Kentucky Expo Center

October 19-20

Owensboro Conv. Center
November 2-3

Bowling Green
Holiday Inn & Sloan Conv. Center

November 15-16

Julian Carroll Conv. Center

December 12-13

Lexington Conv. Center
Member Service Spotlight Image for Section The Leeward Group
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Visit or call (609) 818-9534.
KBA Career Center Featured Jobs
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