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Thursday, March 1, 2018
2018 AC Image for Section Coming Soon-Registration Materials for 2018 KBA Annual Convention in Lexington, June 13-15
Final details are coming together for the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2018 Annual Convention, “More Than A Lawyer,” scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, through Friday, June 15, at the Lexington Convention Center. KBA members can expect to receive their pre-convention brochures in the March/April issue of the Bench & Bar, which will mail later this month.

The pre-convention brochure will include all of the details on the events that have been planned, as well as the CLE lineup. As you wait to receive your magazine, click here, for a detailed listing of our feature and spotlight speakers, as well as some of the other exciting programs that have been scheduled.

Online registration is expected to open soon. Members will be notified in a separate email when online registration is available.

We look forward to seeing you in Lexington, June 13-15!
KBA Image for Section Email Addresses to Appear on KBA Members’ Profiles Effective March 9, 2018
Pursuant to SCR 3.035(1)(b), members are required to maintain one official email address and shall upon change of that address notify the Director within ten (10) days of the new official email address, except however, that “Senior Retired inactive” members, “Disabled Inactive” members and those “Honorary” members who no longer actively practice law or maintain an office shall not be required to maintain an official email address.

Effective March 9, 2018, email addresses will appear on members’ profiles and will be accessible by the public. You may request that your email address not be made public on your KBA member profile by completing the steps below and submitting the form on or before March 5, 2018.

Step 1: Visit https://www.kybar.org/page/emailvisibility

Step 2: Log in to the KBA Website
  • Enter your username (Your Username is your email that is on file with the KBA, or the username you have assigned yourself, or the unique username that has been assigned to you by the KBA.)
  • Enter your password (Your password is either kybar plus your 5-digit member number, for example: kybar00000, or the password you have assigned yourself.)
  • Select Sign In
Step 3: Complete and Submit Form

Step 4: Note Tracking Number
Nominations Sought for YLD Annual Awards
The Young Lawyers Division seeks nominees for four Awards given annually for exceptional contributions to the legal profession and the public. The Nomination process opens March 1, 2018. Nominations are due Friday, March 30, 2018. For more information and to nominate a deserving individual or organization, please visit the KBA Young Lawyers Division webpage at www.kbayld.org.

The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award honors a Kentucky attorney who has excelled in the practice of law and community service. Any Kentucky young lawyer is eligible for nomination. "Young lawyer" is defined as one who, as of July 1, 2017, has been engaged in the practice of law for ten or fewer years or who is forty years old or younger.

The Nathaniel R. Harper Award honors a person or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to changing the face of the Bar by encouraging the inclusion of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals, as well as promoting full and equal participation in the legal profession by all unrepresented or underrepresented groups.

The Young Lawyer Service to Community Award honors a member of the Young Lawyers Division for exemplary service to his or her community through volunteerism, service to non-profit organizations, and/or pro bono legal representation.

The Service to Young Lawyers Award honors a lawyer, non-lawyer, or organization for exceptional contributions to the professional and personal advancement and mentorship of young lawyers.

For more information and to nominate a deserving individual or organization, please visit the KBA Young Lawyers Division webpage at the link above.

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary Horn, Young Lawyers Division Vice Chair, at horn@mmlklaw.com.
Kentucky Defense Counsel 2018 Spring Seminar
to be held March 23
Kentucky Defense Counsel’s 2018 Spring Seminar, The Art of Negotiation, will feature keynote speaker J. Anderson “Andy” Little of Mediation, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC. The seminar will take place on Friday, March 23 at Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington. Besides Andy presenting Negotiating the Settlement of Insured Claims for 3.0 hours of CLE, speakers include John Hays: Negotiating Claims in Arbitration; Christopher O’Bryan and Caitlin Housley: Potential Bad Faith Issues in Negotiations; and a panel Robert Duncan, William Francis and Ernest “Hank” Jones: Ethical Mediation.

For more information, go to ky-def.org (Events) or phone (502) 228-9256.
Job Opportunities with the Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society has posted several job opportunities. To view the job descriptions, click here. For more information on the Legal Aid Society of Louisville please visit www.laslou.org.
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 mrp.ky.gov and submit to mrp@ky.gov. 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:
CHFS, ATTN: MRP
275 East Main Street, 5W-A (MRP)
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621

Electronically: mrp@ky.gov
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 January/February 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 kylap.org, call (502) 226-9373, or email abeitz@kylap.org.
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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 yhourigan@kylap.org.

KBF Logo Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good
Do you volunteer in your community? Do you have a great action shot from a recent community service project? The Kentucky Bar Foundation is looking for "Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good" across the state. For a chance to be featured, please email pictures of you “in action” to KBF Executive Director Guion Johnstone at gjohnstone@kybar.org. We love to spotlight the good work that Kentucky attorneys do for their communities!*

*Your submission of a photograph to the Kentucky Bar Foundation’s “Kentucky Attorneys Doing Good” campaign constitutes your permission for that photograph to be used by the Kentucky Bar Foundation, as well as the Kentucky Bar Association, in their programs, publications, e-newsletter, websites, social media pages, and any and all other print and online materials. By submitting, you also acknowledge that you hold the rights to the photo for publication in all KBF or KBA materials.
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Seeking CARE Volunteers
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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 gjohnstone@kybar.org. More info on CARE at: http://careinky.org/.
Section News Image for Section 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 http://www.ukcle.com/.
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Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, April 11
The Elder Law Section will meet beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 11, at the Kentucky Bar Center, located at 514 W. Main St. in downtown Frankfort. All Section members are invited to attend this brown bag lunch meeting to discuss and plan upcoming activities. Conference call-in information is available on the event webpage. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org or (502) 564-3795.
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Strategic Negotiation Skills with Thomas J. Stipanowich, April 13
Register now for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section's spring CLE seminar! Strategic Negotiation Skills with Thomas J. Stipanowich, William H. Webster Professor of Law, Pepperdine University and Dean, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, will be held on Friday, April 13, at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington. The program has been accredited for 6.75 CLE credits in Kentucky. Registration is $100 and includes printed seminar materials and lunch. To attend, you must register online and pay by credit card. Registration for this program will close Friday, April 6, or when the number of registrants reaches capacity. Space is limited, so please register early! Pre-registration is required. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org or (502) 564-3795.
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Save the Date! 27th Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE Seminar, April 19
The 27th Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE seminar will be held Thursday, April 19, at the University of Louisville Event and Conference Center at Shelby Campus. Additional details will be available soon on the KBA community calendar. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org or (502) 564-3795.
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Save the Date! 2018 Kentucky Environmental Law
CLE Seminar, April 27
The 2018 Kentucky Environmental Law CLE Seminar will be held Friday, April 27, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. Additional details will be available soon on the KBA community calendar. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org or (502) 564-3795.
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16th Biennial Employment Law Institute, June 7-8, 2018
The Office of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the KBA Labor & Employment Law Section are co-sponsoring the 16th Biennial Employment Law Institute on Thursday-Friday, June 7-8, 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 http://www.ukcle.com/.
CLE Image for Section KBA Online Programs
The KBA Online Catalog offers a great way to take CLE whenever and wherever you have access to the internet! Seminars featuring our highest rated speakers are delivered right to your desktop in streaming audio and video formats.

Click here for the latest program additions and ordering information. The catalog also includes audio programs you can download directly to your iPod/mp3 player, for playback at your convenience.

Note: Online video and downloaded audio seminars are technological programs, of which you are allowed up to 6.0 CLE credits per educational year.
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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 ky.webcredenza.com/. For questions or to register over the phone, please contact Kim at kim@webcredenza.com or (720) 879-4142.
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Looking for Upcoming KBA Accredited CLE Events?
Look No Further! Check out web.kybar.org/clesearch/listprograms.aspx
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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All KBA members are now entitled to receive a 25 percent discount on custom website development services. To learn more, contact the Zola Creative Media sales team at (877) 269-0076.
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