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eNews - November 2019

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Monday, November 4, 2019
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Call for Nominations
The Kentucky Bar Association is accepting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Judge and Lawyer, Donated Legal Services and Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Awards. Nominations must be received by December 31, 2019. If you are aware of a Kentucky judge or lawyer who has provided exceptional service in these areas, please call (502) 564-3795 to request a nominating form or download it from our website at
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Online registration for the 2019 Kentucky Law Update is open. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register now!
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New Lawyer Program Scheduled for February 6-7, 2020
Registration is now open for the February 2020 New Lawyer Program. The program is scheduled for February 6-7, 2020, at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington. Register now!
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Report Your CLE Credits Online
Reporting and keeping track of your CLE is now even easier! You can quickly report your attendance and apply for CLE programs online.
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Its Newest Members
New attorneys received their oaths of office on Monday, October 21, in the chamber of the Supreme Court of Kentucky in the state Capitol in Frankfort. The Kentucky Bar Association continued its tradition of honoring its newest members, their families and friends with a reception in their honor throughout the day at the Kentucky Bar Center. A total of 238 new attorneys were recommended for admittance to the practice of law following the July 2019 bar examination. Congratulations to these new members!
Reception for Professor Allison Connelly and the KLEO Program
A reception honoring Professor Allison Connelly and the KLEO program will be held on November 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Louisville Bar Association, 600 West Main Street, Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40202. Refreshments will be served.

The Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity (KLEO) program provides academic and financial support to first year law students at Chase, Brandeis and UK who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and from populations that are underrepresented in the legal profession.

All are encouraged to attend the reception. Donations for KLEO will be gratefully accepted at the event or may be mailed to the KBF. Make checks payable to the Kentucky Bar Foundation and write in the memo line “KLEO.”

Thank you to the Kentucky Bar Foundation for its generous ongoing support of the KLEO program. An additional thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that have contributed to this program’s success over the years.

RSVP to Pam Keeney at
Identillect Monthly Webinar – November
Title: Cyber-Criminals are aiming for you, it’s time to take a STAND …

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT

Duration: 60 minutes

Speaker: Todd Sexton, Chief Executive Officer, Identillect Technologies


Cyber- criminals are adversely affecting the way we practice law, unknowingly, we can often place our clients in harm’s way. As the digital age takes control of the way we communicate the vulnerability increases and cyber-threats abound. Understand cyber-threats and how data handling regulations are requiring a higher level of security to be in compliance. In this lecture we will investigate changing legal trends as we as a step-by-step process to ensure adequate protection of your law practice.

Understand how to protect your firm:
  • Understand how to recognize cyber-threats
  • Get the inside scoop on changing data handling regulations as well as changing legal trends
  • Proactively take simple steps to protect your firm
Todd Sexton, Chief Executive Officer, Identillect Technologies
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Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, November 13 More Info.

2020 Workers’ Compensation Law Section
Mid-Winter Meeting & CLE Seminar, February 6-8
More Info.
AOC To Offer Legal Training for Dependency,
Neglect and Abuse Cases
The Administrative Office of the Courts will conduct legal training for dependency, neglect and abuse cases (formally titled GAL training). For more information on the advanced and basic trainings, as well as the schedule, click here.

An application for accreditation has been submitted to the Kentucky Bar Association’s CLE Commission.
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Henry O. Whitlow
The Kentucky Bar Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Judge Edward H. Johnstone Award fundraising dinner, attended by more than 150 attorneys, judges, and community members on October 2, 2019 in Paducah. The late Henry O. Whitlow received the Judge Edward H. Johnstone Award. The event raised over $20,000 with all proceeds going towards grants for law-related organizations and projects throughout the Commonwealth.

Thank you to our many generous sponsors who helped make this event a success!
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Are you a law student, lawyer, or judge in recovery in the Bowling Green area? Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP) is exploring the possibility of hosting a closed recovery meeting on a recurring basis in your area. The format would generally follow 12-step guidelines, but all recovery fellowships are welcome (e.g., AA, NA, Al-Anon, Recovery Dharma (formerly Refuge Recovery), SMART, etc.). If you are interested in learning more about this, please email Ashley Cooper at the KYLAP office,, or call the KYLAP office directly at (502) 226-9373. We are only eliciting interest level in the event, and your identity is not needed. Pursuant to SCR 3.990, all contact with KYLAP is confidential. Thank you for your interest!
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Below is a listing of jobs that are currently featured on the Kentucky Bar Association's Career Center page.

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  • Term Law Clerk
    United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky Paducah, KY
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    Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart Bowling Green, KY
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