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Friday, September 8, 2017
KBA Image for Section Terms Expire on the
KBA Board of Governors
On June 30 of each year, terms expire for seven (7) of the fourteen (14) Bar Governors on the KBA Board of Governors. SCR 3.080 provides that notice of the expiration of the terms of the Bar Governors shall be carried in the Bench & Bar. SCR 3.080 also provides that a Board member may serve three consecutive two-year terms. Requirements for being nominated to run for the Board of Governors are contained in Section 4 of the KBA By-Laws and the requirements include filing a written petition signed by not less than twenty (20) KBA members in good standing who are residents of the candidate’s Supreme Court District. Board policy provides that “No member of the Board of Governors or Inquiry Commission, nor their respective firms, shall represent an attorney in a discipline matter.” In addition any member of the Bar who is considering seeking or plans to seek election to the Board of Governors or to a position as an Officer of the KBA will, if elected, be required to sign a limited waiver of confidentiality regarding any private discipline he or she may have received. Any such petition must be received by the KBA Executive Director at the Kentucky Bar Center in Frankfort prior to the close of business on the last business day in October.

The Current Terms of the Following Board Members Will Expire on June 30, 2018:

1st - W. Fletcher Schrock, Paducah
2nd - Thomas N. Kerrick, Bowling Green
3rd - Melinda G. Dalton, Somerset
4th - Bobby Simpson, Louisville
5th - Eileen M. O'Brien, Lexington
6th - Gary J. Sergent, Covington
7th - John Vincent, Ashland
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Call for Nominations
The Kentucky Bar Association is accepting nominations for 2018 Distinguished Judge and Lawyer, Donated Legal Services and Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Awards. Nominations must be received by December 29, 2017. 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

Distinguished Judge Award
Distinguished Lawyer Award

Awards may be given to any judge or lawyer who has distinguished himself or herself through a contribution of outstanding service to the legal profession. The selection process places special emphasis upon community, civic and/or charitable service, which brings honor to the profession.

Donated Legal Services Award
Nominees for the Donated Legal Services Award must be members in good standing with the KBA and currently involved in pro bono work. The selection process places special emphasis on the nature of the legal services contributed and the amount of time involved in the provision of free legal services.

Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Award
Many lawyers take time from their practices to provide personal, professional and financial support to the KBA. This award expresses the appreciation and respect for such dedicated professional service. All members of the KBA are eligible in any given year except for current officers and members of the Board of Governors.
Training Course for Hearing Officers and Participants in Administrative Hearings on October 27
The Administrative Hearings Branch, Office of the Attorney General, will present a one-day training course for hearing officers and participants in administrative hearings on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at the Kentucky History Center, 100 West Broadway, Brown-Forman Room, Frankfort. This seminar is open to everyone with Judge John Rogers as keynote speaker and featuring five other great topics. This program has been approved for 6.0 hours (including 1 hr of ethics) of continuing legal education by the Kentucky Bar Association.

The registration fee is $125.00 per person. Late registration is $150.00 after October 20. Space is limited so sign up early. Registration forms can be found on the website of the Office of the Attorney General at, click on the Civil Branch tab and Office of Civil and Environmental Law and then Administrative Hearings.

Payment by check or state government inter-account only. No credit cards. For more information, call Daphne Criscillis at (502) 696-5442 or email at
American Bar Association Provides Information on How to Assist Hurricane Harvey Victims With Their Legal Issues
Want more information on how to volunteer to help answer legal questions from the Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey, click here.
Texas Access to Justice Foundation Calls for
Help for Hurricane Harvey Victims
The Texas Access to Justice Fund (TAJF) has set up a fund to help legal aid programs, every dollar going directly to legal aid programs. Click here to view the Facebook post by the TAJF. To donate directly to the Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Fund, click here.
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law to
Host Alumni Awards Luncheon
The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Alumni Awards Luncheon, honoring several law school alums, will be held on Oct. 12, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at the Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40202. Click here for more information on the event and the award recipients.
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

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.
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2017 Bench & Bar
Be on the lookout in the September/October 2017 edition of the Bench & Bar for an article from a lawyer recovering from opiate addiction. The article explores his journey and recovery.
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KYLAP Presentation at Kentucky Law Update 2017
The Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP) will be presenting with Court of Appeals Judge Debra Lambert at the Kentucky Law Updates this fall. The issue is suicide among lawyers. The topic is "Ask a Question, Save a Life – What Can I Do to Help or Get Help?" The purpose of the discussion is to empower you to recognize a potential suicide crisis and what to do if you encounter one. Please join us as we explore this important and timely topic. Click here for information on how to register for the Kentucky Law Update.
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Spotlight on Opiate Addiction Among Lawyers
In the July 16, 2017 New York Times article, the ex-wife of a high-powered Silicon Valley lawyer looks back at the decline and eventual death of her ex-husband - a death caused by a drug addiction that no one else had seen slowly changing his life. The article tells a chilling tale of the risks of addiction in the legal profession which touches those at even the highest levels of practice. Look for a revealing first-person story from one Kentucky lawyer who personally struggled with opiate addiction in the September/October Bench & Bar. KYLAP is here to help if you or someone you know is struggling with opiates, another substance, or some other mental health issue. All contact with KYLAP is confidential. SCR 3.990.
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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 You Can Be a Fellow of the
Kentucky Bar Foundation
The Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) is the charitable arm of Kentucky's legal community. More than 1,000 Kentucky attorneys and judges have made a commitment to the future of the Foundation by becoming a KBF Fellow. Click here to view the Directory of KBF Fellows.

You can have your name added to the list of our distinguished Fellows by completing the Fellows Application and mailing it with your contribution to the Kentucky Bar Foundation, 514 W. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40601-1812.

Foundation support furthers the administration of justice through programs and partnerships to help those in need. Watch our short video to learn more.
Section News Image for Section Workers' Compensation Law Section 2018 Mid-Winter Meeting & CLE Seminar, January 25-27
The Workers' Compensation Law Section's 2018 Mid-Winter Meeting & CLE Seminar will be held the mornings of January 25-27, 2018 at the Majestic Mirage Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The CLE seminar is free for all Workers' Compensation Law Section members and $200 for all other attendees. A seminar brochure with additional details regarding the resort and trip reservations is available online. Details regarding the seminar agenda and CLE accreditation will be available in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at or (502) 564-3795.
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
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Save the Date
Mark your calendars for the January 2018 New Lawyer Program, which will be held Jan. 25-26, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville. More details about the program and how to register will be made available in October on the Kentucky Bar Association’s website at
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Great Place to Start Resource Center for
New Attorneys in Kentucky

Find a Mentor and Take Charge of Your Future!

Many of us can benefit from having a mentor at our back to guide, counsel and encourage us. The KBA Find a Mentor program is designed to connect experienced attorneys with new attorneys who are seeking advice and guidance in balancing the personal and professional demands of the practice of law.

How it works: Qualified mentors sign up and volunteer to participate in the GPS mentor program. New attorneys looking for assistance (mentees) may locate a mentor through the GPS website by the mentor’s location or area of practice. The mentee can view detailed information about potential mentors and then initiate first contact. This self-initiated contact may involve a single issue, or entail a more lasting, formal mentor relationship. The limits of the relationship are determined by the preferences of the participants.

This service is available to new attorneys admitted to practice in Kentucky for five years or less. For more detailed information visit and see what the program has to offer.
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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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GEICO is now offering exclusive savings to KBA members. GEICO can also help you find great rates on homeowners, renters, motorcycle insurance, and more! Contact GEICO for a free quote on auto insurance to see how much you could be saving. And don’t forget to mention your KBA affiliation; you could qualify for an exclusive member savings opportunity. Visit or call (800) 368-2734 to see how much you could be saving.

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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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