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eNews - September 2019

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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Application Deadline
The deadline to submit your application for the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2019 Bar Leadership Conference is fast approaching. Visit and select the banner to download the application. Interested members should submit a completed application by Friday, September 6, 2019.
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Terms expire for seven of the 14 Bar Governors on the KBA Board of Governors on June 30 of each year. Below is a list of board members whose terms will expire on June 30, 2020. If interested in serving on the KBA Board of Governors, please contact Melissa Blackwell in the KBA’s Administration Department at (502) 564-3795 ext. 222 or visit, to obtain a petition and additional information on the requirements for serving. The deadline to file a petition is October 31, 2019.

1st SCD
W. Fletcher Schrock

4th SCD
Bobby C. Simpson

7th SCD
Judge John F. Vincent
2nd SCD
Matthew P. Cook
Bowling Green

5th SCD
Eileen M. O’Brien

3rd SCD
Melinda G. Dalton

6th SCD
Gary J. Sergent

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2020 Distinguished Service Awards 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
CLE Image for Section 2019 Kentucky Law Update Online Registration Now Available
Online registration for the 2019 Kentucky Law Update is now open. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register now!
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February 2020 New Lawyer Program
Scheduled for February 6-7, 2020
Mark your calendars! The February 2020 New Lawyer Program is scheduled for February 6-7, 2020, at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington. More details about the upcoming program and how to register will be made available on the KBA’s website soon.
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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. For more information visit our website.
University of Louisville Law Alumni Awards Luncheon
The University of Louisville School of Law Alumni Awards luncheon is Friday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Galt House Hotel. Tickets are $60 each and $40 for public service attorneys and Louisville Law graduates from 2016 and later.

The Law Alumni Awards celebrate 13 distinguished honorees across seven award categories. View the list of this year's winners and register online.
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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Please join us at the 3rd Annual Judge Johnstone Award Dinner
  • Wednesday, October 2 (following Day 1 of the Kentucky Law Update)
  • 5:00 p.m. cocktails (cash bar) with KBA President J. Stephen Smith,
    followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m.
  • Walker Hall, 229 Madison Street, Paducah
  • Honoring the late Henry O. Whitlow
Click here for details on tickets and sponsorships.
Deadline to purchase is September 25

All proceeds benefit the Kentucky Bar Foundation, which serves as the charitable branch of Kentucky’s legal community. In its history, the KBF has awarded more than $3.5 million in grants to nonprofit agencies promoting justice and law-related education for Kentuckians.
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KBF Logo KBF Diversity Fund Grant
The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of grants from a Diversity Fund and encourages all interested nonprofit organizations working on efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession to apply. Grant applications are due October 18, 2019. The Fund’s first priority is to ensure the continuation of the Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity (KLEO) program. The Fund, however, will also support other efforts to promote the inclusion in the profession of individuals from diverse and other underrepresented populations. To request an application, please e-mail KBF Executive Director Guion Johnstone at
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UK/CLE Elder Law Conference, September 6 More Info.

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training, November 7 & 8 More Info.

2020 Workers’ Compensation Law Section Mid-Winter Meeting & CLE Seminar, February 6-8 More Info.
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Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP) is excited to partner with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to present "Lawyer Well-being and Inclusion: It's Everybody's Bar," during the 2019 Kentucky Law Update. KYLAP Director, Yvette Hourigan, and DEI Committee Co-Chairs David Sloan and Allison Connelly will present along with a panel of representatives discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion (and why equity is such an important part of that equation), the impact of implicit bias (even when it's subconscious), and how to level the playing field.
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