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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Supreme Court announces amended orders related
to in-person testimony and evictions.
Click here to read the orders in their entirety.
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Board of Governors?

To find out information on how to run for the KBA Board of Governors and to secure a petition, click here.

Petitions 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.

Here is the complete list of Board Members’ terms that will expire on June 30, 2021.
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2021 Distinguished Service Awards Call for Nominations
The Kentucky Bar Association is accepting nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Judge and Lawyer, Donated Legal Services and Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Awards. Nominations must be received by December 31, 2020. 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.
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2020 Judicial Nominating Commission
General Election Information
All in-state Kentucky Bar Association members should have received an email regarding the candidates, nominated by the Board of Governors and candidates nominated by petition, for the upcoming 2020 Judicial Nominating Commission General Elections. The elections will be via electronic voting through BallotBox an online voting system. Ballots for the Judicial Nominating Commission elections will be emailed from Ballotbox on October 10, 2020. Members will not receive a paper ballot. If you have any questions, contact the Membership Department at
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more time to complete continuing legal
education for 2019-2020 educational year

Click here for more information regarding additional time to complete continuing legal education for 2019-2020 educational year.
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2020 Kentucky Law Update On Demand Now Available!
Click here to register and view the program
Pursuant to Supreme Court Order 2020-49, the 2020 Kentucky Law Update was moved to an on demand format for the 2020-2021 educational year. This year’s program is available free of charge to KBA members in good standing from September 1 – December 31, 2020.

The program series covers a variety of areas of law, including ADR, Cyber Security, Employment Law, Family Law, Small Firm Practice Management, and many others! The 2020 Kentucky Law Update is accredited in Kentucky for 17.75 credits, including up to 5 ethics. It is also accredited in several other states, including Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Accreditation is pending and therefore uncertain in Ohio and North Carolina.

Please direct all inquiries to Program Coordinator Ema Haines,
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February 2021 New Lawyer Program
Scheduled for February 11-12, 2021
Mark your calendars! The February 2021 New Lawyer Program is scheduled for February 11-12, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. More details about the upcoming program and how to register will be made available on the KBA’s website soon.
New opportunities for Attorneys and Judges to take the Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect and Abuse
The Legal Training for Dependency, Neglect and Abuse prepares attorneys to provide legal representation to dependent, abused or neglected children and their parents. The Administrative Office of the Courts received a great response to the first offerings of the training. New dates have been scheduled. The Legal Training for DNA Cases is free for attorneys and judges and includes two tracks that will be available on multiple dates. You will be able to find more details here, and you can send questions to The Kentucky Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Commission accredited the program for a total of 8 hours of CLE credit.
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LMICK is Committed to Being your Ally!
LMICK LogoLawyers Mutual of Kentucky is here to ensure that you get the support you deserve and the protection you need for your practice. From education and prevention to mitigation and coverage, LMICK is committed to being your ally every step of the way. Put our experience to work for your practice. Get started today!
Together Lawyers Can Virtual Housing Law CLE
Launched July 1
Kentucky is facing an unprecedented challenge. Over 15,000 Kentuckians have been infected with the coronavirus and thousands more have been directly impacted in the economic aftershock of the crisis. Kentucky's legal aid programs have launched Together Lawyers Can to address the anticipated rise in numbers and need for civil legal aid. Together Lawyers Can is a state-wide pro bono based program designed to connect Kentucky lawyers from across the Commonwealth with our neighbors in crisis due to the pandemic. For more information on the program, as well as the CLE series, click here.
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Take a moment to read KYLAP’s COVID-19 mental health resources in the July/August Bench & Bar.
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KBF Diversity Fund Grant
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. Applications are due October 16, 2020. 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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Judge Johnstone Award 2020 Logo
For the past three years, the Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) has brought together lawyers for an evening to honor an attorney with the Judge Edward H. Johnstone Award while also raising funds to support the KBF. Due to COVID-19, we unfortunately will not be hosting the event this fall, and in turn, no award will be presented this year. Nevertheless, we hope attorneys will continue supporting the KBF to help meet the needs of our communities, which have only increased in recent months. Learn how you can support our efforts!
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Civil Litigation Section Quarterly Meeting, September 25 More Info.

Elder Law Section Quarterly Meeting, September 25 More Info.

CLE Webinars
UK/CLE Third Biennial Kentucky Health Law Institute, September 2 & 3 More Info.

UK/CLE Third Annual Elder Law Conference, September 24 & 25 More Info.
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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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    The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky Lexington, KY
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