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New Lawyer Program

General Requirement

  • Within 12 months following the date of admission as set forth on the certificate of admission, each person admitted to membership to the Kentucky Bar Association shall complete the New Lawyer Program.
  • The program is offered twice a year, in January or early February and in conjunction with the KBA Annual Convention in May or June. 
  • The program is free to members required to take it. Other attorneys may take the program at a cost of $250.  

Exemption Circumstances

  • The member is admitted to practice in another jurisdiction for a minimum of five years.
  • The member has attended a mandatory new lawyer training of at least 12 credits, including 2 ethics credits, offered by the state bar in another jurisdiction and approved by the Director for CLE. Generally, a partial exemption only will be approved because the first day of the Kentucky NLP specifically concerns the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Extension Circumstances

Hardship Extension

Non-Hardship Extensions

  • Where the member fails to demonstrate hardship or other good cause clearly warranting relief, the member must pay a fee of $250.00 and complete the requirement at the next regularly scheduled New Lawyer Program.
  • Where the member resides out-of-state and not practicing law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the member may apply for extensions in 1 year increments. It is the responsibility of the member to request annual renewal of this extension so long as he/she is not practicing law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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