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Sunday, October 26, 2014     
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 A periodic newsletter providing information about the activities of the Kentucky Bar Association
and other information relevant to attorneys practicing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

e-News

October 2014


In this issue:

  Officers

William E. Johnson
President

Douglass Farnsley
President-Elect

R. Michael Sullivan
Vice President

Thomas L. Rouse
Past President

Young Lawyers
Bradley J. Sayles, Chair

Executive Director
John D. Meyers

 

Board of Governors

1st District
Michael M. Pitman
W. Fletcher Schrock

2nd District
Thomas N. Kerrick
J. D. Meyer

3rd District
Melinda G. Dalton
Howard O. Mann

4th District
Amy D. Cubbage
Bobby Simpson

5th District
William R. Garmer
Eileen M. O'Brien

6th District
Gary J. Sergent
J. Stephen Smith

7th District
Earl M. McGuire
John Vincent 



The next four dates for the 2014 Kentucky Law Update (KLU) program series are:

October 1-2
Lexington
Lexington Convention Center

October 9-10
Owensboro
Owensboro Convention Center

October 23-24
Louisville
Kentucky International Convention Center

October 30-31
Prestonsburg
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

Dates, locations, agenda details, and registration information for all of the 2014 KLU programs are listed on the KBA website at www.kybar.org/186. Don't miss out on this exceptional benefit of KBA membership! Kentucky is the only mandatory CLE state that provides its members a way of meeting the annual CLE requirement at no additional cost.


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SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES PLANNED FOR NEW LAWYERS

The Swearing-In Ceremony for applicants who successfully passed the July 2014 Bar Examination will be held on Friday, October 17, in the Supreme Court of Kentucky Courtroom located on the second floor of the Capitol Building in Frankfort. Nine separate ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m.; a recess for lunch will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m., with the ceremonies commencing again at 1:15 p.m. The last swearing-in session begins at 3 p.m.

The Kentucky Bar Association will host a reception in honor of our newest members between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that day at the Kentucky Bar Center, 514 W. Main Street, Frankfort. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the reception immediately after each group's ceremony. For more information, click here.

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HEALTH INSURANCE ANNOUNCEMENT


Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment will begin soon for 2015 health insurance coverage. The National Insurance Agency (NIA) encourages KBA members to act now to discuss their eligibility, request a quote, and prepare for the November 15 enrollment -- “Don’t wait. Now is the time to begin planning for the ACA enrollment period.”

Visit www.niai.com/kba, email don.katzman@niai.com, or call 1-877-334-1582.

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NATIONAL PRO BONO CELEBRATION, OCTOBER 19-25

THANK YOU for your donated legal services! The Kentucky Volunteer Lawyer Program and civil legal aid programs across the state express their deep appreciation to all who donate their legal services to those who cannot afford attorney. Each year, thousands of Kentuckians need civil legal assistance they cannot afford. The National Pro Bono Celebration, Oct. 19-25, 2014, is a time to focus the nation's attention on the great need for pro bono services and to celebrate the outstanding work of lawyers who volunteer their services throughout the year. Join your local pro bono program now and help build a just legal system. To learn more about pro bono, go to www.kyvlp.org or contact Jacqueline S. Duncan, jduncan@ajfky.org, 859-255-9913 (ext. 12).

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2015 NEW LAWYER PROGRAM – SAVE THE DATE


The KBA's next New Lawyer Program -- scheduled for Jan. 28-29, 2015 -- will be held at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in Louisville. All newly admitted members of the Kentucky Bar Association are required to complete the New Lawyer Program within twelve months of admission, unless they have practiced in another jurisdiction for a minimum of five years and apply for an exemption.

Note: The program is only offered twice a year, once in the winter and again in June. This is the first offering of the program for the 2015 calendar year. The program is offered free of charge for attorneys seeking to fulfill their New Lawyer Program requirements, pursuant to SCR 3.640.

Details on the January New Lawyer Program are posted on the KBA website under CLE - -New Lawyer Program. For questions about the program or your completion deadline, contact Jennifer Keitz at 502-564-3795, ext. 226 or jkeitz@kybar.org.

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2015 DISTINGUISHED JUDGE, LAWYER, DONATED LEGAL SERVICE AND BRUCE K. DAVIS BAR SERVICE AWARDS

The Kentucky Bar Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Judge and Lawyer, Donated Legal Services, and Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Awards.

Nominations must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. For a description of the awards and a nominating form, click here.

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SECTION NEWS 

Elder Law Section Meeting, October 8

The Elder Law Section will meet from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, in the board room of the Kentucky Bar Center, 514 W. Main Street, in downtown Frankfort. All section members are invited to attend this brown bag lunch meeting to discuss and plan upcoming section activities. If you would like to participate via conference call, the dial-in number is (877) 746-4263. You will need to enter participant code 02 32 245# to be connected to the conference call. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org or (502) 564-3795.

2014 Construction Law Institute, October 23

The University of Kentucky Office of Continuing Legal Education and the KBA Construction & Public Contract Law Section are co-sponsoring the 2014 Construction Law Institute on Thursday, October 23, at the U.K. College of Law in Lexington. The program has been accredited for 6.75 CLE credits. For additional information, call UK/CLE at (859) 257-2921, or download the full conference brochure at http://www.ukcle.com/.

Third Annual Forum on Criminal Law Reform in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, November 7

The KBA Criminal Law Section and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law are sponsoring the Third Annual Forum on Criminal Law Reform in the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Friday, November 7. The forum will be held from 11:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Allen Court Room at the law school in Louisville. The CLE program has been accredited for 3.50 CLE credits in Kentucky. Admission to the forum is free, but space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the seminar capacity is reached. The registration deadline is Friday, October 31. A registration form with the full agenda is available on the Criminal Law Section's Criminal Law Section's webpage.

2014 Equine Law Update CLE Seminar, November 12

On Wednesday, November 12, the KBA Equine Law Section is sponsoring a half-day CLE seminar at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville. The CLE program will be followed by lunch at the museum for all attendees. Details regarding the seminar agenda are still being finalized, and the section will submit an application requesting 3.00 CLE credits for this program next week. Once the program is finalized and receives CLE accreditation, the seminar brochure and registration form will be available on the Equine Law Section's webpage. Questions? Contact Lori Alvey at lalvey@kybar.org or (502) 564-3795.

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SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE BENCH & BAR ONLINE

Bench & Bar - September 2014

The September issue of the Bench & Bar is now available in our user-friendly flipbook edition available by clicking on the cover photo at left.




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SAVE THE DATE - KBA DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SUMMIT, APRIL 9-10, 2015 IN LOUISVILLE

The Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville will host a Diversity and Inclusion Summit, April 9-10, 2015, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The summit will involve attorneys from across the state in a two-day program of discussions and education. The summit will provide practical and tangible resources and ideas for firms to implement their own diversity and inclusion programs. In conjunction with the event, 25 attorneys will participate alongside 25 law school students, 25 university students and 25 high school students in a pipeline service project coordinated by the law school and the Legal Aid Society to rally the involvement of attorneys in mentoring minority students from the high school level through college and throughout law school. Please save the date and make plans to attend this important summit. For more information please contact Mark Flores at (859) 244-7529 or you can e-mail him at mflores@fbtlaw.com. More details coming soon.

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INFORMATION SOUGHT FOR KBA DIVERSE SPEAKER DIRECTORY

The Kentucky Bar Association’s Diversity in the Profession Committee seeks information for its Diverse Speaker Directory, a resource for both program organizers and diverse legal experts who have an interest in speaking and moderating. The directory was developed in response to a recognized need for diverse legal experts across a broad spectrum of backgrounds, and will provide a comprehensive and centralized database of legal experts who self-identify their status from a race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity, and disability perspective.

The KBA Diversity in the Profession Committee encourages legal experts to create a complete Diverse Speakers Directory profile with information about their particular legal expertise as well as their demographic data. This will help program organizers and meeting planners to identify and include panelists and moderators that are representative of the constituencies that they serve as well as the legal profession. Access the form by clicking here. Please complete and return to Elaine Baesler, KBA executive assistant, at ebaesler@kybar.org.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2015 KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION IN LEXINGTON

The Kentucky Bar Association will host its Annual Convention at the Lexington Convention Center, Wednesday through Friday, June 17-19, 2015. The 2015 Annual Convention Planning Committee is chaired by Anita Britton of Lexington, with Bill Garmer of Lexington serving as CLE Program Chair. The Annual Convention Planning Committee is already busy establishing plans for this exciting event, including selecting the 2015 theme, "Justice for All: Securing Access in a Diverse Society.” Please save the date and look forward to more details soon!

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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 7:30 a.m., on Tuesdays at Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, (Erlanger). The church is located off I-75 exit 186 for Kentucky 371/ Buttermilk Pike. The facility will open at 7:15 a.m. 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 www.kylap.org, call (502) 564-3795, ext. 266, or email abeitz@kylap.org.

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KENTUCKY BAR FOUNDATION 2014-15 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


The Kentucky Bar Foundation’s Executive Committee for July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 includes:

PRESIDENT
Frank Hampton Moore, Jr.
Bowling Green

PRESIDENT ELECT
Tasha Scott Schaffner
Florence

VICE PRESIDENT
J. David Porter
Lexington

SECRETARY-TREASURER
R. Harvey Johnston III
Bowling Green

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Jane Adams Venters
Somerset

IOLTA CHAIR
Scott D. Laufenberg
Bowling Green

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CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION



Find a Mentor and Take Charge of Your Future!


It pays to have a helping hand in the workplace when you’re just starting out in the practice of law. Many of us can benefit from having a mentor 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 www.kbagps.org and see what the program has to offer.




Looking for Upcoming KBA Accredited CLE Events?
Look no further...
 
Check out www.kybar.org/580

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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