Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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| JULY/AUGUST 2018 10 Under our convention theme of "More Than a Lawyer," this year's event offered over 50 outstanding CLE programs. On Wednesday, June 13 th , John Douglas, FBI Investigative Support Unit founder and inspiration for the character Holden Ford in Netflix's "Mindhunter," took attendees behind the television screen for a real-life look at the investigative techniques used for hunting serial killers, sex offenders and other violent offenders. Producer Amy Ziering joined afterward and discussed her documentary"The Hunting Ground" which was an expose of sexual assault on U.S college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Oscar-winning screenwriter and New York Times best-selling author Graham Moore spoke on Thursday afternoon . Moore won the 2015 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Imitation Game" and his latest best-selling novel The Last Days of Night, which looks at the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over the lightbulb patent, will be in movie theaters soon. Thursday also hosted several spotlight CLE programs, including last year's standing room only program, "The Opioid Epidemic in Kentucky," as well Philip K. Howard, attorney and best-selling author of The Death of Common Sense, The Collapse of the Common Good, Life Without Lawyers, and The Rule of Nobody. The programming was packed with fun and interesting sessions on Friday, June 15 th , such as "Better NOT Call Saul: Professional Ethics Lessons from 'Breaking Bad' and Its Prequel," "Presidential Last Will & Testaments," "Legal Issues in the Star Wars Universe," and "Ethics Jeopardy." Also in the lineup was Matt Jones, Kentucky attorney and host of "Hey Kentucky!" and "Kentucky Sports Radio," who, along with a panel, joined us to discuss the legal world of NCAA sports infractions. The convention ended with our featured presentation from civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom, known for representing women whose sexual harassment claims precipitated the firing of Bill O'Reilly from "Fox News," where she discussed the #MeToo movement and its legal implications. WRAP UP 2018 KBA Annual Convention

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