Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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| JULY/AUGUST 2018 40 e Board of Governors met on Friday, March 16, 2018. Offi- cers and Bar Governors in attendance were, President W. Garmer; President-Elect D. Ballantine, Young Lawyers Division Chair E. Weihe and Young Lawyers Division Chair-Elect J. Overmann. Bar Governors 1 st District – F. Schrock, V. Sims; 2 nd District – J. Meyer, T. Kerrick, 3 rd District – M. Dalton, H. Mann; 4 th District – A. Cubbage, B. Simpson; 5 th District – M. Barfield, E. O'Brien; 6 th District – G. Sergent, T. McMurtry; and 7 th District – R. Blackburn, J. Vincent. Officers Vice President S. Smith and Immediate Past President M. Sullivan were absent. In Executive Session, the Board considered two (2) oral arguments and three (3) restoration cases. Judy McBrayer Campbell of Frank- fort, Dr. Leon Mooneyhan of Shelbyville and Dottye Moore of Elizabethtown non-lawyer members serving on the Board pursuant to SCR 3.375, participated in the deliberations. In Regular Session, the Board of Governors conducted the fol- lowing business: • Heard a status report from the Bar Leadership Confer- ence Task Force and KYLAP Task Force. • Approved proposed ethics opinion E-445 on informa- tion vs advice as a formal opinion. In addition approved having the KBA Ethics 2000 Committee report avail- able on the KBA website. • Office of Bar Counsel (OBC) Deputy Bar Counsel and Administrative Manager Robbie Clements presented a demo on JusticeWeb, an online portal for the Board to access confidential information. • Approved hiring RFH Consultants to complete the 2018-2019 Audit for FY ending June 30, 2019. • Approved the IRS 990 & 990T forms. • Director of Accounting/Membership Michele Pogrotsky reported on the status of the KBA's plan to withdraw from KERS. • Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Chair Eric Weihe re- ported that the YLD recently sponsored the Legal Aid University in Lexington and Louisville. e Legal Aid University offers up to five CLE's on topics such as DVO's, expungement, divorces, etc. e program is free to participants who agree to take on two pro bono cas- es. Weihe also encouraged the Board to submit nomi- nees for the YLD Awards that will be presented at their luncheon on June 14, 2018. Weihe reported the second Legal Food Frenzy began March 15 th and will end April 2 nd , with a goal of raising 800,000 pounds of food or the equivalent of $100,000. Any money raised goes to sup- port Kentucky Association Food Banks in the partici- pating firm's area. At this time 120 organizations have registered to participate. Weihe reported that the ABA YLD Spring Conference is scheduled for May 10-12 in Louisville with 300-400 young lawyers from around the country expected to attend. e Board approved being a Silver Level sponsor in amount of $5,000 in support of the event. • Approved the 2018 Annual Convention expense re- imbursement for the current and new Board members: lodging at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at a rate of $155 single/double per night for a maximum of four nights and reimbursement for round trip mileage at the AOC approved current rate per mile and meal expenses in- curred on Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12, above and beyond group meal functions on those dates. • Approved the waiver of the 2018 Annual Convention registration fee for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and AOC staff attorneys. • Approved the request of the Department of Public Ad- vocacy to send 100 attorneys to the annual convention Wednesday session at a discounted rate of $75 each. • President Garmer reported on the recent effort put forth to publicize the lack of funding of the judiciary. He re- quested ongoing effort and commitment to bring aware- ness to this issue be given from fellow Board members. • Approved a resolution to be submitted to John Tilley, Secretary of the Justice & Public Safety Cabinet, sup- porting the continued funding for the KLEO Program. • Approved the appointment of Immediate Past Presi- dent R. Michael Sullivan to the Judicial Conduct Com- mission to fill the reminder of Kent Westberry's term ending on Dec. 31, 2019. • Approved payment of an additional $500 to be paid to the Kentucky Society of CPA's to complete an econom- ic impact study concerning the taxation of professional services in Kentucky. s u m m a r y o f m i n u t e s k b a BOARD OF GOVERNORS M E E T I N G • M A R C H 1 6 , 2 0 1 8 BAR NEWS

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