Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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41 BENCH & BAR | e Board of Governors met on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, for a special meeting to discuss voluntarily withdrawing from the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS), as well as establishing replacement retirement and health insurance plans for employees of the KBA. Officers and Bar Governors in attendance were, President W. Garmer; Vice President S. Smith and Immediate Past President M. Sullivan (via phone). Bar Governors 1 st District – F. Schrock, V. Sims; 2 nd District – J. Meyer, 3 rd District – H. Mann (via phone); 4 th District – A. Cubbage, B. Simpson (via phone); 6 th District – G. Sergent; and 7 th District – J. Vincent. Officers and Bar Governors absent were: President-Elect Ballantine (recused), YLD Chair Eric Weihe (recused), M. Barfield, R. Blackburn, M. Dalton, T. Kerrick, E. O'Brien (recused) and T. McMurtry. 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 • A P R I L 2 5 , 2 0 1 8 e Board of Governors met on Friday, May 18, 2018. Officers and Bar Governors in attendance were, President W. Garmer; Pres- ident-Elect D. Ballantine, Vice President S. Smith; Immediate Past President M. Sullivan; 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, 3 rd District – M. Dalton, H. Mann; 4 th District – A. Cubbage, B. Simpson; 5 th District – E. O'Brien; 6 th District – G. Sergent, T. McMurtry; and 7 th District – R. Blackburn. Bar Governors absent were: M. Barfield, T. Kerrick and J. Vincent. In Executive Session, the Board considered two (2) oral argu- ments and two (2) restoration cases. Judy McBrayer Campbell of Frankfort, Mike Cherry of Princeton and Dr. Leon Mooneyhan of Shelbyville, 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 Con- ference Task Force, KYLAP Task Force, Task Force on Judicial Evaluations, Rules Committee and discussed the withdrawal from KERS. • Approved the concept of a Diversity Survey presented to the Board by Judge Ernesto Scorsone, Bruce Klein- schmidt and Maegan Pirtle, from the LGBT Section and supported by the KBA Diversity in the Profession Committee. 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 Y 1 8 , 2 0 1 8 Continued on the next page. • Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Chair Eric Weihe ex- pressed his thanks to the Board on behalf of the young lawyers who attended the Bar Leadership Conference which was well received by all in attendance. Weihe reported that the Legal Food Frenzy ran from March 15-April 2 and raised over $63,000; the equivalent of 630,000 pounds of food or 530,000 meals. e win- ning firm was Frost Brown Todd of Lexington, and was awarded the Attorney General's Cup for raising 82,000 pounds of food. Weihe reported the following awards will be distributed during the YLD Annual Luncheon scheduled for ursday, June 14, in conjunction with An- nual Convention: Outstanding Young Lawyer Bradley C. Clark of Lexington; Young Lawyer Service to Commu- nity Award Cassie H. Chambers of Louisville; Service to Young Lawyers Award Christopher E. Schaefer of Lou- isville and the Nathaniel R. Harper Award Michelle T. Browning Coughlin of Louisville. • President-Elect Douglas C. Ballantine reported that the Board of Governors Summer meeting will be held on July 19-21, at the Omni Hotel in Louisville. • President Garmer reported that annual convention reg- istrations are in excess of 1,000 attendees with an ulti- mate goal of 2,500.

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