Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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43 BENCH & BAR | of Joshua E. Santana of Lexington; 6 th Supreme Court District – reappointment of Delores W. Baker of Mays- ville and Robert E. Sanders of Covington and 7 th Su- preme Court District – reappointment of Rachel W. Kennedy of Pikeville. • Approved the following reappointments to the KYLAP Commission for four year terms ending on June 30, 2022: 2 nd Supreme Court District – Michael A. Breen of Bowling Green; 3 rd Supreme Court District Arden Winter Huff of Monticello; 6 th Supreme Court Dis- trict – Benjamin G. Dusing of Cincinnati; 7 th Supreme Court District Senator Robin L. Webb of Grayson and Non-Lawyer Citizen Members Leon Marrow and Reverend Terry Johnson. • Executive Director John Meyers provided an update on bar litigation matters. • Approved one (1) member for disabled inactive status pursuant to SCR 3.030(5)(a). • Approved the change to ethics opinion E-444 Part- Time Prosecutors to correct a scrivener's error. • Approved the recommendation of the Investment Committee that the Board ratify the temporary move- ment of equity positions into fixed investments due to market volatility and the upcoming need for funds to pay for withdrawal from KERS. • Approved the recommendation of the Kentucky Bar Foundation Board of Directors to dissolve the KBA Diversity Fund Advisory Committee in order to in- crease efficiency and to eliminate potential conflict of interest. e KBF Board of Directors will still consider letters of support from KBA accompanying a request for funding from the Diversity Fund. • Approved adding the question to the dues statement and online dues payment forms to comply with SCR 3.023 which requires all non-exempt members to report whether or not they have professional liability coverage in certain amounts. • Meyers reported that the Kentucky Bar Association's name and trademark has now been formally registered. • Meyers reported that the Supreme Court approved the KBA and IOLTA Budgets for FY 2018-2019. e Supreme Court also approved, via blanket order, RFH Consultants of Lexington to perform their second audit of the KBA for FY 2017-2018, said order authorizing their continued employment as long as the annual cost is under $20,000. • Bar Governor J.D. Meyer reported that he is a member of the Civil Justice Reform Task Force which recently visited Little Rock, Ark., in May where a Civil Justice Reform Conference was held. Meyer reported that the goal of the conference was to further analyze the cur- rent civil justice system and declining number of jury trials. Do you have a matter to discuss with the KBA's Board of Governors? Board meetings are scheduled on: September 14-15, 2018 November 9-10, 2018 To schedule a time on the Board's agenda at one of these meetings, please contact John Meyers or Melissa Blackwell at (502) 564-3795. TO KBA MEMBERS The Kentucky Bar Association continues to present the Bench & Bar magazine in audio version through the KY NFB-NEWSLINE ® . The KY NFB-NEWSLINE ® audio information service is available to eligible subscribers by dialing a toll-free telephone or local call number on a touch-tone telephone; Newsline Mobile App on your i-Device; or on the web at www.nfbnewslineonline.org. Eligible individuals include those who cannot use con- ventional print because of a visual impairment; learning disability; physical impairment restricting the use of fin- gers, hands or arms; or other conditions causing limited access to print information. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.nfbnewsline-ky.org and our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/audionewskentucky/ B E N C H & B A R AVAILABLE THROUGH KY NFB-NEWSLINE ® Bench & Bar This article has been placed on the KBA website under the Hot Topics page. 'I'll Expect a W.P.A. Check in the Morning': The Path of the University of Louisville School of Law to Belknap Campus B Y M A R C U S W A L K E R

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