Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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| JULY/AUGUST 2018 56 A lthough it is often a member of the CLE Commission who writes the CLE article for the Bench & Bar, I requested the privilege this edition. I did not ask to write this article because I am a frustrated author, although that is often my story when I am trying to seem interesting. But rather, I asked for this opportunity to pay tribute to a long time employee and devoted staff member who retired June 30, 2018. I had the honor of presenting a tribute and gift to Dianna Moore at the 2018 KBA Annual Convention during our awards banquet ursday, June 14 th . Below is a transcript of my speech, sans the emotion and ad libbing which so often accompany a general lack of preparedness due to denial (among other things, including a lack of preparation generally): Many of you know Dianna Moore. She has been the continuing legal education coordinator for the KBA Annual Convention for years. What you may not know is that she plans to retire at the end of this month after more than 30-years with the Kentucky Bar Association. Dianna began working for the Bar in her infancy; no really, she was an actual baby. She was remarkable from the start, typing over 120 words per minute by age seven. At 11, she developed the annual convention planning grid tool she named the Rubik's cube. What few realize is that the invention was a contemporary of the actual original Rubik's cube. She worked for the KBA before there was a Bar Center. She worked for each department before they were more than functions, but she found her home in continuing legal education. Dianna has been integral to the development and, dare I say, success—yes, I think I dare —of each program we offer. She has served the lawyers of Kentucky and the mission of the Bar for 32-years, with love, humor, creativity, dignity, and sheer excellence. She has worked under every CLE director the Bar has had, but I am the one who must face her retirement. Just my luck. I have the daunting task of attempting to replace the irreplaceable. Dianna is the epitome of grace under pressure. While we panic when the unthinkable hap- pens, she has already thought of it and just fixes it. She has plans B, C, D, and E perfected while most of us did not even realize there was a plan A. She never turns a hair. Dianna, I will miss you as a coworker and I will miss seeing my friend on a daily basis. So, George Bailey, here is your travel case. Use it often and well. Go and see all the places you could not visit before because of your devotion to us. CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION We at the Kentucky Bar Association CLE Department and CLE Commission would like to wish Dianna much love and happiness in her retirement. MARY BETH CUTTER serves as the Kentucky B a r A s s o c i a t i o n's Director for Continu- ing Legal Education. Cutter received her B.A. with distinction from Centre Col- lege, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Following her admission to the Kentucky Bar, she was engaged in private practice, focusing primarily in the areas of health care, civil litigation, employment, real estate, and domestic law. She has been with the Kentucky Bar Association since November of 2008. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dianna Moore 32 Years K B A P U B L I C A T I O N S & P R O G R A M C O O R D I N A T O R R E T I R E S A F T E R BY: MARY BETH CUTTER, DIRECTOR FOR CLE

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