Bench & Bar

SEP 2018

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33 BENCH & BAR | • President William R. Garmer reported that registra- tion for the annual convention to date was 1,479 and anticipated approximately 200 more onsite registra- tions. • Approved the appointment of Seth E. Fawns of Pikeville as the YLD Kentucky Delegate on the ABA House of Delegates for a two year term concluding at the end of the ABA Annual Meeting in 2020. • Approved the appointment of Jason Coltharp of Paducah to the Attorneys' Advertising Commission for a three year term ending on June 30, 2021. • President Garmer reported that funding has ceased and is no longer available for the KLEO program which is designed to increase the number of histor- ically underrepresented students in Kentucky's three law schools. Plans are being discussed to appoint a task force to examine the best way to obtain funding for this program. • Approved the list of the 2018 Honorary Members, pursuant to SCR 3.030(3) and Bylaw Section 2, who have reached the age of 75 or have been admitted to the practice of law for 50 years. • Executive Director John D. Meyers reported that Humana has been selected as the new health insur- ance provider and Nationwide Insurance and Ken- tucky Deferred Comp have been selected for the new retirement plans for the KBA staff. Meyers also re- ported that he recently met with the Frankfort City Commissioners to discuss a Kentucky League of Cities taxable bond through their pool loan program using the City of Frankfort as a conduit. Bond pro- ceeds would be used to fund the KBA's buyout from the KERS. • Meyers provided an update on bar litigation matters. • Approved nominating Randal K. Epley and J. Stew- art Wheeler, both of Russellville, as the two candi- dates for the Judicial Nominating Commission Spe- cial Election in the 7 th Judicial Circuit. Put our ERISA experience to work for your clients! Do you have clients eligible to receive benefits under an ERISA plan? Early representation is key, so call us today. We can help. • Long-term Disability • Short-term Disability • Life/Accidental Death Insurance 800-249-3731 201 West Short Street, Suite 800 • Lexington, KY 40507 This is an advertisement Services may be performed by other lawyers ERISA Do you have a matter to discuss with the KBA's Board of Governors? Board meetings are scheduled on: November 9-10, 2018 January 18, 2019 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 Bench & Bar Visit our website to check out the latest Hot Topics article.

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