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SEP 2018

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| SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 34 e Kentucky Clients' Security Fund (CSF) was established by the Supreme Court of Kentucky (Rule 3.820) to be administered by the Kentucky Bar Association. It is funded by the Bar dues of the lawyers of Kentucky to reimburse clients for losses caused by their attorney's dishonest conduct, defined as the wrongful taking of clients' money or other property or failure or inability to return unearned fees. e amount of $7.00 per lawyer, $6.00 per member of the judiciary, is allocated from member dues by the Kentucky Supreme Court for this Fund. e CSF does not consider losses resulting from negligence, nor does it consider consequential damages. ere are caps on recovery. In the fiscal years 2005-2006 through 2017-2018 the CSF has paid $2,159,820.96 to victims. e CSF provides a last-resort avenue for client victims who are unable to get reimburse- ment for their losses from the responsible lawyer, or from insurance or other sources. ere is no charge to the client for this process. e Rule prohibits lawyers from being compensated for assistance in a claim. Claims are reviewed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association. ese five (5) Trustees consist of three lawyers and two lay members who perform their duties as a public service and receive no compensation. Attorneys Whose Clients Suffered Losses Total Paid Number of Clients Reimbursed Brady, John D. T. Georgetown, KY $5,940.00 3 Butler, Danny Greensburg, KY $150,000.00 17 Dutra, John E. Georgetown, KY $1,550.00 1 Edmondson, Christina Hebron, KY $500.00 1 Gallaher, Damien Ashland, KY $7,216.00 6 Hensley, Genon G. Louisville, KY $1,306.00 1 Horton, Melanie Pikeville, KY $6,666.67 1 Howard, Byron Middlesboro, KY $5,000.00 1 King, J. Grant Paducah, KY $150,000.00 16 Pridemore, Daniel Paducah, KY $901.00 1 Rabits, Patricia Lexington, KY $4,500.00 4 Scoville, Warren London, KY $5,000.00 1 Varney, Roger Hardy, KY $1,500.00 1 Ward, Michael D. Benton, KY $2,500.00 1 CSF Payments in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Over 18,000 attorneys are licensed to practice in the state of Kentucky. It is vitally important that you keep the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) informed of your correct mailing address. Pursuant to rule SCR 3.175, all KBA members must main- tain a current address at which he or she may be communicated, as well as a physical address if your mailing address is a Post Office address. If you move, you must notify the Executive Director of the KBA within 30 days. All roster changes must be in writing and must include your 5-digit KBA member identification number. Members are also required by rule SCR 3.175 to maintain with the Director a valid email address and shall upon change of that address notify the Director within 30 days of the new address. Members who are classified as a "Senior Retired Inactive" or "Disabled Inactive" member are not required to main- tain a valid email address on file. There are several ways to update your address and/or email for your convenience. VISIT our website at https://www. kybar.org to make ONLINE changes or to print an Address Change/Up- date Form –OR– EMAIL the Execu- tive Director via the Membership Department at kcobb@kybar.org –OR– FAX the Address Change/ Update Form obtained from our website or other written notifica- tion to: Executive Director/Mem- bership Department (502) 564-3225 –OR- MAIL the Address Change/Up- date Form obtained from our website or other written notification to: Kentucky Bar Association, Executive Director 514 W. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40601-1812 *Announcements sent to the Bench & Bar's Who, What, When & Where column or communication with other departments other than the Executive Director do not comply with the rule and do not constitute a formal roster change with the KBA. Address or e-mail changes?! Notify the Kentucky Bar Association BAR NEWS

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