Bench & Bar

JAN 2018

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33 BENCH & BAR | • President Garmer reported that the Supreme Court of Kentucky recently adopted an open records policy and that the Board will appoint a task force to develop an open records policy for the KBA. • Approved the submission of the following names to the Supreme Court for appointment to the CLE Commission for a vacancy in the 5 th Supreme Court District created by the resignation of Carl N. Fra- zier: Monica H. Braun, La Toi Mayo and Jeffrey A. Kaplan, Jr. • Approved the appointment of J. Tanner Watkins of Louisville to fill the remainder of Carl N. Frazier's term as the Young Lawyer Kentucky Delegate on the ABA House of Delegates. Watkins' term will expire at the conclusion of the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting. • Approved the appointment of Vice President J. Ste- phen Smith of Ft. Mitchell to serve as the KBA President's appointment to the Evidence Rules Review Commission, pursuant to KRE 1102. • Executive Director John Meyers delivered an update on the status of the Strategic Plan. • Meyers reported the final numbers for the 2017 Annual Convention held in Owensboro. He reported the event was a success with 1,512 in attendance. • Approved two (2) members for dis- abled inactive status pursuant to SCR 3.030(5)(a). • Approved paying the remaining balance of $164,000 to retire the construction bonds owed on the Bar Center building. • Approved the total reserve/surplus carry forward of 26 sections and the Young Lawyers Division funds for fiscal year ending on June 30, 2017. • Meyers reported on the status of the restroom renovations. • Meyers reported that the Directors' and Officers' Insurance Policy has been renewed with RSUI, current carrier, with a lower premium rate. • Meyers reviewed a report comparing the savings in annual IT expenses after partnering with Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC. • Approved the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) questionnaire that will be given to all members requesting services through KYLAP. • Approved a stipend in the amount of $5,000 for Professor William Fortune chairing the KBA Ethics and Ethics Hotline Committees. Professor Fortune requested that the donation be made to the Paul V. Van Booven Foundation at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Do you have a matter to discuss with the KBA's Board of Governors? Board meetings are scheduled on: March 16-17, 2018 May 18-19, 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 TELL THE CLIENT'S STORY: MITIGATION IN CRIMINAL AND DEATH PENALTY CASES Editors, Edward Monahan, Criminal Defense Consultant and former KY Chief Public Defender and James Clark, Dean of FSU College of Social Work Published by the American Bar Association Loaded with practical case studies, surveys, checklists, and appendices, this book provides litigation teams the best strategies for effective mitigation work in criminal and capital cases. This book is for seasoned defense attorneys, while also providing crucial guidance and training for other professionals with limited or no experience. ISBN: 978-1-63425-914-9 2017, 416 pages, 6 x 9 List Price: Now only $89.95 ABA Mbr Price: Now only $74.95 2 EASY WAYS TO ORDER Call: 800.285.2221 Order online: www.shopABA.org SAVE $10.00 ENTER CODE KYBAR10 Enter promo code KYBAR10 for discount. Cannot be applied with any other discounts. EXPIRES 02/28 .

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