Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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2018 KBA ANNUAL CONVENTION \\ 2 MORE THAN A LAWYER Dear Colleagues: It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 2018 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention to be held at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington, Wednesday through Friday, June 13-15. Our annual convention offers every member a chance to reconnect and network with colleagues from across the state, complete their annual CLE requirement and enjoy numerous social events. We have secured an exceptional lineup of feature and spotlight speakers. Wednesday's feature speaker is John Douglas, the FBI Investi- gative Support Unit founder and inspiration for the character Holden Ford in Netflix's "Mindhunter", who will take attendees behind the television screen for a real-life look at the investigative techniques used for hunting serial killers, sex offenders and other violent offenders. Producer Amy Ziering will join thereafter to discuss her documentary "The Hunting Ground." On Thursday, June 14, Oscar-winning screenwriter and New York Times best-selling author Graham Moore will speak. Moore won the 2015 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Imitation Game" and his latest best- selling novel The Last Days of Night, which looks at the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over the lightbulb patent, will be in movie theaters soon. To close out the convention, civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom, known for representing women whose sexual harassment claims precipitated the firing of Bill O'Reilly from Fox News, will discuss the #MeToo movement and its legal implications. The convention will include numerous other sessions covering a wide variety of topic areas important to all attorneys. There are many social events available to attendees during the three-day event. Make sure to attend our kick-off event, which will be held at Limestone Hall, At The Historic Courthouse, on Wednesday afternoon and the annual banquet, scheduled for Thursday evening, which will feature the University of Kentucky Acoustikats. I look forward to welcoming you to Lexington this summer, as we focus on our profession and what it means to be, "More Than a Lawyer." Sincerely, Bill Garmer, President Kentucky Bar Association

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