Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

The Bench & Bar magazine is published to provide members of the KBA with information that will increase their knowledge of the law, improve the practice of law, and assist in improving the quality of legal services for the citizenry.

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9 2018 KBA ANNUAL CONVENTION MORE THAN A LAWYER New Lawyer Program 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Spotlight CLE: Nine Years in the Guantanamo Goo CLE Credit: 1.0 Richard Kammen, Kammen & Moudy, Indianapolis, Indiana Sponsor: Criminal Law Section Richard Kammen will discuss his nine years representing Abdul Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole. He'll share his experiences, anecdotes and opinions about the case and the bizarre world of the Military Commissions. Crisis Management for Attorneys and Their Clients CLE Credit: 1.0 Bruce M. Hennes, Hennes Communications, Cleveland, Ohio This fast-paced talk will focus on a highly strategic approach to crisis management and crisis communications for a wide variety of situations, offering methods to establish and maintain "control of the message," enabling attorneys to help their firms and clients move messages forward or mount a defense against an outraged public, unhappy customers or a sudden press onslaught. 10:40-11:40 a.m. Truth, Justice and the Ethical Way: The Role of Government Attorneys in Representing the Public Interest CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics Paul L. Whalen, Ft. Thomas Sponsor: Public Interest Law Section Ever wonder what government lawyers and superheroes have in common? Although you are unlikely to see counsel in capes flying through the metropolis, government lawyers and super- heroes serve the public in the pursuit of justice. This program will dig into "who is the client?" issues; public interest versus private values; the role of confidences in the context of the public interest; conflicts; duty; whistleblowers; loyalty and more. The Civil Jury Trial is on Death's Doorstep: Should We Resuscitate and if so, How? CLE Credit: 1.0 John A. Day, Law Offices of John Day P.C., Brentwood, Tennessee Civil jury trials are declining. Why is this happening? What does the decline in jury trials say about our justice system? Should efforts be made that may increase the number of trials and, if so, how can that be accomplished? Supreme Court Rules Hearing CLE Credit: 1.5 Sponsor: Supreme Court of Kentucky The Supreme Court will meet in open session with Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. presiding. Comments on proposed changes to criminal and evidence rules will be presented. These proposed changes are presented to the membership in order to solicit open debate regarding the methods by which the courts can best administer justice. Make sure your ideas are heard! Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. Bowling Green Justice Michelle M. Keller Covington Justice Samuel T. Wright III Whitesburg Justice Bill Cunningham Princeton Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes Louisville Justice Daniel J. Venters Somerset Justice Laurance B. VanMeter Lexington 9:00-10:30 a.m. CLE Wednesday, June 13

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