Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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11 2018 KBA ANNUAL CONVENTION MORE THAN A LAWYER When It's Right to Be Wrong: A Prosecutor's Role When Confronted with a Suspected Wrongful Conviction CLE Credit: 1.0 Professor William H. Fortune, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington; J. Michael Brown, Kentucky Attorney General's Office, Frankfort; Larry D. Simon, Louisville; Melanie A. Foote, Department of Public Advocacy, Frankfort; Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville Sponsor: Criminal Law Section This program addresses how a prosecutor carries out his or her duties when faced with information indicating that a defendant has been wrongfully convicted, specifically how such information should be investigated and how the results of that investigation should be handled. It will also touch on what procedures a prose- cutor's office must have in place to guarantee that these situations are addressed with an aim toward securing justice and releasing those wrongfully imprisoned. The Ethics of Joint Representation in Business Transactions CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics A.J. Singleton, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Lexington; Thomas B. Mason and Amy E. Richardson, Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, Washington, D.C.; J. Brandon Johnson, Richardson and Richardson PSC, Louisville Sponsor: Business Law Section Most attorneys engage in joint representations which are an essential, everyday requirement in today's practice. The funda- mental principle is always treat joint clients equally. Although simple to state, this principle is often difficult and nuanced. For example, how can an attorney treat a long-term client that brings the attorney numerous deals per year the same as an unknown third party for the purposes of a "joint transaction?" What if one party is paying all fees? These and other difficult situations will be dissected by leading ethics attorneys from Washington, D.C., to our Commonwealth. 3:35-4:35 p.m. Top 10 Stupidest Things People Do to Hide Money and Business Valuation Issues Involving Hidden Assets in Divorce CLE Credit: 1.0 Jeffrey W. Brend, Levin & Brend P.C., Chicago, Illinois Sponsor: Family Law Section Learn how to locate business and personal assets spouses may attempt to hide before and during the divorce process. The Kentucky Practitioners' Guide to Understanding the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence CLE Credit: 1.0 Diane Balkin, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Denver, Colorado Sponsor: Animal Law Section Practitioners will learn about the documented relationship between animal abuse and human violence. The program will highlight a substantial body of research in this area, identify national legal trends, and discuss developments in neighboring jurisdictions that pertain to animal abuse and human violence. The program will also cover Kentucky law pertaining to situations that may involve animal abuse and human violence. Construction Law for the Non-construction Attorney CLE Credit: 1.0 Stephen E. Smith, Goldberg Simpson LLC, Prospect Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division This session will review troublesome contract language in resi - dential contracts; navigating issues related to new construction or remodeling on the residential and commercial level; methods of resolution of lien claims by landowner and contractors; mediation and arbitration contracts and an introduction to the Fairness in Construction Act. #MeToo – Sexual Harassment in the 21 st Century CLE Credit: 1.0 James W. Herald III, Riley Herald & Banks, Prestonsburg; Jessica Winters, Lexington; Drew Millar, Tempur Sealy International, Lexington Sponsor: Labor & Employment Law Section Presenters will give an overview of basic legal issues related to sexual harassment in the labor and employment context. It will include a panel discussion regarding the implications of social media and how employers can handle social media reports of harassment, as well as investigation of workplace complaints of sexual harassment. 2:25-3:25 p.m. CLE Wednesday, June 13

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