Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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15 2018 KBA ANNUAL CONVENTION MORE THAN A LAWYER Kentucky Real Estate Case Law Update: You Be the Judge! CLE Credit: 1.0 Joshua R. Denton, Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC This interactive session is designed to educate practi- tioners about the most-recent developments and trends in Kentucky real estate law, with a focus on Kentucky decisions from the prior year. Biggest Mistakes in LLCs CLE Credit: 1.0 Thomas E. Rutledge, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Louisville; Kelley Rosenbaum Schenck, Lexmark International Inc., Lexington; Anuj G. Rastogi, Seiller Waterman LLC, Louisville Sponsor: Business Law Section LLCs are by far the most widely used entity of choice in Kentucky. Most practitioners start the occasional company, and everyone comes across issues related to LLCs. This program will cover the biggest mistakes that the panel has seen in LLCs, with particular consideration to drafting and case law principles. CLE Thursday, June 14 To Tell the Truth CLE Credit: 1.0 ethics Professor William H. Fortune, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lex- ington; Thomas L. Rouse, Erlanger; Jane E. Graham, Henry Watz Raine & Marino PLLC, Lexington Sponsor: Ethics Committee In this interactive presentation, members of the Ethics Committee will discuss fundamental issues that affect every lawyer: What is truth? Can you know truth? How do you know truth? Is it always unethical for a lawyer to lie? What is a lawyer's responsibility to truth? Where is the line between preparing a witness to testify and suborning perjury? Come be a part of this interesting and challenging hour. Fixing the Law Governing the Relationship between Hate Speech and Mass Violence CLE Credit: 1.0 Professor Gregory Gordon, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Professor Gregory Gordon, one of the world's leading experts on incitement, will examine the law regulating the relationship between hate speech and atrocity. Unfortunately, this key component of human rights protection—both in terms of prevent- ing violence and upholding liberty of expression—has become dysfunctional. Existing scholarship has suggested discrete fixes to individual parts of this body of law but no work has yet stepped back and considered holistic solutions. Professor Gordon's recent- ly published book Atrocity Speech Law, does just that. Professor Gordon will discuss his book and explain how the law came to be so fragmented, going back to its foundations and re-examining its formulation. From there, he will propose a set of solutions to deal with the individual deficiencies and these will culminate in his "Unified Liability Theory." In a time of rising hate rhetoric, both at home and abroad, this presentation will offer timely and invaluable insights into balancing the precious right of free speech with the effective regulation of incendiary rhetoric that can lead to mass murder. Difficult, Impaired or Abused Clients: How to Recognize and Handle CLE Credit: 1.0 Dr. Leah Claire Bennett, Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Louis I. Waterman, Goldberg Simpson LLC, Prospect Sponsor: KYLAP As lawyers, we've all encountered the difficult client. There are however, numerous sources contributing to the difficult per- sonalities of these individuals. Identifying the patterns and the likely sources will allow us as practitioners to better manage the relationship with the difficult client. Dr. Bennett will explain the environmental factors and emotional drivers for these individ- uals and provide insights into identifying some of the different and most difficult personality types. She will also explore the best methods of dealing with them and how best to manage the professional relationship. The ABCs of Kentucky Open Records and Open Meeting Acts: A Primer CLE Credit: 1.0 Kif H. Skidmore, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Lexington; Jon L. Fleischaker, Kaplan & Partners LLP, Louisville; Gordon R. Slone, Office of the Kentucky Attorney General, Frankfort You need not be a media lawyer or work for a public agency fielding requests for public documents to enjoy this interesting primer on the Kentucky Open Records and Open Meetings Acts. The panel will provide insight on sunshine laws; the Freedom of Information Act; the role of the press; the requirements of these laws and their exceptions; the role of the Kentucky Attorney General and judicial review of an Attorney General opinion. They will also discuss many of the most noteworthy precedents addressing how these statutes apply in a variety of settings. 3:45-4:45 p.m. 2:35-3:35 p.m.

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