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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MORE THAN A LAWYER 2018 KBA ANNUAL CONVENTION 16 Kentucky Supreme Court Review CLE Credit: 2.0 The Kentucky Supreme Court renders nearly 300 opinions per year—covering subjects spanning the entirety of Kentucky jurisprudence. But few (if any) of us have the spare time to read every opinion. This program is designed for the busy practitioner who is interested in the development of the law and understanding how individual justices approach various cases. To that end, the panel will cover a few dozen of the most important decisions since last convention; and will provide a global view of the caseload, timelines and voting patterns. Each panelist is a specialist in a particular aspect of the Court's docket, and has culled and distilled the essential opinions of this past year. Jason M. Nemes, Nemes Eade PLLC, Louisville J. Guthrie True, True Guarnieri Ayer LLP, Frankfort William R. Garmer, Garmer & Prather PLLC, Lexington R. Kenyon Meyer, Dinsmore & Shohl, Louisville Lori B. Shelburne, Gess Mattingly & Atchison, Lexington ACA Update Professor Nicole Huberfeld, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Sponsor: Health Care Law Section This talk will address the changes in laws, regulations, and policy taking place as implementation of the ACA shifted to a new presidential admin- istration. We will discuss the import of the repeal of the individual man- date, new interpretations of Medicaid, and other related health law and policy shifts. We will also consider what to watch for in the coming year. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Primer CLE Credit: 1.0 R. Brooks Herrick, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Louisville Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division An introduction to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. §1692, et. seq., including elements of a claim, defenses to a claim, and who can be liable under the FDCPA. This program will help identify whether your client is subject to the requirements of the FDCPA, how to determine if your client has an FDCPA claim, and how to determine when actions taken by an attorney are subject to the requirements of the FDCPA. Better NOT Call Saul: Professional Ethics Lessons from Breaking Bad″ and Its Prequel CLE Credit: 1.0 Ethics Trevor W. Wells, Crown Point, Indiana; Alex L. Scutchfield, Scutchfield Law PLLC, Lexington; Oran S. (Scotty) McFarlan III, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Frankfort An entertaining examination into professional-ethics missteps and transgressions by fictional television attorney Saul Goodman (f/k/a Jimmy McGill) from "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul." Using parody video vignettes shot on a shoestring budget and starring themselves as characters inspired by the series, the presenters will discuss how Saul's law practice measures up against the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct. Attendees need not have any previous familiarity with the series to pick up an hour of ethics credit and likely enjoy a few laughs in the process. 9:00-10:00 a.m. 9:00-11:00 a.m. CLE Friday, June 15 ″

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