Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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17 2018 KBA ANNUAL CONVENTION MORE THAN A LAWYER 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Spotlight CLE: Who Stays and Who Goes Home: How Does Kentucky's System for Pretrial Release Operate and Is It Working for Us? Credit: 1.0 Secretary John C. Tilley, Justice & Public Safety Cabinet, Frankfort; Judge David P. Bowles, Jefferson District Court, Louisville; Thomas B. Wine, Commonwealth's Attorney, Jefferson County, Louisville; Mark E. Bolton, Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, Louis- ville; Tara Boh Blair, Administrative Office of the Courts, Frankfort Sponsor: Criminal Law Section Senator Rand Paul recently wrote an editorial in the New York Times calling for re-examination of pre- trial detention, and considerable attention has been focused on the issue by criminal justice stakeholders, policymakers and legal scholars in Kentucky and across the country. Join our distinguished panel of judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, corrections officials and legislators as they discuss this timely issue. From Zealous Representation to Threat Assessment: Identifying When a Client becomes a Threat CLE Credit: 1.0 Sharon R. Muse, Georgetown How prepared are you to avoid becoming the victim of violence? Walk through lawyer Sharon Muse's experience of being kidnapped by a for- mer client and learn to recognize the red flags that might one day save your life. Discover the importance of situational awareness, mindset, and tactics to aid your defense. Analyze when—and when not—to trust your instincts and delve into the brain's reaction to a traumatic situation, which may cause you to hesitate when you need to take action. Con- clude with an assessment to determine your current self-protection IQ and suggestions for preparation of your own safety plan. 10:10-11:10 a.m. The NCAA and Representing Student Athletes CLE Credit: 1.0 Matt H. Jones, KSR & "Hey Kentucky," Louisville; Thomas W. Miller, Miller Griffin & Marks PSC, Lexington; C. James Zeszutek, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania This program will provide an overview of the unique challenges involved in representing a NCAA athlete with regard to eligibility determinations, disciplinary matters, privacy and publicity issues, and contract negotiation. MAY THE LAW BE WITH YOU: Legal issues from a galaxy far, far away CLE Credit: 1.0 Jessica C. Mederson, Hansen Reynolds LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin This program will address a variety of everyday legal issues that arise in the "Star Wars" universe. These issues include such matters as potential product liability claims for the destruction of the Death Star, employment claims against Darth Vader and Jabba the Hut, the ownership of R2-D2 and whether R2-D2 has individual rights. Warning: recent movies will be spoiled! All the Presidents' Wills CLE Credit: 1.0 Joshua R. Denton, Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC, Nashville, Tennessee Take a walk through American history in this session, during which the estate planning documents of the presidents of the United States will be explored. These instruments offer a unique and intimate view into the personal lives of our former commanders-in-chief, as well as the people, things and causes they valued most. Further, this historical review will provide insight as to the evolution of estate planning practices and trends within the United States over the past 200 years. Negotiation Skills CLE Credit: 1.0 Judge Julia H. Adams (Ret.), Winchester; Sarah M. McKenna and Sarah S. Mattingly, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Louisville Sponsor: Young Lawyers Division Whether buying a new car, negotiating a contract or mediating a personal injury case, we all use negoti- ation in both our personal lives and our professional lives. We will provide helpful insights and best practic- es to approach negotiation whether from the perspec- tive of litigator, mediator, or transactional lawyer and management of client expectations in relation to those negotiations. CLE Friday, June 15

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