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The on-demand programming will include 6.15 hours of CLE credits, including 1 ethics hour, and will be available until June 30.

In-person Bench & Bar attendees will receive access to the 6.15 hours of additional on-demand programming as part of their 2023 in-person registration.

The on-demand programming will be available through June 30, 2023, and registrants will be emailed a link to access those sessions.

Please be advised that the on-demand library is still a work in progress, and there may be additional programming changes made after June 1st.

Thank you to our 2023 Bench + Bar Committee Members!

Judge Lucy VanMeter – Chair, Judge John Tackett, Elizabeth Combs, Craig McCloud, Christine Stanley, Kyle Melloan, Courtney Risk, Dana Carter, and Dana Arnold.

Speaker Biographies

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2032, IN-PERSON—Total Credit Hours: 6.5 (1 Ethics)


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Supreme Court \ Court of Appeals Update
Justice Robert B. Conley and Judge Pamela Goodwine –
Supreme Court Summaries
Court of Appeals Update

10:15 – 11:15 p.m.   Fayette Circuit Court Rules \ Clerk Update
Chief Judge Kimberly Bunnell &
Fayette Circuit Court Clerk, Vince Riggs – Written Material
Technology and Program Updates
This is a DRAFT of the proposed Rules (Civil & Criminal) of Court for the Fayette Circuit Court. Judge Bunnell will discuss them, along with questions LIVE during the session.

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Distinguished Practitioners
Judge Thomas Clark (Ret.)- Moderator
Panel Members: Anita Britton, Bill Davis, Barbara Edelman,
Bobby Houlihan, Jim Lowry, LouAnna RedCorn
Step inside the mind of esteemed Lexington attorneys in a fascinating conversation with Judge Clark.

1:00p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.  Oh No You Di-int! – Shocking Stories of Lawyer Misconduct
Courtney Risk – LMICK ETHICS
In this fun follow-up to their popular Wait, Wait, Don’t Disbar Me! session, attendees will hear shocking and entertaining stories of lawyer misconduct.
Written Materials

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  The Bluegrass Conspiracy: the Other Side of the Story
Moderated by Fred Peters, Pat Molloy, & Barbara Edelman
Conversation with:
John Bizzack, Justice Cabinet Commissioner (Ret.)
James Huggins, FBI Supervisor (Ret.)
Drexel Neal, Assistant Chief of Police (Ret.)
The Bluegrass Conspiracy was one of the most extensive and complex criminal investigations in the state’s history. It ultimately led to the conviction of several high-profile individuals, including police officers, lawyers, and business people. Written Material

Bench & Bar In-Person CLE Survey

4:30 p.m. HAPPY HOUR @ Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint, Free for members and attendees of the Bench and Bar CLE

ON-DEMAND Bench & Bar 2023

Total Credit Hours: 6.15 (1 Ethics)

Linked videos appear in blue.  Available through June 30, 2023

The Mindful (and Ethical) Approach to Stress Management for Lawyers
Claire Parsons, Wood + Lamping LLP
Ethics – Written Material

What’s In A Name : NIL Law
Dana Howard – Stoll Keenon Ogden – Written Material

Understanding SafeSport and the SafeSport Mindset
Shelba Waldron – USA Gymnastics – Director of Member Club Education and Outreach – Written Material

Person-Centered Justice – A New Model for Collaborative and Community Caseflow Management
Judge John Tackett, Fayette District Court
Connie Milligan, LCSW – Written Material

Legislative Changes to the Child Support Guidelines in Kentucky – 15 Minutes
KY AOC –  Written Material


Legislative Update
Senator Reginald Thomas –  Written Materials 

Relevancy, Retention & Relationships: How Technology Can Give Your Business Longevity
Carrie Downey – Clarity Company

On-Demand CLE Evaluation

Credit Title Speaker Resources
1 hour ETHICS The Mindful (and Ethical) Approach to Stress Management for Lawyers Claire Parsons, Wood + Lamping LLP Written Material
2 hours ETHICS Recent Developments in Legal Ethics Collin Schueler