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  • 17 Jun 2019 10:01 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    We received notice that Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky will now be known as Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky.

  • 17 Jun 2019 10:00 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC member, Doug Hoots, is now practicing with Miller Griffin & Marks in their Lexington office.

  • 03 May 2019 10:31 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC welcomes its newest member, Morgan Blind of O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville.  Ms. Blind is a graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and practices in the area of Medical Malpractice.  She is sponsored by KDC member, Mary Beth O'Bryan.

  • 31 Mar 2019 11:45 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC Members -- Don't forget to send your defense verdicts, along with photos, to the KDC office by May 1, 2019.  We look forward to sharing your news with other members of KDC, the Kentucky judiciary and leadership in various other states.

  • 30 Mar 2019 12:31 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    If you know any law students that would qualify for this scholarship, please let them know about this great opportunity!

    2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship - 
    Deadline Extended to April 8!

    DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program, open to rising (2019–20) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT, and multi-racial students. All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.

    To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle. See the last page of the application for the DRI Diversity Statement.

    Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:

    • Demonstrated academic excellence
    • Service to the profession
    • Service to the community
    • Service to the cause of diversity

    Applications and all other requested materials must be received by April 8, 2019. Click here to access the 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship application. The 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and and the awards presented at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate ExpoJune 19-21 at the Sheraton New Orleans.

  • 30 Mar 2019 12:24 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC is pleased to welcome its two newest members:

    Betsy Ryan Catron of Ward Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, Lexington is a graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  Ms. Catron practices in the area of insurance defense work, and is sponsored by KDC Membership Chair, Ashley Brown.

    Lauren L. Thompson of Phillipz, Parker, Orberson & Arnett PLC, Lexington is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Law.  Ms. Thompson practices in the area of insurance defense work, and is sponsored by KDC Jessica Droste.


  • 17 Mar 2019 2:39 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    Many thanks to the many participants in the KDC 2019 Spring Seminar.  Keeneland was a perfect venue for this year's event.  (And what great food!)  Thanks to Claire Parsons and Jarad Key for putting together such a great program!  And thanks to everyone who brought non-perishable food to be donated to God's Pantry in Lexington.  Thanks to our speakers and sponsors -- Zach Berry, David Cades, Christy Cloninger, Michelle Coughlin, Claire Parsons, Tim Potter, Robyn Smith and Alex White -- for assisting us in making it a success.

    2019 Fall Seminar, Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon is scheduled for November 14 & 15 at the Louisville Marriott East.  And don't forget our CLE programs.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!  

  • 13 Mar 2019 11:19 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC is pleased to welcome Ryan Galloway of Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore, PSC, Bowling Green.  Mr. Galloway is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School and practices in the areas of Appellate, Auto, Bad Faith, Business Litigation, Contract, Education, Employment, General Liability, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Tort and Utilities.  He is sponsored by KDC Vice President, Paul Lawless.

  • 11 Mar 2019 10:17 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    Have you received the latest edition of DRI's publication For the Defense? If so, check out all of the articles pertaining to or written by KDC members:

    • Page 4 -- Gerry Toner of O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville is recognized for currently serving as the President of the Louisville Bar Association.
    • Page 8 -- An article written by KDC President-Elect, Claire Parsons of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, Covington: The Introvert Lawyer's Guide to Networking. Claire will also be presenting an ethics program at KDC's seminar this coming Friday, Mindfulness for Lawyers.
    • Page 50 -- An article written by KDC Director, Guy Hughes of Casey, Bailey & Maines, Lexington: From Initial Investigation Trial.
    • Page 83 -- Thanks to everyone who has sponsored the eight new DRI members.

    And we would be remiss if we didn't mention our good friend in Indianapolis:

    • Page 12 -- An article written by John Trimble of Lewis Wagner, Indianapolis: Tactics for Negotiation.

    We appreciate each and everyone of you for your great representation for the KDC!

  • 10 Mar 2019 1:10 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)


    2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship

    DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program, open to rising (2019–20) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT, and multi-racial students. All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.

    To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle. See the last page of the application for the DRI Diversity Statement.

    Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:

    • Demonstrated academic excellence
    • Service to the profession
    • Service to the community
    • Service to the cause of diversity

    Applications and all other requested materials must be received by April 1, 2019. Click here to access the 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship application. The 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and and the awards presented at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate ExpoJune 19-21 at the Sheraton New Orleans.


 
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