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2015 Judicial Evaluation - Reminder to Participate

The LBA's 2015 Judicial Evaluation will assess the performances of sitting judges in Jefferson Family and Circuit Courts. An invitation to participate either electronically or by hand will be e-mailed to attorneys who practice in Jefferson County within the next few days.

LBA to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Join us on October 9 for a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from noon-1 p.m. at the Bar Center.

Celebrate Pro Bono with the LBA

The Louisville Pro Bono Consortium has planned a number of pro bono opportunities for lawyers throughout the month of October. Please consider becoming a volunteer!

Legal Aid Society Seeking Executive Director

The Legal Aid Society seeks an executive director who possesses a vision and demonstrated passion for serving and advocating for the poor and other vulnerable populations.

Results of 2015 Judicial Candidates Poll Released

The November 3 ballot will include 21 candidates seeking election to division 4 of Jefferson District Court. The LBA has released the results of the 2015 Judicial Candidates Poll, which measures the opinions of local attorneys on candidates seeking judicial office.

Jefferson County to Implement eFiling in October

On October 21, 2015, eFiling will be available in every Kentucky county, including Jefferson. Beginning September 28, the LBA will be hosting the AOC for a month to train and certify Louisville attorneys to use the new eFiling system.

2015 Ramble 5k Photo Gallery & Run/Walk Times

Click here to view a 2015 Ramble 5k photo gallery and list of run/walk times.

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Federal Local Rules

Upon recommendation of the Joint Local Rules Commission, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky propose to amend certain Joint Local Rules of Civil Practice and Joint Local Rules of Criminal Practice as they relate to attorneys practicing before the courts who are disciplined by their admitting or licensing authorities.

2015 Judicial Reception Photo Gallery

On May 7, more than 150 LBA members and friends gathered at 8Up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen to honor local judges and meet the newest members of the Kentucky bar. Food, fun and friendship ruled the day, proving once again that camaraderie is a hallmark of the Louisville legal community. Thanks to all who made this event a smashing success!

Circuit Clerk’s Attorney Survey Results

Court Clerk’s Office receives 92 percent overall positive score from attorneys

CARE Program Completes 8th Year of Classroom Presentations

Wrapping up the eighth year of its Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program, the LBA saw another successful two-day event in Jefferson County Public Schools in March. The CARE program prepares high school seniors to manage their finances and understand responsible use of credit.

2014 LBA Award Recipients

The following LBA members were recognized at the Bench & Bar Social for notable contributions to the Louisville legal community and beyond.

A Look Back at Epiphanies

In lieu of our annual Epiphanies program this December, we're sharing a few especially notable stories from years past. In them, three local judges offer brave accounts of tragic experiences in their lives from which they gained valuable insights. Take a look!

Amendments to Court Rules: Effective January 1, 2015

On November 7, 2014 Supreme Court orders were issued for amendments to the Family Court Rules of Procedure and Practice and the Rules of Criminal Procedure. These amendments became effective on January 1, 2015.

Change to Metro Corrections Cell Phone Policy

Effective Monday, September 21, 2015, the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections will no longer allow visitors to possess cell phones/smart phones within he secure perimeters any of its facilities, including the on-site courtroom and all attorney booths.

JCPLL Lecture Series 2015

Join the Jefferson County Public Law Library in 2015 for another round of lectures by local authors, historians and other legal community figures.

OCCC to No Longer Accept Personal Checks from General Public

Effective January 1, 2015, the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk (OCCC) will no longer accept personal checks from the general public. Checks from attorneys that include the firm’s name or the phrases “Attorney at Law” or “Esquire” printed on them will continue to be accepted.

2014 Ramble Run/Walk Times

How fast did you finish The Ramble 5k? Click here to check your time!

Fifth Annual Ramble 5k Photo Gallery

The fifth annual Ramble 5k took place Saturday, August 16 at the Parklands of Floyds Fork where community members, young and old, joined together to bring awareness and raise money for Doctor’s and Lawyer for Kids. Check out these great photos from the day's festivities!

Inmate Calls to Attorneys to be Exempt from Monitoring

The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC), in cooperation with the Public Defender’s office and members of the private Bar, has recently taken steps to ensure, for the first time, that outgoing calls from inmates to their attorneys are not recorded or monitored.

Welcome to the New and Improved LBA Website!

LBA member login information for first-time users.

2014 Summer Law Institute Wrap Up – And a Big Thanks to Our Volunteers!

The 2014 Summer Law Institute, sponsored by the LBA, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and Bellarmine University, wrapped up on June 21 with the presentation of a mock trial by 32 students representing 15 area high schools.

LBA App Available for Download

The Louisville Bar Association is excited to announce the launch of its app, available for free download on iOS and Android devices. For a quick, convenient and useful resource to use on the go, download the app now through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Results of 2014 Judicial Evaluation

Click to view results of the 2014 Judicial Evaluation of Federal and Jefferson District Court judges.

Thank You to our 2014 Back 2 School Contributors and Volunteers

With the help of local law firms and individuals, the LBA recently afforded five area elementary schools with supplies and cash donations as part of the LBA's Back to School project. More than $2,000 was raised!

Supreme Court Approves Amendment to SCR 2.111

The proposed amendment to SCR 2.111, permitting attorneys with a limited Kentucky license to perform pro bono work through a legal aid or local bar association program, was approved by the Kentucky Supreme Court and went into effect January 1, 2014.