Help Needed for Louisiana Flooding Victims.

Attention, Compassionate Louisville! The LBA is partnering with SOLACE, a program coordinated by the Louisiana State Bar Association, and will be accepting gift card donations to Walmart, Lowe's and Home Depot for those affected by the state’s recent flooding.

LBA Judicial Candidates Poll - Reminder to Participate

The November 8 election ballot will include seven candidates seeking election to Judge Sheila Collins' unexpired term in Division 10 of Jefferson District Court. The LBA's electronic Judicial Candidates Poll is designed to let voters know what attorneys think about the qualifications of those seeking judicial office.

2016 Ramble Photo Gallery and Run/Walk Times

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

Adoption of Emergency Protocol to Address Jail Overcrowding

Jefferson Circuit Court announces the adoption of an emergency protocol to deal with the crisis which has arisen since the Kentucky Department of Corrections (KDOC) recently became unable to routinely take custody of convicted felons ordered to serve a sentence at a facility designated by KDOC.

2016 Judicial Reception Photo Gallery

More than 100 members of the bench and bar gathered at Doc’s Cantina on June 9 for the third annual reception honoring local judges and newly-admitted attorneys. Mexican cuisine, cocktails, beautiful weather and a stunning view of the Big Four Bridge made for a festive evening.

LBA Member Perk: Claim Your Discounted One-Day Pass to Kentucky Kingdom

As a new member perk, the LBA is offering its members discounted tickets to Kentucky Kingdom. The discount is good for one full-day pass and may be used any day this summer. Tickets include full access to all thrill rides and attractions at the 63-acre park.

We've Got Proof that Lawyers Care

In April the LBA challenged its members to participate in the mayor's Give a Day week of service through its 4th annual “Lawyers Care” initiative. We are proud to finally announce those firms and individuals who took time out of their busy schedules for the benefit of those in need!

Results of 2016 Judicial Candidates Poll

The May 17 primary ballot will include three candidates seeking election to division 9 of Jefferson Family Court. The LBA has released the results of the 2016 Judicial Candidates Poll, which measures the opinions of local attorneys on candidates seeking judicial office.

CARE Program Completes 9th Year of Classroom Presentations

The LBA's Bankruptcy Section has wrapped up another successful year of its CARE presentations, which prepare high school seniors and college students to manage their finances and understand responsible use of credit. The presentations were delivered to 3,300 students at 22 local high schools and two universities on March 16 and 17.

Legal Aid Network of Kentucky Launches Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans Program

The Legal Aid Network of Kentucky announces the launch of Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans, a program that encourages Kentucky lawyers to volunteer their time and skill to help our state’s low-income veterans resolve civil legal problems.

New Case Management System for Commonwealth's Attorney

The Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office implemented a new case management system April 4, which is not expected to impact court dockets or procedures but will enable prosecutors to function more effectively.

Legal Bowl Raises $13,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Nearly 100 members of the legal community came together at Fourth Street Live! on March 3 in support of children in our area—raising more than $13,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana at the LBA’s Legal Bowl for Kids’ Sake!

Compassionate Lawyers? You Bet!

LBA President Mike Cronan discusses the LBA's recent adoption of a resolution declaring itself a "Compassionate Organization" under the Louisville Metro Council's compassionate city campaign.

iHeart Media Premieres New LBA Sponsored Live Radio Show “Ask a Lawyer”

A new call-in radio show set to premiere February 15 will offer general legal guidance from local attorneys based on listener inquiries. The broadcast, carried by one of iHeart Media’s most popular stations, TalkRadio 1080 WKJK, will air each Monday from 8-9 p.m.

2016 Bench & Bar Social Photo Gallery

Thank you to all who joined us last Thursday evening at the Muhammad Ali Center for a New Orleans-themed evening of cocktails, food and fun!

Legal Aid Society Announces Next Executive Director

After a five-month national search, the Legal Aid Society announces that Neva-Marie Polley has been selected by the board of directors as the organization’s next executive director.

Congratulations to the 2015 LBA Award Recipients

The following LBA members are recognized for notable contributions to the Louisville legal community and beyond.

Results of 2015 Jefferson County Judicial Evaluation

Click to view results of the 2015 Judicial Evaluation of Jefferson Circuit and Family Court judges.

Legal Aid Launches Project H.E.L.P. to Assist Homeless

On Wednesday, October 28, the Legal Aid Society and community partners will announce the launch of Project H.E.L.P, an ongoing series of legal clinics designed to facilitate the resolution of legal matters that would otherwise remain unaddressed for people living in poverty.

DIVERSITY IN THE PROFESSION – STAYING THE COURSE

LBA President Angela Edwards discusses diversity in the legal profession in her October 2015 president's message.

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.

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 2015 Judicial Candidates Poll

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.

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.