The LBA’s Bankruptcy Section wrapped up another successful year of its Credit Abuse Resistance Education (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.

Funding for the program is provided by the Kentucky Bar Foundation and its oversight is led by an advisory committee chaired by Ted King of Frost Brown Todd, which represents several local law firms and bankruptcy judges.

This year, 77 attorneys from 23 firms presented 102 classroom sessions. The group of attorney presenters has diversified since 2008 from predominantly bankruptcy attorneys to lawyers in many practice areas. In addition to JCPS classroom presentations, CARE volunteers visited UofL student athletes and Kentucky State University freshmen.

The following firms “adopted” an entire high school and covered all requested classroom sessions:

Bingham Greenebaum Doll
Fenton & McGarvey
Frost Brown Todd
Fultz Maddox Dickens
GSH Law Firm
Kaplan & Partners
Legal Aid Society
Lloyd & McDaniel
Morgan & Pottinger
Seiller Waterman
Stites & Harbison
Stoll Keenon Ogden
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

We are proud to share that the Louisville CARE program has been recognized for innovation and impactful community service by the national CARE organization. Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, engaging student materials, a user-friendly website, and the support of JCPS administration, this is a growing program with interest coming from other school districts. It continues to be the largest public service project of the Louisville Bar Association. For more information about Kentucky’s CARE program, visit