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R. Kenyon Meyer Re-Elected to Dinsmore's Board of Directors and Appointed to Executive Committee

Dinsmore & Shohl’s R. Kenyon Meyer has once again been elected to serve on the firm's Board of Directors. Meyer has been a member of the Board since 2011 and has also been appointed to serve on Dinsmore’s Executive Committee.        

Meyer’s extensive litigation experience includes commercial disputes in state and federal courts, wrongful discharge litigation, and trade secrets and restrictive covenant issues on behalf of employees and employers. He represents media entities throughout Kentucky in an advisory capacity and in litigation. Meyer also represents employers and employees in white collar criminal matters, both in the investigation stage and in litigation.

Meyer has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Litigation. He also has been selected for the Kentucky Super Lawyers® List, the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers and rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell. Meyer is a Partner in Dinsmore’s Litigation Department. He earned his J.D. from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

 

About Dinsmore & Shohl

Dinsmore & Shohl is comprised of more than 475 attorneys practicing in 13 cities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. For more than a century, Dinsmore has provided a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of both large and small businesses as well as institutions, associations, governments, professional firms and individuals. For more information, please visit www.dinsmore.com.

Louisville Bar Association Elects Wyatt Attorneys For Leadership Roles

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys, and UofL Law School graduates, have been elected Section leaders for the Louisville Bar Association for 2014. The LBA’s Sections offer professional development and interaction for lawyers practicing the same areas of law. Rosalind Cordini has been elected Health Law Section Chair and R. Benjamin Straus, Real Estate Section Vice Chair.  

Rosalind Cordini is a member of Wyatt’s Health Care Service Team. She has extensive experience with matters dealing with hospital administration and regulatory oversight. Ms. Cordini advises healthcare clients in areas related to contracts, HIPAA, EMTALA, fraud and abuse, licensure, medical staff matters and various other patient care and regulatory matters. Ms. Cordini took a statewide leadership role in addressing the "HB1" law, participating in discussions with regulators and legislators, providing testimony, and suggesting revisions to "HB1" and its associated regulations. 2011 - J.D., magna cum laude, University of Louisville

R. Benjamin Straus is a member of Wyatt’s Real Estate & Lending Service Team. He concentrates his practice on commercial lending transactions and the sale, acquisition, leasing and development of commercial property. 2009 - J.D., University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.

 

About Wyatt

Wyatt is a full-service regional law firm with approximately 200 lawyers and offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; New Albany, Indiana; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs is a member of the DuPont Legal Network, Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, and Advance Law. For more information about Wyatt, please visit www.wyattfirm.com.

Did You Miss the Study Abroad Information Session?

The Student Life Office held the first information session of the spring semester yesterday focusing on Law Study Abroad.  Dean Ballard, Professor Weaver, Professor Cross, and Virginia Hosono, Associate Director with the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel, spoke about the four different types of study abroad opportunities, the Law School's international partner institutions, financial aid and scholarship options, and more.  Handouts from the information session are available outside Dean Ballard's office.  You can also find Dean Ballard's handout online.

Mark your calendar now for the upcoming Spring 2014 Information Sessions:

  • 2/24  Law Journals   
  • 2/26  Kentucky Innocence Project Externship
  • 3/6    Skills Certificate Programs                              
  • 3/18  Summer and Fall Externships        
  • 3/20  Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • 3/24  1L Registration Advising Session (mandatory)
  • 3/25  Moot Court Board and Competitions
  • 3/27  Law Clinic
  • 4/1    Dual Degree Programs

For times and locations, check the Law School Calendar.

      

LBA Legal Opportunity Scholarship - Deadline Feb. 3

The Louisville Bar Association is pleased to present the 2014 LBA Legal Opportunity Scholarship, which will award $1,000 of financial assistance to a 2L or 3L attending the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. 

The applicant's educational background, personal statement, and participation in community service activities will be considered in the selection process.  The recipients will be selected by the LBA Diversity Committee.

For more information regarding requirements for eligibility and application instructions, review the Scholarship Application.  The deadline for submission is February 3, 2014.

Study Abroad Information Session - Today at 11:50

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student on Monday, January 13.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics and the availability of scholarships and financial aid.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program and the types of study abroad options that exist.  Professors Russ Weaver and John Cross will provide more information on the Law School's foreign exchange partner schools.

The session will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Room 175.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

Legal Profession Curriculum - Mandatory 2L Program on Financial Responsibility

Attention Second-Year Law Students (graduating in December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015):
 
On Tuesday, February 4, at 12:10 p.m., the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will present a mandatory bar program for second year law students. The Board of Bar Examiners’ Character and Fitness Committee must certify graduating law students before they are allowed to sit for the bar.  One fact the committee members look at closely is the applicant’s record of financial responsibility.

Elizabeth Feamster, Director and General Counsel of the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, will discuss financial responsibility in the context of professionalism and a lawyer’s obligation to uphold the values of the profession.  ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5).

Your attendance at the February 4 program is a requirement for graduation.  Please mark your calendar now.  If you anticipate a work conflict, please make arrangements now to ensure your attendance.

Fall 2013 Class Ranks

Class ranks should be available the second week in February.  This will give everyone time to review their exams.


We will put a notice in the Docket when class ranks are ready.

Change of Location for July 2014 Kentucky Bar Exam

Beginning this July, and continuing until through at least July 2014, the summer Kentucky Bar Exam will be held at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Center which is located basically at the intersection of I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane in Louisville, KY.  The true street address is 9700 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, KY 40299.  The phone number is 502-491-4830.

This is an exciting change.  The hotel has just been totally renovated.  The room rate will be lower for students there than it has been at the Crowne Plaza.  The applicant block of rooms will be $85.00 a night for either a double room or a king room.  The entire conference center which is adjacent to, but not part of the hotel, has been reserved, so there will be less traffic in the building and less chance of a noise issue.  The location is closer to restaurants and will likely be easier to reach for a majority of applicants. 

The February exam will continue at the Clarion in Lexington on Newtown Pike for the next four years.

2014 IADC Legal Writing Contest

Sponsor: Int'l Association of Defense Counsel

General criteria: Entries must be the original work of a single author, not previously published, and must cover the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation.

Deadline: May 16, 2014

Amount of award: $2,000 for first place; $1,000 for second place; and $500 for third place.

Submission information: http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx

Brandeis School of Law Seeking Visiting Professor for 2014-15

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville seeks to hire a visitor for the 2014-15 academic year.  Primary areas of curricular need are tax, decedents' estates and related courses.  Other curricular needs may include commercial law and/or family law.  The visitor will teach four courses during the 2014-15 academic year.  Both entry-level and experienced applicants will be considered.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.
 
The University of Louisville is located in Louisville, Kentucky.  Louisville is a city of 1.3 million with vibrant arts, educational, medical and business communities, and was named Lonely Planet's Top US Travel Destination for 2013.  Information about the law school is available at the school's website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/.  For further information about the school, or to apply, please contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Timothy S. Hall, at hallt@louisville.edu or (502) 852-6830.
 
The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race,age, religion, sex, disability, color, sexual orientation, national origin or veteran status.  Applications from individuals who will contribute to the diversity of our law school are encouraged.