42 ATTORNEYS WITHDRAW THEIR MEMBERSHIP IN KBA – There may be many reasons….

42 ATTORNEYS WITHDRAW THEIR MEMBERSHIP IN KBA

The Supreme Court has granted permission to 42 attorneys to withdraw as members of the Kentucky Bar Association from late August 28, 2012 to September 20, 2012. This large number of withdrawals from KBA membership appears to be unusually high. This likely represents the Bar Counsel’s office policies and may suggest active plea bargaining of ethics claims.

Reasons for withdrawal can be explained by attorneys giving up the practice of law in Kentucky, moving to other states, or as a compromise to avoid further legal action by the Office of Bar Counsel.

One factor why so many lawyers are withdrawing from the KBA may be the increase in KBA Dues which were increased in 2012 to $320 (for lawyers with five years or more experience).
On May 8, 2012 the KBA announced that that KBA bar dues were to be raised.

“Effective July 1, 2012, the annual dues to be charged for membership in the KBA will be $310 for those members who have been admitted to the practice of law for five years or more; $220 for those members who have been admitted to the practice of law less than five years; and $150 for members of the judiciary as set forth in an order from the Supreme Court of Kentucky entered April 27.”
The dues increase actually approved by the Supreme Court appears to be less than the amount requested by the KBA. The annual KBA budget, entirely funded by lawyers dues, now exceeds $5 million dollars a year. The largest single expense is $1,700,000 for the Bar Counsel’s office to operate the attorney discipline system.
The new web address for the Kentucky Courts page is: http://courts.ky.gov/

COURT ORDERS PERMITTING MOVANT TO WITHDRAW AS A MEMBER OF THE KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
ROBERT C. BERRY, JR. V. 2012-SC-000504-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
LA KEISHA WRIGHT BUTLER V. 2012-SC-000505-KB AUGUST 28, 2012
GARY DEAN SWIM V. 2012-SC-000506-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
DAVID SCOTT RICHMOND V. 2012-SC-000507-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
DAVID T. SHERMAN V. 2012-SC-000508-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
BENJAMIN M. SULLIVAN V. 2012-SC-000509-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
ROBERT J. WELCH, JR. V. 2012-SC-000510-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
PAUL THOMAS FARRELL V. 2012-SC-000511-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
DIANE MORRIS V. 2012-SC-000512-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
ANDREA EUMEI YANG V. 2012-SC-000513-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
JOHN LEWIS ANDERSON V. 2012-SC-000514-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28, 2012
FLORENCE JANE PHILLIPS V. 2012-SC-000515-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 28,
JOSEPH BRANDON PIGG V. 2012-SC-000524-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 29, 2012
SUMMER DAWN BISHOP V. 2012-SC-000525-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 29, 2012
MARTIN ELLISON HALL V. 2012-SC-000526-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: AUGUST 29, 2012
JAMES EDWIN MILLIMAN V. 2012-SC-000530-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
VICKI LYNNE CARMICHAEL V. 2012-SC-000531-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
MICHAEL JAY KOPEN V. 2012-SC-000532-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
RHONDA ELAINE CURRY V. 2012-SC-000533-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
ANNA M. WARNOCK V. 2012-SC-000534-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
ELIZABETH IRVINE HOLDREN V. 2012-SC-000535-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
CLAIRE HAVELDA KAUFFMAN V. 2012-SC-000536-KB IN SUPREME
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 MINUTES RELEASED: 10:00 A.M.
THOMAS R. FRENCH V. 2012-SC-000537-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
CARLOS BENJAMIN SALANGO V. 2012-SC-000538-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
DANIEL HUFF JUNG SATTERFIELD V. 2012-SC-000539-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
ADAM GRANT ANDERSON V. 2012-SC-000540-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
MICHAEL DANEY V. 2012-SC-000541-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
NATASHA MARIE CAVANAUGH V. 2012-SC-000542-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
JANE ELIZABETH BONDURANT V. 2012-SC-000543-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
MARY LATTA LEE V. 2012-SC-000544-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
CORINNE MARIE MCCHESNEY V. 2012-SC-000545-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
BARBARA CAROLYN KLABACHA V. 2012-SC-000546-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 SUPREME COURT OF KENTUCKY SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
DAVID JOSEPH WALKER V. 2012-SC-000547-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
ROBERT GATES BARDIN V. 2012-SC-000548-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
BRUCE DAVID GEHLE V. 2012-SC-000549-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
TRACY SULLIVAN DANIEL V. 2012-SC-000577-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
KATHIE PATRICIA MAUTNER V. 2012-SC-000578-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
LISA KARRAY CRAWFORD V. 2012-SC-000579-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
LOUIS ALBERTO VELASCO V. 2012-SC-000580-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
WALTER K. KIRKPATRICK V. 2012-SC-000581-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
JON ANTHONY PREIKSAT V. 2012-SC-000582-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
DAVID B. RUCKER V. 2012-SC-000583-KB IN SUPREME
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION COURT ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

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