Melissa Spencer Reynolds, CKP : 2015-2016 KPA President
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The Kentucky Paralegal Association is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 Term.
Please join us in congratulating the new Officers and Directors representing KPA members across the Commonwealth.


The KPA wishes to congratulate our newest CKPs who earned their credentials after successfully completing the May 20, 2016 CKP Exam: Silver L. Love, CKP, LaGrange, KY: Janie G. McKinney, CKP, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP, Bowling Green, KY 42101; Janet L. Nall, CKP, HMS Global Maritime, Inc., New Albany, IN 47150; Beverly H. Rawlings, CKP, Net Law Group, Inc., Louisville, KY 40243; Allyson R. Teas, CKP, Law Office of Jeffrey P. Alford, Paducah, KY; Megan V. Venegas, CKP, Blackburn, Domene & Burchett, PLLC, Louisville, KY; Kabrenda L. Warfield, CKP, Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Louisville, KY; and Kelly M. Williamson, CKP, Lindhorst & Dreidame, Cincinnati, OH.   

The KPA's Official Certified Kentucky Paralegal (CKP) Roster can be found under the CERTIFIED KENTUCKY PARALEGAL tab and at this LINK.


The KPA Paralegal Student Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the KPA 2016 Paralegal Student Scholarship. The Scholarship is open to any student member of the KPA enrolled in an ABA-approved paralegal program, or an approved paralegal program that is not ABA-approved but meets the substantive legal studies requirements pursuant to the ABA guidelines.  Additional eligibility requirements are set out in the Scholarship application. The Scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000.00 college scholarship, free KPA membership for first year after graduation and an invitation to attend the KPA Conference in November, with no registration fee required. The Scholarship First Runner-up will receive free KPA membership for first year after graduation and an invitation to attend the KPA Conference in November, with no registration fee required. Scholarship applications are due no later than May 31, 2016. Click here for the 2016 Scholarship application.

If you have questions regarding the Scholarship, please contact the Director of Student Relations, Melanie Chenot, at

NOVEMBER 3-4, 2016

Watch the KPA website for additional information coming soon.

NOVEMBER 5, 2016

The KPA's next Certified Kentucky Paralegal (CKP) Examination will be held in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, in conjunction with the KPA Annual Conference. An Exam Prep session will be offered prior to the exam. Additional information, including eligibility guidelines, application requirements and study materials, is posted under the CERTIFIED KY PARALEGAL tab. Additional information regarding testing location, Exam and Exam Prep session schedule, and application deadline will be posted on the KPA website when available. If you have additional questions after reviewing the materials posted on the website, please contact the Kentucky Paralegal Association Certification Committee (KPACC) at


 Check out the CLE Programs being offered by local paralegal associations across the Commonwealth. A list of upcoming events can be found under the Local Association CLE/Events tab below. 

In addition to CLE programs offered by local paralegal associations across Kentucky, here's some options for earning KPACC-approved CLE credits: 

  • Lexis offers Live and On Demand webinars at no charge. Please note: Many Lexis On Demand webinars are 25 to 35 minutes in duration and require completion of two (2) webinars for eligibility for a 50-minute credit. For a listing of webinars, see

For a list of other CLE providers, visit the KPA's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider Links page.

Important reminders for CKPs - Under Section 9.02(A)(3) of the KPA’s Professional Standards and Certification Program policy, a maximum of four (4) credits earned per calendar year for technologically transmitted activity may be applied to meet the minimum yearly requirement set forth in Section 9.01(A). As with all credits, Section 9.01(F), requires proof of completion of technologically transmitted activity. Be sure to verify the availability of supporting documentation prior to registering for webinars. 

Current Events

KPA Board Transition Meeting
June 17-18, 2016
Boone Tavern
Berea, Kentucky            


CKP Examination
May 21, 2016
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

CKP Exam Prep Session
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Louisville Bar Association
600 West Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202   

GLPA is participating in collecting items for boxes of love to help clothe the homeless or those in need. Items needed include winter items, such as hats, gloves, scarves and coats. GLPA is also participating in a Blood Drive to be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pro Se Divorce Clinic is scheduled for February 23, 2016 at Noon. Visit for information regarding upcoming GLPA CLEs.  

NKAP is planning its annual Spring Seminar which will be held on April 23, 2016 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. For CLE information, see

SKAP will hold a monthly meetings on March 8, 2016, with CLE speaker Jeff Layson, Esq. discussing “Worker’s Compensation” and April 12, 2016, with CLE speaker, Leyda Becker discussing “Strategies for Working Effectively with Diverse Communities.” For more information, see and check out SKAP’s Facebook page.

WKP will have its Annual Meeting on May 6, 2016 at Renee’s in Paducah. This will be an all-day educational session with 5-6 CLEs for the day, including one CLE for ethics. Registration information will be sent out in early April. WKP invites everyone to come and enjoy a day of learning, fellowship, food and prizes. Elections for new officers will be held at the Annual Meeting and officers will be installed. For more information, visit:

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