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Unfortunate Supreme Court Innuendo

Andy Wolfson reports in today's Courier Journal that three justices may retire before the expiration of their terms this year, permitting Gov. Fletcher to appoint replacements. I have been a long term critic of subjecting our judges to the elective process. Mr. Wolfson didn't emplasize the fact that Gov. FLetcher's appointees will be limited to the names vetted and recommeded by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

AAML/LBA Ninth Annual Family Law Seminar

With a huge attendance, nearly standing room only, the Ninth Annual AAML/LBA seminar kicked off today in Louisville. In coming days and weeks we will report on the topics of interest and the news presented. Speakers were so very candid (some even asked first whether the seminar was being taped) that I feel compelled to obtain permission from some of the speakers to publish the commentary. I don't want to say anything in this blog that will diminish the frank and open and invaluable exchanges we have at this type event.

New URLs are here

Our new preferred URL is now pointed to this site, www.KentuckyDivorceLawBlog.com. Two sub-URLs are also pointed here, www.LouisvilleDivorceLawBlog.com and www.LouisvilleDivorceBlog.com. The thought is that down the road we may want to separate out the postings which are limited to Jefferson County from the postings relevant to the rest of the state. As we build content, though, all will be directed here.

Lexington Children Removed from Abused Women in Shelters

The Courier Journal printed an AP story on Monday revealing that the state has removed 50 children in the last year from women who fled to Lexington, KY shelters to escape domestic violence.

On the Light Side - Country Divorce Tunes

Many years ago, Kathy Revell, the daughter of Retired Judge Richard Revell (she was also his secretary at the time) circulated this country divorce song quiz. We have added to her list of love gone wrong tunes starting with #32, following her list of artists. Divorce is about as sad a field of law as an attorney sees, so you have to find a little humor where you can! We never run out of projects, but one that has been on the list for a long time is to download these songs. Maybe this blog will be the perfect place for such a repertoire.


When Good Love Goes Bad . . .
How Many Recording Artists Can You
Match With These Songs?

Domestic Violence Offender Follow-Up

The April 16, 2006 Couier-Journal reported the creation of a new District Court docket to monitor compliance with domestic violence offender treatment. Today's Courier editorial page rightly praised Judge Angela Bisig's pilot program, but inaccuratley referred to the court as a Domestic Violence Court.

Wage Assignment Order Revisions

The OCSE is seeking comments by April 21, 2006 to revisions to the federal wage assignment order form.Download wao.doc

RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are the way to go to receive manageable updates to news and new blawg postings. Thanks to KY's Michael Stevens and his www.KentuckyLawBlog.com and LouisvilleLawWire for making this easier for the rest of us. His suggestion that FeedDemon was the easiest aggregator was taken (for $29 why take a more difficult route?) and now most news in one location can be checked at leasure.

L.L.M. in Family Law

Hofstra Law School established an L.L.M. program in family law and will enroll its first students beginning in the fall of 2006, in response to increased specialization and interdisciplinary issues. http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Law/law_llm_familylaw.cfm. This is the third such program in the U.S. although in other countries they appear to be as well known as our L.L.M. programs in tax law.

Gathering of KY Blawgers

I have invited the other KY blawgers to my home Friday April 28 for drinks and dinner. All have insipired and helped me as I created this blog, yet few of us have met. It will be great fun sharing tips and ideas. My daughter has dubbed it the "Geek Party." If you are a KY lawyer with a blog and would like to be included, please email me at Skaggs@LouisvilleDivorce.com or post a comment.

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