Congratulations to the following paralegals who earned their CKP credentials after successfully completing the Spring 2018 Certified Kentucky Paralegal Examination on May 19, 2018.  

Haley Barfoot, CKP, Best Buy, Lexington, Kentucky; Jennifer T. Campbell, CKP, Kentucky Legal Aid, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Wilda Willis Caudle, CKP, Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, Frankfort, Kentucky; Glenna R. Fugazzi, CKP, Fowler Bell PLLC, Lexington, Kentucky; Nikki Gordon, CKP, Smiths Grove, Kentucky; Magdalena "Maggie" K. Nielsen, CKP, Forcht Bank, Lexington, Kentucky; Danielle N. Lafollette, CKP, Hughes and Coleman, Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Kiersten D. Montgomery, CKP, Schiller Barnes Maloney PLLC, Louisville, Kentucky; Ashton T. Parker, CKP, Ferreri Partners PLLC, Louisville, Kentucky; Alison M. Thompson, CKP, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Lexington, Kentucky; Amy L. Weihmeller, CKP, Thomas Law Offices, Louisville, Kentucky; Dorothy "Kay" Woods, CKP, Taylor Law Group, Lexington, Kentucky, and Samantha Hitchner Young, CKP, True Guarnieri Ayer LLP, Frankfort, Kentucky. 


NOVEMBER 10, 2018

In conjunction with the KPA Annual Conference, the Fall 2018 Certified Kentucky Paralegal (CKP) Examination will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Center for Rural Development Conference Center in Somerset, Kentucky.  A review session will be offered from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., and the CKP Examination will be given at 12:00 p.m. 

Click on the link below for study materials and application form.  If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Certification at

CKP Study Materials & Application 


This scholarship is open to any student member of the Kentucky Paralegal Association (KPA) enrolled in a paralegal program within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Applicant shall be either: (1) a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and enrolled in a traditional/ ABA approved paralegal program outside the Commonwealth, or (2) be attending an institution of higher education located within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The applicant shall also be enrolled in a traditional/ABA approved paralegal program, with at least 12 credit hours of paralegal course work completed and at least one semester remaining.

The application deadline is June 30, 2018.  Please click on the Application button below for more information:



 NOVEMBER 8-9, 2018

CONFERENCE CENTER:  THE CENTER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT, 2292 South Highway 27, Somerset, Kentucky (Free parking onsite)

CONFERENCE HOTEL: COURTYARD MARRIOTT, 2254 South Highway 27, Somerset, Kentucky, (606) 679-0090 (Free parking onsite)


Make your hotel reservations early to insure availability and receive the discounted rate**

**Courtesy block of rooms reserved through October 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.; reservations made after the cut-off date are subject to availability and will be at the then prevailing rate.  Cancellations can be made up to 72 hours before scheduled arrival without penalty.

Here is the reservation link guests can use to make online reservations: Book your group rate for KENTUCKY PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

If you have any conference questions, please contact Conference Chair, Tammy Phelps, at:



The purpose of the Kentucky Paralegal Association is to:

      • Serve as a unified voice for Kentucky paralegals on any and all issues affecting their profession in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of the KPA;
      • Encourage educational programs and training of paralegals and promote continuing legal education of paralegals in the legal profession;
      • Cooperate with the Kentucky Bar Association (“KBA”), American Bar Association (“ABA”) and local bar associations;
      • Cooperate with the local paralegal associations and student paralegal associations within the Commonwealth of Kentucky;
      • Promote ethics and high standards of professionalism in compliance with Kentucky SCR 3.700 and in accordance with the KPA’s Paralegal Professional Standards of Conduct;
      • Inform paralegals of developments in the paralegal profession and act as a forum for exchanging ideas and disseminating information;
      • Encourage the expanded use and full utilization of paralegals in all aspects of the legal profession; 
      • Further promote the working relationship between paralegals and attorneys in law offices, corporations and government agencies; and
      • Increase the awareness of the public, the judiciary and the legal community of the scope of paralegal responsibilities. 


Kentucky Paralegal Association
P. O. Box  2675
Louisville, Kentucky 40201-2675

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