UK/CLE Publications

Must-Haves for Every Legal Library

UK/CLE is the premier publisher of legal materials in the state of Kentucky. In collaboration with some of Kentucky's most prominent practitioners and legal scholars we are pleased to offer practicing attorneys the following handbooks, monographs, and compendia for purchase. Our publications are the result of thousands of hours of legal research and invaluable practice advice from members of the Kentucky Bar. Our publications are a must-have for the Kentucky practitioner and are both a valuable and necessary addition to any legal library.

We also offer electronic editions of almost all our publications as PDF on CD-ROM. This provides increased interactivity, searchability, and portability, bringing an extra level of value to our already high-quality publications.

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Most Recent Publications

*Prices do not include 6% Kentucky sales tax. Sales tax must be added at the time of your order, if applicable.

Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial Handbook

Handbook, 4th ed., March 2017
$135.00* Softcover
$135.00* CD-ROM
$200.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

Courts in the Commonwealth • The Attorney-Client Relationship • Factual Investigation • Judicial Jurisdiction • Venue • Service of Process • Claims for Relief • Responsive Pleadings • Motion Practice • Other Pleading Issues • Rule 11 • Extraordinary Remedies • Written Discovery • Depositions • General Discovery Principles • Expert Witnesses • Negotiation and Settlement • Mediation • The Pretrial Conference • Forms & Checklists • Index • 650+ pages.

Kentucky Civil Practice At Trial Handbook

Handbook, 4th ed., March 2017
$135.00* Softcover
$135.00* CD-ROM
$200.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

The Role of Trial Counsel • Preparation for Trial & Organization of Materials • Juries • Bench Trial • Opening Statements • Documentary, Demonstrative, & Real Evidence & Other Evidentiary Concerns • Witnesses • Expert Witnesses • Settlement During Trial • Jury Instructions • Closing Arguments • Judgments • Post-Trial Proceedings • Forms • Index • 450+ pages.

Business Succession Planning

Monograph, 2d ed., August 2016
$65.00* Softcover
$65.00* CD-ROM
$100.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

Introduction to Succession Planning for Closely-Held Businesses • Family Business Succession Planning • Basic Issues and Strategies of Estate Planning • Business Succession Planning for Corporations • Structuring the Closely-Held Business • Management Issues: Employment Agreements, Executive Compensation, and Insurance • Buy-Sell Agreements • Retirement Planning for the Closely-Held Business • Venture Capital Financing • Raising Capital Through the Sale of Stock or Other Securities • Initial Public Offerings of Securities • Use of Trusts in Family Business Succession Planning • Redemption Transactions • The Sale of the Closely-Held Business • Wealth Transfer Planning Using FLPs and FLLCs Valuation Issues in Business Planning • Index • 450+ pages.

Kentucky Legal Research Manual

Handbook, 4th ed., June 2016
$100.00* Softcover
$100.00* CD-ROM
$150.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

Kentucky Constitution • Kentucky Statutory Authority • Local Legislation • Kentucky Legislative Process and History • Kentucky Case Law Research • Administrative Law • Legal Ethics Research • Treatises and Practice Handbooks • Kentucky Electronic Resources • Citation of Kentucky Legal Materials • Bibliography of Legal Research Guides • Kentucky Public Law Libraries • Index • 375+ pages.

Private Adoption in Kentucky

Monograph, 5th ed., April 2016
$65.00* Softcover
$65.00* CD-ROM
$100.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

Relationship Between Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption • The Attorney's Role in the Adoption • Typical Adoption • Expenses • Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights • Venue and Petition • Parties to the Action • Conduct of Hearings • Termination Orders • Child's Right to Inherit Following Termination • Confidentiality and Sealing of Files and Records • Effect of Termination Order • Prohibited Practices • Petition for Adoption of Child • Placement of Children by Private Person, Procedure, Removal, Court Order • Parties Defendant in the Adoption Proceeding • Service of Process • Adoption Petition • Consent to Adoption • Investigation and Report • Hearing • Judgment and Order • Information about Medical or Genetic Condition Affecting an Adopted Person • Annulment of Adoption • Disposition of Child if Adoption Not Adjudged • Inspection of Adoption Records and Limitations • Prohibited Practices in the Adoption of Children • Adoptions Without Consent • Dual Representation Prohibited • Court-Approved Fees Required • Interstate Adoption • Conditions for Placement • Retention of Jurisdiction • Penalties • Notice Requirements • Recognition of Foreign Adoptions • Forms • Statutory & Regulatory Appendix • Index • 350+ pages.

Kentucky Legal Ethics Deskbook - 3 Volume Set

(previously titled Kentucky Legal Ethics Opinions and Professional Responsibility Deskbook)
Handbook, 5th ed., January 2016
$175.00* Softcover
$175.00* CD-ROM
$200.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct (Current) • Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct (1990-2009) • Kentucky Code of Professional Responsibility (1971-1990) • Kentucky Canons of Professional Ethics (1946-1971) • Kentucky Code of Legal Ethics (1903-1946) • Index to Rules, Codes, and Canons • Kentucky Procedures for Disciplinary Enforcement • Admission of Persons to Practice Law • Supplemental Codes and References • Formal Ethics Opinions of the Kentucky Bar Association • Index to the Formal Ethics Opinions of the Kentucky Bar Association • Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinions • Index to the Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinions • Code of Judicial Conduct • Judicial Ethics Opinions • Index to the Judicial Ethics Opinions • Legal Ethics Research • Practical Resolution of Ethics Questions • Citation Index to Opinion References • 1600+ pages.

Kentucky Estate Planning

Handbook, 4th ed., October 2015
$135.00* Softcover
$135.00* CD-ROM
$200.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

Initial Contact with the Client • Practical Ethical Considerations for the Estate Planner • Lifetime Gifts: Outright, In Trust, and Non-Traditional Giving • Basic Estate Planning Documents in Kentucky: The Basic Will and Codicil; Advance Directives; Durable Power of Attorney • Overview of Federal Estate Tax and Kentucky Inheritance Tax • Revocable Trusts in Kentucky • Irrevocable Trusts in Kentucky • Charitable Planning • Special Needs Trusts • Business Succession Planning Issues • Life Insurance and Estate Planning • Long-Term Care Planning Using Medicaid and VA Benefits • Planning with Retirement Benefits • Miscellaneous Provisions in Wills and Trusts • Annotated Will and Trust • Index • 750+ pages.

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice in Kentucky: Chapter 13 Practice

Monograph, 2d ed., February 2015
$65.00* Softcover
$65.00* CD-ROM
$100.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

American Bankruptcy Law: An Overview • Representing the Debtor in Chapter 13 • Creditor Issues in Chapter 13 Cases • Trustee Practice in Chapter 13 Bankruptcies • Attorneys' Fees and Fee Applications in Chapter 13 Cases • Bankruptcy Ethics: A Different World? • Index • 225+ pages.

Automobile Insurance Law in Kentucky

Monograph, 2d ed., February 2015
$65.00* Softcover
$65.00* CD-ROM
$100.00* Softcover and CD-ROM Set

Liability Insurance • Vehicles Covered • Exclusions • Stacking of Automobile Liability Coverages • Actions for Extra Contractual Damages from Liability Insurer • No-Fault Insurance: Outline of the Motor Vehicle Reparations Act • Mandatory Amounts • Optional Additional Benefits • Stacking of Reparation Benefits • Assigned Claims Plan • Calculation of Benefits • Subrogation Rights • Attorney's Fees • Uninsured Motorist Coverage • Stacking • Actions for Uninsured Motorist Benefits • Underinsured Motorist Coverage • Right to an Offset • Subrogation • Statutory Appendix • Table of Cases • Index • 185+ pages.

*Prices do not include 6% Kentucky sales tax. Sales tax must be added at the time of your order, if applicable.

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