Published annually, KAS summarizes, analyzes, and contextualizes the previous year's appellate opinions.

Kentucky Appellate Survey

Welcome to the official website of the Kentucky Appellate Survey and Kentucky Appellate Survey Monthly. Our publications cover each and every one of the nearly 1,400 opinions and orders, published and unpublished, released by Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Kentucky each year. 


The annual edition of Kentucky Appellate Survey covers each and every appellate court decision from the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Launched in 2014, Kentucky Appellate Survey not only summarizes and analyzes, but contextualizes, the opinions and orders issued by Kentucky’s appellate courts in each year. The first three annual editions of the publication covered more than 4,200 opinions.

KAS Monthly provides timely coverage of appellate court decisions and is typically published within the first full week of each month. The publication also covers news and major developments in Kentucky's legal community and features interviews with and profiles of Kentucky's judges as part of the recently launched "Judicial Focus" series. Additionally, as a public service, KAS Monthly is distributed to each and every judge in the Commonwealth, making it a must-read for all Kentucky attorneys. Since launching in February 2015, KAS Monthly has covered more than 3,200 judicial opinions. 


Both products offer readers the comprehensiveness, depth, and context that any good legal resource should. Kentucky Appellate Survey and KAS Monthly are the only resources currently available to the bench and bar that not only comprehensively survey the appellate landscape, but also contextualize the frequent changes in that landscape. The publications are a vital starting point for any legal researcher in Kentucky and an indispensable and cost-effective resource that we are excited to bring to Kentucky's legal community.

Edward M. O'Brien 

Managing Editor 

Nicholas E. Whitt 

Executive Editor 

Kentucky Appellate Survey

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