There are several contested elections on the 2012-2013 KBA-YLD Executive Committee ballot. We asked the candidates running for those positions to provide brief biographies to help voting members in completing their ballots. Here are the candidates’ biographies for those contested positions.
The Diversity Committee of the KBA Young Lawyers Division and the Louisville Bar Association have partnered to host a Continuing Legal Education Event on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, titled, “Being an LGBT Attorney in Kentucky”.
The panelists will outline the current status of local, state and federal law pertaining to protection from sexual orientation discrimination and same-sex marriages.
Please Note: Attendees will have to pay for parking. Spaces are available in a number of lots or garages near the LBA Center.
The Young Lawyers Division promotes the objectives of the Kentucky Bar Association by assisting young lawyers, conducting programs of interest and value to young lawyers and enhancing the image of the legal profession. Our activities focus on the development of new attorneys into productive and responsible members of the legal profession in general and the Kentucky Bar Association.
To join the Young Lawyers Division, you must be a Kentucky lawyer who is 40 years of age or under or have practiced law 10 years or less regardless of age.
Annual Dues - $20.00
Once a year, in July, the KBA sends out the annual dues statement for the July 1 - June fiscal year. All sections/divisions are listed on this notice and you can join sections/divisions on this statement as you pay your dues. You may also join at any time during the year, however dues are not pro-rated. If you join during the year without the dues notice you may make a check payable to the Kentucky Bar Association in the appropriate amount and include your name, bar identification number, mailing address, e-mail address and the section/division(s). Mail to:
Kentucky Bar Association
514 West Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-1883
You can also pay your dues online! Click here, sign in using your KBA member number and password, and follow the prompts.
As a recent law school graduate or someone who took the Kentucky Bar Examination in the last five years, you are invited to a free one day seminar to assist the transition from law school to practicing law. You will learn valuable information that will help you in your practice and in understanding the rules of court, as well as provide an overview of litigation and basic transactions. This is one day you do not want to miss.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
NOMINATIONS DUE DATE: Friday, April 5, 2013 Download the Nomination Form Here.
The Nathaniel R. Harper Award is a trailblazer award that seeks to recognize those individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to changing the face of the Bar in Kentucky by promoting full and equal participation in the legal profession through the encouragement and inclusion of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community and/or other underrepresented groups.
The Award is named for Nathaniel R. Harper, one of the first African‐Americans to be admitted to practice law in Kentucky. Because African‐Americans were excluded from law schools in the Commonwealth at the time of Harper’s admission, he established the Harper Law School in his law office, where he trained and helped produce several African‐American lawyers. It is Harper’s pioneering spirit and sense of responsibility to pave the way for others that the Award seeks to honor.
The 2013 Nathaniel R. Harper Award recipient will be honored at the Membership Luncheon held during the KBA Convention on Friday, June 21, 2013.
Download the Nomination Form Here.