On April 15, 2014, ballots will be emailed (or mailed if you do not have a current email address on record with the KBA) to all Young Lawyers Division members for election of the new YLD Secretary Treasurer for the 2014 – 15 term. Additionally, the elections for YLD Representatives of the Second, Fifth, and Seventh Kentucky Supreme Court Districts are contested, and members of those districts will also have the option to vote on their new District Representative for the 2014–15 term. Voting will close at 11:59 pm on May 15, 2014. Please click on the links below for a brief bio of the candidates.
This free 6.0 CLE program is offered to lawyers who wish to learn basic skills in a variety of high-demand practice areas and who agree to accept at least three pro bono matters from the local legal aid organization. Experienced attorneys from the legal aid organizations will offer guidance to help young lawyers hone their skills while providing much needed legal assistance for indigent clients.
For more information, download this PDF.
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.
The Young Lawyers Division seeks nominees for four Awards given annually for exceptional contributions to the legal profession and the public. Nominations are due Friday, April 4, 2014. For more information, please visit www.kbayld.org/home.
The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award honors a Kentucky attorney who has excelled in the practice of law, civic engagement/bar service, and community service. Any Kentucky young lawyer is eligible for nomination. “Young lawyer” is defined as one who, as of July 1, 2013, has been engaged in the practice of law for ten or fewer years or who is forty years old or younger. The 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recipient was Kevin C. Burke of Louisville, Kentucky. For more information and to nominate a deserving individual, please click here.
The Nathaniel R. Harper Award honors a person or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to changing the face of the Bar by encouraging the inclusion of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals, as well as promoting full and equal participation in the legal profession by all unrepresented or underrepresented groups. The 2013 Nathaniel R. Harper Award recipient was Drusilla Bakert of Lexington, Kentucky. For more information and to nominate a deserving individual or organization, please click here.
The Young Lawyer Service to Community Award honors a member of the Young Lawyers Division for exemplary service to his or her community through volunteerism, service to non-profit organizations, and/or pro bono legal representation. The 2013 Young Lawyer Service to Community Award recipient was Nanci House of Winchester, Kentucky. For more information and to nominate a deserving individual, please click here.
The Service to Young Lawyers Award honors a lawyer, non-lawyer, or organization for exception contributions to the professional and personal advancement and mentorship of young lawyers. The 2013 Service to Young Lawyers Award recipient was Pierce Hamblin of Lexington, Kentucky. For more information and to nominate a deserving individual or organization, please click here.