Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The KBA, LBA, and Brandeis School of Law are sponsoring a Diversity and Inclusion Summit. This historic and important event will feature Chief Justice
Minton, and other members of the Supreme Court and will be held in Louisville on Friday, April 10, at the Galt House. Since the YLD is a Platinum sponsor
of the Summit, we have two complimentary registrations. If you are interested in one of those two spots email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Even if you do not get one of the
complimentary registrations, the cost is only $100 and those attending will have the opportunity to earn 7.25 hours of CLE credit.    

 

As a sponsor, the YLD also has two tables at the April 10 luncheon. You do not need to be registered for the Summit to attend the luncheon, and I encourage you to do so. The luncheon will include a 1.0 hour CLE program. Greg Haynes will lead a conversation with Court of Appeals Judge Denise Clayton and Chief District Court Judge Derrick Reed of Hodgenville. If you are interested in attending the luncheon, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

The YLD also has ten tickets to the Thursday reception that will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Again, you do not need to be registered to attend the reception. Click here if you are interested in a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please also feel free to pass along the word to other Young Lawyers. We would very much like to have a good attendance at this event. Download more information about this event here



2015-16 KBA Young Lawyers Division Call for Nominations – Officers and District Representatives

Would you like to be more involved with the Kentucky Bar Association and enhance the legal profession in Kentucky?  If so, please consider submitting your nomination for election to the position of YLD District Representative or YLD Officer. Any member of the YLD wishing to be a nominee for election to the position of District Representative or Officer must notify Eric Weihe, YLD Secretary/Treasurer, in writing by midnight (EST) on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Nominations may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to:

Eric Weihe
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
500 West Jefferson Street, Suite 2000
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Ballots for contested elections must be emailed no later than April 15, 2015. All dues paying members of the YLD are eligible to vote for the District Representative for their Supreme Court District and the YLD Officers.  Voting for any contested elections will close on May 15, 2015.  The winners of the elections will be notified immediately and the results will be posted on the KBA YLD website as soon as possible following the May 15 deadline.

 

District Representative
There are seven District Representatives on the YLD Executive Committee—one from each Supreme Court district. Any member of the YLD in good standing may be elected a District Representative. 

 

Officers
There are four Officers on the YLD Executive Committee—Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer. The current Chair-Elect automatically succeeds to the office of Chair. To be eligible for election to office of Chair-Elect, Vice Chair, or Secretary/Treasurer, the nominee must be a member of the YLD in good standing and have previously served on the YLD Executive Committee for at least one year.

 

If you have any questions or desire further information, please visit the YLD website or contact any current District Representative or Officer.

 

YLD Bylaws are available here



The 2014–15 KBA YLD Executive Committee Election Results

Thank you to everyone who participated by voting in the 2014-15 KBA Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee elections!


The winners for each election are listed below.


Secretary/Treasurer:                     Eric M. Weihe

2nd District Representative:           Lauren E. Marley

5th District Representative:            Mark B. Maier

7th District Representative:            Miranda D. Click



Legal Aid University: How Young Lawyers Can Build a Practice and Hone Skills

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

 



Young Lawyers Division Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

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 10, 2015.  

 

The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award honors a Kentucky attorney who has excelled in the practice of law, and community service.  Any Kentucky young lawyer is eligible for nomination.  “Young lawyer” is defined as one who, as of July 1, 2014, has been engaged in the practice of law for ten or fewer years or who is forty years old or younger.  The 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recipient was Rebekkah Bravo Rechter 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 2014 Nathaniel R. Harper Award recipient was A. Holland Houston of Louisville, 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 2014 Young Lawyer Service to Community Award recipient was Cara Stewart of Covington, 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 2014 Service to Young Lawyers Award recipient was Professor Robert Lawson of Lexington, Kentucky.  For more information and to nominate a deserving individual or organization, please click here.