A central focus of the Young Lawyers Section is to provide quality CLE programs that address the needs of young lawyers. In addition to the Young Lawyers Conference held at the Annual Convention (make "annual convention" a link to the Convention page) and the New Lawyer Program, the Young Lawyers Section offers additional programs throughout the year at no-cost to our members. These programs are offered in all areas of the state, and cover a broad range of practice areas and topics of interest to young attorneys. Often, we work with other sections and local bar organizations to provide these quality CLE programs.
Please view our calendar to browse for upcoming CLE events.
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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.
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.
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.
Who is eligible to join KBA YLS?
Any Kentucky lawyer who is 40 years of age or under or any Kentucky lawyer who has practiced law 10 years or less regardless of age.
Once a year, in July, the KBA sends out the annual dues statement for the July 1—June 30 fiscal year. Dues are $20.00. All sections are listed on this notice and you can join sections on this statement as you pay your dues.
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
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.