KBA Members Update your Member Profile Now!
Thursday, June 2, 2016
The KBA strives to add additional features and content to the website as we hear from our members. Now being rolled out are new features giving you the options to add language(s) and areas of practice(s) to your online KBA member profile! These new fields will be searchable in the Lawyer Locator after July 1, 2016. For more information, please see below.
Are you fluent in any other languages besides English? Would you like to provide legal services to people who utilize that particular language and have limited or no English proficiency? If so, add your spoken language(s) and/or sign language credentials to your public member profile. We do not independently verify your language skills; however, when you add a language to your profile, you are affirming that you personally possess the necessary language skills in the selected language to work and interact with speakers of that specific language group.
Area(s) of Practice
Do you want to communicate to the public that you practice particular fields of law? Now you can by indicating your areas of practice on your public member profile. When you update your profile by selecting an area of practice, you are indicating a willingness to accept cases in that particular field. Many attorneys have more than one area of practice, so you may select all that apply. Please note that the Kentucky Bar Association does not certify specialties in legal fields pursuant to SCR 3.130(7.40).
Lawyer Locator Updated After July 1, 2016
In an effort to help address the public need to locate a particular Kentucky licensed attorney, language(s) and area(s) of practice search fields will be added to the Lawyer Locator on the website after July 1, 2016. The Lawyer Locator is an online search tool that is frequently used to search the membership database for Kentucky licensed attorneys as it has been accessed over 144,000 times since the launch of the new KBA website in April 2015.
Stand out on your KBA member profile!
These new features will allow you to create a more personalized profile that is more than just your firm name and contact information. In addition to the Lawyer Locator, information you provide on your profile may be located by using search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc. Updating your profile is as simple as logging in to the website, selecting Edit Bio under Manage Profile, and then submitting your changes. Don't miss out on this opportunity - update your profile today!
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the KBA at 502-564-3795.