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Nominations Sought for YLD Annual Awards

Each year the YLD recognizes exceptional contributions to the legal profession through the following awards presented at the KBA Annual Convention. Nominations are due by Friday, March 30, 2018. Please click the links below for additional information and instructions for submitting nominations for each award.


The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award honors a Kentucky attorney who has excelled in the practice of law and community service. Any Kentucky attorney who, as of July 1, 2017, has been engaged in the practice of law for 10 or fewer years, or who is 40 years old or younger, is eligible for nomination.


The Nathaniel R. Harper Award recognizes a person or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to changing the face of the Kentucky 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 Young Lawyer Service to Community Award commends a member of the YLD for exemplary service to his or her community through volunteerism, service to non-profit organizations, and/or pro bono legal representation.


The Service to Young Lawyers Award acknowledges a lawyer, non-lawyer, or organization for exceptional contributions to the professional and personal advancement and mentorship of young lawyers in Kentucky.

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