August 22, 2018

Kentucky

Diversity Statement

The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) recognizes that achieving diversity in the legal profession requires the Association’s continued effort and commitment.

The KBA is committed to diversity in its membership, Board of Governors, staff, committees and all leadership positions. Diversity is an inclusive concept that encompasses race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability.

The KBA is a richer and more effective Association because of diversity, as it increases our strengths, capabilities and adaptability. In addition, a diverse group of talented legal professionals is important to the success of law firms, law departments, public service organizations and other organizations that include attorneys.

Through increased diversity, the KBA and its members can bring more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents and interests to the practice of law and the administration of justice.

Diversity in the Profession Committee, Kentucky Bar Association

https://www.kybar.org/page/committees

The Committee works to identify the roadblocks in attaining diversity and equity in the legal profession and the Kentucky Bar Association and to produce a more diversified legal community in Kentucky.

LGBT Law Section

https://www.kybar.org/page/lgbt

The Section's purpose is to: 

  1. Provide an organization within the Association for persons with an interest in L.G.B.T. law and to further the knowledge and professionalism of members in that field of law
  2. Provide a forum for mutual help in the practice of L.G.B.T. law and to discuss and form solutions to problems occurring in such practice
  3. Aid in the development of laws benefitting L.G.B.T. citizens and those concerned with the needs of L.G.B.T. Kentuckians
  4. Aid and encourage the presentation of seminars, institutes, programs, publications, and legal panels connected with the Section’s objectives
  5. Promote the health, welfare, and financial security of L.G.B.T. citizens in accordance with their needs and wishes
  6. Promote ethical and competent practice in the L.G.B.T. law field
  7. Disseminate information for the better understanding of the public in matters relating to L.G.B.T. law
  8. Improve the administration and application of laws, rules, and regulations in L.G.B.T. law matters and to further legitimate legislative objectives
  9. Do such activities as may be necessary and appropriate to fulfill any or all of the foregoing statements of purpose