Jarad Key, Chair

In January 2012, the KDC Board of Directors agreed to form several new committees, including a Young Lawyers Section. The KDC “YLS” is made up of Kentucky civil defense attorneys with ten or fewer years of practice.  The core values of the YLS are to promote professional development, quality CLE programming, and networking opportunities for Kentucky’s young civil defense lawyers.

Each Fall since 2012, the YLS has organized and had presented three hours of CLE in conjunction with the KDC Fall Seminar, with the goal of providing practical advice to attorneys of all ages.  CLE topics have included the young lawyer’s role in managing a file, tips for taking and defending depositions, tips for motion hour practice and brief writing, court reporting and in-house counsel panels, tips for evaluating your case for mediation ... The seminars have been attended by no less than 50 attorneys each year.


In the Spring of 2014, the YLS organized a very successful Deposition Boot Camp with 62 attorneys in attendance. 


Along with hosting seminars, the YLS plans to create useful tools for its members including a blog of current issues, a brief bank, and an expert witness database. It also plans to increase knowledge and presence of the KDC in Kentucky law schools, with an emphasis on diversity. The YLS Section is also open to your ideas and suggestions for ways the YLS can be of service to Kentucky’s civil defense lawyers.

All members of the KDC no more than ten years in practice should consider being a part of this group. Membership is simple, with no additional fee, and provides you with a great opportunity to get involved in the defense bar and to meet other young lawyers throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


Look for more opportunities to benefit from the YLS in the coming months. Please contact Jarad Key at (502) 589-4440 or for more information.


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