KBA YLD wins Next Steps Challenge Award for inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The Kentucky Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division has won the Next Steps Challenge Award for 2015 based upon its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit, which was held in April in partnership with the Louisville Bar Association, the Legal Aid Society and Brandeis School of Law.

Brad Sayles, from the YLD, said Brandeis' contributions were a key portion of the group's submission because they focused primarily on the Pipeline Project taking place in conjunction with the Diversity Summit.

"The law school was mentioned throughout the application, including the April 9 panel discussion with four recent Brandeis grads and the breakout sessions that followed. Dean Susan Duncan's efforts were also highlighted," he said.

The competition involves several steps, beginning with a program plan due in December, a progress report in January, implementation of the program and then a final report. Each year, three finalists are selected and the winners were announced at the April ABA YLD convention.