Kye Handy, attorney in Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office and member of the firm’s Litigation Practice, recently moderated the 3rd Annual Diversity Law School 101 seminar presented by the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division Diversity in the Law Committee. The seminar provides aspiring law students from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to learn from young minority attorneys. This year’s topics included how to prepare for law school, steps to take after becoming a lawyer and being a minority in the legal profession.
Kye has moderated this panel for the past two years and serves as diversity chair for the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar. Undergraduate students from every HBCU in the state were invited to hear from lawyers who come from an array of legal professions, including those working in government, large law firms, and solo practices. Representatives from the University of Mississippi School of Law also participated to share their tips with students.
Kye received her J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2015. She remains active in advocating for minority representation in the legal profession. In addition to serving as diversity chair for the Young Lawyers Division of Mississippi Bar, she is also a member of the University of Mississippi School of Law Diversity Council.