Kye C. Handy, attorney in the firm’s Jackson office and member of the Litigation Practice, discusses the importance of the Medgar Evers Law Scholarship Endowment for law school students at the University of Mississippi. As the first ever recipient of the award, Kye, a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, knows first-hand the impact this scholarship has on students. In the article, Kye shares,
Receiving the scholarship meant that someone else believed in my dream as much as I did. It meant that someone other than my family recognized my abilities and wanted to foster and help me develop that potential.”
This scholarship demonstrates a commitment to supporting quality education for everyone. It allows more minority students to have the educational opportunity they may have otherwise been denied.
The Medgar Evers Scholarship in Law was established in 2013 by University of Mississippi Law Professor John Robin Bradley to ensure that future Mississippi leaders in justice will find more open doors than their predecessor, Medgar Evers. At Balch, Kye’s practice focuses on general and commercial litigation. She is experienced in personal injury matters and municipality defense, with a strong working knowledge of various types of chancery and probate matters. Kye regularly assist clients with employment discrimination suits and navigates complex issues involving the Mississippi Tort Claims Act and EEOC regulations.
Currently, she serves as the Lawyer in Every Mississippi Classroom Chair as part of The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division. The program offers schools (Kindergarten through 12th Grade) the opportunity for a lawyer to provide outside legal resources to teachers and/or students. She is also recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star.