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Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Kye C. Handy, attorney in the firm’s Jackson office and member of the Litigation Practice, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Law-Related Public Education Award by the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. This award recognizes Kye’s dedication to enhancing the public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
Kye was presented with this distinction on April 15, 2021 during the Mississippi Bar Foundation’s virtual Annual Meeting & Fellows Ceremony.
At Balch, Kye focuses on general and commercial litigation. Kye has experience in personal injury matters and municipality defense and has strong working knowledge of various types of chancery and probate matters. She regularly assists clients with employment discrimination suits and navigating complex issues involving the Mississippi Tort Claims Act and EEOC regulations.
Kye currently serves as the co-chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Magnolia Bar Association and the co-chair of the High School Mock Trial Competition and District Director for Hinds Post I for the Young Lawyers Division of The Mississippi Bar. Kye is recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star and was named a One-to-Watch by the Best Lawyers in America.
The Mississippi Bar Foundation was formed in 1963 to improve the administration of justice. The foundation strives to improve the administration of justice through the support of organizations which provide legal services to those in need and works to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Mississippi's judiciary.