Looking for ways to make connections in your industry and make an impact on the matters you’re passionate about? The LBA has a variety of committees which influence all aspects of the Louisville legal community. There are no qualifiers – whatever your background is, LBA members can join any committee that interests them. Committee members have opportunities to weigh in on diversity initiatives, provide investment advice or assist with CLE planning.

LBA committees are local networks of legal professionals making important decisions on matters which impact bar members and the public. To learn more about committee roles and responsibilities, read below or call us at (502) 583-5314.


The Communications Committee strives to ensure continuity and focus of internal/external communications in support of the LBA’s organizational and strategic objectives. It oversees communication content and methods, including through the website, on social media and in print publications.

Chair: Bruce A. Brightwell

LBA Staff Liaison: Shannon Greer, sgreer@loubar.org

Continuing Legal Education

Committee members assist in providing input to the CLE Department by way of providing advice and offer suggestions regarding topics, speakers, delivery methods, costs and marketing of CLE seminars. This committee helps various sections meet their obligation to produce seminars and has the option to develop seminars in addition to those produced by the sections.

Chair: TBD

LBA Staff Liaison: Lisa Anspach, lanspach@loubar.org

Diversity & Inclusion

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s overarching goal is to help the LBA more closely reflect the community it serves by encouraging persons from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession to pursue careers in the law and to facilitate full participation by attorneys from such groups in bar programs and activities. Among other things, it plans special events (e.g., Black History Month program, Hispanic Heritage Month celebration) and administers a scholarship program for students at the UofL Brandeis School of Law.

Co-Chairs: Maria Fernandez & John Selent

LBA Staff Liaison: Lisa Anspach, lanspach@loubar.org

Gender Equity

The Gender Equity Committee examines and addresses issues related to pay inequity among attorneys based on gender, parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child and workplace sexual harassment. It also works in conjunction with the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association to establish mentoring relationships for the benefit of females embarking upon legal careers.

Chair: TBD

Staff Liaison: Lisa Anspach, lanspach@loubar.org

Health & Wellness

The Health & Wellness Committee examines and addresses issues related to bettering the profession by destigmatizing mental health issues, increasing overall well-being, offering fitness activities resources and programs to strengthen legal professionals and law students.

Chair: TBD

Staff Liaison: Lisa Anspach, lanspach@loubar.org


The Investment Committee is responsible for managing the LBA’s investment account. It is authorized to engage investment advisors and oversee their activities. It may establish brokerage accounts and make decisions to buy, sell or hold individual assets within guidelines established by the Board of Directors. It also reviews the investment policy statement and recommends any revisions or modifications for approval by the Board of Directors.

Chair: Mark S. Franklin

LBA Staff Liaison: Kristen Miller, kmiller@loubar.org

Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service

The KLRS Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Board of Directors rules and regulations for enrollment in and delivery of the LBA’s lawyer referral services, including assignment of matters to participating attorneys, collection of fees and marketing of services to the public.

Chair: Abigaile Green

LBA Staff Liaison: Deborah Dye, ddye@loubar.org

Member Services

The Member Services Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Board of Directors requirements for LBA membership as well as the development and delivery of member benefits.

Chair: TBD

Staff Liaison: Marisa Motley, mmotley@loubar.org

Pro Bono Consortium

The Pro Bono Consortium is a partnership between the LBA, the Legal Aid Society and the UofL Brandeis School of Law. It is responsible for providing attorneys with meaningful and varied opportunities to serve the legal needs of low-income and underserved populations in Greater Louisville.

Chair: Sarah McKenna

Staff Liaison: Marisa Motley, mmotley@loubar.org

Public Service

The Public Service Committee provides opportunities for attorneys to participate in service projects that make Louisville a better community. Current projects include: For Kids’ Sake (benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters), Back 2 School supply drive (benefiting Jefferson County Public School students), Santa’s Court Toy Drive (benefiting The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program), the Summer Law Institute and the Summer Intern Program.

Chair: Sarah McKenna

Staff Liaison: Marisa Motley, mmotley@loubar.org