Kentucky Court of Justice
Two new members appointed to the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors
The Supreme Court of Kentucky has appointed Rev. Mark Harrell, pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship in Somerset, and Rev. Reggie Dickerson, pastor of Hope Enterprise Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, as non-lawyer, citizen members of the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors. Four non-lawyer members serve on the board to represent the public during disciplinary proceedings for lawyers who are found to have committed ethical violations.
"Mark Harrell has an excellent reputation for high moral and ethical standards," said Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert. "His insight will elevate the deliberations of the Board and help to assure public confidence in the outcome of lawyer disciplinary cases."
"Reggie Dickerson has a keen understanding of the difference between right and wrong," said Deputy Chief Justice Will T. Scott, who represents the 7th Kentucky Supreme Court District. "He will be a strong voice in the deliberations of the Board of Governors."
The Kentucky Constitution gives the Supreme Court of Kentucky the authority to regulate the legal profession. All lawyers admitted to practice in Kentucky must also be members of the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA).
Supreme Court Rule 3.070 provides that the KBA Board of Governors is the governing body of the association and the agent of the Supreme Court for the purpose of administering and enforcing the Supreme Court Rules that govern the practice of law. The KBA Board of Governors consists of 14 lawyer members and four non-lawyer, citizen members who are appointed by the Supreme Court to serve on the Board of Governors to consider disciplinary cases. The two other non-lawyer, citizen members are Carol Frederick and Steve Langford, both of Louisville.
The Board of Governors meets at least six times a year. During the disciplinary session of each meeting, members of the board participate in deliberations on charges of professional misconduct brought against members of the KBA and make recommendations to the Supreme Court on guilt and punishment or innocence of charged members.