Kentucky Court of Justice
Malcolm Bryant of Owensboro named to Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky has appointed real estate developer Malcolm Bryant of Owensboro as a non-lawyer, citizen member 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.
“Malcolm Bryant has displayed strong integrity and dedication in his business and personal life,” said Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. “He will be an excellent addition to the Board of Governors. With his high ethical and moral standards, I believe Malcolm’s contributions to the board will help inspire public trust in the outcome of lawyer disciplinary cases.”
Bryant is president of The Malcolm Bryant Corp., a commercial real estate development, property management and brokerage company headquartered in Owensboro. He is a Kentucky real estate broker, a Certified Commercial Investment Member and a certified real estate exchange advisor. Bryant is a member of the Economic Development Corp. Board and of the Commercial Real Estate Council. He has served on the Kentucky Homebuilders Association. The Owensboro Chamber of Commerce previously named him Entrepreneur of the Year, and his corporation has received the Mayor’s Award for Business Excellence.
Named Outstanding Young Leader of Owensboro in 1986, Bryant is the founding scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 10 and serves as chairman of the YMCA and The Learning Community in Owensboro. He also serves as director of Christian Youth Fellowship mission trips and sponsors international youth mission trips through Owensboro’s First Christian Church. Bryant and his wife, Sally, were named Owensboro’s Outstanding Citizens in 1997.
The Kentucky Constitution gives the Supreme Court the authority to regulate the legal profession. All lawyers admitted to practice in Kentucky must be members of the 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 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 to consider disciplinary cases.
The Board of Governors meets at least six times a year. During the disciplinary session of each meeting, board members 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.