2018 Call for Nominations

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Help build our board

Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC) seeks one Client and one Community Board Member to help oversee our operation as a civil legal advocacy center for low-income Kentuckians.

You are invited to help build the Board! See our nomination form here. Details below.

Community Board Members must be individuals with a demonstrated interest in advocacy for low-income Kentuckians. Client Board Members must have received services (or be eligible for them at the time of their nomination) from us or one of the four regional civil legal services program in Kentucky:

  • AppalRed (Eastern and South Central Kentucky)
  • Kentucky Legal Aid (Western Kentucky)
  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (Lexington, Northern and Northeast Kentucky
  • Louisville Legal Aid Society (Louisville and surrounding counties)

See Client income guidelines below.

Board members must share a commitment to our mission: to promote equal justice for all residents of the Commonwealth by serving as an advocate for low income and other vulnerable members of society.

The board normally meets 4 times a year.

Nomination deadline and timeline

Please email or fax nominations by July 14, 2018. The board’s Nominating Committee will review all nominations received by the deadline and make recommendations. We hope to vote on the new members at the next regular board meeting of the year on July 19, 2018.

Nomination form

Don’t wait if you know a good candidate, or are one! Anyone may make a nomination. Self-nominations are welcome. A nomination form must be received for all nominees. You can fill out our editable nomination form and return it to Rich Seckel. Email: richseckel@kyequaljustice.org. Fax: 859-233-0007.

Diversity and nondiscrimination policy

Kentucky Equal Justice Center affirmatively seeks diversity in its Board membership. Board members shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, ancestry, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, limited English proficiency, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status and all other categories provided nondiscriminatory treatment by law, statute, or ordinance.

Client Board Member Income Guidelines

Kentucky Equal Justice Center serves low income Kentuckians up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. See table below. Client Board members who have not already received legal services must meet these guidelines at the time of their nomination. Client Board Members who already received services from KEJC or another Kentucky Legal Services program qualify regardless of current income.

Household Size

For the yearly figure for each additional family member, add $10,800. For the monthly figure, add $900.

For more information

Please feel free to call me at the number below. I would be happy to provide information to potential nominators and nominees. Note that KEJC can pay travel expenses for Client Board members to attend board meetings. And we are affirmatively interested in diversity. Thanks for your help!

Richard Seckel, Director
Kentucky Equal Justice Center
201 West Short Street, Suite 310
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-233-3057
Fax: 859-233-0007