Read Bob Young’s column on the importance of keeping up with technology

by Mandy Hicks

Attorney Bob Young
Attorney Bob Young

Attorney Bob Young is now serving as Chair of the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. He writes a column for the division’s magazine in each issue on a particular aspect of managing a law practice.

His most recent column focuses on the need for attorneys to keep up with technological advances. You can read his column here:

The Law Practice Division helps lawyers better manage the business side of their practice. The division publishes books, holds conferences and meetings, conducts continuing legal education seminars online and works to increase diversity in the profession. In his role as Chair, Bob has several national level speaking opportunities, including the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop in November in San Diego. About 15,000 attorneys are members of the Law Practice Division.

Bob previously served as Vice-Chair of Law Practice Division and Chair of the Law Practice Management Strategy and Planning Committee. He also was Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Law Practice Division for three years, from 2009 to 2011, leading the group through a major reorganization. His group’s work helped lead the ABA to hire a Chief Diversity Officer to assist law firms wanting to create more opportunities for female attorneys, attorneys from diverse cultural backgrounds, attorneys who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and attorneys who have disabilities.

In addition to the ABA, Bob is a member of the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Kentucky Justice Association, Kentucky Bar Association and American Bar Association. Bob received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green in 1986 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1990. Besides the Kentucky and Tennessee Bar, his bar admissions include the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

Bob’s law practice focuses on medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.