Conrad & Scherer’s Senior Associate, Kyle S. Roberts, Running for the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Seat 1, 17th Circuit

I am a Senior Associate at Conrad & Scherer LLP, practicing Commercial Litigation. As a five-year attorney, a husband, and a father of two young children, I understand—and often navigate—the challenges that young lawyers face early in their careers and I am eager to serve the young lawyers of Broward County at the state level.

Since becoming an attorney, I have been involved in local bar organizations on a regular basis. For the past three years, I have been an active member on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association; a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, Broward Chapter; and a member of the Editorial Board of the Florida Bar News and Journal. Serving at the local level has been a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in my community—both legal and non-legal—and something I truly value as part of my life. Having the privilege to serve on the YLD Board of Governors would give me the opportunity to expand our efforts on a statewide basis.

As a member of the Young Lawyers Section of the BCBA, I have led the “Lawyers for Literacy” initiative as its Chair for two years now. This program focuses on promoting literacy among young children by volunteering to read to and interact with them on a regular basis. Despite the challenging times of 2020, I was able to ensure that our literacy program carried on by working with the Broward School District to host virtual reading events. During our October 2020 reading event, amid a raging pandemic, we hosted a record number of volunteers—including numerous judges—to read to the young children of Broward County. I believe that continuing outreach efforts—in a safe and effective way—is crucial in times like these, and I intend to do so if elected.

But even prior to becoming an attorney, I had an interest in serving the community and encouraging those around me to do better, while developing my leadership abilities. In law school, I served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review where I was able to build meaningful relationships with other students and members of the legal community while working towards the publication of scholarly articles and enhancing our legal profession.

Service to our profession and my community is something I that I truly cherish and devote a substantial amount of my time to. I believe that my experience as a practicing attorney and my leadership in the community for the past five years will be extremely helpful in carrying out my duties on the YLD Board of Governors as your representative.

I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration in this election and hope to be your representative for Seat 1 of the 17th Judicial Circuit.