UK Law Co-hosts a Government and Public Service Career Panel
The UK College of Law Career Development office and the American Bar Association recently teamed up to co-host a government and public service career panel for interested students. The panelists provided insight into their career paths and gave students interested in government and public service work, tips on how to break in to the field. The panelists expressed their enjoyment with the work they do and described the rewarding aspects of their careers. “Serving the community as a government or public sector lawyer is a highly satisfying way to advance the common good. That is broadly demonstrated through the remarkable good that has been accomplished by the dedicated public service of Kerry Harvey, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, former Marshall County Attorney and General Counsel for the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Larry Roberts, Fayette County Attorney and former Commonwealth’s Attorney, Robert Johns, Executive Director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, and his 18 years of civil legal aid service, and Shannon Brooks-English, Directing Attorney of the Lexington-South Office of the Department of Public Advocacy, bringing to life the right to counsel for indigents accused of a crime,” said the moderator Ed Monahan, Kentucky Public Advocate and member of the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Council.