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University of Kentucky College of Law Serves as Host Site for Legal Aid University

Legal Aid Unjiversity at the UK College of Law

The University of Kentucky College of Law served as the host site on Friday, March 14, for Legal Aid University: How Young Lawyers Can Build a Practice and Hone Skills. This free CLE program, put together by the KBA Young Lawyers Division and Kentucky Legal Aid Programs, is offered to lawyers interested in learning basic skills in a variety of high-demand practice areas and who agree to accept at least three pro bono cases from the local legal aid program. Danny Murphy, UK College of Law Assistant Dean of Administration and Community Engagement, was excited that the KBA Young Lawyers Division agreed to second- and third-year law students attending the program.

Dean Murphy stated, “Students receiving this type of training will be more practice ready upon graduation and will have a greater understanding that part of being a great lawyer is first being a good public servant.”

The Young Lawyers Division greatly appreciates the generous support of Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (LMICK) that made the program a reality. A total of 44 participants, including speakers, attorneys, and law students, were present for the program’s third session.

Legal Aid University is a win-win for all involved,” says Carl Frazier, Chair of KBA Young Lawyers Division. “Young lawyers learn valuable skills in high-demand practice areas while serving the public with pro bono legal services and the legal aid organizations add much needed volunteer attorneys to their rosters to deliver legal services to some of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens.”

Participants earn up to a total of 6.00 CLE credits by attending sessions that include: The Eviction Process in Kentucky, The Nuts and Bolts of a Basic Divorce, Obtaining a Court Protective Order in Kentucky, Obtaining an Expungement of a Criminal Record and The Essential Life Planning Documents. The last opportunity to participate in Legal Aid University will be Friday, March 21, in Bowling Green, KY.