The Arkansas Bar Association and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are announed the inaugural class of the Public Service Academy. Participants include Southeast Arkansas residents, according to a news release.


One session will be held in Little Rock (Nov. 15-16) and one in Fayetteville (Jan. 17-18, 2020).


“The Public Service Academy was established to provide service minded lawyers the tools they need for service in both elected office and as volunteers,” according to the release.


2019-2020 INAUGURAL CLASS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY:


Westley Ashley, Little Rock; Kelsey Bardwell, Harrison; Caleb Baumgardner, El Dorado;


Kandice Bell, White Hall; Kelly Brown, Dumas; S. Taylor Chaney, Arkadelphia; Cara Boyd Connors, Little Rock; Tyler R. Farrar, Springdale; Amy Freedman, Texarkana; Pam Percefull Hathaway, Little Rock; Jera Houghtaling, Fayetteville; Alexander Jones, Little Rock; Tabitha Lee, Little Rock; Lauren Manatt, Sheridan; Skye Martin, North Little Rock; Joey H. McCutchen, II, Fort Smith; Mary “Molly” McGowan McNulty, Little Rock; Jeffrey H. Moore, Little Rock; Meredith Moore, Little Rock; Dequeshia Prude, Fayetteville; Brenda Simpson, Hot Springs; Dusti Standridge, Fort Smith; Judge Sam Terry, Fort Smith; and Wendy Scholtens Wood, Little Rock.


STUDENTS:


Students from the University of Arkansas School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service:


Nate Arrington, Jennifer Browne, Kara Butler, Caleb Conrad, Derick Dillard, Justin Gunderman, Elizabeth Hall, Wesley Manus, Dana McGee, Trent Minner, Madhav Shroff and Connor Thompson.


The Public Service Academy is chaired by Maggie Benson and Nate Looney, lawyer member volunteers and graduates of the Clinton School of Public Service. The two also serve on the steering committee, which includes former Chief Justice Howard Brill, Vincent Foster Professor of Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility at the University of Arkansas School of Law; Circuit Judge Earnest Brown; and House Speaker Matthew Shepherd.


The Public Service Academy is sponsored by the University of Arkansas School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, Rose Law Firm, Brian Rosenthal, as well as the Civil Practice and the Government Practice Sections of the Arkansas Bar Association.


The Arkansas Bar Association is a voluntary, statewide organization with 5,000 members.


Details: https://www.arkbar.com/events/public-service-academy.