The Arkansas Bar Association and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are proud to announce the inaugural class of the Public Service Academy. The selected individuals will participate in two sessions: one in Little Rock (November 15-16) and one in Fayetteville (January 17-18). Click here for more information on the inaugural class, which includes five Clinton School students and graduates.
The Public Service Academy was established to provide service-minded lawyers the tools they need for service in both elected office and as volunteers. The academy is believed to be the third program sponsored by a bar association in the United States following North Carolina (2017) and Tennessee (2018).
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
Wendy Scholtens Wood, Little Rock
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:
The Public Service Academy is chaired by Maggie Benson and Nate Looney, lawyer member volunteers and graduates of the Clinton School of Public Service. Benson and Looney 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. Among its purposes are the advancement of the administration of justice and fostering high ideals of integrity, learning and public service among its members.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.