Arkansas Bar Association, Clinton School partner on Public Service Academy

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The Arkansas Bar Association and the Clinton School of Public Service are jointly presenting a Public Service Academy for member lawyers, law students, and individuals who are interested in public service in any capacity.

The Public Service Academy will be limited to about 25 diverse, statewide participants including law students. Applications for the Public Service Academy are due September 3 and can be found at this link. There will be a $100 fee for those selected. Scholarships are available upon request.

The selected applicants will participate in two sessions; one in Little Rock (November 15-16, 2019) and one in Fayetteville (January 17-18, 2020).

The Public Service Academy is chaired by Maggie Benson and Nate Looney, lawyer member volunteers and graduates of the Clinton School of Public Service.

They also serve on the steering committee, which includes former Chief Justice Howard Brill, Vincent Foster Professor of Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility at the UA School of Law; Circuit Judge Earnest Brown; and House Speaker Matthew Shepherd.

The Public Service Academy is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Law School, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School 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 the fostering among its members high ideals of integrity, learning and public service.