Filling a need for small-town lawyers

June 15, 2014 By Cliff Peale
The Courier-Journal

Chase College of Law hopes to place some of its graduates in under-served rural communities around Kentucky. Experts say those markets are under-served around the country.

Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law hopes a new placement program will spur graduates to make the same choice Heather Tackett did.

Tackett graduated from Chase in 2012. After a year with Legal Aid in West Virginia, she returned to Kentucky late last year to start a Children’s Law Center office in Berea — a position funded by a private grant that allows her to help children with educational disabilities who are not receiving services.

“I don’t think there’s really anybody in this area doing what I’m doing, securing these services that kids are entitled to,” the 30-year-old Ashland native said.

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