I started my interest in domestic law at the William H. Bowen School of Law, Litigation clinic. I worked with other law students and the Clinic Attorney, Beth Levi, and the Arkansas Center for Legal Services for domestic matters. This rooted my desire to help the less fortunate, and provide an affordable avenue to the law.
Next, I clerked for the ACLU. During this endeavor I was exposed to the process of bill writing, issue advocacy, and learned the importance of how precise the language of a legislative bill must be. The ACLU’s political issues aside, the experience was invaluable and I don’t know of any other clerkship that could have granted me such up close, in person access to the Legislative bill writing experience as well as the lobbying/advocacy process. I have since met several state representatives and know how to adequately work as a conduit between citizen’s and legislative bill writers.
Immediately after becoming licensed, I worked for two general practice firms, one in Little Rock and one in Hot Spring County. I have a background in criminal justice, psychology, marketing, and counseling. In October 2014, I became a qualified Ad Litem attorney.
In April 2015, I became mediator certified for domestic and civil mediations.