Barton Named Fellow in Rural Summer Legal Corps

Barton Named Fellow in Rural Summer Legal Corps

31 May 2018    

Kimberly Barton

Second-year law student Kimberly Barton is one of 30 law students nationwide to be named a Summer Fellow in the Rural Summer Legal Corps, a joint program of Equal Justice Works and Legal Services Corporation. 

Barton joins other public interest law students in addressing pressing legal issues facing rural communities in the areas of housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farmworkers, tribal, and family law.  

During the Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship, Barton will be hosted at Legal Aid of Nebraska, where she will focus on the organization’s REACH Project (Raising Effective Advocacy for Crime Victims Health and Safety) and is working towards increasing the number of domestic violence victims provided legal services in rural communities.