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Lisk Chairs State Legal Committee

Lisk Chairs State Legal Committee(Posted: November 19, 2012)

Lynn Lisk of Fort Smith, program director and associate professor in the Legal Assistance/Paralegal program at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, has been elected the new chair of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Lisk officially assumes his duties in December and will serve a one-year term. He was first appointed to serve on the Supreme Court Committee on Continuing Legal Education in Dec. 2008.

"The job of the committee is to oversee the certification of continuing legal education programs in the state and ensure attorneys in the state are in compliance with their obligation to obtain continuing legal education each year," said Lisk.

He said the committee is empowered to suspend the law license of attorneys who fail to obtain the mandatory 12 hours of continuing legal education each year.

In addition to directing the UAFS paralegal program, Lisk has prepared material for and led numerous continuing legal education programs over the years.

Lisk is the regional director for the Arkansas Bar Association's Regional High School Mock Trial Competition, which has been held at UAFS since 2007. He came to the University in 2004, is a licensed attorney in Arkansas and Colorado and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 5th, 8th and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for Arkansas and the Northern District of Texas.

He has been published in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal and had those articles cited by the courts and other scholarly writers as an authority on the issues involved. He is a member of the American and Arkansas Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice and the Arkansas Attorneys for Consumer Protection.

Article by: Sondra LaMar, Director of Public Relations
Photo(s) by: Sondra LaMar

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