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A New Be[GINN]ing

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Ginn as the new Advocacy Director as of November 1, 2017. Ginn succeeds Glenda Harrison who retired after 42 years with the organization. Her considerable experience and legal aptitude will serve the legal team well and provide an innovative vision for the future of the program.   

Ginn worked in private practice representing parties in family conflicts and students with special education needs before coming to Legal Aid of the Bluegrass in 2015. She is a certified mediator and actively participates on boards and committees of community organizations and her church. Before earning her J.D. from Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law in 2003, Ginn received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Kentucky. Prior to her legal career she worked in public relations/advertising and as an independent writer of education curriculum.

“Karen was selected from many qualified candidates because she brings energy, levelheadedness and sincerity to our work” says LABG Executive Director, Joshua Crabtree. “We worked hard to ensure that our clients will experience the same level of excellence in our representation as they did under Glenda Harrison’s leadership,” he concluded.  

In accepting her new position Ginn said “Legal Aid is the only, or certainly last, door for many people at risk of losing the stability of income, home or their family. Having an advocate puts them on even footing to participate in the case. And our advocates, well there is a lot of heart behind their smart legal arguments. It is a privilege to stand with attorneys who prioritize and respect clients with real need.”