Joshua Crabtree is the Executive Director of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG). At LABG, Joshua leads the mission and vision of an organization dedicated to providing civil legal assistance designed to alleviate the most brutal problems endured by low-income residents of 33 Kentucky counties. He is proud to be a part of an organization that protects families, ensures fairness and changes lives.
Along with his leadership and management responsibilities, Joshua’s expertise is in using data to lead effective programs, managing change, education law and legal ethics particularly related to issues representing children.
Joshua is the co-editor of The Federal Education Rights of Children: A Practitioner’s Guide as well as a published author and co-author of several works. He regularly presents on these topics along with poverty and access to justice issues at national events including the ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference, the Annual National Legal Aid and Public Defender National Conference as well as bar conventions, ABA Child Custody Conferences and Kentucky Law Updates. Joshua is a certified family mediator and teaches classes at local universities and law schools.
Joshua is a magna cum laude graduate of Transylvania University and an honors graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Joshua has also received certifications from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education. He is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky class of 2014.
Joshua is a member of several bar and civic organizations including the NLADA Civil Council, the ABA working group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants, the Management Information Exchange Journal committee and the KBA Committee on Child Protection & Domestic Violence and the Steering Committee for the Diversity & Inclusion Summit. Joshua resides in Ft. Wright, Kentucky where he is active with his Church, community and family.