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Kentucky Equal Justice Center is a non-profit poverty law advocacy center

The mission of Kentucky Equal Justice Center is to promote equal justice for all residents of the
Commonwealth by serving as an advocate for low income and other vulnerable members of society.

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We use legal know how and community partnerships to empower people, prevent harm and foster change. We work in Frankfort and the courts to ensure equal access to justice and opportunity.

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Staff News
September 21, 2018

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Ben Carter
Attorney Ben Carter Joins KEJC as Senior Counsel

KEJC welcomes attorney Ben Carter as KEJC's new Senior Litigation and Advocacy Counsel. Ben began his career as a housing attorney for Louisville’s Legal Aid Society and has been in private practice, focusing primarily on consumer law, for the last six years. Says Ben:

“I am absolutely thrilled to join the dynamic, tireless team at Kentucky Equal Justice Center. As a nonprofit attorney and while I was in private practice, I watched and benefitted from KEJC’s advocacy and expertise. I can’t wait to collaborate with private and nonprofit attorneys and to work in Frankfort alongside our allies to ensure our laws and policies work for all Kentuckians, especially those most vulnerable and likely to be marginalized by misguided laws and policies."
Ben's first priority will be to continue the work Anne Marie Regan and KEJC advocates have done to defend Kentucky’s Medicaid recipients from the Bevin Administration’s attempt to impose an unnecessary and ineffective work requirement--and other new barriers to coverage--on Medicaid recipients.
Ben also will supervise the work of other KEJC attorneys and advocates. Many thanks to the talented candidates who applied for the Senior Counsel position and to the combined hiring committee of board and staff members for its dedication to the search process. Welcome, Ben!

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KEJC Workers' Rights Task Force Meeting, May 16, 2017

Kentucky Equal Justice Center
201 West Short Street, Suite 310
Lexington, KY 40507