Mark asked a few months back if I would share why I love my work as a lawyer, particularly in a field where many lawyers don’t love their work. I am happy to be part of the anomaly. This coming Sunday I will be sharing what I do, where I work, a background on legal aid and direct legal services while intertwining cases I have had, and clients I have served. More specifically, we will talk about community lawyering, and the impact we can have on our communities. Through this, hopefully you’ll see the importance of access to justice, and the passion I have for my work.
Megan Kinney completed a three-peat at Saint Louis University earning a Bachelor’s in Economics, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctor. For eight years, Megan worked full time at Saint Louis University — first, in residence life (if you lived in Griesedieck between 2004-2008, you were practically roommates) and then, in event services. Since 2012, Megan has served as a staff attorney at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, a legal aid law firm providing free legal services to residents in a seven-county area in the Metro East. Megan works in the Senior Citizens Legal Project where her clients are 60 years old or over. Megan also worked in the Ombudsman Program where she served nursing home residents. You may run into Megan somewhere in South City, where she lives, walks friends’ dogs, plays board and lawn games, and enjoys cook-outs.
Sunday 27 September
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 pm
Megan begins sharing at 6:45
At the home of Carrie
3825 Cleveland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO