3. INITIATE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE FOR LAWYERS
The first session of a continuing education program for those
in the legal profession was held Friday under the auspices of the
College of Law.
Funded by the University, the new office was planned and im-
plemented by Dean George Hardy III of the College of Law, and
Glen W. Denham, Middlesboro, president of the Kentucky Bar Asso-
ciation, in consultation with bar association members. It will
provide a continuing series of conferences, seminars, and short
courses for practitioners in Kentucky and the mid-America region.
Dean Hardy said complexity and specialization require that a
good program of continuing legal education be available to those in
the profession. In the future, lawyers may be required to attend a
specified number of hours of continuing education programs annually
in order to retain their licenses, as doctors and dentists already
are required to do in many states. The California Bar Association
has such a requirement for lawyers.
4. STUDENT VOLUNTEERS ASSIST IN SEVERAL AREAS
The office of volunteer programs in the Human Relations Center
has as its principal function the coordination of student volunteers
with off-campus agencies seeking help.
"Many college students are concerned with social programs and
they're willing to give their time, energy and care on a person-to-
person basis," says Sharon Horstmeyer, program director. "Not only
do they bring additional manpower into community agencies that are
'underfunded and overwhelmed,' but many times they bring a refresh-
ing perspective leading to new approaches."
The director said dozens of agencies or areas are helped by
student volunteers, but the number of available students does not
equal the number of requests.
She said about 100 students have volunteered to help out each
semester. The volunteer program tries to match volunteer tasks to
the interests, backgrounds and skills of individual volunteers. It
sponsors conferences on volunteer services, canvasses community and
campus resources, and advises student groups of opportunities in
Volunteers tutor urban children, help with child feeding in day
care centers, work with neighborhood problems, teach arts and crafts,
visit retirement and nursing homes, and assist blind and handicapped