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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 2 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 new programs. 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 students.