In the second week of my internship, I accompanied Attorney Dan Laren and office staff member Morgan Tackett to the 3rd Division of Circuit Court, which is with Judge James Ishmael. This was the first time I sat through a docket from start to finish which gave me a great opportunity to see the different cases Judge Ishmael would hear that day. Judge Ishmael was not as stern as Judge Ernesto Scorsone from the 7th Division of Circuit Court, which I partially sat through last week. Judge Scorsone seemed to get very agitated with some of the defendants and it was a little intimidating for my first time in court. Judge Ishmael seemed to be more of a humanitarian when it came down to what he decided to do if an attorney brought up a motion for his/her defendant.
My name is Madi Carbert. I was born in Jacksonville Florida then moved to Ashland Kentucky for high school where I graduated from Paul G Blazer. I am a Junior at the University of Kentucky. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminology. My future goals are to attend the University of Kentucky School of Law and become a criminal prosecutor. At UK, I am member of Delta Delta Delta, which allows me to get very involved in the community and gives me multiple opportunities to raise money for our philanthropy, St. Jude. I am very excited to have the position as an intern in this office. I strongly believe that it will give me valuable experience that I will be able to use in my future.
Hello, my name is Brittany Forte’. I am from Louisville, KY where I was born and raised. I am a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Broadcast Journalism. I will be graduating in May 2016. I am very anxious and excited about beginning an internship here at the prosecutor’s office for the fall semester. During my time here I will be reporting on and learning about the criminal justice system. After completing my internship here I hope to become a better reporter in addition to networking with my other fellow interns.
My name is Destini Engle and I am from Corbin, KY. I am a senior at the University of Kentucky and I am studying social work. At UK, I am a member of the Phi Mu sorority and I am also a student ambassador for the College of Social Work. After graduation in December 2016, I plan on getting my Masters in Social Work and continuing my education at the University of Kentucky. Being able to do my first practicum at the Commonwealth Attorney’s office with the Victim’s Advocacy Division is such an exciting opportunity for me! This is going to be a great experience and I am eager to learn more about how I can impact the lives of victims and make a difference in my community.
My name is Megan Vanover, I’m from Richmond, KY where I was born and raised. I am currently attending Eastern Kentucky University for my Bachelor in Social Work and Minor in Criminal Justice; I plan on graduating this December. I’m excited about interning at the Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office with the Victim’s Advocacy Division. I view this as a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the court system, helpful resources available within the community, develop my networking skills, how to advocate/support victims and their families, and getting more hands on experience.