Jan Clark serves as the part-time attorney for Child Advocacy Today (CAT). Having joined the ranks of the retired in late 2005, Jan was inspired by the mission of CAT to leave retirement behind in order to bring doctors and lawyers together to ensure the health of Kentucky’s children.
Jan’s legal career was largely spent as the Director for Continuing Legal Education at the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) She spent eighteen years in that position, responsible for all aspects of continuing education for the 15,000 bar members in Kentucky.
Jan’s other work experience includes over a decade dealing with natural resources, energy and environmental law through the Cabinet for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, the Kentucky Energy Cabinet and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.
Jan received her JD from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1985, having served as the Secretary and President of the Student Bar Association as well as a charter staff member of the Journal of Mineral Law and Policy (now titled The Kentucky Journal for Equine, Agriculture and Natural Resources Law). She was licensed to practice in October of 1985. She also received a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Kentucky Martin School for Public Affairs in 1979 and earned a Bachelor’s degree In Political Science from Western Kentucky University in 1975.
In addition to her work at CAT Jan is the 5th District appointee to the Kentucky Bar Association CLE Commission, serves as the KBA Chair for the Public Interest Law Section and is a member of the association’s Diversity Committee and Health Law Section. She serves as the Program/Events Chair for the UK Law Alumni Board and is on the CLE Committee of the Fayette County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Woodford County Bar Association.
Andrea Keith Welker is a graduate of UK Law and holds a Masters degree from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.
While in law school, she completed internships at Clark & Ward (now Ward, Hocker & Thornton), Peter Perlman Law Offices, and the Office of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney. She served two terms as President of the International Law Society and one term as Chair for the Women’s Law Caucus. She began her legal career in Ashland, Kentucky, as an associate attorney with the law firm of Gordon J. Dill, PSC, a firm devoted to general trial practice, including medical malpractice, employment litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense.
Andrea returned to Lexington in 2010 to launch her own law practice, focusing primarily on general civil litigation and domestic relations, and soon also joined Child Advocacy Today as its part-time Program Coordinator. In addition to her work for CAT and her solo practice, she volunteers for the Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Program and has been appointed to the KBA’s Donated Legal Services Committee.