Rutledge Welcomes Summer Law Clerks

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July 21, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks for Summer Session II to the Attorney General’s office. These law students work in various departments assisting with legal research, drafting memos and legal documents and accompanying lawyers at trial, client meetings and hearings.

“The law clerk program is a great service-learning opportunity for these law students,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “They are gaining valuable experience from some of the State’s top attorneys this summer, while being exposed to the public service sector. Law clerks are a valuable asset to services provided at the Attorney General’s office.”

Steven Beheshti, a second year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 2013, with a major in history. Beheshti is from Little Rock and graduated from Central Arkansas Christian Schools in 2006.

Luke Brasuell, a second year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Public Protection Department. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with degrees in international relations and economics in 2014. Brasuell is from Benton and graduated from Benton High School in 2010.

Beth Carson, a third year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Criminal Department. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011, with a degree in criminal justice. Carson is from Hensley and graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in 2007. Carson also served in the Army National Guard from 2006 to 2014. 

Jared Perry, a second year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in English in 2015. Perry is from Batesville and graduated from Midland High School in 2010.

Forrest Stobaugh, a second year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, is clerking in the State Agencies Department. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2014, with a degree in political science. Stobaugh is from Morrilton and graduated from Morrilton High School in 2010.

About Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. She is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office. Since taking office, she has begun a Mobile Office program, a Military and Veterans Initiative, a Metal Theft Prevention program and a Cooperative Disability Investigations program. She has led efforts to teach Internet safety, combat domestic violence and make the office the top law firm for Arkansans. Rutledge also re-established and co-chairs the National Association of Attorneys General Committee on Agriculture.

A native of Batesville, she is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Rutledge clerked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals, was Deputy Counsel for Gov. Mike Huckabee, served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and subsequently was an Attorney at the Department of Human Services before serving as Counsel at the Republican National Committee. Rutledge and her husband, Boyce, have a home in Pulaski County and a farm in Crittenden County. 

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