Monticello attorney Cliff Gibson, who serves as a member of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, will present a public lecture on the Arkansas Court System April 14 at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Classroom Building auditorium at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Gibson was asked by Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah to present one of a series of public lectures, called “Arkansas Courts and Community Initiative,” that are being held around the state. The UAM lecture is being hosted by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
According to the Arkansas Courts and Community Initiative website, the lecture series was designed to “raise awareness among Arkansans about state government, the constitution, and the role of fair and impartial courts in upholding the rule of law, protecting individual rights, and ensuring access to justice for all. Through a collaborative effort among the courts, legislators, attorneys, and civic leaders from every county of the state, ACCI seeks to create a newfound appreciation for our system of checks and balances by coordinating events, programs, and informative materials.”
Gibson has received four gubernatorial appointments to serve as a Special Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. He presently serves as the County Attorney of Drew County and is a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 10th Judicial District. He also taught business law at UAM and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the Arkansas Supreme Court, Arkansas Court of Appeals, and all Circuit and lower Courts of Arkansas.