Clinic director moves to AG's office

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After founding Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and serving as its executive director since January 1994, Abigail Kuzma is leaving the organization to work in the Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General's Office.

She said the work will be similar to what she's done at NCLC including protecting those most vulnerable to consumer fraud and furthering foreclosure prevention efforts. She will also be instrumental in improving the division's community outreach efforts, which will include AmeriCorps/VISTA volunteers who will help the office reach out to the needy in the state's 14 pro bono districts.

Kuzma said she and NCLC board president Joseph E. Miller Jr. of Baker & Daniels' Indianapolis office had been working on a succession plan for the past two years. While she hadn't yet started to look for another job, the timing was right when she was offered this one.

She has been working for the AG's office part-time since mid-February while continuing her work at NCLC; she starts at the AG's office full time April 6.

NCLC managing attorney Josh Abel, who has been with the organization for four years, will be the interim executive director and will likely become the next executive director, Kuzma said.

Kuzma will continue to work with NCLC as co-board chair with Miller.

More information about this story will appear in the April 1-14, 2009, edition of Indiana Lawyer.


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