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Amanda Bear

Children's Law Center
Managing Attorney
Covington, KY
Amanda Bear is the Managing Attorney of the Children’s Law Center’s Lexington, Kentucky office, and the Co-Director of the Central Juvenile Defender Center. CLC is a unique non-profit legal organization providing legal advocacy to youth, and through education, training, and public policy work, seeks to improve the systems that serve those youths. Prior to joining CLC, she spent over ten years as a Public Defender, where she was a Juvenile Specialist, and the Directing Attorney at two different trial offices. Amanda has experience in both juvenile and adult criminal cases, including complex youthful offender and death penalty cases. Amanda spent two years as an adjunct professor for Morehead State University in both the Sociology and Legal Studies Departments. A life-long Kentucky resident, she received her JD from Chase College of Law.