Reagan Reed graduated from Raceland Superior College in 2009 and remaining his hometown to continue on his schooling at the University of Louisville. At that early phase as an undergraduate, he said that he hadn’t viewed as his existing career path.
“My choice to go to regulation faculty and pursue a legal job arrived later on,” he explained. “I was ending up my bachelor’s degree at the College of Louisville when a mate of mine prompt I take into consideration it as an choice.”
Reed mentioned he was set along a unique path and was so significantly together in that journey, he was set to start out a position at 7 Counties, Inc., a business comparable to Pathways, Inc., in the Greenup and Boyd County area.
“I resolved to take the LSAT and see how I did,” Reed mentioned. His scores had been very good enough that he was presented a scholarship at the British isles School of Legislation. “I graduated from Uk in May well of 2019 and passed the Kentucky Bar in February of 2020.”
Of program, 2020 was the yr that COVID-19 upended the very best of ideas, and Reed was delayed in “setting up shop” as early as he had planned.
“I was slowed down somewhat by the preliminary lockdown from the COVID outbreak and was not able to open my workplace right until September of past calendar year,” Reed reported. But even in advance of then, the pandemic experienced adjusted lots of of the methods for getting licenses, he reported. “The pandemic has impacted the lawful subject like any other. I was not equipped to go to a reside swearing-in ceremony and was sworn in over Zoom by former Kentucky Supreme Courtroom Justice Samuel Wright.”
Of system, Reed did not quit at just a Kentucky Legislation license, for the reason that he preferred to be ready to provide all potential clients in the Tri-Condition location.
“In July of 2020, I took the Uniform Bar Examination in West Virginia and scored superior plenty of to be licensed in West Virginia and Ohio. I am at this time accredited in West Virginia and am waiting on the method to be accomplished for me to be entirely certified in Ohio,” Reed explained.
“Taking the bar examination in West Virginia was a one of a kind experience,” Reed claimed. “It was given in person, but we had to follow strict social distancing restrictions. The swearing-in for West Virginia was also performed in human being but was matter to the exact limitations.”
But Reed weathered the one of a kind hurdles and now has his workplace established up on U.S. 23 in what was formerly the site of the Greenup County Lions Club. At present, he has the new business office to himself, he mentioned, but there are options to change that in the potential.
“My brother, Chandler Reed, is in his next calendar year of legislation university at Ohio Point out College,” Reed reported. “After graduating, he designs to be part of me at my observe here. Kentucky has adopted the Uniform Bar Test so he will be ready to just take just one exam and will be eligible to be licensed below and in Ohio/West Virginia as properly.”
For the moment, on the other hand, Reed is joyful to be obtainable to any one demanding his providers. He claimed he has already dealt with a assortment of instances but claims that he enjoys particular harm circumstances for the reason that they enable him to provide significantly essential aid to clientele to enable them overcome in particular hard periods in their lives. Several people today be reluctant to venture out all through the pandemic, but Reed stated there are a assortment of strategies clients can achieve him.
“The most effective way for clients to attain me is to phone the place of work at (606) 473-3839 and set up an appointment,” Reed reported. “I can also be arrived at by e mail at [email protected]”
But if clientele prefer to appear in, they can do so to make an appointment. He said that he doesn’t do walk-in appointments since it could interfere with conferences with pre-current clientele.
“When an individual is in my office, I like to give them my full notice,” he reported.
“For most instances I do not cost a consultation rate when somebody will come in just to chat about an problem they are having,” Reed explained. “I do not constantly know if I can entirely address all of their concerns with no undertaking some investigation initially. As a substitute of choosing and picking out when I would demand a session price, I just make it a typical coverage not to do so.”
Reed claimed he is also set up to do consultations about the telephone and by way of Zoom, and clientele can get in touch with the workplace to plan a day and time.
“My business office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and I am obtainable to clientele during that time,” Reed stated.
It was normally his aim due to the fact deciding to go after a regulation diploma to return property and practice here exactly where he could help his neighbors and their buddies and family members.