?May 12, 2006

CONTACT: Rita Sklar, 501-374-2660

Little Rock – ACLU of Arkansas executive director Rita Sklar announced today that Little Rock attorney Holly Dickson would join the ACLU staff June 1.

Mrs. Dickson is a native of Batesville, Arkansas. She studied political science and criminal justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Dickson has served in private practice in Little Rock for the past seven years, and has represented clients in cases involving civil and constitutional rights. “I’m looking forward to assisting Director Sklar in carrying out the mission of the ACLU.”

“I’m looking forward to working with Holly because of her experience, her skills, and, most of all, her ‘fire in the belly,’ as we say, for defending the Constitution. At a time when Americans just aren’t sure whether the government is listening to our phone calls or entering our homes without a warrant, we all need to safeguard our liberty with vigilance. With our growing network of volunteer attorneys, I am confident Holly Dickson will expand our ability to keep the people of Arkansas free from government abuse of power.”

As staff attorney, Dickson will aid the ACLU in its advocacy, litigation, education, and legislative activities.

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