CARSON CITY — The ACLU of Nevada has named Staci Jean Pratt, a veteran lawyer and licensed master social worker from Kansas, as its legal director.
Pratt will begin work Tuesday in the American Civil Liberties Union office in Las Vegas. She replaces Maggie McLetchie, who left the ACLU in August.
“Her combination of government and public policy oriented work, success with community partnerships, commitment to disenfranchised communities, diverse research and writing experience and public and media skills make Staci an excellent fit for the ACLU of Nevada,” said Dane S. Claussen, ACLU state executive director.
Pratt comes from the school district in Kansas City, Kan., where she has been the homeless liaison since 2005. Previously, Pratt worked eight years at a Kansas City law firm and earlier was public policy research director for the Texas Institute of Applied Environmental Research. Pratt has several degrees, including a law degree from Boston College and an international law degree from the University of London.
Allen Lichtenstein will continue to serve in his long-time role as ACLU general counsel in Nevada.
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