Two first-year law students will be joining the Ford County Attorney's Office as interns this summer.

Ivan Moya will join the staff on May 23, while Victoria Toothaker will arrive on May 28. Both students are from Washburn University School of Law and will be interning through early August.

"The Ford County Attorney’s Office operates a summer internship program for law students as a way of providing real-world, courtroom experience for law students and to generate interest among law students in practicing law in southwest Kansas upon graduation from law school," Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman said.

According to Salzman, Toothaker is a Dodge City native who received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Washburn University in 2018 and is the first Washburn student to complete the school’s Law Early Admission Program by earning her bachelor’s degree two years after graduating high school.

Toothaker is currently the Junior Kansas Bar Association representative for the Washburn Student Bar Association.

Moya grew up in Garden City, graduating from Garden City High School in 2010.

Moya served as a long-term substitute teacher at Garden City High School from 2016 through 2018.

"Moya is also the communications director of the Washburn Student Bar Association and is also involved in the Environmental Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the Hispanic American Law Students Association, and the Asian Americans Law Student Association," Salzman said.

 

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