Samantha Rice, Esq.Kids' Court School Coordinator – Reno
Samantha Rice was born and raised in Winnemucca, NV. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and attended the William S. Boyd School of Law. During law school, Samantha was the president of the Child Advocacy Law Association, an educational surrogate parent for children with disabilities, and a member of the Kids' Court School team. Samantha graduated cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2016.
Samantha desired to extend the reach of Kids' Court School to Northern Nevada. Thus, the Kids' Court School in Reno, Nevada was established in February 2016 and has served children from Washoe, Carson, and Lyon Counties.
Samantha is currently a law clerk to the Honorable Barry L. Breslow in the Second Judicial District Court. She is also a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and a coach for the University of Nevada cheerleading team. After her clerkship, Samantha will begin as an associate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's Reno office.
Chelsea Stacey, J.D.Clinic Fellow – Kids' Court School – Las Vegas
Chelsea graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law Magna Cum Laude with Pro Bono Highest Honors. Chelsea has been a part of the Kids' Court program since her first year of law school, starting out as a community service student. Chelsea then became an educator, later becoming the Kids' Court Coordinator. As a clinic fellow Chelsea will be working to expand the Kids' Court program and build a program for children going through immigration proceedings.
Chelsea was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona where she attended Arizona State University receiving her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Family and Human Development. Chelsea has been working with children since she was 15, first as a swim lesson teacher, then a pre-school teacher, and later doing research on child anxiety as an undergraduate student.