Kara M. Swasey, an associate and family law attorney at Bayard, spoke on a panel for the annual mid-year training of University of Delaware’s Resident Assistants on Saturday, January 24 in UD’s Trabant Student Center. Kara, a former Resident Assistant at UD, spoke of how the skills she gained in that role have informed and enhanced her career as a family law attorney.
The Office of Residence Life and Housing organized the training session to inspire RAs to recognize the transferrable skills they gain through the RA position and to help the students connect those skills with career aspirations beyond their time at the University.
Kara is an alumna of the UD Residence Life program. She served as a resident assistant and a hall director while she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware. Now, she concentrates her practice in family law including divorce, property division, custody, child support, guardianships and protection from abuse. She is the immediate past chair of the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Melson Arsht Inn of Court. Kara also volunteers for Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, the Federal Re-entry Legal Assistance Program, and the Office of the Child Advocate.