Leah Ward is a Legal Assistant and Student Law Practitioner at Kivu Immigration Law PLLC. She grew up in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and moved to Worthington in 2019 to be a reporter at the local Worthington newspaper. Leah has volunteered in the citizenship class with the Worthington Independent School District Adult Basic Education program, quizzing students on the USCIS civics questions and preparing them for naturalization interviews. Outside of work, Leah is a law student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, attending classes virtually through the blended-learning JD program. In August 2023, Leah became a certified Law Student Practitioner, allowing her to conduct initial consultations and provide legal advice under the support and supervision of an attorney.