Acena Beck is the Executive Director at the Children’s Law Center. She previously served as Managing Attorney and Deputy Director. Acena has extensive experience in family law and has represented clients in private practice and the non-profit sector. Acena is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Kentucky.
At CLC, Acena represents youth on a variety of legal issues that affect children. She also supervises and coordinates the student program, and oversees administrative functions at the Center.
Acena earned a B.A. magna cum lade from Morehead State University, and a J.D. from Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. She is active in the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section, and the Kentucky Bar Association. In 2014, she was appointed to the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission for a three year term.
Acena resides in Northern Kentucky with her son and husband, who is also an attorney.