Topic: From Paralegal to Director of Pro Bono - Herding Cats and Connecting Dots to Do Well.
Pamela Wandzel, Director of Pro Bono & Community Service, will speak about how a chance opportunity offered to her opened the door to a career as a pro bono professional, and how law firms have formalized the position in order to broaden and strengthen pro bono programs. She will also touch on the local and national movements to highlight the growth of the position as a profession.
Speaker: Pamela J. Wandzel
Pam is Fredrikson & Byron’s Director of Pro Bono & Community Service. Pam began work at Fredrikson & Byron in 1993, when she was hired as a staff recruiter in the Human Resources Department. She became a litigation paralegal in 1995 and the firm’s first pro bono coordinator in 1997. Pam managed both positions until 2006, when she became the firm’s full-time Pro Bono & Community Service Coordinator.
As Director of Pro Bono & Community Service, Pam works to ensure that Fredrikson & Byron meets its commitment to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge by providing a minimum of 3% of our billable work to low-income individuals and the organizations that serve them.
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Remote attendance via phone is available for this sectional.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $10
Please register no later than August 29, 2018.
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